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February 1, 1998

Trade
Promoting U.S. Economic Relations with Africa

In 1997, Washington paid unprecedented attention to Africa and its continental rebirth. Both then-First Lady Hillary Clinton and then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright toured the continent. Presi…

December 3, 2001

United States
Question and Answers with Morton H. Halperin

MORTON H. HALPERIN has been on both sides of the fence. Now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Halperin worked for the Defense Department during the Vietnam War. And for 21 months d…

October 11, 2002

United States
Bipartisan Commission Says U.S. Must Enhance Influence and Reputation at UN

October 10, 2002—U.S. influence at the UN is low but can be improved, concludes a bipartisan task force led by two highly regarded foreign policy voices, Republican Congressman David Dreier and forme…

January 8, 2003

United States
Brazil is the Fulcrum: Independent Task Force Urges President Bush Quickly Recast U.S. Policy Towards Brazil

February 12, 2001 - With growing fears regarding the international economy, with Colombia on the edge of further chaos, and with the Summit of the Americas approaching in April and trade disputes bet…

September 18, 2003

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Finding America’s Voice

The world’s opinion of the United States and of U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns this timely report of the independe…

January 12, 2004

Heads of State and Government
Council Launches Campaign 2004 Website to Examine Foreign Policy Issues in the Presidential Election

January 14, 2004 – The Council on Foreign Relations kicks off the election year with the launch of its Campaign 2004 website, cfr.org/campaign2004. The site’s goal is to inform journalists, students,…

May 2, 2005

Democracy
Protecting Democracy

Over the past several decades, democracy has taken root or been reestablished in a number of countries with support from other democratic states and private groups. While the increase in the number o…

May 26, 2005

Europe
EUROPEAN UNION: The French Referendum

This publication is now archived. What is at stake in France’s vote on the EU constitution?A great deal. Most experts say if France votes "no" on the European Union constitution in its May 29 referen…

November 14, 2005

United States
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin Selected to Head the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and to Hold the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics

November 14, 2005—Council President Richard N. Haass has named Douglas Holtz-Eakin, current director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new director of the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg C…

April 6, 2006

Italy
Italy Election Preview

Italians will head to the polls for parliamentary elections on April 9 and 10 to determine whether Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi or challenger Romano Prodi and his center-left coalition wi…