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Council on Foreign Relations

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The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an American think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Founded in 1921, it is an independent and nonpartisan nonprofit organization. CFR is based in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Its membership has included senior politicians, numerous secretaries of state, CIA directors, bankers, lawyers, professors, corporate directors and CEOs, and senior media figures.

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Council on Foreign Relations
Founded1921; 103 years ago (1921)
TypeThink tank
HeadquartersHarold Pratt House, 58 East 68th Street, Manhattan
Michael Froman[1]
David Rubenstein
Revenue (2022)
Expenses (2022)$79,073,100[2]

CFR meetings convene government officials, global business leaders and prominent members of the intelligence and foreign-policy communities to discuss international issues. CFR has published the bi-monthly journal Foreign Affairs since 1922. It also runs the David Rockefeller Studies Program, which makes recommendations to the presidential administration and diplomatic community, testifies before Congress, interacts with the media, and publishes research on foreign policy issues.

Richard N. Haass stepped down as company president in June 2023, with Michael Froman replacing him.[3]

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