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January 1, 1996

Intelligence
Making Intelligence Smarter

The need for intelligence, and for a capability within the U.S. government to collect, produce, and disseminate it, remains critical. The end of the Cold War will not usher in an age of peace and sec…

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The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations

The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations is an annual lecture and dinner established in 1996 with funds from former CFR Director Theodore C. Sorensen, who was a member for over 40 yea…

January 1, 1997

Europe and Eurasia
Sustaining the Transition

In the transition of the postcommunist countries from central planning to market economies, the role of the social safety net has become increasingly important and controversial. The dislocations cau…

January 1, 1997

China
Shaping U.S.-China Relations

Overview The rise of China in world affairs is a major feature of our era. An increasingly contentious debate has erupted in the United States over how to respond to this development. Figuring out…

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January 1, 1997

Asia
Fires Across the Water

The glittering economic success of the New Asia has a dark side of drug trafficking, illegal migration, labor abuses, and pollution. These so-called "transnational problems" are grabbing headlines an…

April 1, 1997

Walter Hochschild Roundtable on International Economic Relations

In an increasingly integrated global economy, macro and microeconomic developments in one country may have important repercussions for other countries' economies. This roundtable addresses a variety …

May 1, 1997

Drug Policy
Rethinking International Drug Control

Despite the growing severity of the drug abuse problem in the United States and evidence that supply-control programs are ineffective, the supply-side approach to drug control has endured. This task …

April 1, 1996

Global
The Vulnerability of Empire

"Why do states sometimes adopt prudent policies in response to power shifts in the international system, while at other times they engage in imprudent and, ultimately, self-defeating behavior? . . . …

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The David A. Morse Lecture

Inaugurated in 1994, this lecture supports an annual meeting with a distinguished speaker. It honors the memory of lawyer, public servant, and internationalist David A. Morse, an active CFR member fo…

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The David Rockefeller Lecture Series

The David Rockefeller Lectureship is awarded to a distinguished African from either the governmental or nongovernmental sectors. The series recognizes Rockefeller’s interest in African affairs, and h…