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October 8, 2020

Coronavirus
Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19

Future pandemics are inevitable. This CFR Task Force Report examines the lessons of COVID-19, and explains how the United States, and the world, can do better.

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…

September 18, 2019

Technology and Innovation
Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge

This Task Force Report by the Council on Foreign Relations explores how innovation in national security in the U.S. is being outpaced by China.

September 4, 2001

Energy and Climate Policy
Strategic Energy Policy Update

At the start of President Bush’s first term in office, Vice President Dick Cheney chaired a high-level government task force on energy, several months after the Council on Foreign Relations released …

April 10, 2018

Labor and Employment
The Work Ahead

The world is in the midst of a transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines, artificial intelligence, new technologies, and global competition remake how people do their jobs and pursue th…

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…

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…

June 5, 2013

Global
Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force warns that "escalating attacks on countries, companies, and individuals, as well as pervasive criminal activity, threaten the security and safety of the Inte…

March 12, 2012

Defense and Security
U.S. Education Reform and National Security

The United States' failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country's ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role, finds a new Co…

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…