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September 8, 2014

United States
U.S. Faces Painful Choices to Reduce Debt Burden, Warns New CFR Scorecard

The U.S. debt-to-GDP ratio has nearly grown to the Group of 7 (G7) average, a dramatic increase from 2000 when it was lower than most other G7 countries, according to a new progress report and scorec…

April 11, 2014

United States
New CFR Scorecard Shows U.S. Corporate Tax System Keeps Foreign Profits Abroad

Nearly three decades after the last major tax overhaul, both Democratic and Republican parties and President Barack Obama agree that cutting the corporate tax rate and taxing foreign profits differen…

January 7, 2003

Cuba
U.S. Should Take Steps to ’contribute to rapid, peaceful, democratic transition in Cuba’ Says Council Task Force

New York, January 6, 1999 - Having contained Cuban support for revolution in Latin America and perceiving signs of strong stirrings of a new civil society in Cuba, the United States should take steps…

June 17, 2013

United States
U.S. Education Slipping in Ranks Worldwide, Earns Poor Grades on CFR Scorecard

The U.S. education system is not as internationally competitive as it used to be; in fact, the United States has slipped ten spots in both high school and college graduation rates over the past three…

January 7, 2003

Cuba
CFR Cuba Task Force Urges Significant Changes in U.S. Policy

November 29, 2000, Washington, D.C.– In a significant departure from legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the president last month, a high-level task force of conservatives and liber…

June 14, 2012

Infrastructure
Road to Nowhere: Scorecard on U.S. Transportation Infrastructure

With the current highway bill set to expire on June 30th, time is running out for Congress to extend federal funding for U.S. transportation infrastructure. CFR’s Renewing America initiative’s new i…

January 20, 2012

United States
Renewing America Blog Provides Forum for Commentary on Sources of U.S. Power and Competitiveness

The Renewing America initiative has launched a new online channel aimed at broadening the debate on how best to revitalize the country’s economy.

November 14, 2005

United States
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin Selected to Head the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and to Hold the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics

November 14, 2005—Council President Richard N. Haass has named Douglas Holtz-Eakin, current director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new director of the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg C…

September 7, 2005

United States
Council Launches New Website

Council Launches New Website as First-Stop Nonpartisan Resource on U.S. Foreign Policy and International Affairs “Cfr.org is Rapidly Becoming the Google for the Foreign Policy Set” Michael Mora…

September 19, 2011

Trade
Bipartisan Task Force Calls for “Pro-America” Trade Policy to Bring Home Benefits of Global Commerce

A CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report encourages the Obama administration and Congress to adopt a "pro-America" trade policy that brings to more Americans the benefits of global engagement.