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October 16, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
U.S. Approach to Curtail Money Flow to Terrorists Inadequate, Concludes Council-Sponsored Independent Task Force

October 17, 2002 - After an initially robust attempt to curtail financing for international terrorism, the Bush administration’s current efforts are strategically inadequate to assure the sustained r…

June 18, 2003

Myanmar
Council-sponsored Task Force to U.S. Government: Go to the United Nations, Condemn Burmese Military Crackdown on Democratic Opposition and Impose Sanctions

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Task Force Director Mathea Falcoand Senator Mitch McConnell at Wednesday’s roll out on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, June 18 - The United States must urge the UN Secu…

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 …

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 25, 2008

Capital Flows
Protectionist Drift in Global FDI Policy Poses Threat to World Economy, Warns Council Special Report

Contact: CFR Communications, 212-434-9888, communications@cfr.orgAfter two decades of liberalization, many countries around the world are adopting new restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI)…

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…

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…

November 4, 2009

United States
CFR Report Calls for Overhaul of U.S. Conflict Prevention Policy, Urges Stronger NSC Oversight

"The United States has considerable influence and resources at its disposal to carry out various forms of preventive action. What it lacks are effective organizational arrangements to make the most o…

July 17, 2002

United States
Robert C. Orr, Former High-Ranking U.S. Diplomat to the UN, Named Director of Council’s Washington Program

Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888 July 17, 2002 - Council President Leslie H. Gelb today named Robert C. Orr Vice President and Director of the Council’s Washington P…

December 15, 2009

Financial Markets
Top Economists Craft Sweeping Proposals for Financial Reform

As Congress debates financial regulation reform, fifteen top economists have developed a set of guiding regulatory principles in a series of papers distributed by the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for …