Educators

March 2, 2009

In this issue:

AMERICAN POWER IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy

In his book, inspired by Machiavelliís classic The Prince, Leslie H. Gelb offers illuminating guidelines on how American power actually works and should be wielded in today's tumultuous world, writing with the perspective of four decades of extraordinary access and influence in government, think tanks, and journalism.

GLOBAL ECONOMY IN CRISIS

Squam Lake Papers: A New Information Infrastructure for Financial Markets

Distributed by CFR's Center for Geoeconomic Studies, the Squam Lake Papers are a collection on financial reform from fifteen leading economists. This first working paper proposes a new regulatory regime for gathering and disseminating financial market information.

More CFR Resources on the Economic Crisis:

Interactive Timeline: Global Economy in Crisis

Backgrounder: The U.S. Economic Stimulus Plan

Foreign Affairs Article: The Great Crash, 2008 by Roger C. Altman

EURASIAN RELATIONS AND ENERGY SECURITY

Eurasian Energy Security

In this new Council Special Report, CFR Adjunct Fellow Jeffrey Mankoff looks at Russia's rise as an energy power, analyzing its control of supplies and delivery systems and its investments in energy infrastructure across Europe, as well as questions about the potential of its production.

More CFR Resources on Eurasia:

CFR Book: Russian Foreign Policy by Jeffrey Mankoff

Council Special Report: Averting Crisis in Ukraine by Steven Pifer

--> Listen to Steven Pifer discuss his report with students as part of the CFR Academic Conference Call series.

COUNTERTERRORISM AND CIVIL LIBERTIES

War About Terror: Civil Liberties and National Security After 9/11

In this recent CFR Working Paper, CFR Adjunct Fellow Daniel B. Prieto calls on President Obama and Congress to engage in a bipartisan fashion and craft comprehensive long-term counterterrorism policies that reaffirm the U.S. commitment to core values.

More CFR Resources on Counterterrorism:

Backgrounder: Closing Guantanamo

Council Special Report: Avoiding Transfers to Torture by Ashley S. Deeks

CFR Meeting Transcript: Global Terrorism and the FBI's Role with FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III

CFR ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

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. To RSVP, please email educators@cfr.org.

APRIL 2: LATIN AMERICA POLICY IN THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Thursday, April 2, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Shannon K. O'Neil, Douglas Dillon Fellow for Latin America Studies, CFR

APRIL 16: SECURING PEACE IN THE CONGO

NEW! Please note the change in topic for this call.

Thursday, April 16, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: ANTHONY W. GAMBINO, Independent Consultant for International Development and Foreign Policy; Former USAID Mission Director, Democratic Republic of the Congo