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May 7, 2019

News Release
International Cooperation Gets a Slightly Improved Grade From Global Think Tank Leaders

May 7, 2019—The new Report Card on International Cooperation gives a middling C grade to international efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems in 2018, barely up from a C– given in 2017, …

April 10, 2018

Labor and Employment
U.S. Must Better Prepare Its Workforce for the Promise and Perils of Technology, Asserts CFR Task Force

April 10, 2018—“The world is in the midst of a profound transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines and other new technologies remake how people do their jobs and pursue their careers,” s…

The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

October 29, 2015

United States
U.S. Must Invest in Scientific Research to Keep Innovation Edge, According to New CFR Report

Although the United States leads the world in technology innovation, it may fall behind if the government does not address emerging gaps in innovation policy and invest more in scientific research, a…

November 21, 2014

Global
New Report Urges President Obama to Establish "Rules of the Road" to Limit Drone Proliferation

The Obama administration should pursue a strategy that places clear limits on its own sale and use of armed drones lest these weapons proliferate and their use becomes widespread. These are the centr…

October 2, 2013

United States
Heidi Crebo-Rediker, Former State Department Chief Economist, Joins CFR as Senior Fellow

Heidi Crebo-Rediker, former chief economist at the U.S. Department of State, has joined the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a senior fellow. Her work will focus on the role of economics in U.S…

May 1, 2013

Global
The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nature and Business

"Soon everyone on Earth will be connected," write Jared Cohen, CFR adjunct senior fellow and director of Google Ideas, and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, in The New Digital Age: Reshapin…

June 6, 2012

Iran
CFR Ebook Clarifies Options to Deal with Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

Seven CFR scholars come together to map the objectives, tools, and strategies for dealing with one of the most vexing problems facing the United States and the world today.

December 8, 2011

Conflict Prevention
The Top Thirty Global Hot Spots in 2012

CFR’s Center for Preventive Action has released the fourth annual Preventive Priorities Survey ranking the most plausible conflicts on which the U.S. government should focus in the year ahead.

September 22, 2011

International Organizations
New CFR Report Calls for Strengthening Global Architecture to Prevent Deadly Conflict

With the U.S. military overstretched and Washington facing acute fiscal pressures, the United States must nurture effective international partnerships to help prevent and manage violent conflicts tha…

November 8, 2010

Russia
U.S. and Russia Should Reduce Nuclear Stockpile Beyond New START Treaty, Says CFR Report

Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty in April 2010, committing both Russia and the United States to substantial reductions in their nuclear arsenals. If ratified by…