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June 18, 2003

Myanmar
Council-sponsored Task Force to U.S. Government: Go to the United Nations, Condemn Burmese Military Crackdown on Democratic Opposition and Impose Sanctions

Senator Dianne Feinstein, Task Force Director Mathea Falcoand Senator Mitch McConnell at Wednesday’s roll out on Capitol Hill. WASHINGTON, June 18 - The United States must urge the UN Secu…

September 26, 2006

Intelligence
War Made New: America’s Military Lead Can be Lost, Warns Max Boot in New Book

“America’s early lead in the Information Revolution can easily be lost—it may be lost already—if it does not stay at the forefront of military developments,” warns Senior Fellow for National Security…

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…

May 3, 2007

Democracy
U.S. Must Strengthen Ties with Angola to Protect Strategic Energy and Security Interests

“Few African countries are more important to U.S. interests than Angola. The second-largest oil producer in Africa, Angola’s success or failure in transitioning from nearly thirty years of war toward…

April 9, 2007

China
Approach China with an "Affirmative Agenda," Rather than Thwart its Ambition to Become a Great Power, Concludes New Report

Although China’s future is uncertain, “further integrating China into the global community offers the best hope of shaping China’s interests and conduct in accordance with international norms on secu…

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…

November 19, 2008

Elections and Voting
Foreign Affairs: Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Obama Administration

A year ago, Senator Barack Obama first described how he would confront the foreign policy challenges he would inherit if elected president in "Renewing American Leadership." On January 20, he will t…

January 27, 2009

North Korea
CFR Report Warns U.S. Must Prepare for Potential Instability in North Korea

Continuing uncertainties about the health of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il and possible succession arrangements “warrant heightened attention and preparation” by U.S. policymakers, says a new Counc…

February 13, 2002

United States
Former New York Times Columnist and Scholar, Michael M. Weinstein Named Director of Council’s Geoeconomics Center

December 4, 2001–Moving forward on the Council’s commitment to combine foreign policy and economic studies, former New York Timescolumnist and scholar Michael M. Weinstein has been named the first Di…

March 8, 2002

United States
2002 Arthur Ross Book Award Short List Announced

NEW YORK, March 8, 2002 – The Council on Foreign Relations has announced the short list for the first annual Arthur Ross Book Award. The prize is for a book that has made an outstanding contribution …