The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an American non-profit nonpartisan membership organization, publisher, and think-tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs.
Founded in 1921 and headquartered in New York City, CFR is considered to be the nation’s most influential foreign-policy think tank.
The CFR is seen as the US equivalent of the RIAA/Chatham House in the UK with similar aims and ambitions. Its members list tend to include all incumbents in the US administration as well as many from previous administrations.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council_on_Foreign_Relations includes a list of directors, corporate members, presidents and notable members past and present.
The John Birch Society believes that the CFR is “guilty of conspiring with others to build a one world government”.
Writer Carroll Quigley (one time mentor of Bill Clinton) claims in his book Tragedy and Hope it “became well known among those who believe that there is an international conspiracy to bring about a one-world government.” Something he was personally in favour of, but felt the world should know.