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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.

May 26, 2015

Technology and Innovation
Perovskite Cell The World Needs Post-Silicon Solar Technologies

In his 2007 keynote address to the Materials Research Society, Caltech Professor Nate Lewis surveyed global energy consumption and concluded that out of all the renewable options, only solar power co…

May 1, 2015

United Kingdom
Is Britain Retreating From the World?

Despite the lack of foreign policy debate in the run-up to the UK general elections, pressing questions about the United Kingdom’s relationship with Scotland and the EU loom, says expert Richard G. W…

September 9, 2014

United States
U.S. Public Increasingly Concerned by the Rise of ISIS

Politico's Mike Allen and Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center join NBC's Betsy Fischer Martin to discuss the upcoming midterm Congressional elections.

September 9, 2014

United States
U.S. Public Increasingly Concerned by the Rise of ISIS

Politico's Mike Allen and Michael Dimock of the Pew Research Center join NBC's Betsy Fischer Martin to discuss the upcoming midterm Congressional elections.

March 24, 2014

Fossil Fuels
Current_Account_Balances FiveThirtyEight’s Data Problem

Nate Silver’s new FiveThirtyEight has been catching a lot of flak since it launched last week. Perhaps the harshest has been directed at the site’s retention of the often-contrarian climate analyst R…

April 16, 2013

United States
Film Screening: "Manhunt"

A panel of experts discuss the new HBO documentary film, Manhunt, which details the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

April 16, 2013

United States
CFR and HBO Screening of the new HBO Documentary Manhunt

On May 2, 2011, Osama bin Laden was killed by Navy SEALs in a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The raid lasted forty minutes, but the hunt for bin Laden took two decades. The search began with a tea…

December 4, 2012

Japan
Buildings are silhouetted against the setting sun in front of Mount Fuji in Tokyo Matthew Marr: Two Improbable Locales for Japanese Optimism

This blog post is part of a series entitled Is Japan in Decline?, in which leading experts analyze Japan’s economy, politics, and society and give their assessment of Japan’s future. Two decades of …

February 20, 2013

Conflict Prevention
A Conversation with Ambassador Frederick Barton

As the United States prepares to withdraw forces from Afghanistan, and as the 10th anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom draws near, please join Rick Barton to discuss the future of U.S. civilian re…