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November 28, 2017

United States
U.S. Needs a Preventive Strategy to Avoid Costly Conflicts and Preserve America’s Global Standing, Says Paul B. Stares

November 28, 2017—To remain the preeminent global power, the United States must avoid costly conflicts that drain its resources and distract its leadership from addressing pressing domestic prioritie…

February 13, 2018

United States
The Marshall Plan Holds Lessons for Present Tensions With Russia, Benn Steil Writes in New Book

February 13, 2018—The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Bringing to bear …

December 11, 2017

Conflict Prevention
CFR Survey Ranks North Korea and Iran Among Most Likely and Consequential U.S. Conflicts in 2018

The Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) tenth annual Preventive Priorities Survey identified eight top conflict prevention priorities for the United States in the year ahead, highlighting armed confr…

December 13, 2016

CFR Survey Ranks Russia-NATO Confrontation and North Korea Crisis Among Top Potential Conflicts in 2017

A serious military confrontation between Russia and a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member state or a severe crisis in North Korea are among top international concerns for 2017 cited by a…

May 20, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Increase U.S. Presence in African Peace Operations, Argues Author of New CFR Report

With nearly 110,000 uniformed deployed “blue helmets” worldwide, the number of UN peacekeepers at a record high and most are in Africa. Paul D. Williams argues that increased U.S. involvement and lea…

May 12, 2008

Paul Collier’s Bottom Billion Wins CFR’s 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press), by Paul Collier, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of …

November 7, 2007

Conflict Prevention
Paul Stares Joins Council as Senior Fellow and Director of Center for Preventive Action

November 8, 2007 – The Council on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce that Paul B. Stares is the new General John W. Vessey senior fellow for conflict prevention and director of the Center for P…

June 7, 2016

Modi’s Visit to Washington DC: Resources from CFR and Foreign Affairs

Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fourth visit to the United States and his first address to the U.S. Congress on June 8, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and Foreign Affairs offer…

November 14, 2005

United States
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin Selected to Head the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and to Hold the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics

November 14, 2005—Council President Richard N. Haass has named Douglas Holtz-Eakin, current director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new director of the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg C…

February 25, 2013

United States
In The Battle of Bretton Woods, Benn Steil Shows How the U.S. Established a New World Order in 1944

The Battle of Bretton Woods: John Maynard Keynes, Harry Dexter White, and the Making of a New World Order tells the story of the intertwining lives and events surrounding that historic conference. In…