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September 20, 1999

Global
Safeguarding Proseperity in a Global Financial System: The Future Financial Architecture Report of an Independent Task Force

September 20, 1999 — The international community will not make real headway in crisis prevention if private creditors—and particularly large commercial banks—can escape from bad loans to emerging eco…

April 18, 2000

Americas
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia—Press Release

Washington, D.C., March 23, 2000--Senator Bob Graham (D-Fla.) and former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft, the chairs of a blue-ribbon independent task force on Colombia, today urged Congres…

May 7, 2003

Indonesia
To Avoid Deadly Violence in Papua, Council Commission Urges Immediate implementation of Special Autonomy Plan by Indonesian Government

New York, May 7, 2003 - There is only one way to avoid conflict in the remote and impoverished, yet resource-rich, Indonesian province of Papua: Give it greater self-governance and a stake in the de…

October 24, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
A Year after 9/11, America Still Unprepared for a Terrorist Attack, Warns New Hart-Rudman Task Force on Homeland Security

Full text and executive summary: "America— Still Unprepared, Still in Danger," An Independent Task Force Sponsored by the Council on Foreign RelationsClick here to viewthe original Hart-Rudman Report…

May 21, 2003

China
Chinese Military At Least Two Decades Away from Rivaling U.S. Forces, Concludes Newly Released Council Task Force Report

May 22, 2003 - China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, but is at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the …

June 29, 2003

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Nearly Two Years After 9/11, the United States is Still Dangerously Unprepared and Underfunded for a Catastrophic Terrorist Attack, Warns New Council Task Force

Overall Expenditures Must Be as Much as Tripled to Prepare Emergency Responders Across the CountryFull Text and the Executive Summary of the Council-sponsored Independent Task Force Emergency Respond…

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…

August 20, 2003

United States
Arthur C. Helton, 1949-2003

Arthur C. Helton, the director of peace and conflict studies and senior fellow for refugee studies and preventive action at the Council on Foreign Relations, died in the August 19 bombing of the Unit…

October 29, 2003

India
U.S. Must Make South Asia a High Foreign Policy Priority or Face Crises in the Region That Will Pose Major Threats to U.S. National Security

October 30, 2003 - After the September 11 terrorist attacks, and the massing of a million men on the borders of nuclear-armed India and Pakistan in 2001, the critical importance of South Asia to glob…

June 30, 2005

Peacekeeping
Council Special Report Calls for Rapid Resolution of Kosovo Status Argues that U.S. Must Stay the Course in the Balkans

Contact: Marie X. Strauss, Communications, +1-212-434-9536 or mstrauss@cfr.orgJune 30, 2005—The United States needs to push for a speedy resolution of Kosovo’s final status and stay engaged in the Ba…