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September 20, 1999

Global
Safeguarding Proseperity in a Global Financial System: The Future Financial Architecture Report of an Independent Task Force

September 20, 1999 — The international community will not make real headway in crisis prevention if private creditors—and particularly large commercial banks—can escape from bad loans to emerging eco…

April 18, 2000

Americas
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia—Press Release

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2000--Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, the chairs of a blue-ribbon independent task force on Colombia, today urged Congres…

October 10, 2002

International Organizations
Enhancing U.S. Leadership at the United Nations

U.S. influence at the United Nations is low but can be improved, concludes this report of a bipartisan Task Force led by two highly regarded foreign policy experts, Republican Representative David Dr…

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…

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…

October 17, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Terrorist Financing

After an initially robust attempt to curtail financing for international terrorism, the Bush administration’s current efforts are strategically inadequate to assure the sustained results needed to pr…

November 6, 2002

United States
Council Fellow Charles Kupchan Predicts Waning of U.S. Primacy as Europe Rises and America Shuns Role of Global Guardian

New York, November 6, 2002 — At a time when American primacy appears to be stronger than ever, Charles Kupchan argues that the end of Pax Americana is near. What will replace American supremacy, and …

November 12, 2002

Iraq
Saddam to Play for Time, Expects Council’s Director of Strategic Policy Lee Feinstein

Lee Feinstein, the Council’s director of strategic policy, calls the Iraqi parliament’s vote against the new U.N. Security Council resolution “a perfect illustration of what we can expect in the week…

January 7, 2003

Economics
Council on Foreign Relations Establishes Commission on Future International Financial Architecture

Peterson, Hills, Goldstein, Others to Undertake Major Review of Global System January 25, 1999 - With continuing global economic uncertainty -- spiked by the latest crisis in Brazil -- and with …

January 7, 2003

Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Authority Must Get Better, Faster, or Risk Public Support, Says High-level International Task Force Embargoed until 3:30 am EST June 28, 1999

June 28, 1999, New York City - The Palestinian Authority (PA) must improve its ability to govern democratically and effectively—and do so urgently-or risk losing the support of its people, according …