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April 18, 2000

Americas
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia—Press Release

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2000--Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, the chairs of a blue-ribbon independent task force on Colombia, today urged Congres…

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 CountryFull Text and the Executive Summary of the Council-sponsored Independent Task Force Emergency Respond…

May 21, 2003

China
Chinese Military At Least Two Decades Away from Rivaling U.S. Forces, Concludes Newly Released Council Task Force Report

May 22, 2003 - China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, but is at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the …

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…

April 20, 2004

Education
Senator Clinton Offers ’Education Plan for All’ Plan

Legislation is Designed to Reach Goal of Universal Education by 2015 Washington, D.C. – In an address at the Council on Foreign Relations, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) today…

September 29, 2005

United States
Budget and Current Account Deficits Jeopardize U.S. Influence, Warns Council Special Report

Hurricane Costs Exacerbate Problem and Underscore Need to Curtail Government Spending and Raise Tax RevenuesSeptember 29, 2005—The United States must confront the alarmingly high federal budget and c…

December 2, 2005

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Council Task Force Urges New Approach Toward Africa

“Year of Africa” Provides Opportunity to Go Beyond Feel-Good HumanitarianismDecember 4, 2005—2005 was the “year of Africa,” with world summits and rock stars focused on the plight of the continent. B…

November 22, 2006

United States
Current Patent System is Misguided and Hinders U.S. Competitiveness, Argues New Council Special Report

Reforms of the U.S. patent system have made it too easy to obtain and defend patents and more costly to challenge patent decisions, thereby limiting the competition of ideas, discouraging innovation,…

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…

September 19, 2007

Trade
Wage Insurance Could Generate Support for Free Trade, Says New Council Special Report

With trade adjustment assistance (TAA) set to expire at the end of the month, several reform bills that would expand unemployment insurance, an important component of traditional TAA, are being consi…