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The CFR State and Local Officials initiative is an authoritative, politically independent resource on pressing international issues that affect the priorities and agendas of state and local governments, including the economy, trade and competitiveness, homeland security, public health, immigration, energy supply, and climate policy.

October 18, 2010

United States
Midterm Elections 2010: Spending Wars

With U.S. unemployment and high debt threatening Americans at home and U.S. power abroad, this Backgrounder looks at congressional candidates’ difficulty in articulating policies that balance job cre…

December 15, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Resetting U.S. Policy in the Middle East

President Bush’s review of U.S. Iraq policy may involve adjustments to broader U.S. strategy in the Mideast. Bush is hearing proposals ranging from a boost in combat forces to engaging Iran and Syria…

February 16, 2005

Saudi Arabia
SAUDI ARABIA: U.S. Relations

This publication is now archived. What is the current state of U.S.-Saudi relations?Very strained. Because of mutual mistrust and suspicion, created by the war on terror and intensified by a recent c…

September 29, 2009

Angola
A Conversation with Assunção Afonso dos Anjos

Related Readings: Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing U.S.-Angola Relations

September 29, 2009

Angola
U.S.-Angola Economic and Political Relations

Watch Assunção Afonso dos Anjos, the minister of external relations for the Republic of Angola, speak about Angolan development and U.S.-Angola relations.

May 22, 2007

Immigration and Migration
Latin America, America Latin: The Dynamics of Immigration and Integration in the Western Hemisphere: Dynamics of Integration--Exclusion, Assimilation, or Transformation? (Session 2)

JULIA PRESTON:  (Off mike) -- to the second session of our panel.  This one is on the dynamics of integration and immigration in Latino America.  And this would be a good time for you to turn off yo…

May 22, 2007

Immigration and Migration
Latin America, America Latin Symposium: Session 2: Dynamics of Integration: Exclusion, Assimilation, or Transformation?

Watch experts discuss the dynamics of Latin American immigration in the United States and how it is affecting current legislation.

July 24, 2006

Mexico
Tancredo: Tough Immigration Reform Essential to Maintain U.S. Identity

Congressman Thomas Tancredo, a four-term Colorado Republican who chairs the 104-member House Immigration Reform Caucus, believes that tough immigration reform is essential to preserve the country’s i…

May 9, 2006

United States
Betts: Hayden Likely to Be Pressed in Confirmation Hearing on Wiretapping Issue

Richard K. Betts, a CFR expert on the intelligence community, says that he sees no reason that the nomination of General Michael V. Hayden to head the Central Intelligence Agency should be blocked by…