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July 26, 2005

Conflict Prevention
Council Task Force Urges United States to Put Nation-building on Par with War-fighting

Calls for Overhauling U.S. Government for Stabilization and Reconstruction OperationsJuly 27, 2005-Nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that s…

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…

June 18, 2003

Afghanistan
To Avoid Losing the Peace in Afghanistan, U.S. Must Empower Karzai’s Government to Improve Security and Accelerate Reconstruction, Concludes CFR/Asia Society Task Force

June 18, 2003 - Without greater support for the transitional government of President Hamid Karzai, security in Afghanistan will deteriorate further, prospects for economic reconstruction will dim, an…

February 5, 2009

United States
Civil Liberties and National Security: Critical Issues Still Unresolved, Argues New CFR Study

Within his first week of taking office, President Obama took steps that signaled a break with the counterterrorism policies of the Bush administration, vowing to fight terrorism “in a manner that is …

May 21, 2009

Fossil Fuels
Canadian Oil Sands: Energy Security and Climate Change Concerns Can be Reconciled, Says New CFR Report

May 21, 2009—In the midst of heated debate over the future of the Canadian oil sands, a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) says that prudent greenhouse gas regulations can safely …

October 16, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Approach to Curtail Money Flow to Terrorists Inadequate, Concludes Council-Sponsored Independent Task Force

October 17, 2002 - After an initially robust attempt to curtail financing for international terrorism, the Bush administration’s current efforts are strategically inadequate to assure the sustained r…

June 25, 2008

Capital Flows
Protectionist Drift in Global FDI Policy Poses Threat to World Economy, Warns Council Special Report

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, [email protected] two decades of liberalization, many countries around the world are adopting new restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI)…

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, …

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…

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…