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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Irina A. Faskianos
Vice President, National Program & Outreach
Wednesday, November 7, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: DAVID SAPERSTEIN, Director and Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
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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.
Author: RICHARD N. HAASS, President, CFR
October 22, 2007
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.
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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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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