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January 9, 2018

Vietnam War
In New Book, Max Boot Argues One CIA Operative Could Have Changed the Course of the Vietnam War

January 9, 2018—The Vietnam War “might have taken a very different course—one that was less costly and potentially more successful—if the counsel of this CIA operative and Air Force officer had b…

December 4, 2015

Global
Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” Wins 2015 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

French economist Thomas Piketty has won the fourteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Belknap Press) and will receive $15,00…

June 5, 2013

United States
CFR Task Force Calls on the U.S. to Preserve an Open and Secure Internet

The number of "state-backed operations continues to rise, and future attacks will become more sophisticated and disruptive," argues the new Task Force report, Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and…

May 1, 2013

United States
The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity, and the Battle for America’s Future

"Everything we once knew about American energy seems to be changing," writes Michael A. Levi, CFR senior fellow and director of the program on energy security and climate change, in The Power Surge: …

February 6, 2013

Financial Markets
U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to Join CFR as Distinguished Fellow

Timothy F. Geithner, the 75th Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, will join the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as a distinguished fellow. Geithner, who was previously a senior fello…

January 6, 2012

Defense and Security
U.S. Defense Should Follow “All-in or Stay Out” Policy, Writes Richard Betts in New Book on American Force

This collection of essays by Richard K. Betts, a leading international politics scholar, investigates the use of American force since the end of the Cold War, suggesting guidelines for making it more…

April 30, 2009

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
CFR Task Force Report: U.S. Must Act to Reduce Nuclear Force Levels and Dangers of Proliferation and Use

  Washington, DC--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 Relation…

June 11, 2008

Climate Change
CFR Task Force Calls for Overhaul of U.S. Climate Change Strategy

Against the backdrop of increasing attention to energy and climate change in the presidential campaigns, the recent failure of the Senate to advance the Lieberman-Warner climate bill, and preparation…

November 2, 2007

Nuclear Energy
Council Scholar Michael Levi Dissects Nuclear Plots and Proposes New Defensive Strategies in New Book

With the new National Intelligence Estimate on Iran, Michael A. Levi’s new book, On Nuclear Terrorism, reminds us that we need to broadly rethink our strategy when faced with nuclear terrorism. He ta…

May 8, 2007

United States
Kwame Anthony Appiah’s Cosmopolitanism Wins the Council’s 2007 Arthur Ross Book Award

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (W.W. Norton), by Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller professor of philosophy at Princeton University, has won the Council’s sixth annual Art…