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April 9, 2018

China
THE CHINA MISSION: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947

As the United States courts a trade war with China, a timely new book by Foreign Affairs’ Executive Editor Daniel Kurtz-Phelan illuminates how U.S. policymakers have been vexed by relations with Chin…

The China Mission

February 13, 2018

United States
The Marshall Plan Holds Lessons for Present Tensions With Russia, Benn Steil Writes in New Book

February 13, 2018—The Marshall Plan—the costly and ambitious initiative to revive western Europe after World War II—marked the true beginning of the Cold War, argues Benn Steil. Bringing to bear new …

The Marshall Plan by Benn Steil

November 13, 2015

India
CFR Task Force Says Strengthening Economic Ties in a “Joint Venture” With India Should Be a Top Priority for the United States

“A rising India offers one of the most substantial opportunities to advance American national interests over the next two decades,” asserts a new Independent Task Force report sponsored by the Counci…

November 23, 2010

Global
CFR Think Tank Grows to 75 Scholars with a Broad Range of Geographic and Functional Expertise

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) notes the addition of several scholars this fall, bringing the total to 75 full- and part-time fellows. Many are distinguished scholar-practitioners who have he…

June 6, 2014

Global
Global Cooperation, U.S. Leadership Score Poorly on New CFR Report Card

International cooperation on critical issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, terrorism, and global finance is in decline, finds a new report from the Council on Foreign Relations. U.S. leadership i…

April 29, 2009

United States
War of Necessity, War of Choice: CFR President Richard Haass’s Memoir of Two Iraq Wars

CFR President Richard N. Haass was one of a handful of top government officials--along with Colin Powell, Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz, and Bob Gates--involved in the decision-making process during bo…

February 14, 2014

United States
Pushback Against U.S. Retrenchment Still Ahead, Argues Stephen Sestanovich in New Book

The Obama administration’s search for a less costly, more "sustainable" foreign policy recalls previous presidents who wound down major wars, according to Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior…

January 13, 2012

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia Remains Indispensable U.S. Ally, Argues New CFR Book

As the United States confronts a volatile Middle East, Saudi Arabia is "a central player—sometimes in accord with U.S. policy, sometimes not—in Arab-Israeli peace negotiations, in the quest for stabi…

April 27, 2011

Maternal and Child Health
CFR Report Argues U.S. Prioritization of Family Planning Can Significantly Reduce Maternal and Child Deaths and Abortions in Developing World

“Women today are recognized as critical to reducing poverty, boosting economic growth and agricultural productivity, promoting environmental sustainability, and raising healthy and well-educated c…

November 11, 2010

Afghanistan
Independent Task Force Conditionally Supports U.S. Policy in Pakistan, Afghanistan, but Argues for Changing Strategy Absent Progress

Ahead of President Obama’s December review of the U.S. war effort in Afghanistan, a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S. Strategy for Pakistan and Af…