Educators

April 1, 2009

In this issue:

U.S. FOREIGN POLICY AND WAR

War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars

In this compelling book, CFR President Richard N. Haass--one of only a few individuals involved at a senior level of U.S. government decision-making during both Iraq conflicts--contrasts the decisions that shaped the conduct of two wars between the United States and Iraq and writes an authoritative, personal account of how U.S. foreign policy is made, what it should seek, and how it should be pursued.

--> PROFESSORS: JOIN US FOR A CALL WITH AUTHOR AND CFR PRESIDENT RICHARD N. HAASS!
We invite you to join your colleagues on a conference call led by Dr. Haass to discuss his new book and opportunities to use it in the classroom on Friday, May 8, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET). To register, please email educators@cfr.org.

CONFLICT IN AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

The Troubled Afghan-Pakistani Border

This CFR.org Backgrounder explores the contentious border between Pakistan and Afghanistan, which remains a site of major conflict and houses some of the world's most dangerous militants.

More CFR Resources on Afghanistan and Pakistan:

Interview: Admiral Michael G. Mullen on NATO

Expert Brief: Europe and NATO in Afghanistan

Interactive: Pakistan's Troubled Tribal Belt

IMBALANCES IN THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Global Imbalances and the Financial Crisis

In this new Council Special Report, Steven Dunaway argues that as the economic crisis spreads around the world, governments must go beyond bailouts and stimulus packages and focus on one of the crisis's root causes: imbalances between savings and investment in major countries.

More CFR Resources on the Global Economy:

Report: Lessons of the Financial Crisis

Squam Lake Papers: Reforming Capital Requirements

Interview: Sebastian Mallaby on the G20 Outcome

FOREIGN POLICYMAKING IN RUSSIA

Russian Foreign Policy: The Return of Great Power Politics

In this recent book, CFR adjunct fellow Jeffrey Mankoff examines the development of Russian foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. He analyzes Russia's interactions with major global actors and convincingly demonstrates that today's Russia is more interested in restoring what its leaders consider to be its rightful place among the world's major powers than in directly challenging the West.

More CFR Resources on Russia:

CFR Meeting Video: Commission on U.S. Policy Toward Russia on April 8, 2009

Foreign Affairs Article: Germany's Russia Question

CFR Expert Testimony: Stephen Sestanovich on Russia

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 23: SECURING PEACE IN THE CONGO

IMPORTANT: Please note that the date for this call has changed.

Thursday, April 23, 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

MAY 8: WAR OF NECESSITY, WAR OF CHOICE

Join us for a special call with CFR President Richard N. Haass to discuss his new book War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars.

Please note that this call is intended for professors rather than students.

Friday, May 8, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: RICHARD N. HAASS, President, Council on Foreign Relations