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February 14, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Council on Foreign Relations Partners with the Saban Center at Brookings on Middle East Strategy for the Next President

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, communications@cfr.orgBrookings Office of Communications, 202-797-6105, communications@brookings.edu The next U.S. president will face multiple challenges …

May 12, 2008

Global
Paul Collier’s Bottom Billion Wins CFR’s 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press), by Paul Collier, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of …

June 26, 2008

Israel
Washington’s Policy of Isolating Syria Hurting U.S. Interests, says Council Special Report

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, communications@cfr.orgWashington’s attempt to isolate and undermine the Assad regime has largely failed, concludes a new Council Special Report. The Bush ad…

November 19, 2008

Elections and Voting
Foreign Affairs: Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Obama Administration

A year ago, Senator Barack Obama first described how he would confront the foreign policy challenges he would inherit if elected president in "Renewing American Leadership." On January 20, he will t…

April 30, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
CFR Task Force Report: U.S. Must Act to Reduce Nuclear Force Levels and Dangers of Proliferation and Use

  Washington, DC--In his April 5 Prague speech, President Obama called for the United States to lead international efforts toward a world free of nuclear weapons. A new Council on Foreign Relation…

December 5, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
Beyond Iraq: Haass and Indyk on a New Mideast Strategy for the Obama Administration

U.S. policy toward the Middle East has been dominated by Iraq for the last six years, but this is no longer necessary. Instead, the United States should focus on curtailing Iran’s nuclear program and…

December 2, 2008

Middle East and North Africa
From CFR and Saban Center at Brookings - A Mideast Policy for the Obama Administration

RESTORING THE BALANCE: A MIDDLE EAST STRATEGY FOR THE NEXT PRESIDENT A JOINT PROJECT OF THE SABAN CENTER AT BROOKINGS AND THE COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS The Saban Center at Brookings and the …

March 11, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
How the World Views the War on Terrorism: What the U.S. Media Missed

March 11, 2002 – An enormous amount has been published in this country about terrorism, Islam, and Middle Eastern politics since September 11th, but almost all of it has been presented through the le…

September 15, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Rising Muslim Middle Class Vital in Combating Religious Extremism, says Vali Nasr in New CFR Book

"The Middle East is a place of struggling and thriving economies, where new classes and business elites are elbowing their way higher in the power structures of many countries, changing religious, so…

November 4, 2009

International Organizations
U.S. Influence at Risk in Asia Without More Active Role in Regional Organizations, Warns CFR Report

With President Obama in Asia this month to participate in summits with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), as well as bilateral …