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October 2013

What Will Be the Top Global Hot Spots in 2014?

CFR's Center for Preventive Action (CPA) needs your help for its 2014 Preventive Priorities Survey. At the end of each year, CPA asks experts to rank 30 possible issues that are likely to threaten U.S. national interests in the coming year. Contribute to assembling a list of contingencies by telling us what international and religious conflicts you think will break out or escalate next year. Share your comments>>

October 2013

No Exit from Pakistan

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In No Exit from Pakistan: America's Tortured Relationship with Islamabad, CFR Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia Dan Markey, explores the tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Dr. Markey highlights internal troubles in Pakistan that threaten U.S. security, traces the origins of anti-Americanism in Pakistani society, and analyzes regional dynamics that will influence U.S.-Pakistan relations in the years to come. Ultimately, Dr. Markey calls on Washington to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes.

See CFR's Isobel Coleman review of the book on her blog, "Democracy in Development."


Spotlight on Religion Scholar Elizabeth Prodromou

In addition to her responsibilities as affiliate scholar at Harvard University, Elizabeth Prodromou co-chairs the Muslims in Democratic Politics Study Group at the school's Center for European Studies. From 2004 to 2012, she served as vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and remains a member of the secretary of state's Religion and Foreign Policy Working Group. Beginning this spring, Dr. Prodromou will serve as a visiting associate professor in conflict resolution at Tuft's University's Fletcher School, where she will teach on religion and conflict in international relations. She coedited Thinking Through Faith: New Perspectives from Orthodox Christian Scholars.



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