Religion and Foreign Policy Bulletin

February 4, 2008

In this issue:

UPCOMING CFR RELIGION AND FOREIGN POLICY CONFERENCE CALL: IRAN

The Challenge of Iran

Wednesday, February 13, 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: VALI R. NASR, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR; Coauthor, "The Costs of Containing Iran," Foreign Affairs; Author, The Shia Revival


To participate in a conference call, please email outreach@cfr.org or call Jessica Brandt at 212-434-9573. Invitations are transferable, but limited to religious and congregational leaders and scholars; please share with interested colleagues!

CFR REPORT: ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Action


Author: JOSHUA W. BUSBY, Assistant Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin

Connections between climate change and national security are receiving unprecedented attention from policymakers and analysts. This report moves the discussion from broad assessments of the links between climate and security to a plan for action.

CFR INTERVIEW: ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE FOR AFRICA AFFAIRS

"Kenyan Crisis Has Consequences for South Sudan, Somalia"

JENDAYI FRAZER, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Africa Affairs, U.S. Department of State

The top U.S. official in charge of African affairs says Kenya’s crisis could have serious consequences for peace plans in Somalia and Sudan.

CFR MEETING ARCHIVE: U.S.-IRAN RELATIONS

U.S.-Iran Relations: Past, Present, and Future

Speakers: TRITA PARSI, President, National Iranian American Council;
BARBARA SLAVIN, Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace; Senior Diplomatic Reporter, USA Today

Presider: CARLA A. ROBBINS, Deputy Editorial Page Editor, New York Times

January 7, 2008

Experts discuss relations between the United States and Iran, including the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate, Iran's role in Iraq, and prospects for an improved U.S.-Iran relationship in the future.

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CFR CONFERENCE CALL ARCHIVE: PAKISTAN

Pakistan's Political Turmoil

Speaker: AKBAR AHMED, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University

American University professor and former high commissioner of Pakistan to Great Britain leads a conversation on the current political turmoil and civil unrest in Pakistan, as part of CFR's Religion and Foreign Policy Conference Call Series.

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