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August 10, 1999

United States
Pentagon Not Ready for Global Defense Industry, Says New Council on Foreign Relations Book

August 10, 1999, New York City—The end of the Cold War created a crisis for the American military industrial complex, as procurement spending dropped by over 60% in a decade and the export market imp…

August 18, 2008

CFR News
Council on Foreign Relations Launches New Look

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has introduced a new visual identity to better connect its work with the broadening range of constituencies it seeks to reach. The new branding was designed to …

October 16, 2018

Global Governance
America Has Abdicated its Vital Leadership Role, Warn Daalder and Lindsay in New Book

October 16, 2018—America under President Donald J. Trump is abdicating its important leadership role in the current world order, write Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay in their ne…

The Empty Throne Cover

November 2, 2018

United States
Stephen Kotkin’s “Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941” Wins 2018 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

November 2, 2018—Professor Stephen Kotkin has won the seventeenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1929–1941 (Random House), the second…

June 16, 2017

CFR News
David Rubenstein Named Chairman of the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations

David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, has been named chairman of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) effective July 1.

David Rubenstein

January 8, 2003

United States
International Financial Crises Increasingly Take Priority Over Most Traditional Security and Foreign Policy Problems, Concludes New Council on Foreign Relations Book

September 7, 2001 - What if you took seventy-five of the most experienced professionals in the fields of finance, economics, foreign policy, and national security and confronted them with two dozen p…

March 17, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Council on Foreign Relations Publishes a Contingency Planning Memorandum on Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe, once an African garden spot, is now characterized by bad governance, ubiquitous human rights abuses, abrogation of the rule of law, and poverty. These negatives are closely associated with …

Mugabe CPM

October 1, 2018

Health Policy and Initiatives
The World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways, Says Thomas Bollyky in New Book

September 28, 2018—There is a paradox in global health: the…

Bollyky Book Cover image

August 9, 2018

Nigeria
Boko Haram Faction Releases Book on History and Ideology

The book likely represents the public views of one of Yusuf’s sons and the current ISWAP leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, who became very close to Abubakar Shekau after the former’s father was killed in 2009.

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April 7, 2016

Cybersecurity
Encryption Explained: A Council on Foreign Relations Infographic

The debate over encryption has been in the headlines a lot over the past few weeks, fueled in part by the clash over the San Bernardino iPhone, whether the attackers in Paris and Belgium used encrypt…

Encryption Explained: A Council on Foreign Relations Infographic