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Happy New Year! As we begin the second half of our 2008-2009 Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative program year, I invite you to explore the newest offerings from CFR. Our bulletin this month highlights a wealth of resources on the continuing crisis in Gaza, as well as materials on the presidential transition; we hope you will use CFR to keep abreast of developments. Next week, we will announce the winter/spring schedule for our monthly Religion and Foreign Policy conference call series. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to your participation in the coming months.
Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach
CFR President Haass urges diplomatic follow-up to Israeli incursion in Gaza, on Morning Joe.
In Restoring the Balance: A Middle East Strategy for the Next President, experts from the CFR and the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution propose a new, nonpartisan Middle East strategy drawing on the lessons of past failures to address both the short-term and long-term challenges to U.S. interests.
CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook says the latest outbreak of violence in the Gaza Strip raises the stakes for the incoming Obama administration as it formulates a new strategy for the region.
A profile of Hamas, the Sunni Muslim Palestinian extremist group based in the Gaza Strip.
STEVEN A. COOK, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
DANIEL SENOR, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
BERNARD GWERTZMAN, Consulting Editor, CFR.org
Listen to CFR Middle East experts discuss the implications of the recent surge in violence in the Gaza strip.
An in-depth, multimedia look at the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its geopolitical repercussions.