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November 17, 1999

Trade
Who Decides? Congress and the Debate Over Trade Policy in 1934 and 1974

Introduction Governor Adlai E. Stevenson thought trade policy was boring; he once described it as one field where the greatest need is for fresh clichés. He had a point. In the long period that th…

October 1, 2001

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Megawatts and Megatons

For nearly sixty years the menace of nuclear war has hung over humanity, while at the same time the promise of nuclear energy has enticed us. In Megawatts and Megatons, two of the world's most eminent physicists, Georges Charpak and Richard L. Garwin, assess with consummate authority the benefits of nuclear energy and the dangers of nuclear weaponry.

November 1, 2002

Politics and Government
The End of the American Era

At a time when American primacy appears to be stronger than ever, Council Fellow and Georgetown Professor Charles Kupchan argues that the end of Pax Americana is near. What will replace American supr…

November 6, 2002

United States
Council Fellow Charles Kupchan Predicts Waning of U.S. Primacy as Europe Rises and America Shuns Role of Global Guardian

New York, November 6, 2002 — At a time when American primacy appears to be stronger than ever, Charles Kupchan argues that the end of Pax Americana is near. What will replace American supremacy, and …

January 8, 2003

United States
Brazil is the Fulcrum: Independent Task Force Urges President Bush Quickly Recast U.S. Policy Towards Brazil

February 12, 2001 - With growing fears regarding the international economy, with Colombia on the edge of further chaos, and with the Summit of the Americas approaching in April and trade disputes bet…

March 14, 2003

United States
Bobbitt, MacMillan and Power on Short List for Council’s 2003 Arthur Ross Book Award

March 14, 2003 - The Council on Foreign Relations has announced the authors shortlisted for the second annual Arthur Ross Book Awards for the best books on international affairs. The books are, in al…

April 30, 2003

Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Author Samantha Power Wins Council’s Second Annual Arthur Ross Book Award

NEW YORK, April 30, 2003 - Samantha Power, author of “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide (Basic Books), has won the Council’s second annual Arthur Ross Book Award, the largest U.S…

April 26, 2004

United States
Bush Foreign Policy: Strategically Right but Tactically Wrong, Writes Walter Russell Mead in New Book

April 23, 2004 - In Power, Terror, Peace, and War, Council Fellow Walter Russell Mead, one of the most original writers on U.S. foreign policy, provides a fascinating and timely account of the Bush a…

February 3, 2005

Religion
MIDDLE EAST: Islam and Democracy

This publication is now archived. Is Islam compatible with democracy?It can be. Millions of the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims live in democracies, ample proof that there is no inherent discord between …

January 1, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Fire Departments

This publication is now archived. Can fire departments help respond to terrorist attacks?Yes, as they famously did on September 11. America’s 31,000 local fire department are the first line of defens…