Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

November 16, 2009

In this issue:

UPCOMING CONFERENCE CALL


CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series

Muslim-Christian Relations in Nigeria

Thursday, December 3, 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, CFR


This call is part of the CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call series. To participate, please email outreach@cfr.org or call Elizabeth McCourt at 212.434.9535. Invitations are transferable but limited to religious leaders and scholars; please share with interested colleagues!

CLIMATE CHANGE


New CFR Portal:

Energy and the Environment

Mitigating the effects of climate change is one of the greatest international challenges of our time. CFR's new Energy and the Environment portal features research, meetings, interviews, interactive content, and backgrounders that serve as an essential source of analysis on these issues.


==> Watch video, listen to audio, and read the transcripts of a recent CFR Symposium on Countdown to Copenhagen: What's Next for Climate Change?

CONFLICT PREVENTION


Council Special Report:

Enhancing U.S. Preventive Action


In this report, CFR's Paul Stares and Micah Zenko provide an actionable road map for how the U.S. government should revamp its existing U.S. prevention architecture to make it more effective in dealing with potential crises abroad.

==> For more CFR resources on conflict prevention, please click here.

RESOLUTION IN HONDURAS


CFR Interview:

Resolution in Honduras is Triumph for Obama Administration


Latin America expert Christopher Sabatini says the apparent resolution of the Honduran political crisis--triggered in part by concerns over Hugo Chavez's influence--marks a triumph for the Obama administration's diplomacy.

==> For more CFR resources on Central America, please click here.

ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT


CFR Interview:

Rethinking the Two-State Solution


Middle East expert Robert Malley, who served as special assistant for Arab-Israeli affairs for President Bill Clinton, calls for rethinking Israeli-Palestinian talks.

==> For more CFR resources on the Middle East, please click here.

THE BUSINESS OF FOREIGN AID


CFR Meeting Archive:

Global Economic Trends: The Business of Aid


Effectively promoting private investment in the developing world has been a major challenge. R. Glenn Hubbard and Lars H. Thunell discuss the relationship between foreign aid and local business in the developing world.

==> For more CFR resources on economic development, please click here.