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June 10, 2004

United States
Council Establishes Fellowship in Honor of General John W. Vessey Jr.

Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention to Serve as Director of the Council’s Center for Preventive Action June 10, 2004 - The Council on Foreign Relations is establishing the General John W. Vessey…

March 1, 2004

United States
Council’s 2004 Arthur Ross Book Award Shortlist Announced

  Six Authors to Compete for Largest U.S. Book Award for International Affairs   The Council on Foreign Relations has announced the authors short listed for the third annual Arthur Ross Book…

February 24, 2004

United States
Lack of Nonlethal Weapons Capabilities Hindering U.S. Efforts in Postwar Iraq; Experts Urge Department of Defense to Increase Spending Seven-Fold

February 26, 2004 - Wider integration of nonlethal weapons (NLW) into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped to limit the widespread looting and sabotage th…

September 10, 2003

United States
How Did This Happen? Terrorism and the New War

November 15, 2001 - In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, one question has been on everyone ’s mind: “How did this happen?” This book seeks to answer this question in all its cri…

January 7, 2004

United States
U.S. Policy on ‘Drugs and Thugs’ in the Andes Cannot Achieve U.S. Regional Goals of Democracy, Prosperity, and Security, Concludes Council Commission

January 8, 2004 - Over the past two decades the United States has spent billions of dollars and significant manpower in the Andes region to stem the flow of illegal drugs; assist local security for…

October 10, 2003

United States
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin Named Vice Chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations

October 10, 2003—The Board of Directors named former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert E. Rubin, director and chairman of the executive committee of Citigroup, as a vice chairman of the Council. He join…

June 5, 2003

United States
Richard Haass, Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, Selected Next President of the Council on Foreign Relations

  Board of Directors Makes Leslie Gelb President Emeritus   June 5, 2003 - Ambassador Richard N. Haass, a principal foreign policy adviser to Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, will becom…

January 7, 2003

U.S. Foreign Policy
Peterson Center Opening Rededicates Council on Foreign Relations to Stirring National Debate on U.S. Foreign Policy

  For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications 434-9544   New York City, January 19, 1999 - The Council on Foreign Relations celebrated tonight the openi…

June 14, 2010

South Korea
North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program Must Be Stopped, Says CFR Task Force

As tensions on the Korean peninsula rise after an international investigation found that North Korea was responsible for the sinking of a South Korean warship, a Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) In…

March 28, 2003

Defense and Security
Council Launches Task Force on Emergency Responders Former Senator Warren Rudman Chairs Project; Former White House Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke to Spearhead

Former Senator Warren Rudman Chairs Project; Former White House Terrorism Czar Richard Clarke to Spearhead March 27, 2003 - To deal with the continuing terrorist threat and increased risks of th…