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January 6, 2022

Democracy
CFR Relaunches Renewing America to Explore Domestic Foundations of U.S. Leadership

As the United States marks the first anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its Renewing America initiative to focus on the domestic f…

March 11, 2015

Asia
China’s Rise Affects Japanese Domestic Politics, Sheila Smith Writes in New Book

No country feels China’s rise more deeply than Japan. In her new book, Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics and a Rising China, CFR Senior Fellow Sheila A. Smith explores the policy issues tes…

January 26, 2005

United States
New Fellow Robert Shapiro to Focus on Domestic Perceptions of Foreign Policy

Robert Y. Shapiro, a renowned specialist in American politics and public opinion, has joined the Council as a visiting fellow to research American attitudes toward foreign policy and the social and p…

August 18, 2004

United States
Foreign Affairs More Important than Domestic Issues in U.S. Presidential Election, Shows New Pew-CFR Poll

August 18, 2004 - For the first time since the Vietnam era, foreign affairs and national security issues are looming larger than economic concerns in a presidential election. The September 11 attacks…

August 29, 2006

United States
Free vs. Fair Trade: Council Report Presents Two Paths for U.S. Policy

Trade accounts for nearly a quarter of U.S. gross domestic product. In recent decades, trade has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty around the world. Furthermore, trade policy inevi…

February 28, 2022

News Release
New Game Makes Learning Foreign Policy Basics Fun for Students

What should the United States do if a disease in a foreign city threatens an outbreak here and around the world? Should the United States support democracies elsewhere? If an ally or partner is threa…

April 10, 2018

Labor and Employment
U.S. Must Better Prepare Its Workforce for the Promise and Perils of Technology, Asserts CFR Task Force

April 10, 2018—“The world is in the midst of a profound transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines and other new technologies remake how people do their jobs and pursue their careers,” s…

The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century

October 29, 2015

United States
U.S. Must Invest in Scientific Research to Keep Innovation Edge, According to New CFR Report

Although the United States leads the world in technology innovation, it may fall behind if the government does not address emerging gaps in innovation policy and invest more in scientific research, a…

February 3, 2022

China
China’s Mixed COVID Record Offers Opportunities for U.S. Global Health Leadership, Says New CFR Report

As China prepares to host the Winter Olympics, its management of the COVID-19 virus is under the microscope. Despite its relative success early in the pandemic, China now appears to be stumbling. “Ch…

January 8, 2003

United States
Summit of the Americas

SUMMIT OF THE AMERICAS WILL PRODUCE MORE PROTESTS THAN RESULTS – AND COULD AFFECT PROGRESS TOWARD A HEMISPHERE-WIDE FREE TRADE ZONE – SAY EXPERTS CONVENED BY THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS But m…