In this issue:
For over a quarter-century, Iran has been one of the United States' chief nemeses. But as CFR's Ray Takeyh shows in this accessible and authoritative history of Iran's relations with the world since the revolution, behind the famous personalities and extremist slogans is a nation that is far more pragmatic—and complex—than many in the West have been led to believe.
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This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report offers a strategy for maintaining the United States' political and economic leadership by attracting skilled immigrants, a program of legalization for those living in the United States illegally, and steps for securing the country's borders in an effective and humane way.
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In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper, CFR's Steven Dunaway argues that the world economy faces the prospect of prolonged slower growth. Other sources must be found to counteract decreased U.S. demand, but no other major economy appears inclined to change their policies to do so.
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CFR recently hosted a three-part symposium, cosponsored with Science Magazine, on the science, economics, and foreign policy related to pandemic influenza.
To access the archived audio, video, and transcripts of each session, click here.
For more information and resources on pandemics, H1N1, and other global health issues, explore the Global Health Program at CFR.
CFR's Academic Conference Call series feature a short presentation by a CFR fellow or Foreign Affairs author followed by a question-and-answer session for students. The remaining calls on the Fall 2009 schedule follow below. To RSVP, please email email@example.com.
Thursday, November 5, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: BRONWYN E. BRUTON, International Affairs Fellow in Residence, CFR; Author, "In the Quicksands of Somalia," Foreign Affairs, November/December 2009
Thursday, November 19, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Thursday, December 3, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: MICHAEL A. LEVI, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment and Director of the Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, CFR