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June 2, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
Council Special Report Calls For Tighter G8-Africa Link

June 3, 2004 - As host of the G8 Summit, the United States must take steps to assure that the partnership developed between the G8 and Africa over the past three years is not downgraded at this June’…

March 3, 2006

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations Headed in Wrong Direction, Concludes Council Task Force Chaired by Edwards and Kemp

Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, “U.S.-Russia relations are clearly headed in the wrong direction,” finds an Independent Task Force on U.S. policy toward Russia sponsored by the …

May 2, 2006

Homeland Security
U.S. Government Failing to Mobilize Private Sector in Homeland Security Efforts, Warns Council Special Report

“The federal government is not doing enough to harness the capabilities, assets, and goodwill of the private sector to bolster our national state of preparedness,” concludes a new Council on Foreign …

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…

October 17, 2003

Global
New in Foreign Affairs: Keeping the Lights on - Daniel Yergin on a New Global Energy Business Emerging in Liquefied Natural Gas

October 15, 2003—A new global energy business—natural gas—is emerging to help keep “the world’s lights on.” This is the result of a looming shortage of natural gas in North America that has doubled p…

April 19, 2006

Indonesia
Papuan Separatist Conflict Threatening Indonesian Unity, Warns Council Special Report

Recent deadly clashes between Papuans and Indonesian police, protests against an American copper and gold mining company, and Australia’s controversial granting of asylum to a group of Papuan refugee…

November 27, 2006

Diplomacy and International Institutions
United States Should Ignore Hugo Chávez’s “Blustery Rhetoric,” Argues New Council Report

“Chávez’s bark...is far worse than his bite,” says a new Council Special Report, which urges U.S. officials to “look beyond his blustery rhetoric…as long as Chávez does not take steps that fundamenta…

January 31, 2007

Economics
Washington Post Columnist and Author Sebastian Mallaby Named Head of Geoeconomics Center and Deputy Director of Studies

Sebastian Mallaby has joined the Council as Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies (GEC), Deputy Director of the David Rockefeller Studies Program, and Paul A. Volcker Se…

April 18, 2007

United States
Nuclear Power Will Not Play Major Near-Term Role in Countering Climate Change, Concludes New Council Report

Nuclear energy is unlikely to play a major role in the coming decades in countering the harmful effects of climate change or in strengthening energy security, concludes a new Council Special Report a…

March 22, 2007

Trade
WTO Trade Rules Benefit the United States, Says New Council Report

The Doha negotiations have stalled and the November elections in the United States showed that advocates of economic nationalism are growing in strength. Nevertheless, a new Council Special Report ma…