Monday, September 12, 2005

New CFR site

The Council on Foreign Relations launched an impressive new website last week which aims to be a "First-Stop Nonpartisan Resource on U.S. Foreign Policy and International Affairs"...according to their press release , “ is Rapidly Becoming the Google for the Foreign Policy Set.” less! Features on the new site include:

  • Nearly 200 Background on the News fact sheets on world events and
    critical issues.
  • More than 300 exclusive expert interviews conducted by consulting
    editor Bernard Gwertzman, former editor-in-chief of, and former
    foreign editor and diplomatic correspondent for the New York Times.
  • A selection of Must Reads culled by the Council to point our audience to
    the most innovative thinking on U.S. foreign policy.
  • Region and issue briefs by Council scholars.
  • Essential source documents ranging from constitutions and speeches to
    international agreements and treaties.
  • Articles and congressional testimony by Council fellows and other
  • Timely on-the-record transcripts, audio files, videos, and webcasts from
    CFR meetings in New York, Washington, DC, and around the country.
  • A world events list with links to twenty-four global calendars.
  • Nearly 100 links to national and international think tanks and their
  • Independent Task Force Reports and Council Special Reports on today’s
    most urgent issues.
  • Advance highlights and excerpts from Foreign Affairs, recently ranked the
    most influential media outlet in the United States, according to a study of
    U.S. opinion leaders.