In this issue:
CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series
Thursday, November 12, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR
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Pakistan's poor public education system has been exploited by extremist groups, which has slowed the country's development. Analysts say education reform is an essential element in stabilizing the country.
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Johnnie Carson, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, says that the United States will only offer incentives to Khartoum if it ends atrocities in Darfur, implements the peace agreement between North and South Sudan, and prevents Sudan from becoming a haven for terrorism.
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CFR recently hosted a three-part symposium, cosponsored with Science Magazine, on the science, economics, and foreign policy related to pandemic influenza. To watch video, listen to audio, and read transcripts of symposium sessions, click here.
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Authors Dan Senor and Saul Singer show why Israel’s policies on immigration, research and development, and military service have been key factors in Israel's economic success.
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President Hamid Karzai's decision to stand for a runoff vote on November 7 was seen as a victory for Western diplomats; however, Peter M. Manikas, who monitored the August election for the National Democratic Institute, says the challenges to executing a legitimate runoff will be monumental.
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