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June 18, 2003

Myanmar
Council-sponsored Task Force to U.S. Government: Go to the United Nations, Condemn Burmese Military Crackdown on Democratic Opposition and Impose Sanctions

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Task Force Director Mathea Falcoand Senator Mitch McConnell at Wednesday’s roll out on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, June 18 - The United States must urge the UN Secu…

February 24, 2004

United States
Lack of Nonlethal Weapons Capabilities Hindering U.S. Efforts in Postwar Iraq; Experts Urge Department of Defense to Increase Spending Seven-Fold

February 26, 2004 - Wider integration of nonlethal weapons (NLW) into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped to limit the widespread looting and sabotage th…

May 6, 2003

Colombia
Council Launches Blue-Ribbon Commission to Craft Urgently Needed New Strategy for Colombia and the Andes

MAY 6, 2003 - The Center for Preventive Action, a Council on Foreign Relations conflict prevention initiative, has launched a new Commission to make concrete recommendations for mitigating deadly con…

June 8, 2005

Religion
Bipartisan Task Force Endorses Democracy Promotion

Says U.S. Support for Democracy in the Arab World Marks Historic Change and Represents Unique ChallengeJune 9, 2005—A Council-sponsored Task Force, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How, says tha…

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, [email protected]"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…

June 17, 1999

United States
New U.S. Cuba Policy Drawn From Council-sponsored Independent Task Force Recommendations

In the fall of 1998, the Council on Foreign Relations sponsored an Independent Task Force on U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century, which published a set of recommendations proposing modifications…

January 13, 2012

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Remains Indispensable U.S. Ally, Argues New CFR Book

As the United States confronts a volatile Middle East, Saudi Arabia is "a central player—sometimes in accord with U.S. policy, sometimes not—in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, in the quest for stabi…