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January 12, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
The State of the Union Address: Resources From CFR and Foreign Affairs

As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver his seventh and final State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 12, 2016, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer resources…

December 4, 2014

Global
Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Countries Emerging As a Global Health Crisis, Warns CFR Task Force

Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster, in younger people, and with worse outcomes than in wealt…

May 14, 2009

United States
CFR’s 2009 Arthur Ross Book Award Shortlist Announced

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has announced the eighth annual Arthur Ross Book Award shortlist nominees for the best book published in the last two years on international affairs. Gareth …

May 26, 2009

CFR News
Philip Pan’s "Out of Mao’s Shadow" Wins CFR’s 2009 Arthur Ross Book Award

Out of Mao’s Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China by Philip Pan, current Moscow bureau chief and former Beijing bureau chief for the Washington Post, has won the Council on Foreign Relati…

April 25, 2005

United States
Federal Power-Sharing in Iraq Essential to Prevent Civil War, Concludes Council Special Report

April 25, 2005 - While Iraq’s elections were a watershed in the country’s history, the real fight for power will be over Iraq’s permanent constitution. This fight is just getting under way. Power-…

January 13, 2004

Georgia
U.S. Should Rush New Aid to Georgia, Press Russia to Close Bases and Internationalize Its Force Presence, Concludes Council’s Rapid Response Conflict Prevention Assessment

January 13, 2004 - Though Georgia’s “revolution of roses” is the most positive event in this post-Soviet space in over a decade, Georgia is entering an unstable period of transition as the new govern…

February 24, 2004

United States
Lack of Nonlethal Weapons Capabilities Hindering U.S. Efforts in Postwar Iraq; Experts Urge Department of Defense to Increase Spending Seven-Fold

February 26, 2004 - Wider integration of nonlethal weapons (NLW) into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped to limit the widespread looting and sabotage th…

January 7, 2003

U.S. Foreign Policy
Peterson Center Opening Rededicates Council on Foreign Relations to Stirring National Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy

  For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications 434-9544   New York City, January 19, 1999 - The Council on Foreign Relations celebrated tonight the openi…

March 28, 2003

Defense and Security
Council Launches Task Force on Emergency Responders Former Senator Warren Rudman Chairs Project; Former White House Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke to Spearhead

Former Senator Warren Rudman Chairs Project; Former White House Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke to Spearhead March 27, 2003 - To deal with the continuing terrorist threat and increased risks of th…

April 14, 2003

United States
Senior Statesmen Henry Kissinger and Lawrence Summers Chair New Council Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Europe

April 14, 2003 - With the United States facing the greatest transatlantic rift in 50 years, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence H. Summers will …