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February 13, 2002

United States
Former New York Times Columnist and Scholar, Michael M. Weinstein Named Director of Council’s Geoeconomics Center

December 4, 2001–Moving forward on the Council’s commitment to combine foreign policy and economic studies, former New York Timescolumnist and scholar Michael M. Weinstein has been named the first Di…

February 14, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Harnessing Trade for Development and Growth in the Middle East

Overview Many observers of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe the lack of economic prospects and poverty in the everyday life of people in the region contribute to extremism, and perh…

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March 8, 2002

United States
2002 Arthur Ross Book Award Short List Announced

NEW YORK, March 8, 2002 – The Council on Foreign Relations has announced the short list for the first annual Arthur Ross Book Award. The prize is for a book that has made an outstanding contribution …

April 18, 2002

United States
Literary Agent Morton L. Janklow to Chair Council’s Arthur Ross Book Award

Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888 NEW YORK, April 15, 2002 - To judge the winner of America’s newest and largest international affairs book award, the Council has…

April 20, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Red-Teaming the Data Gap

Introduction This paper outlines the information technology requirements of an effective Homeland Defense strategy against further al-Qaeda terror strikes within the United States. It highlights t…

May 15, 2002

United States
CFR Finds Dangerous Technology Gap at Federal Agencies

Technology Gap at Federal Agencies Leaves U.S. Public Exposed to Next Wave of Terror Incidents – New Council Paper Outlines Immediate Steps to Reduce the RiskMay 14, 2002 – Defense against al-Qaeda c…

September 1, 2002

Human Rights
The Ideas That Conquered the World

Read an excerpt of The Ideas That Conquered the World. At the dawn of the twenty-first century, three ideas dominate the world: peace as the preferred basis for relations between countries, democr…

September 2, 2002

Iraq
The Threatening Storm

This highly influential book, written as the Bush administration turned its sights on Saddam Hussein's regime, takes the reader back to the pre-war days of uncertainty about Saddam's weapons and his …

September 23, 2002

United States
Council Terrorism Website Nominated for Online Journalism Award

Nation’s First Online Encyclopedia of Terrorism Recognized for its Unique Contribution to the Public’s Understanding of the War on Terrorism and America’s ResponseNEW YORK, September 20, 2002 – The C…

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…