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September 4, 2001

Energy and Climate Policy
Strategic Energy Policy Update

At the start of President Bush’s first term in office, Vice President Dick Cheney chaired a high-level government task force on energy, several months after the Council on Foreign Relations released …

November 20, 2001

Afghanistan
Timeline for Humanitarian Action in Post-Taliban Afghanistan

Overview Events on the ground in Afghanistan are evolving rapidly,and prospects are growing for thedisintegration of the Taliban. This raises the possibility of the repatriation to their homes in …

December 3, 2001

United States
Question and Answers with Morton H. Halperin

MORTON H. HALPERIN has been on both sides of the fence. Now a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Halperin worked for the Defense Department during the Vietnam War. And for 21 months d…

December 12, 2001

Afghanistan
A Roadmap for Afghanistan

As the war in Afghanistan nears its end, and formerly warring Afghan factions work on a future order for the country, the signals are both good and bad. On the positive side, Afghan leaders meeting i…

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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 1, 2002

Refugees and Displaced Persons
The Price of Indifference

Read an excerpt of The Price of Indifference. Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs. Recent policy failures have resulted in instability, te…

March 11, 2002

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
How the World Views the War on Terrorism: What the U.S. Media Missed

March 11, 2002 – An enormous amount has been published in this country about terrorism, Islam, and Middle Eastern politics since September 11th, but almost all of it has been presented through the le…

April 15, 2002

Israel
The Powell Mission

An explosion, apparently set off by a suicide bomber, killed at least six people at a bus stop near Jerusalem’s outdoor market Friday in an attack that coincided with a peace mission by U.S. Secretar…

April 25, 2002

Israel
General William Nash of the Council on Foreign Relations Selected for United Nations Fact-Finding Mission in Jenin

April 25, 2002 – At the request of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Major General William L. Nash (U.S. Army, Ret.) has joined the U.N. fact-finding team to develop accurate information regarding r…

May 9, 2002

Refugees and Displaced Persons
Radical Change in Refugee Policy is Required to Prevent Future Humanitarian Disasters and Massive Loss of Life

NEW YORK, May 9, 2002 -- Refugee policy has not kept pace with new realities in international and humanitarian affairs and should be radically changed to better address the needs of the uprooted, arg…