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January 5, 2021

News Release
The Council on Foreign Relations Marks Its One Hundredth Anniversary

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the country’s most prestigious organization devoted to international relations and foreign policy, marks its one hundredth anniversary this year. Founded in 19…

January 6, 2022

Democracy
CFR Relaunches Renewing America to Explore Domestic Foundations of U.S. Leadership

As the United States marks the first anniversary of the January 6 attack on the Capitol, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has expanded its Renewing America initiative to focus on the domestic f…

October 11, 2002

United States
Bipartisan Commission Says U.S. Must Enhance Influence and Reputation at UN

October 10, 2002—U.S. influence at the UN is low but can be improved, concludes a bipartisan task force led by two highly regarded foreign policy voices, Republican Congressman David Dreier and forme…

April 17, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
A Global Report on the Decline of Democracy

“Centralization of power in the executive, politicization of the judiciary, attacks on indepen­dent media, the use of public office for private gain—the signs of democratic regression are well known…

Foreign Affairs May June 2018 Cover

December 4, 2014

Global
Noncommunicable Diseases in Developing Countries Emerging As a Global Health Crisis, Warns CFR Task Force

Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster, in younger people, and with worse outcomes than in wealt…

March 5, 2003

United States
Distinguished Senior Statesmen James Schlesinger and Thomas Pickering Chair New Council Task Force, Iraq: The Day After

March 5, 2003 - Former Defense Secretary and Energy Secretary James Schlesinger and former UN Ambassador Thomas Pickering are co-chairing the Council-sponsored Independent Task Force, Iraq: The Day A…

March 8, 2004

United States
Election Year Politics Should Not Jeopardize U.S. Staying Power in Iraq; Bipartisan Pledge Needed to Reaffirm Commitment to Security and Reconstruction

March 9, 2004 – A year after U.S. and coalition forces went to war with Iraq, American officials continue to face questions about U.S. determination to stay the course and to sustain a robust commitm…

March 11, 2003

United States
President Bush Should ’Stay the Course’ in Postwar Iraq to Ensure Battlefield Victory is not Lost, Says Council Task Force

Stabilization and Reconstruction Could Cost up to $20 Billion per Year for Several Years March 12, 2003 - The President should “make clear to the Congress, to the American people, and to the peo…

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…

September 8, 2020

News Release
CFR Welcomes Visiting Fellows

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) welcomes the 2020–21 visiting fellows to the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Selected fellows have the opportunity to broaden their perspective of foreign af…