Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

November 5, 2007

In this issue:

NEW AT CFR

Dear Colleagues:

This month, I would like to highlight a new CFR report,
Planning for a Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe, by CFR fellow Michelle D. Gavin. Produced by CFR's Center for Preventive Action, the report argues that by leading an international process to plan for recovery and reconstruction after Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe eventually departs, the United States can increase the likelihood that change will bring constructive reform instead of conflict and state collapse.

In addition, this month's CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call will feature a discussion with Rabbi David Saperstein of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism on promoting religious freedom; I hope that you will join us for that conversation. For more information or to participate, please contact us at outreach@cfr.org.

Best regards,

Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach

CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL SERIES: NOVEMBER 2007

The Promotion of Religious Freedom


Wednesday, November 7, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: DAVID SAPERSTEIN, Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism


To participate in this conference call, please email outreach@cfr.org or call Jessica Brandt at 212-434-9573. Invitations are transferable; please share with interested colleagues!

NEW CFR REPORT: ZIMBABWE

Planning for Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe


Author: MICHELLE D. GAVIN, International Affairs Fellow, CFR

Since 2000, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe’s refusal to tolerate challenges to his power has led him to systematically dismantle the workings of his country's economic and political systems, replacing them with structures of corruption, intimidation, and repression. This report surveys the current situation in Zimbabwe, identifying structural and legal impediments to economic and political recovery.

CFR OP-ED: MIDDLE EAST PEACE

"Be Patient: Middle East Peace is Worth Waiting For"

Author: RICHARD N. HAASS, President, CFR

October 22, 2007
Korea Times

Much has been said or written about what "final status" or peace between Israelis and Palestinians would look like, but important differences remain regarding borders, the status of Jerusalem and its holy places, the rights of refugees, the future of Israeli settlements, and security arrangements.

CFR CONFERENCE CALL ARCHIVE: GOD AND GOLD

Religion and the Open Society

Speaker: WALTER RUSSELL MEAD, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy

CFR senior fellow discusses his new book, God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

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CFR MEETING ARCHIVE: SECRETARY RICE

A Conversation with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice


Speaker: CONDOLEEZZA RICE, Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State

Presider: CARLA A. HILLS, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company; Co-Chairman, Board of Directors, CFR

The U.S. secretary of state discusses U.S.-Latin American relations.

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