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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 …

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…

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…

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, [email protected] two decades of liberalization, many countries around the world are adopting new restrictions on foreign direct investment (FDI)…

March 3, 2009

Russia
Russia’s Assertive Foreign Policy Part of Long-Term Trend, Argues CFR Book

Russia’s recent assertiveness on the world stage is consistent with Russian foreign policymaking since the mid-1990s, rather than just a feature of Vladimir Putin’s leadership, says a new book about …

June 30, 2009

Economic Crises
CFR.org’s New Multimedia Guide Illustrates Causes and Consequences of Global Economic Crisis

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has produced a new online multimedia feature, Crisis Guide: The Global Economy, the latest installment in CFR.org’s Emmy Award-winning Crisis Guide series. Usin…

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…

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 …

December 10, 2009

United States
U.S. Must Improve Responsiveness to Mass Atrocities; Absent UN Action, Make Clear Willingness to Act on Its Own, Says New CFR Report

In his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech today, President Barack Obama urged the global community to intervene early, and work together, in responding to mass atrocities. “The closer we stand toget…

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…