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October 8, 2020

Coronavirus
Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19

Future pandemics are inevitable. This CFR Task Force Report examines the lessons of COVID-19, and explains how the United States, and the world, can do better.

September 18, 2019

Technology and Innovation
Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge

This Task Force Report by the Council on Foreign Relations explores how innovation in national security in the U.S. is being outpaced by China.

March 12, 2012

Defense and Security
U.S. Education Reform and National Security

The United States' failure to educate its students leaves them unprepared to compete and threatens the country's ability to thrive in a global economy and maintain its leadership role, finds a new Co…

October 12, 2006

United States
National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

Through most of the 1990s energy supplies were plentiful and prices were low. The Economist speculated about the political consequences of a world in which oil declined to $5 per barrel. U.S. foreign…

April 10, 2018

Labor and Employment
The Work Ahead

The world is in the midst of a transformation in the nature of work, as smart machines, artificial intelligence, new technologies, and global competition remake how people do their jobs and pursue th…

June 5, 2013

Global
Defending an Open, Global, Secure, and Resilient Internet

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force warns that "escalating attacks on countries, companies, and individuals, as well as pervasive criminal activity, threaten the security and safety of the Inte…

March 21, 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

September 16, 2016

North Korea
A Sharper Choice on North Korea

A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force report, A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, finds that the United States’ policy of “strategic…

January 2, 1996

International Organizations
American National Interest and the United Nations

This statement and report - the result of an expert nonpartisan Task Force including UN critics and advocates, Republicans and Democrats, liberals and conservatives - examine whether the United Natio…

November 12, 2015

India
Working With a Rising India

“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…