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October 1, 2014

Americas
North America

A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for str…

October 12, 2006

United States
National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

Through most of the 1990s energy supplies were plentiful and prices were low. The Economist speculated about the political consequences of a world in which oil declined to $5 per barrel. U.S. foreign…

May 28, 2008

Climate Change
Confronting Climate Change

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

October 10, 2002

International Organizations
Enhancing U.S. Leadership at the United Nations

U.S. influence at the United Nations is low but can be improved, concludes this report of a bipartisan Task Force led by two highly regarded foreign policy experts, Republican Representative David Dr…

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…

July 12, 2011

Brazil
Global Brazil and U.S.-Brazil Relations

July 12, 2011—Over the course of a generation, Brazil has emerged as both a driver of growth in South America and as an active force in world politics. A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponso…

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…

June 14, 2010

North Korea
U.S. Policy Toward the Korean Peninsula

As tensions on the Korean peninsula rise after an international investigation found that North Korea was responsible for the sinking of a South Korean warship, a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) In…

August 13, 2009

Immigration and Migration
U.S. Immigration Policy

"The continued failure to devise and implement a sound and sustainable immigration policy threatens to weaken America's economy, to jeopardize its diplomacy, and to imperil its national security," co…

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…