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February 7, 2005

United States
AIDS: The U.S. Anti-AIDS Program

This publication is now archived. What’s the status of President Bush’s anti-AIDS plan?Congress has authorized $2.4 billion for the first year of President Bush’s landmark $15 billion, 5-year plan to…

December 27, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
The United Nations Resolution on Israel

Since the adoption last week the Security Council resolution on Israel, I’ve had my say in The Weekly Standard and The Washington Post condemning the Obama administration’s decision to allow the reso…

July 12, 2013

Egypt
"A Nation of Laws": The Egypt Aid Debate

American law requires suspension of aid to any country that undergoes a coup against a democratically elected government. Egypt just suffered, or benefited, from what was clearly a coup: the Army rem…

October 31, 2019

United States
The National Debt Dilemma

With the U.S. national debt already exceeding $16 trillion, President Trump’s tax reform and budget deals with Congress have added to the country’s deficits. CFR explores the origins of the national debt, the risks it presents, and the outlook for change.

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April 2, 2019

United Nations
Funding the United Nations: What Impact Do U.S. Contributions Have on UN Agencies and Programs?

Many UN agencies, programs, and missions receive crucial funding from the United States. President Trump’s budget cuts could jeopardize their work.

September 24, 2019

Donald Trump
Patriot Games: President Trump Again Puts the “Nation” in United Nations

Though Trump’s tone was solemn and even-keeled, the overall thrust of his UN General Assembly speech was of transactional nationalism, emphasizing the importance of pursuing national interests and co…

U.S. President Donald J. Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, NY on September 24, 2019.

January 16, 2020

Digital Policy
A Multistakeholder Meeting at the United Nations Could Help States Develop Cyber Norms

In December, the Open-Ended Working Group of the United Nations held a three-day informal intersessional consultation to discuss security in information and communications technologies. December’s me…

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (back L) watches as Secretary-General-designate Mr. Antonio Guterres of Portugal is sworn in by President of the U.N. General Assembly Peter Thomson (R), at UN headquarters in New York, U.S.

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National Program

CFR is a national organization, with a plurality of its membership based outside of New York and Washington, DC. The National Program provides a forum for these members across the country and around the world to discuss pressing foreign policy issues and contribute to CFR’s research. Convening approximately one hundred on-the-ground sessions annually, the National Program is centered around roundtables that build on the expertise of CFR fellows, members, and community leaders. Two annual events, the National Symposium and the National Conference, bring together National members for networking and in-depth foreign policy discussions.

September 16, 2019

Development
Sustainable Development Takes Center Stage at the United Nations

As the United States abdicates leadership in sustainable development, subnational actors and the world's youth are taking the reins in addressing global challenges.

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on the Malizia II racing yacht.

September 4, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
HIV/AIDS, South Africa, and the United States

In the aftermath of the miracle of a democratic transition from apartheid to “non-racial” democracy, South Africa faced a disease nightmare. During the presidencies of Nelson Mandela and his successo…

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