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November 29, 2022

Global Governance
CFR Welcomes Esther Brimmer as the James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance 

Esther Brimmer will return to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) as the James H. Binger Senior Fellow in Global Governance on January 3, 2023. At CFR, she will conduct research on issues related …

November 28, 2017

United States
U.S. Needs a Preventive Strategy to Avoid Costly Conflicts and Preserve America’s Global Standing, Says Paul B. Stares

November 28, 2017—To remain the preeminent global power, the United States must avoid costly conflicts that drain its resources and distract its leadership from addressing pressing domestic prioritie…

May 12, 2008

Global
Paul Collier’s Bottom Billion Wins CFR’s 2008 Arthur Ross Book Award

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It (Oxford University Press), by Paul Collier, professor of economics and director of the Center for the Study of …

November 7, 2007

Conflict Prevention
Paul Stares Joins Council as Senior Fellow and Director of Center for Preventive Action

November 8, 2007 – The Council on Foreign Relations is pleased to announce that Paul B. Stares is the new General John W. Vessey senior fellow for conflict prevention and director of the Center for P…

November 14, 2005

United States
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin Selected to Head the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and to Hold the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics

November 14, 2005—Council President Richard N. Haass has named Douglas Holtz-Eakin, current director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the new director of the Council’s Maurice R. Greenberg C…

May 20, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Increase U.S. Presence in African Peace Operations, Argues Author of New CFR Report

With nearly 110,000 uniformed deployed “blue helmets” worldwide, the number of UN peacekeepers at a record high and most are in Africa. Paul D. Williams argues that increased U.S. involvement and lea…

February 24, 2004

United States
Lack of Nonlethal Weapons Capabilities Hindering U.S. Efforts in Postwar Iraq; Experts Urge Department of Defense to Increase Spending Seven-Fold

February 26, 2004 - Wider integration of nonlethal weapons (NLW) into the U.S. Army and Marine Corps could have reduced damage, saved lives, and helped to limit the widespread looting and sabotage th…

January 10, 2022

U.S. Foreign Policy
Humanitarian Crises Ranked as Top Risk to Global Stability This Year

The Joe Biden administration is confronting several acute humanitarian crises this year amid growing tensions with Russia, China, and Iran, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ (CFR) fourte…

February 1, 2022

Economics
In New Book, Sebastian Mallaby Reveals How Venture Capitalists Drive Innovation and the Global Economy

Most attempts at discovering the next big innovation fail, but some succeed at such a scale that they more than make up for the setbacks. This extreme ratio of success and failure is the “power law” …

January 14, 2021

North Korea
North Korea Is the Top Threat for 2021, Finds CFR Survey

A crisis stemming from North Korea’s continued development of nuclear weapons and ballistic missile testing is the top-ranked conflict concern for 2021, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’…