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March 24, 2000

Colombia
First Steps Toward a Constructive U.S. Policy in Colombia

Introduction and Executive Summary In November 1999, the Council on Foreign Relations and Inter-American Dialogue established an independent task force to review and offer recommendations on U.S. …

April 12, 2001

Energy and Climate Policy
Strategic Energy Policy Challenges for the 21st Century

Cosponsored by James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy of Rice University There could be more Californias in America’s future unless the U.S. government adopts a long-term, comprehensive en…

July 8, 2002

United States
Walter Russell Mead Discusses U.S. Foreign Policy

President Bush entered the Oval Office in January last year with a briefcase full of campaign IOUs centering on domestic issues and little interest in international affairs. The attacks of September …

October 14, 2002

Americas
Hearing on U.S. Policy in the Andean Region

U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control Washington, D.C. September 17, 2002 This transcript has not been edited. WITNESSES: RICHARD L. ARMITAGE, Deputy Secretary of Sta…

December 4, 2002

Saudi Arabia
Saudis in ‘Dramatic Debate’ Over U.S. Relations, Says Council’s Middle East Studies Fellow Youssef Ibrahim

Youssef Ibrahim, a Council senior fellow in Middle East Studies, argues that since 9/11, Saudi Arabia is undergoing a “dramatic debate” about its relationship with America—the m…

January 7, 2003

Global
Complacency Is Newest Threat to Reform in Latin America

For further information contact: April Wahlestedt, Director of Communications (212) 434-9544 Erin Eizenstat, Communications Coordinator, at 212-434-9536   May 25, 2000 - With inflation in …

January 10, 2003

Venezuela
Venezuela So Polarized That Crisis Could Dramatically Worsen, Says Council’s Latin America Studies Deputy Director Julia Sweig

Julia Sweig, the Council on Foreign Relations’ deputy director of Latin America Studies, says that strikes and demonstrations against Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez could continue for months …

May 6, 2003

Colombia
Council Launches Blue-Ribbon Commission to Craft Urgently Needed New Strategy for Colombia and the Andes

MAY 6, 2003 - The Center for Preventive Action, a Council on Foreign Relations conflict prevention initiative, has launched a new Commission to make concrete recommendations for mitigating deadly con…

November 7, 2003

Colombia
Challenges for U.S. Policy Toward Colombia: Is Plan Colombia Working--The Regional Dimensions?

WRITTEN STATEMENT OF DR. JULIA E. SWEIG,SENIOR FELLOW AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR, LATIN AMERICA STUDIES, COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONSBEFORE THE 108TH CONGRESSUNITED STATES SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COM…

January 7, 2004

United States
U.S. Policy on ‘Drugs and Thugs’ in the Andes Cannot Achieve U.S. Regional Goals of Democracy, Prosperity, and Security, Concludes Council Commission

January 8, 2004 - Over the past two decades the United States has spent billions of dollars and significant manpower in the Andes region to stem the flow of illegal drugs; assist local security for…