The July issue of the Educators Bulletin is dedicated to the CFR Backgrounder Series, an ideal classroom resource. Written primers on current affairs, Backgrounders include links to external documents, such as primary sources and articles by CFR and outside experts. They offer succinct explanations of a wide range of international concerns, providing students with comprehensive, concise overviews of pressing issues.
The Six-Party Talks are a forum for the denuclearization of North Korea, but analysts say the negotiations have been hindered by Pyongyang's belligerence and the shifting priorities of participating nations.
Experts say instability in South Sudan should be looked at in tandem with the crisis in Darfur, and some call for addressing Sudan's problems in a more unified way to help forestall an escalation of violence.