Founded in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations is a nonpartisan
membership organization, research center, and publisher. It
is dedicated to increasing America's understanding of the
world and contributing ideas to U.S. foreign policy. The Council
accomplishes this mainly by promoting constructive discussions
both in private and in public, and by publishing Foreign Affairs,
the leading journal on global issues. The Council is host
to the widest possible range of views, but an advocate of
none, though its research fellows and independent task forces
do take policy stands.
Like the great universities, foundations, and other think
tanks in America, the Council on Foreign Relations aims to
enhance the quality of study and debate on world issues,develop
new generations of thinkers and leaders, and help meet international
challenges by generating concrete and workable ideas.