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June 2, 2004

Sub-Saharan Africa
Council Special Report Calls For Tighter G8-Africa Link

June 3, 2004 - As host of the G8 Summit, the United States must take steps to assure that the partnership developed between the G8 and Africa over the past three years is not downgraded at this June’…

May 17, 2005

Americas
Task Force Urges Measures to Strengthen North American Competitiveness, Expand Trade, Ensure Border Security

May 17, 2005--North America is vulnerable on several fronts: the region faces terrorist and criminal security threats, increased economic competition from abroad, and uneven economic development at h…

June 8, 2005

Religion
Bipartisan Task Force Endorses Democracy Promotion

Says U.S. Support for Democracy in the Arab World Marks Historic Change and Represents Unique ChallengeJune 9, 2005—A Council-sponsored Task Force, In Support of Arab Democracy: Why and How, says tha…

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…

May 31, 2005

Russia
John Edwards and Jack Kemp Co-Chair Council Task Force on Russian-American Relations

Former Congressman and Housing andUrban Development Secretary and vicepresidential candidate Jack Kemp, andformer Senator and vice presidentialcandidate John Edwards at the first meetingof the Counci…

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 …

April 5, 2006

Political History and Theory
Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia

Council Senior Fellow and Director for Middle East and Gulf Studies Rachel Bronson reveals why the U.S.-Saudi partnership became so intimate and how the countries’ shared interests sowed the seeds of…

January 17, 2006

United States
New Book Assesses Rising Importance of Financial Markets in U.S. Foreign Policy

Growth in Capital Flows Generating Diplomatic and Security ChallengesJanuary 17, 2006—As trade flows expanded and trade agreements proliferated after World War II, governments—most notably the United…

October 11, 2006

United States
U.S. Energy Dependence Undercutting U.S. National Security, Council Task Force Warns

America’s dependence on imported energy increases its strategic vulnerability and constrains its ability to pursue foreign policy and national security objectives, finds a Council-sponsored Independe…

September 26, 2006

Intelligence
War Made New: America’s Military Lead Can be Lost, Warns Max Boot in New Book

“America’s early lead in the Information Revolution can easily be lost—it may be lost already—if it does not stay at the forefront of military developments,” warns Senior Fellow for National Security…