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July 31, 2019

Asia
CFR Welcomes New Fellows on Trade, Asia, and Latin America

July 31, 2019—The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes three new fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program: Jennifer A. Hillman, Mira Rapp-Hooper, and Paul J. Angelo. …

November 12, 2013

Asia
Alyssa Ayres Joins CFR as Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia

Alyssa Ayres, a top official in the State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs for the past three years, has joined the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as senior fellow for India…

April 5, 2012

Americas
Combating Crime Critical to Securing Central America’s Fragile Democracies, Says CFR Report

"Flanked by the coca-producing countries of the Andes and the world’s leading consumer of illegal drugs—the United States—Central America is a strategic choke point for illicit trade," writes Michael…

September 22, 2011

Asia
States on China’s Periphery Are Potential Source of Regional Instability, Warn Asia Experts at the Council on Foreign Relations

In this new memoranda series, four CFR fellows focus on crisis triggers, analyze where U.S. and Chinese interests converge and diverge, and present policy options for preventing such crises and mitig…

January 21, 2014

Pakistan
United States Should Include Pakistan in its Rebalance Policy Toward Asia, Argues CFR Special Report

As U.S. and coalition forces prepare to draw down troops in Afghanistan, a new report urges Washington to view Pakistan not solely or even principally in the context of U.S.-Afghanistan policy, but r…

November 4, 2009

International Organizations
U.S. Influence at Risk in Asia Without More Active Role in Regional Organizations, Warns CFR Report

With President Obama in Asia this month to participate in summits with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as bilateral …

February 25, 2010

Asia
U.S. and Regional Experts Outline Ways to Build Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia’s security environment constitutes a formidable foreign policy challenge for the United States. Issues such as the frozen war on the Korean peninsula, China’s expanding military prowes…

August 30, 2005

Pollution
Council Fellow Elizabeth Economy’s The River Runs Black Named Best Social Sciences Book on Asia

August 30, 2005—The River Runs Black: The Environmental Challenge to China’s Future(Cornell University Press, 2004) by Director of Asia Studies Elizabeth Economy was named the best social sciences bo…

October 29, 2003

India
U.S. Must Make South Asia a High Foreign Policy Priority or Face Crises in the Region That Will Pose Major Threats to U.S. National Security

October 30, 2003 - After the September 11 terrorist attacks, and the massing of a million men on the borders of nuclear-armed India and Pakistan in 2001, the critical importance of South Asia to glob…

June 18, 2003

Afghanistan
To Avoid Losing the Peace in Afghanistan, U.S. Must Empower Karzai’s Government to Improve Security and Accelerate Reconstruction, Concludes CFR/Asia Society Task Force

June 18, 2003 - Without greater support for the transitional government of President Hamid Karzai, security in Afghanistan will deteriorate further, prospects for economic reconstruction will dim, an…