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March 23, 2021

China
China’s Belt and Road: Implications for the United States

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature foreign policy undertaking and the world’s largest infrastructure program, poses a significant challenge to U.S. economic,…

May 17, 2005

Mexico
Building a North American Community

Press Releases: English | French | Spanish Sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations in association with the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacio…

October 8, 2020

Coronavirus
Improving Pandemic Preparedness: Lessons From COVID-19

Future pandemics are inevitable. This CFR Task Force Report examines the lessons of COVID-19, and explains how the United States, and the world, can do better.

October 22, 2001

Trade
Building Support for More Open Trade

With the current slowdown in the world economy, the expansion of free trade is critically important to economic growth in the United States and abroad—and the United States must move forward on expan…

September 18, 2019

Technology and Innovation
Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge

This Task Force Report by the Council on Foreign Relations explores how innovation in national security in the U.S. is being outpaced by China.

February 10, 2001

Politics and Government
State Department Reform

Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the military and economic instruments of American power have benefited from renewed attention and resources. However, the forward edge of American nationa…

July 6, 2001

Asia
The United States and Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia deserves more sustained attention from American policymakers than it has received in the recent past, according to this independent Task Force report. It argues that Southeast Asia has…

March 21, 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…

September 16, 2016

North Korea
A Sharper Choice on North Korea

A new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force report, A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia, finds that the United States’ policy of “strategic…

October 1, 2001

International Organizations
Beginning the Journey

Both the United States and China will run risks as Beijing moves ahead with membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO), but the potential payoffs for both countries are well worth it. This is t…