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April 5, 2006

Political History and Theory
Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia

Council Senior Fellow and Director for Middle East and Gulf Studies Rachel Bronson reveals why the U.S.-Saudi partnership became so intimate and how the countries’ shared interests sowed the seeds of…

April 10, 2006

Democracy
Afghanistan on “Life Support” Warns Council Report

Stabilization and reconstruction operations in Afghanistan have been overshadowed by developments in Iraq since the 2003 invasion, says the report, Afghanistan’s Uncertain Transition From Turmoil to …

March 28, 2006

Technology and Innovation
Probability of a Nuclear Attack by Terrorists Has Increased, Warns Council Report

While the "threat of a nuclear attack by terrorists has never been greater," the U.S. government has yet to make prevention the highest priority, says a new Council on Foreign Relations report that o…

June 6, 2006

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
New Council Report Urges Two-Stage Compromise on U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

If Congress does not approve the U.S.-India nuclear deal, “it would damage the bilateral relationship,” concludes a new Special Report. Congress should adopt a two-stage approach: formally endorsing …

July 25, 2006

United States
Congress and the Administration Should Not Overreact to Limit Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S.

Responding to recently proposed Congressional legislation in the wake of the Dubai Ports World controversy, a new Special Report argues that the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States …

October 11, 2006

United States
U.S. Energy Dependence Undercutting U.S. National Security, Council Task Force Warns

America’s dependence on imported energy increases its strategic vulnerability and constrains its ability to pursue foreign policy and national security objectives, finds a Council-sponsored Independe…

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 17, 2006

Mexico
Calderón Administration Offers “Fresh Start” for Damaged

The new Mexican president, Felipe Calderón, who will formally take office December 1, inherits significant domestic policy challenges and a bumpy relationship with the United States. “How these probl…

November 22, 2006

United States
Current Patent System is Misguided and Hinders U.S. Competitiveness, Argues New Council Special Report

Reforms of the U.S. patent system have made it too easy to obtain and defend patents and more costly to challenge patent decisions, thereby limiting the competition of ideas, discouraging innovation,…

January 21, 2007

Global
Priority for New UN Secretary-General: Prevent Genocide

The new secretary-general of the United Nations should make genocide prevention a centerpiece of his reform agenda, concludes a new Council Special Report. "Ban Ki-moon should take the General Assemb…