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June 2, 2003

Middle East and North Africa
In New Book, Former Council Fellow Warren Bass Analyzes Pivotal Moment in America’s Middle East Policy and How it Shaped the Modern Middle East

June 2, 2003 - They were three of the most memorable figures of the twentieth century: David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s indomitable founding father; Egyptian President Gamal Abdul Nasser, the charismatic A…

June 25, 2003

Iraq
U.S. Should Provide Iraqis and Americans With a More Coherent and Compelling Vision for Iraq’s Political Future

Experts Urge President to Deliver Major Address to the Nation on Importance of Getting the Job Done Right in Post-War Iraq June 25, 2003 - With mounting costs to American lives and treasur…

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…

February 18, 2004

Global
Council Senior Fellow Jagdish Bhagwati Takes on the Critics of Globalization in New Book

February 17, 2004 - Critics of globalization blame it for everything from child labor to environmental degradation, cultural homogenization, and a host of other ills afflicting poorer nations. In his…

July 26, 2005

Conflict Prevention
Council Task Force Urges United States to Put Nation-building on Par with War-fighting

Calls for Overhauling U.S. Government for Stabilization and Reconstruction OperationsJuly 27, 2005-Nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that s…

November 17, 2005

Diplomacy and International Institutions
America’s Place In The World: Opinion Leaders Turn Cautious, Public Looks Homeward

A quadrennial poll on foreign policy issues finds both the public and U.S. opinion leaders taking a decidedly cautious view of America’s place in the world, reflecting concerns about the war abroad a…

November 17, 2005

Russia
Letter to President George W. Bush

Note to the reader: Jack Kemp and John Edwards, co-chairs of the Council on Foreign Relations Independent Task Force on U.S. Policy Toward Russia, sent a letter (attached below) to President Bush on …

February 6, 2006

Religion
Role of Religion in U.S. Foreign Policy Focus of New Council Initiative

February 6, 2006 —The Council has launched a Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative to connect with—and serve as a resource for—religious and congregational leaders and thinkers whose voices are incr…

January 9, 2006

Middle East and North Africa
Noah Feldman, Leading Expert on Islamic Thought, Joins Council to Examine Future of Democracy in the Middle East

January 9, 2006 — Professor Noah R. Feldman, a specialist in constitutional studies and the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory, has joined t…

March 3, 2006

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations Headed in Wrong Direction, Concludes Council Task Force Chaired by Edwards and Kemp

Fifteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, “U.S.-Russia relations are clearly headed in the wrong direction,” finds an Independent Task Force on U.S. policy toward Russia sponsored by the …