Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

April 1, 2009

In this issue:

CFR LAUNCHES RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY PORTAL ON CFR.ORG

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Religion and Foreign Policy Portal on CFR.org. Designed with religious leaders and scholars in mind, material on our webpage will be timely, relevant, and easy to browse by topic and region. Use it as your guide to CFR's best content on issues at the nexus of religion and foreign policy. New items will appear regularly, so please bookmark the page and check back frequently.

UPCOMING CONFERENCE CALL FOR RELIGIOUS LEADERS

U.S. Immigration Policy

Thursday, April 23
4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, CFR; Director, CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Immigration

Richard D. Land, President, Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention; Member, CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force on Immigration

 


To participate in this CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call, please email outreach@cfr.org or call Jessica Brandt at 212.434.9573. Invitations are transferable, but limited to religious and congregational leaders and scholars; please share with interested colleagues!

WAR, ETHICS, AND U.S. FOREIGN POLICY

War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars

In his new book, CFR President Richard N. Haass contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of two wars between the United States and Iraq, and writes an authoritative, personal account of how U.S. foreign policy is made, what it should seek, and how it should be pursued.  Read more.

TURKEY'S EVOLVING ROLE IN MIDDLE EAST DIPLOMACY

In light of President Obama's trip, CFR Senior Fellow Steven Cook argues that Turkey can play a critical and constructive role in the Middle East. Read more.

More from CFR:

CFR Meeting Video: Madeleine K. Albright and Vin Weber discuss U.S. Relations with the Muslim World

Backgrounder: Islam: Governing Under Sharia

CFR resources on the Middle East

FINANCIAL REGULATION AND ECONOMIC ETHICS

The religious community has been vocal in recent weeks about financial regulation and economic ethics. U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, speaking at CFR, pledged a new plan to regulate systemic risks to the financial system, including enhanced oversight of "non-banks." Access video, audio, and the transcript.

More from CFR:

Interactive Timeline: Global Economy in Crisis

Council Special Reports: Global Imbalances and the Financial Crisis, Lessons of the Financial Crisis

CFR Meeting Video: A Conversation with Ben Bernanke

CFR resources on economics

HIV DOLLARS: BOON OR BLACK HOLE?

The debate over the impact of billions of HIV dollars on developing countries' health systems misses the point: such aid can address both HIV treatment and improved health systems. Read more.

More from CFR:

Podcast: How to Leverage U.S. Global Health Dollars More Effectively

CFR Meeting Video: Closing the Gaps in Latin America in a Time of World Crisis

CFR Report: The Future of Foreign Assistance Amid Global Economic and Financial Crisis

CFR resources on global health