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May 7, 2019

News Release
International Cooperation Gets a Slightly Improved Grade From Global Think Tank Leaders

May 7, 2019—The new Report Card on International Cooperation gives a middling C grade to international efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems in 2018, barely up from a C– given in 2017, …

May 7, 2018

Global
International Cooperation Gets a Low Grade from Global Think Tank Leaders for the Second Year in a Row

The Report Card on International Cooperation gives a dismal C- to international efforts to mitigate the world’s most pressing problems in 2017, the same grade given for 2016. The Council of Councils—…

May 9, 2017

Global
International Cooperation in 2016 Deserves a Low Grade, Say Global Think Tank Leaders

The third annual Report Card on International Cooperation sharply downgraded its assessment of efforts to mitigate the world’s most vexing problems in 2016 to a C-, falling from a B grade in 2015. …

CoC Report Card

October 31, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
U.S. Sovereignty Enhanced, Not Undermined, by International Cooperation, Writes Stewart Patrick in New CFR Book

October 31, 2017—When the United States withdrew from the Paris Climate Accord in June, President Donald J. Trump justified the move as a necessary reassertion of U.S. sovereignty. In The Sovereignty…

The Sovereignty Wars: Reconciling America with the World

May 18, 2016

Global
International Cooperation in 2015 Deserves a B Grade, Say Global Think Tank Leaders

A new Report Card on International Cooperation from the Council of Councils finds that multilateral action on most of the critical transnational threats has shown progress, but is still inadequate in…

June 6, 2014

Global
Global Cooperation, U.S. Leadership Score Poorly on New CFR Report Card

International cooperation on critical issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, terrorism, and global finance is in decline, finds a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations. U.S. leadership i…

November 17, 2010

China
CFR Study Offers Strategy for Balancing Clean Energy Competition and Cooperation

A new study by CFR scholars Michael A. Levi, Elizabeth C. Economy, Shannon K. O’Neil, and Adam Segal examines how low-carbon innovations develop and spread, which will be essential for cutting greenh…

February 25, 2010

Asia
U.S. and Regional Experts Outline Ways to Build Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia’s security environment constitutes a formidable foreign policy challenge for the United States. Issues such as the frozen war on the Korean peninsula, China’s expanding military prowes…

March 28, 2011

Defense and Security
U.S. and Mexico Must Increase Cooperation to Confront Drug War, Argues CFR Report

“Mexico is in the midst of a worsening security crisis,” warns David A. Shirk, director of the Trans-Border Institute at the University of San Diego, in a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Speci…

September 10, 2004

Economics
New Economic Groups Needed to Replace Increasingly Obsolete G7, Concludes New Report on Economic and Financial Cooperation

September 10, 2004—The current structure for international economic and financial coordination is inadequate and needs fixing, including replacing an increasingly obsolete G7 with several new interna…