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June 16, 2017

CFR News
David Rubenstein David Rubenstein Named Chairman of the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations

David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and managing director of the private equity firm the Carlyle Group, has been named chairman of the board of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) effective July 1.

May 24, 2017

Technology and Innovation
Harnessing International Cooperation to Advance Energy Innovation

On March 29 and 30, the Council on Foreign Relations convened a workshop in New York to explore how international cooperation can accelerate energy innovation. The workshop, hosted by Douglas Dillon …

August 18, 2008

CFR News
Council on Foreign Relations Launches New Look

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has introduced a new visual identity to better connect its work with the broadening range of constituencies it seeks to reach. The new branding was designed to …

February 24, 2017

Gender
Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security Processes

CFR's Women and Foreign Policy program and Center for Preventive Action co-convened a symposium to discuss how women improve security outcomes in conflict-prone areas.

June 19, 2017

Global Governance
Council of Councils Sixth Annual Conference

The conference devoted sessions on domestic support for trade, multilateral rules of the road in cyberspace, North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, the European Union, and the Middle East.

May 13, 2015

Global Governance
2015 Report Card on International Cooperation

Overview As countries around the world struggle to combat major global challenges from terrorism to climate change, a Council of Councils Report Card on International Cooperation finds that multil…

January 31, 2017

Drone Strikes
Evaluating the Obama Administration’s Drone Reforms

Overview Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, serve a host of military functions. Although they are predominantly used for surveillance, they are also increasingly used as remotely operated weapon…

January 11, 2017

China
Environmental Health and China’s Rise

Overview Compared to other crises, environmental health challenges have some distinctive features that warrant special attention. It is extremely difficult to establish a causal relationship betwe…

March 17, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mugabe CPM

Zimbabwe, once an African garden spot, is now characterized by bad governance, ubiquitous human rights abuses, abrogation of the rule of law, and poverty. These negatives are closely associated with …

April 7, 2016

Cybersecurity
Encryption Explained: A Council on Foreign Relations Infographic

The debate over encryption has been in the headlines a lot over the past few weeks, fueled in part by the clash over the San Bernardino iPhone, whether the attackers in Paris and Belgium used encrypt…