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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 …

October 28, 2008

Democratic Republic of Congo
U.S. Must Press for Expanded UN Peacekeeping Mandate in Congo: Critical for Stability of Resource-Rich Country

As fighting between rebel and government troops intensifies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and refugees continue to flee combat zones in the eastern part of the country, where there is a h…

May 13, 2008

Americas
Era of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America is Over, Says CFR Task Force

Contact: Aerica Kennedy, CFR Communications, 202-518-3448, akennedy@cfr.org"Latin America is not Washington’s to lose; nor is it Washington’s to save," finds a CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force. "…

January 22, 2009

Development
Report Urges U.S. to “Stay the Course” in Health and Development Goals Despite Economic Crisis

As the world economic crisis threatens to undermine strides made in combating poverty since the 1960s, a new report calls on the U.S. government to, "at a minimum, stay the course in its commitments …

February 25, 2002

Middle East and North Africa
Can economic stagnation in the Middle East be reversed?

Only if countries in the region tackle domestic policies that hinder investment and progress, concludes new study from the Council on Foreign Relations. February 21 – Middle Eastern and North Afri…

July 9, 2002

Economic Crises
Shareholder Reforms Can Pay Foreign Policy Dividends for the United States

  Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888     June 5, 2002 – In the wake of Enron and other scandals, the United States must place corporate governance firmly …

October 11, 2002

United States
Bipartisan Commission Says U.S. Must Enhance Influence and Reputation at UN

October 10, 2002—U.S. influence at the UN is low but can be improved, concludes a bipartisan task force led by two highly regarded foreign policy voices, Republican Congressman David Dreier and forme…

January 7, 2003

Global
Complacency Is Newest Threat to Reform in Latin America

For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544 Erin Eizenstat, Communications Coordinator, at 212-434-9536   May 25, 2000 - With inflation in …

May 31, 2011

Development
Michael Spence Looks at the Future of Global Economic Growth

Michael Spence explores a convergence between "two parallel and interacting revolutions: the continuation of the Industrial Revolution in the advanced countries, and the sudden and dramatic spread…

April 27, 2011

Maternal and Child Health
CFR Report Argues U.S. Prioritization of Family Planning Can Significantly Reduce Maternal and Child Deaths and Abortions in Developing World

“Women today are recognized as critical to reducing poverty, boosting economic growth and agricultural productivity, promoting environmental sustainability, and raising healthy and well-educated c…