In this issue:
The latest multimedia interactive from CFR.org, this timeline details how the 2007-2008 global financial crisis unfolded.
This Working Paper from CFR's Center for Preventive Action surveys existing approaches to assessing state fragility and failure within the context of development, conflict, and governance. It argues that the goal of "early warning" should be more to inform and temper our expectations for policy response than to trigger costly and risky interventions.
This CFR.org Backgrounder details the various terror groups in and threats to India, including evolving threats from Kashmiri militants.
Academic Module: The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
Featuring Teaching Notes by CFR Senior Fellow Amity Shlaes
Academic Module: America Between the Wars
Featuring Teaching Notes by Derek H. Chollet and CFR Senior Fellow James W. Goldgeier
Academic Module: U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality
Featuring Teaching Notes by Task Force Director and CFR Senior Fellow Shannon K. O'Neil
Academic Modules are customized packages built around a primary CFR text and include teaching notes by the author; related primary and secondary materials; video, audio, and transcripts of CFR meetings; Foreign Affairs articles; and other online resources. Use of these modules is free of charge.
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 final Fall 2008 call is listed below. To RSVP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Spring 2009 schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.
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