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The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher dedicated to being a resource for its members, government officials, business executives, journalists, educators and students, civic and religious leaders, and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.

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Title: Climate Change: Debating America's Policy Options
Authors: David G. Victor
Date: August 2004

Title: Toward an Understanding of Russia
Authors: Janusz Bugajski, Marek Michalewski
Date: May 2002

Title: The Price of Dominance: The New Weapons of Mass Destruction and Their Challenge to American Leadership
Authors: Jan Lodal
Date: February 2001

Title: The Politics of Post-Suharto Indonesia
Authors: Jonathan Paris, Adam Schwarz
Date: April 1999

Title: China Joins the World: Progress and Prospects
Authors: Elizabeth Economy, Oksenberg Michel
Date: January 1999

Title: Arming the Future: A Defense Industry for the 21st Century
Authors: Sean Costigan, Ann Markusen
Date: January 1999

Title: Atlantic Security: Contending Visions
Authors: Charles A. Kupchan
Date: November 1998

Title: Economic Sanctions and American Diplomacy
Authors: Richard N. Haass, Gary C. Hufbauer
Date: June 1998

Title: The Expanding Role of State and Local Governments in U.S. Foreign Affairs
Authors: Earl H. Fry
Date: May 1998

Title: The World and Yugoslavia's Wars
Authors: Abram Chayes, Antonia Handler Chayes, Paul A. Goble, David C. Gompert, Stanley Hoffman, Jean E. Manas, Richard Sobel, Richard H. Ullman, Thomas G. Weiss
Date: February 1998

Title: Pirates on the High Seas
Authors: Benedicte Callan
Date: January 1998

Title: The Reluctant Sheriff: The United States After the Cold War
Authors: Richard N. Haass
Date: December 1997

Title: Refugees into Citizens: Palestinians and the End of the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Authors: Donna E. Arzt
Date: December 1997

Title: Trade Strategies for a New Era: Ensuring U.S. Leadership in a Global Economy
Authors: Geza Feketekuty, Bruce Stokes
Date: September 1997

Title: For the Land and the Lord
Authors: Ian S Lustick
Date: January 1988