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January 1, 1995

Treaties and Agreements
Nuclear Proliferation

The international community stands at a historic crossroads. In less than three months, delegations from around the world will convene in New York City to decide whether to renew the nuclear Nonproli…

January 1, 1996

Economic Crises
Lessons of the Mexican Peso Crisis

What the United States and the international community have done for Mexico is unique. No other country, with the exception of Canada, could muster such support from the U.S.government. The Mexican p…

May 1, 1997

Drug Policy
Rethinking International Drug Control

Despite the growing severity of the drug abuse problem in the United States and evidence that supply-control programs are ineffective, the supply-side approach to drug control has endured. This task …

Present

The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations

The Sorensen Distinguished Lecture on the United Nations is an annual lecture and dinner established in 1996 with funds from former CFR Director Theodore C. Sorensen, who was a member for over 40 yea…

January 1, 1999

Cuba
U.S.-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century

Having contained Cuban support for revolution in Latin America and perceiving signs of strong stirrings of a new civil society in Cuba, the United States should take steps to “contribute to rapid, pe…

September 20, 1999

Global
Safeguarding Proseperity in a Global Financial System: The Future Financial Architecture Report of an Independent Task Force

September 20, 1999 — The international community will not make real headway in crisis prevention if private creditors—and particularly large commercial banks—can escape from bad loans to emerging eco…

October 17, 1999

International Law
Safeguarding Prosperity in a Global Financial System

The international community will not make real headway in crisis prevention if private creditors—and particularly large commercial banks—can escape from bad loans to emerging economies at relatively …

January 24, 2000

Kosovo
Promoting Sustainable Economies in the Balkans

The conflict in Kosovo, less than four years after the brutal civil war in Bosnia, was a wake-up call to the international community. The West and others had once again underestimated the powerful fo…

February 15, 2000

Radicalization and Extremism
U.S. Policy Toward Islamism

Overview For policymakers, Islamism, Islamist states, and Islamist movements pose a set of awkward and unusual problems. By default as well as by design, the U.S. government, and especially its na…

September 6, 2000

Fossil Fuels
The Asian Energy Factor

Read an excerpt of The Asian Energy Factor. Does Asia's mushrooming demand for energy—half of the growth in global demand—portend a future of skyrocketing oil prices and regional conflict over inc…