Council on Foreign Relations
The Council on Foreign Relations is a right leaning American think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international relations. Founded in 1921, it is a nonprofit organization that is independent and nonpartisan. CFR is based in New York City, with an additional office in Massachusetts
What Is the Council on Foreign Relations?
The Council on Foreign Relations was founded in New York on July 29, 1921. It was based on a similar British council which called itself the Royal Institute of International Affairs (RIIA). Both of these organizations were meant to work as affiliates; instead, they separated and became independent of each other. They do, however, maintain a casual acquaintance. In this article, I will provide my own take on common questions and conspiracy theories associated with the CFR.
The meetings of the CFR are held in secret, away from the scrutiny of the public. The only way that a person can become a member is by invitation. Similar to the Trilateral Commission, the list of members is available to the public. The CFR publishes a periodical called Foreign Affairs, which is perhaps the most influential publication to be printed. The Council on Foreign Relations is located at the Harold Pratt House, 58 East 68th Street in New York City, New York 10021.