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June 29, 2003

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Nearly Two Years After 9/11, the United States is Still Dangerously Unprepared and Underfunded for a Catastrophic Terrorist Attack, Warns New Council Task Force

Overall Expenditures Must Be as Much as Tripled to Prepare Emergency Responders Across the Country Full Text and the Executive Summary of the Council-sponsored Independent Task Force Emergency Res…

October 24, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Year after 9/11, America Still Unprepared for a Terrorist Attack, Warns New Hart-Rudman Task Force on Homeland Security

Full text and executive summary: "America— Still Unprepared, Still in Danger," An Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations Click here to view the original Hart-Rudm…

June 11, 2010

United States
Government Should Encourage Investment in "Small Enough to Fail" Hedge Funds, Urges CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby in New Book

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, policymakers in the United States and around the world have focused on the problem of "too big to fail" institutions, debating remedies ranging from h…

July 26, 2005

Conflict Prevention
Council Task Force Urges United States to Put Nation-building on Par with War-fighting

Calls for Overhauling U.S. Government for Stabilization and Reconstruction OperationsJuly 27, 2005-Nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that s…

June 18, 2003

Myanmar
Council-sponsored Task Force to U.S. Government: Go to the United Nations, Condemn Burmese Military Crackdown on Democratic Opposition and Impose Sanctions

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Task Force Director Mathea Falcoand Senator Mitch McConnell at Wednesday’s roll out on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, June 18 - The United States must urge the UN Secu…

June 18, 2003

Afghanistan
To Avoid Losing the Peace in Afghanistan, U.S. Must Empower Karzai’s Government to Improve Security and Accelerate Reconstruction, Concludes CFR/Asia Society Task Force

June 18, 2003 - Without greater support for the transitional government of President Hamid Karzai, security in Afghanistan will deteriorate further, prospects for economic reconstruction will dim, an…

February 5, 2009

United States
Civil Liberties and National Security: Critical Issues Still Unresolved, Argues New CFR Study

Within his first week of taking office, President Obama took steps that signaled a break with the counterterrorism policies of the Bush administration, vowing to fight terrorism “in a manner that is …

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…

September 18, 2003

United States
Public Diplomacy Steps Taken Since 9/11 Not Enough; Council Task Force Urges the Bush Administration to Counter America’s Deteriorating Image as Anger at U.S. Deepens Post-Iraq War

September 18, 2003 - World opinion of the United States and U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns the Council-s…

September 19, 2011

Trade
Bipartisan Task Force Calls for “Pro-America” Trade Policy to Bring Home Benefits of Global Commerce

A CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report encourages the Obama administration and Congress to adopt a "pro-America" trade policy that brings to more Americans the benefits of global engagement.