The Chronicle - Winter 2018
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March 23, 2018
Council on Foreign Relations
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CFR experts analyze women’s advancement globally.
A Great Place to Have a War
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
A World in Disarray
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Failure to Adjust
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
Independent Task Force Reports
Arctic Imperatives: Reinforcing U.S. Strategy on America’s Fourth Coast
The Task Force finds that Alaska and the Arctic are of growing economic and geostrategic importance and recommends actions to improve the United States’ strategic presence in the Arctic region.
A Sharper Choice on North Korea: Engaging China for a Stable Northeast Asia
The Task Force recommends revising U.S. policy toward North Korea to break the cycle of North Korean provocation and promote stability in Northeast Asia.
Working With a Rising India: A Joint Venture for the New Century
India now matters to U.S. interests in virtually every dimension. This Independent Task Force report assesses the current situation in India and the U.S.-India relationship, and suggests a new model for partnership with a rising India.
The Emerging Global Health Crisis: Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Rates of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in low- and middle-income countries are increasing faster than in wealthier countries. The report outlines a plan for collective action on this growing epidemic.