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April 18, 2000

Americas
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia—Press Release

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2000--Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, the chairs of a blue-ribbon independent task force on Colombia, today urged Congres…

May 9, 2002

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Radical Change in Refugee Policy is Required to Prevent Future Humanitarian Disasters and Massive Loss of Life

NEW YORK, May 9, 2002 -- Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs and should be radically changed to better address the needs of the uprooted, arg…

June 14, 2002

Refugees and Displaced Persons
World Refugee Day: It’s Time for Radical Change in Refugee Policy

WORLD REFUGEE DAY: It’s Time for Radical Change in Refugee Policy to Prevent Future Humanitarian Catastrophes, Argues Arthur Helton in New Council Book Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communica…

December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Without Sustained EU-U.S. Action, Balkans Face Serious Social, Economic Instability, Warns New CFR Task Force, Balkans 2010

December 9, 2002— After a decade of extensive involvement and peacemaking in the Balkans, the United States and its allies are winding down their commitment to the region. At this critical juncture, …

January 7, 2003

United States
Senators Levin and Kyl to Debate Future Defense Policy and Military Spending; Will Team with Experts Adams, Armitage Students Will Debate Humanitarian Intervention

For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544Erin Eizenstat, Communications Coordinator, at 212-434-9536 September 18, 2000, New York City &#…

May 6, 2003

Colombia
Council Launches Blue-Ribbon Commission to Craft Urgently Needed New Strategy for Colombia and the Andes

MAY 6, 2003 - The Center for Preventive Action, a Council on Foreign Relations conflict prevention initiative, has launched a new Commission to make concrete recommendations for mitigating deadly con…

May 7, 2003

Indonesia
To Avoid Deadly Violence in Papua, Council Commission Urges Immediate implementation of Special Autonomy Plan by Indonesian Government

New York, May 7, 2003 - There is only one way to avoid conflict in the remote and impoverished, yet resource-rich, Indonesian province of Papua: Give it greater self-governance and a stake in the de…

June 18, 2003

Myanmar
Council-sponsored Task Force to U.S. Government: Go to the United Nations, Condemn Burmese Military Crackdown on Democratic Opposition and Impose Sanctions

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Task Force Director Mathea Falcoand Senator Mitch McConnell at Wednesday’s roll out on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, June 18 - The United States must urge the UN Secu…

May 21, 2003

China
Chinese Military At Least Two Decades Away from Rivaling U.S. Forces, Concludes Newly Released Council Task Force Report

May 22, 2003 - China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, but is at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the …

June 25, 2003

Iraq
U.S. Should Provide Iraqis and Americans With a More Coherent and Compelling Vision for Iraq’s Political Future

Experts Urge President to Deliver Major Address to the Nation on Importance of Getting the Job Done Right in Post-War Iraq June 25, 2003 - With mounting costs to American lives and treasur…