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January 1, 1997

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
A New U.S. Policy Toward India and Pakistan

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The chairman and director of the Task Force would like to acknowledge Michael Dunn for his assistance in organizing this project; Mary Richards for her administrative help throughout…

January 1, 1996

Intelligence
Making Intelligence Smarter

The need for intelligence, and for a capability within the U.S. government to collect, produce, and disseminate it, remains critical. The end of the Cold War will not usher in an age of peace and sec…

January 1, 1997

China
Shaping U.S.-China Relations

Overview The rise of China in world affairs is a major feature of our era. An increasingly contentious debate has erupted in the United States over how to respond to this development. Figuring out…

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April 1, 1997

Foreign Aid
Financing America's Leadership

Relative to the average of the 1980's, U.S. government spending on international affairs has fallen nearly 20 percent in real terms and will decline by as much as another 30 percent under budget-bala…

March 26, 1999

Afghanistan
Testimony on the Situation in Afghanistan Before the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Recent Events and Political Actors in AfghanistanFor policy recommendations, see text of oral testimony1. INTRODUCTION: SUMMARY OVERVIEW1On August 8, 1998, the Taliban (Islamic student) movement of A…

February 17, 2000

Asia
The Perils of Being No.1

Overview The cumulative impact of U.S. global and regional policies and behavior, a broad regional trend of emerging, multi-faceted national self-assertiveness, and regional economic dynamics add …

March 24, 2000

Colombia
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia

Introduction and Executive Summary In November 1999, the Council on Foreign Relations and Inter-American Dialogue established an independent task force to review and offer recommendations on U.S. …

November 27, 2001

Agricultural Policy
Across the Rubicon

Overview The world's agricultural system stands at the shores of a technological Rubicon. On the near side, where most farmers toil today, new strains of crops are still largely the product of con…

December 14, 2001

Defense and Security
Preserving Open Borders in the Post-September 11 World

presented before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade House of Commons Ottawa, Ontario pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) “Study of North Am…

December 3, 2001

United States
Question and Answers with Morton H. Halperin

MORTON H. HALPERIN has been on both sides of the fence. Now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Halperin worked for the Defense Department during the Vietnam War. And for 21 months d…