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September 16, 1998

International Law
Allan Gerson Named Senior Fellow for International Organizations and Law

New York City, August 17, 1998: Allan Gerson, a noted international law expert, has been named as Senior Fellow for International Organizations and Law at the Council on Foreign Relations, Council P…

February 25, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Can economic stagnation in the Middle East be reversed?

Only if countries in the region tackle domestic policies that hinder investment and progress, concludes new study from the Council on Foreign Relations. February 21 – Middle Eastern and North Afri…

May 2, 2002

United States
Council Website Honored With International Online Community’s Top Accolade

May 02, 2002 – The Webby Awards, the leading international honors for websites, has nominated the Council’s website, cfr.org, for a Webby Award in the category of Best Government & Law website of 200…

September 23, 2002

United States
Gene Sperling, Former White House Chief Economic Adviser, Joins the Council to Advance Universal Education

  Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888   NEW YORK, September 20, 2002 – Gene Sperling, President Clinton’s national economic adviser and former director of the…

November 21, 2002

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Ron Asmus Gives Insider’s Account of How the Clinton Administration Shaped the Alliance for a New Era

New York, November 15, 2002 - How and why did NATO, a Cold War military alliance created in 1949 to counter Stalin’s USSR, become the cornerstone of a new security order for post-Cold War Europe? Why…

January 7, 2003

Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Authority Must Get Better, Faster, or Risk Public Support, Says High-level International Task Force Embargoed until 3:30 am EST June 28, 1999

June 28, 1999, New York City - The Palestinian Authority (PA) must improve its ability to govern democratically and effectively—and do so urgently-or risk losing the support of its people, according …

January 8, 2003

United States
President Bush’s First 100 Days: For Your News Coverage, Experts from the Council on Foreign Relations

For further information contact: April Palmerlee, Director of Communications 434-9544 April 27, 2001 – President George W. Bush’s 100th day in office is this Monday, April 30, 2001. To help journa…

April 30, 2003

Genocide and Mass Atrocities
Author Samantha Power Wins Council’s Second Annual Arthur Ross Book Award

NEW YORK, April 30, 2003 - Samantha Power, author of “A Problem from Hell”: America and the Age of Genocide (Basic Books), has won the Council’s second annual Arthur Ross Book Award, the largest U.S…

May 21, 2003

China
Chinese Military At Least Two Decades Away from Rivaling U.S. Forces, Concludes Newly Released Council Task Force Report

May 22, 2003 - China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, but is at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the …

June 18, 2003

Afghanistan
To Avoid Losing the Peace in Afghanistan, U.S. Must Empower Karzai’s Government to Improve Security and Accelerate Reconstruction, Concludes CFR/Asia Society Task Force

June 18, 2003 - Without greater support for the transitional government of President Hamid Karzai, security in Afghanistan will deteriorate further, prospects for economic reconstruction will dim, an…