In this issue:
On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Religion and Foreign Policy Initiative, I would like to introduce the Council's new Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin, a monthly e-newsletter for religious and congregational leaders, scholars, and thinkers, that highlights resources on topics at the nexus of religion and foreign policy. This month's bulletin includes upcoming sessions of the Council's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series, new publications, CFR.org resources, and other items of potential interest. I hope that you will find this bulletin to be useful in the important work you are doing.
Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach
Council on Foreign Relations
Convened monthly, this conference call series connects religious and congregational leaders, scholars, and thinkers from across the country in cross-denominational conversations on global issues. Each call, led by a Council scholar or fellow, provides a nonpartisan forum for discussion on topics at the nexus of religion and foreign policy.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Speaker: LEE FEINSTEIN
Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and International Law; and Executive Director, Task Force Program, CFR; Author, Council Special Report Darfur and Beyond: What is Needed to Prevent Mass Atrocities
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
To participate in a conference call, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Marjorie Brands at 212-434-9564. Conference calls are transferable, please forward the invitation to interested colleagues.
Author: Lee Feinstein, Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy and International Law; and Executive Director, Task Force Program, CFR
This report argues that the new UN secretary-general should take the General Assembly's endorsement of responsibility to protect as a mandate and as a mission statement, and makes a number of recommendations for the United States and others to build a sustainable capacity for genocide prevention that is substantial enough to deal with inevitable crises, but sustainable given other national security demands.
Author: Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies, CFR
For more than a quarter of a century, few countries have been as resistant to American influence or understanding as Iran. With the new hard-line Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, making incendiary pronouncements and pressing for nuclear development, the consequences of not understanding Iran have never been higher. Hidden Iran points toward a new way of managing America’s relationship with Iran, making a persuasive case that the countries’ differing world views need not lead inexorably to conflict.