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November 17, 2005

Russia
Letter to President George W. Bush

Note to the reader: Jack Kemp and John Edwards, co-chairs of the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Russia, sent a letter (attached below) to President Bush on …

January 9, 2006

Middle East and North Africa
Noah Feldman, Leading Expert on Islamic Thought, Joins Council to Examine Future of Democracy in the Middle East

January 9, 2006 — Professor Noah R. Feldman, a specialist in constitutional studies and the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory, has joined t…

March 3, 2006

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations Headed in Wrong Direction, Concludes Council Task Force Chaired by Edwards and Kemp

Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, “U.S.-Russia relations are clearly headed in the wrong direction,” finds an Independent Task Force on U.S. policy toward Russia sponsored by the …

January 2, 2007

Capital Flows
Financial Times’ Washington Bureau Chief Edward Alden Joins Council as Senior Fellow

Veteran journalist Edward Alden will join the Council on Foreign Relations Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies as the Bernard L. Schwartz senior fellow on January 1, 2007. Alden’s wor…

May 3, 2007

Democracy
U.S. Must Strengthen Ties with Angola to Protect Strategic Energy and Security Interests

“Few African countries are more important to U.S. interests than Angola. The second-largest oil producer in Africa, Angola’s success or failure in transitioning from nearly thirty years of war toward…

May 13, 2008

Americas
Era of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America is Over, Says CFR Task Force

Contact: Aerica Kennedy, CFR Communications, 202-518-3448, akennedy@cfr.org"Latin America is not Washington’s to lose; nor is it Washington’s to save," finds a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force. "…

September 11, 2008

Immigration and Migration
New CFR Book Examines Economic and Diplomatic Costs of Post-9/11 U.S. Immigration Policies

Immigration policy and border security will be among the most difficult and urgent issues facing the next president and Congress, regardless of who wins the presidency. In his new book, The Closing o…

June 8, 2009

Iran
U.S. Ability to Manage Ties with Iran Critical, Concludes New CFR Book

“The challenge of Iran has never been greater, and the ability of the United States to manage the surging power of the Islamist state will go a long way toward stabilizing the Middle East,” says fo…

July 6, 2009

Immigration and Migration
Broken Immigration System Risks Serious Damage to U.S. National Interests, Warns CFR Task Force

"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," …

July 27, 2009

Americas
Un sistema de inmigración defectuoso pone en peligro de dañar seriamente los intereses nacionales de EU, advierte grupo de trabajo del CFR

El fracaso continuo en idear y poner en marcha una política de inmigración sólida y sostenible amenaza con debilitar la economía estadounidense, y pone en peligro su diplomacia y su seguridad nacio…