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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…

September 16, 1998

International Law
Allan Gerson Named Senior Fellow for International Organizations and Law

New York City, August 17, 1998: Allan Gerson, a noted international law expert, has been named as Senior Fellow for International Organizations and Law at the Council on Foreign Relations, Council P…

May 21, 2003

China
Chinese Military At Least Two Decades Away from Rivaling U.S. Forces, Concludes Newly Released Council Task Force Report

May 22, 2003 - China is pursuing a deliberate course of military modernization, but is at least two decades behind the United States in terms of military technology and capability. Moreover, if the …

September 18, 2003

United States
Public Diplomacy Steps Taken Since 9/11 Not Enough; Council Task Force Urges the Bush Administration to Counter America’s Deteriorating Image as Anger at U.S. Deepens Post-Iraq War

September 18, 2003 - World opinion of the United States and U.S. policy has plummeted in the wake of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. The resulting widespread anger, fear, and mistrust, warns the Council-s…

July 26, 2005

Conflict Prevention
Council Task Force Urges United States to Put Nation-building on Par with War-fighting

Calls for Overhauling U.S. Government for Stabilization and Reconstruction OperationsJuly 27, 2005-Nation-building is not just a humanitarian concern, but a critical national security priority that s…

May 31, 2005

Russia
John Edwards and Jack Kemp Co-Chair Council Task Force on Russian-American Relations

Former Congressman and Housing andUrban Development Secretary and vicepresidential candidate Jack Kemp, andformer Senator and vice presidentialcandidate John Edwards at the first meetingof the Counci…

March 3, 2006

Russia
U.S.-Russia Relations Headed in Wrong Direction, Concludes Council Task Force Chaired by Edwards and Kemp

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 …

February 6, 2006

Religion
Role of Religion in U.S. Foreign Policy Focus of New Council Initiative

February 6, 2006 —The Council has launched a Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative to connect with—and serve as a resource for—religious and congregational leaders and thinkers whose voices are incr…

October 11, 2006

United States
U.S. Energy Dependence Undercutting U.S. National Security, Council Task Force Warns

America’s dependence on imported energy increases its strategic vulnerability and constrains its ability to pursue foreign policy and national security objectives, finds a Council-sponsored Independe…

September 15, 2009

Middle East and North Africa
Rising Muslim Middle Class Vital in Combating Religious Extremism, says Vali Nasr in New CFR Book

"The Middle East is a place of struggling and thriving economies, where new classes and business elites are elbowing their way higher in the power structures of many countries, changing religious, so…