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March 4, 1999

China
What Does the Future Hold for China and the World?

March 2, 1999— Ensuring that 21st century China will be a stabilizing force for global economics, peace, and security is one of the central goals that today’s American policymakers confront. And with…

May 21, 2003

China
Chinese Military At Least Two Decades Away from Rivaling U.S. Forces, Concludes Newly Released Council Task Force Report

May 22, 2003 - China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, but is at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the …

June 25, 2003

Iraq
U.S. Should Provide Iraqis and Americans With a More Coherent and Compelling Vision for Iraq’s Political Future

Experts Urge President to Deliver Major Address to the Nation on Importance of Getting the Job Done Right in Post-War Iraq June 25, 2003 - With mounting costs to American lives and treasur…

June 2, 2003

Middle East and North Africa
In New Book, Former Council Fellow Warren Bass Analyzes Pivotal Moment in America’s Middle East Policy and How it Shaped the Modern Middle East

June 2, 2003 - They were three of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s indomitable founding father; Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, the charismatic A…

June 2, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
Council Special Report Calls For Tighter G8-Africa Link

June 3, 2004 - As host of the G8 Summit, the United States must take steps to assure that the partnership developed between the G8 and Africa over the past three years is not downgraded at this June’…

June 11, 2008

Climate Change
CFR Task Force Calls for Overhaul of U.S. Climate Change Strategy

Against the backdrop of increasing attention to energy and climate change in the presidential campaigns, the recent failure of the Senate to advance the Lieberman-Warner climate bill, and preparation…

April 30, 2008

Grand Strategy
In the May/June 2008 Issue of Foreign Affairs

May/June 2008 Issue:Is the America Era Over?: Essays by Richard N. Haass and Fareed Zakaria"The Price of the Surge," by Steven Simon"Beyond Darfur," Andrew S. Natsios"The Trouble With Congo," by Séve…

November 19, 2008

Elections and Voting
Foreign Affairs: Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Obama Administration

A year ago, Senator Barack Obama first described how he would confront the foreign policy challenges he would inherit if elected president in "Renewing American Leadership." On January 20, he will t…

June 8, 2009

Iran
U.S. Ability to Manage Ties with Iran Critical, Concludes New CFR Book

“The challenge of Iran has never been greater, and the ability of the United States to manage the surging power of the Islamist state will go a long way toward stabilizing the Middle East,” says fo…

October 11, 2002

United States
Bipartisan Commission Says U.S. Must Enhance Influence and Reputation at UN

October 10, 2002—U.S. influence at the UN is low but can be improved, concludes a bipartisan task force led by two highly regarded foreign policy voices, Republican Congressman David Dreier and forme…