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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 …

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 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…

September 18, 2003

United States
Public Diplomacy Steps Taken Since 9/11 Not Enough; Council Task Force Urges the Bush Administration to Counter America’s Deteriorating Image as Anger at U.S. Deepens Post-Iraq War

September 18, 2003 - World opinion of the United States and U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns the Council-s…

June 11, 2008

Climate Change
CFR Task Force Calls for Overhaul of U.S. Climate Change Strategy

Against the backdrop of increasing attention to energy and climate change in the presidential campaigns, the recent failure of the Senate to advance the Lieberman-Warner climate bill, and preparation…

June 26, 2008

Israel
Washington’s Policy of Isolating Syria Hurting U.S. Interests, says Council Special Report

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, communications@cfr.orgWashington’s attempt to isolate and undermine the Assad regime has largely failed, concludes a new Council Special Report. The Bush ad…

October 20, 2008

Climate Change
CFR’s New Online Guide to Climate Change Examines Global Impact and Policy Options

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has produced a new online multimedia feature, "Crisis Guide: Climate Change," the latest installment in the Emmy Award-winning Crisis Guide series. Using an ar…

April 30, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
CFR Task Force Report: U.S. Must Act to Reduce Nuclear Force Levels and Dangers of Proliferation and Use

  Washington, DC--In his April 5 Prague speech, President Obama called for the United States to lead international efforts toward a world free of nuclear weapons. A new Council on Foreign Relation…

May 4, 2009

United States
Senate Should Move Quickly to Join Convention on Law of the Sea, Urges New CFR Report

An upswing in piracy attacks off the coast of Somalia, the rise of new naval powers such as China and India, and a rapidly melting polar ice cap that is opening the Arctic to international shipping a…

June 30, 2009

Economic Crises
CFR.org’s New Multimedia Guide Illustrates Causes and Consequences of Global Economic Crisis

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has produced a new online multimedia feature, Crisis Guide: The Global Economy, the latest installment in CFR.org’s Emmy Award-winning Crisis Guide series. Usin…