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April 19, 2022

Democracy
Yascha Mounk Charts Optimistic Vision for Diverse Democracies in New CFR Book 

“The Founding Fathers of the United States embarked on a great experiment in modern democracy when they set up a self-governing republic at a time when similar undertakings had miserably failed in ev…

February 18, 2021

News Release
CFR Launches Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation Project on the Future of Democracy

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) announces the launch of a project on the future of democracy, funded by a generous grant from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation, that will identify threats …

July 6, 2022

Saudi Arabia
CFR Report Outlines a New U.S. Strategic Compact With Saudi Arabia

As President Joe Biden prepares for his mid-July trip to Saudi Arabia, “the time has come for the United States and Saudi Arabia to secure the future of their relationship by attempting to achieve a …

April 17, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
A Global Report on the Decline of Democracy

“Centralization of power in the executive, politicization of the judiciary, attacks on indepen­dent media, the use of public office for private gain—the signs of democratic regression are well known…

Foreign Affairs May June 2018 Cover

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…

May 1, 2013

United States
The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future

"Everything we once knew about American energy seems to be changing," writes Michael A. Levi, CFR senior fellow and director of the program on energy security and climate change, in The Power Surge: …

September 24, 1999

United States
Arming the Future Press Release

August 10, 1999, New York City—The end of the Cold War created a crisis for the American military industrial complex, as procurement spending dropped by over 60% in a decade and the export market imp…

May 1, 2013

Global
The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nature and Business

"Soon everyone on Earth will be connected," write Jared Cohen, CFR adjunct senior fellow and director of Google Ideas, and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, in The New Digital Age: Reshapin…

January 19, 2018

Russia
U.S. Must Make Election Meddling More Costly for Russia to Deter Future Attacks, Argue Blackwill and Gordon in Report

January 19, 2018—The United States has failed to elevate Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections to the national priority that it is, and it has neglected to respond to it in a way sufficient to dete…

June 20, 2013

Democracy
How to Establish Democracy? New Book Examines Pathways

As countries from Libya to Tunisia to Myanmar navigate complex paths to democracy, a new CFR book offers insights and recommendations from political and economic transitions that have unfolded in rec…