In this issue:
On November 5, CFR.org launched its Transition 2008 site to track the transition from the Bush administration to the Obama administration, featuring morning updates, issue trackers, blogs, and interviews with foreign policy experts.
The latest in CFR.org's Emmy Award-winning Crisis Guide series provides an in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.
This Council Special Report lays out a thoughtful agenda for U.S. policy toward the Democratic Republic of Congo, arguing that what happens there should matter to the United States--for humanitarian reasons as well as economic and strategic ones.
This CFR.org Backgrounder explains how India's growing influence in Afghanistan has angered Pakistan, and why experts are worried that Afghanistan could become another battleground in the long-standing rivalry between South Asia's two giants.
CFR's Academic Conference Call Series features a short presentation by a CFR fellow or Foreign Affairs author, followed by a question-and-answer session for students. The complete Fall 2008 schedule follows. To RSVP, please email email@example.com.
The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
Thursday, November 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: AMITY SHLAES, Senior Fellow for Economic History, CFR; Author, The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
The Closing of the American Border
Thursday, December 4, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: EDWARD ALDEN, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, CFR; Author, The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11