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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) membership list of over 5,000 of some of the most prominent leaders in the foreign policy arena, including top government officials, renowned scholars, business executives, acclaimed journalists, prominent lawyers, and distinguished nonprofit professionals. The membership is divided almost equally among those living in New York, Washington, DC, and across the country and abroad.

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CFR’s influence extends beyond traditional foreign policy circles to academic, religious, and civic communities. CFR seeks to promote the work of the institution’s programs and scholars to deepen the public’s understanding of U.S. foreign policy and international relations.

May 23, 2016

United States
Mullah Mansur Will Killing Mullah Mansour Work?

On Saturday, the Pentagon released a remarkable statement: “Today, the Department of Defense conducted an airstrike that targeted Taliban leader Mullah Mansur.” Soon after, a tweet from the Office of…

April 1, 2016

Global
Teaching Notes State Capitalism.jpg State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

Teaching Notes for State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Joshua Kurlantzick.

March 17, 2016

Global
Podcast Courtesy-Reuters-Kevin-Lama.jpg Preventing Catastrophic Nuclear Terrorism: A Conversation With Sam Nunn

Sam Nunn discusses preventing catastrophic nuclear terrorism.

July 15, 2015

Technology and Innovation
The entrance to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado Five Things I Learned About the Future of Solar Power and the Electricity Grid

Nestled in the foothills of the Rockies in Golden, Colorado, the Energy Department’s  National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) was established in 1977 to help bring new energy technologies to mark…

May 7, 2015

Wars and Conflict
Lusitania-Sinks TWE Remembers: The Sinking of the Lusitania

Asking “what if” is a popular parlor game. Seldom, however, do we ever get an answer, and certainly not almost immediately. King George V of Britain is a rare exception. On the morning of May 7, 1915…

January 21, 2015

China
Nanjing_Anniversary China, Japan, and the Twenty-One Demands

Compared with the high-profile national Memorial Day for the Nanjing Massacre last month, the date January 18 passed uneventfully. Chinese media appeared to have forgotten that one hundred years ago,…

December 1, 2014

Global
Nelson-Mandela-Anniversaryy Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2015

Anniversaries are how we mark the passage time of time, celebrate our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand and fourteen witnessed several significant historical anniversaries: the centennial …