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July 1, 1997

Iraq
Differentiated Containment

Since World War II, the United States has identified the security and stability of the Gulf region as a vital national interest. This publication presents two documents. The first, Differentiated Con…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

February 15, 2000

Radicalization and Extremism
U.S. Policy Toward Islamism

Overview For policymakers, Islamism, Islamist states, and Islamist movements pose a set of awkward and unusual problems. By default as well as by design, the U.S. government, and especially its na…

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…

October 11, 2000

United States
Graham-Scowcroft Task Force Releases Colombia Report

October 12, 2000 - Colombia’s rampant lawlessness, insecurity and corruption represent one of the major threats to democracy and economic progress in Latin America. The stakes are that high, accordin…

September 1, 2001

Political History and Theory
The Real and the Ideal

Idealism and the pursuit of power are more closely linked than the liberal or realist traditions would have us believe. Foreign policy should be built on the principles of decency, mutual respect for…

September 25, 2002

United States
Invasion the Only Realistic Option to Head Off the Threat from Iraq, Argues Kenneth Pollack in The Threatening Storm

  Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888   New York, September 25, 2002 - To prevent the near certainty that Saddam Hussein will acquire nuclear weapons, the Uni…

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 7, 2003

Global
Will Terrorists Soon Be Using Weapons of Mass Destruction?

A new book by Council on Foreign Relations Fellow Jessica Stern explores the dangers For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544 March …

January 8, 2003

United States
The Real and the Ideal: Essays on International Relations -- In Honor of Richard H. Ullman

Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, (212) 439 7926 or lshields@cfr.org October 31, 2001 – A teacher, scholar, and practitioner Professor Richard Ullman of Princeton University h…