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February 14, 2001

Brazil
A Letter to the President and a Memorandum on U.S. Policy Toward Brazil

Latin America in general—and Brazil in particular—is coming to the forefront of U.S. policy challenges. In response to this situation, this blue-ribbon independent Task Force sponsored by the Council…

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October 22, 2001

Trade
Building Support for More Open Trade

With the current slowdown in the world economy, the expansion of free trade is critically important to economic growth in the United States and abroad—and the United States must move forward on expan…

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March 21, 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

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October 1, 2014

Americas
North America

A new CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, North America: Time for a New Focus, asserts that elevating and prioritizing the U.S.-Canada-Mexico relationship offers the best opportunity for str…

North America: Time for a New Focus

April 27, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

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 Relations-sponsored Independe…

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February 10, 2001

Politics and Government
State Department Reform

Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the military and economic instruments of American power have benefited from renewed attention and resources. However, the forward edge of American nationa…

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September 10, 2005

Conflict Prevention
In the Wake of War

This Council-sponsored, independent Task Force points out that nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that should be on par with war-fighting an…

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March 8, 2004

Iraq
Iraq: One Year After

Written a year after U.S. and coalition forces went to war with Iraq, a time when American officials faced questions about U.S. staying power, this timely report strongly urges President Bush and sen…

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June 25, 2003

Iraq
Iraq: The Day After - Chairs' Update

With mounting costs to American lives and treasure in Iraq, and success there so clearly tied to American staying power and the coherence of U.S. strategy, the Bush administration must sharpen and de…

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March 12, 2003

Iraq
Iraq: The Day After

Written before the U.S. invasion of Iraq, this report accurately predicted that winning the peace in Iraq would be a far greater challenge than winning the war. The report says that this challenge fa…

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