The Council on Foreign Relations, (CFR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan elitist think tank that publishes information and interacts with the media on matters of U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. The organization was founded in 1921 in New York and is made up of academics and scholars, prominent media personalities and high ranking government officials.
The official mission is to be “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.”
The established powers stretching across the Atlantic ocean created a British branch of the same organization known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs, which has direct ties and leadership from the Round Table, a similar group founded in the late 1800′s by Cecil Rhodes with the purpose of bringing all English speaking people of the world under one rule.
The Council on Foreign Relations was created a few years before the orchestrated stock market crash by the same tight-nit group of international bankers who created the Federal Reserve. Founding members of the CFR include J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Paul Warburg, Colonel House, Jacob Shciff and Otto Kahn.
The Council on Foreign Relations was viewed as “a front group for J.P. Morgan and Company in association with the very small American Round Table Group.” according to professor Carrol Quigley of Georgetown University. He makes a good point, being that the founding president of the CFR, John W. Davis, was J.P. Morgan’s personal attorney and vice president was Paul Cravath who also represented the Morgan interests.
John D. Rockefeller Sr. was quoted as saying “Competition is a sin.” His business philosophy of global monopoly secured by a forced-backed a one world government which would destroy the free market led him to eventually take over interest of The Council on Foreign Relations from the Morgan camp.
The CFR provides timely information and analysis about world events and U.S. foreign policy. The CFR promotes its agenda through a diverse membership of well known media personalities, government officials, global leaders, prominent members of the foreign policy community and its think tank, the David Rockefeller Studies Program which is composed of about 50 scholars and 10 resident recipients of year-long fellowships covering geographical regions and significant foreign policy issues.
The think tank of The Council on Foreign Relations serve as a resource to the diplomatic community by contributing their knowledge and recommendations to the presidential administration as well as Congress.
They also reach the masses through interacting with the media, and writing books, articles, op-eds and producing reports in which it unites various experts with diverse backgrounds to contribute to a needed foreign policy issue. The CFR also produces a bi-monthly magazine called Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal of international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
The Council on Foreign Relations has a division called The Center for Preventive Action. The purpose of this department is to help prevent, defuse, or resolve conflicts in the world and increase the amount of information and knowledge on how to prevent them. The CPA creates a forum for representatives of government and non-government organizations, corporations and other interests to interact and develop plans for conflict resolution and peace promotion.
The Council on Foreign Relations is also very controversial. With many respected and renowned critics saying that it is an “elitist club and propaganda machine for the promotion of a new world order with a one world government”, people have mixed feelings about the value of this private association which keeps much of its information secret.