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January 31, 2007

Economics
Washington Post Columnist and Author Sebastian Mallaby Named Head of Geoeconomics Center and Deputy Director of Studies

Sebastian Mallaby has joined the Council as Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (GEC), Deputy Director of the David Rockefeller Studies Program, and Paul A. Volcker Se…

May 3, 2007

Democracy
U.S. Must Strengthen Ties with Angola to Protect Strategic Energy and Security Interests

“Few African countries are more important to U.S. interests than Angola. The second-largest oil producer in Africa, Angola’s success or failure in transitioning from nearly thirty years of war toward…

June 17, 1999

United States
New U.S. Cuba Policy Drawn From Council-sponsored Independent Task Force Recommendations

In the fall of 1998, the Council on Foreign Relations sponsored an Independent Task Force on U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century, which published a set of recommendations proposing modifications…

June 25, 2003

Iraq
U.S. Should Provide Iraqis and Americans With a More Coherent and Compelling Vision for Iraq’s Political Future

Experts Urge President to Deliver Major Address to the Nation on Importance of Getting the Job Done Right in Post-War Iraq June 25, 2003 - With mounting costs to American lives and treasur…

April 9, 2007

China
Approach China with an "Affirmative Agenda," Rather than Thwart its Ambition to Become a Great Power, Concludes New Report

Although China’s future is uncertain, “further integrating China into the global community offers the best hope of shaping China’s interests and conduct in accordance with international norms on secu…

April 12, 2001

U.S. Foreign Policy
Strategic Energy Policy: Challenges for the 21st Century

April 10, 2001 - There could be more Californias in America’s future unless the U.S. government adopts a long-term, comprehensive energy policy now, according to an independent task force report co-s…

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…

July 17, 2003

Iraq
First Independent Review of Iraq Reconstruction, Requested by the Pentagon, Urges U.S. to Bolster Security and Accelerate Iraqi Role or Risk Losing the Peace

July 18, 2003 - With Iraqi expectations and frustrations on the rise, the window for cooperation with the United States is closing rapidly. If Iraqis do not see progress on delivering security, basic…

January 27, 2009

North Korea
CFR Report Warns U.S. Must Prepare for Potential Instability in North Korea

Continuing uncertainties about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and possible succession arrangements “warrant heightened attention and preparation” by U.S. policymakers, says a new Counc…

May 24, 2001

Energy and Climate Policy
Cheney Energy Task Force: A guide for journalists from the Council on Foreign Relations

Vice President Dick Cheney’s energy task force is scheduled to release its report this Thursday, May 17. For an advance story or for the most accurate and comprehensive post-release interpretation, t…