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January 1, 1999

Cuba
U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century

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 to “contribute to rapid, pe…

November 12, 2010

Afghanistan
U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Afghanistan

Ahead of President Obama's December review of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan, a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Af…

December 4, 2014

Noncommunicable Diseases
The Emerging Global Health Crisis

Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster, in younger people, and with worse outcomes than in wealt…

April 27, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

In his April 5 Prague speech, President Obama called for the United States to lead international efforts toward a world free of nuclear weapons. A new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored Independe…

March 21, 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

September 10, 2005

Conflict Prevention
In the Wake of War

This Council-sponsored, independent Task Force points out that nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that should be on par with war-fighting an…

June 15, 2004

Global
Update on the Global Campaign Against Terrorist Financing

While “al-Qaeda’s current and prospective ability to raise and move funds with impunity has been significantly diminished . . . al-Qaeda and other terrorist organizations still have ready access to f…

October 17, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Terrorist Financing

After an initially robust attempt to curtail financing for international terrorism, the Bush administration’s current efforts are strategically inadequate to assure the sustained results needed to pr…

February 1, 2001

Americas
U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century

This independent Task Force report represents a significant step forward in deepening a bipartisan consensus for a new U.S. policy toward Cuba. While avoiding the highly politicized debate over wheth…

September 16, 2016

North Korea
A Sharper Choice on North Korea

A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force report, A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, finds that the United States’ policy of “strategic…