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October 17, 2003

Global
New in Foreign Affairs: Keeping the Lights on - Daniel Yergin on a New Global Energy Business Emerging in Liquefied Natural Gas

October 15, 2003—A new global energy business—natural gas—is emerging to help keep “the world’s lights on.” This is the result of a looming shortage of natural gas in North America that has doubled p…

December 2, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Council Task Force Urges New Approach Toward Africa

“Year of Africa” Provides Opportunity to Go Beyond Feel-Good HumanitarianismDecember 4, 2005—2005 was the “year of Africa,” with world summits and rock stars focused on the plight of the continent. B…

September 2, 2010

Cybersecurity
U.S. Must Take Stronger Leadership Role to Protect Interests at Risk in Cyberspace, Says Council Special Report

The United States can no longer cede the initiative on cyber issues to countries that do not share its interests, argues Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) International Affairs Fellow Robert K. Knak…

June 14, 2004

Climate Change
Climate Change: Debating America’s Policy Options Experts Take a New Look at U.S. Policy and Offer Three Alternatives to Address Global Warming

June 14, 2004 - Since its withdrawal from the Kyoto Protocol in 2001, the United States has faced widespread criticism for its stance on global climate change. Three years later, experts remain divid…

April 10, 2006

Democracy
Afghanistan on “Life Support” Warns Council Report

Stabilization and reconstruction operations in Afghanistan have been overshadowed by developments in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, says the report, Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition From Turmoil to …

November 17, 2006

Mexico
Calderón Administration Offers “Fresh Start” for Damaged

The new Mexican president, Felipe Calderón, who will formally take office December 1, inherits significant domestic policy challenges and a bumpy relationship with the United States. “How these probl…

July 16, 2008

Trade
CFR’s Jagdish Bhagwati Argues Against Preferential Trade Agreements in New Book; Recommends Completion of Multilateral Doha Round

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, [email protected] In his new book, Termites in the Trading System: How Preferential Agreements Undermine Free Trade, Council Senior Fellow for Inter…

September 8, 2008

Financial Markets
CFR Report Warns of Risks to U.S. of Dependence on Foreign Governments to Finance Deficit

"The United States’ current reliance on other governments for financing represents an underappreciated strategic vulnerability…The longer the United States relies on central banks and sovereign funds…

September 16, 1998

Trade
Future Visions for U.S Trade Policy: Council Presents Major Alternatives

May 11, 1998 - With fast-track trade authority sidetracked, at least for now, experts believe it is time to take a hard look at the alternatives in order to sustain momentum for increasing world trad…

November 8, 2010

Russia
U.S. and Russia Should Reduce Nuclear Stockpile Beyond New START Treaty, Says CFR Report

Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev signed the New START Treaty in April 2010, committing both Russia and the United States to substantial reductions in their nuclear arsenals. If ratified by…