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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.

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…

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.

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 …

March 6, 2006

Energy and Climate Policy
Russia's Wrong Direction

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 …

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…

October 10, 2002

International Organizations
Enhancing U.S. Leadership at the United Nations

U.S. influence at the United Nations is low but can be improved, concludes this report of a bipartisan Task Force led by two highly regarded foreign policy experts, Republican Representative David Dr…

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…

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…