Educators

November 3, 2006

In this issue:

FEATURED ACADEMIC MODULE: WAR TECHNOLOGY

War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today

by Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR

A sweeping, epic history that ranges from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the War on Terrorism, War Made New is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfare.

Academic modules include teaching notes by the author, as well as additional background readings, Foreign Affairs articles, audio and video files, and transcripts of Council meetings to supplement your syllabus.

MULTIMEDIA RESOURCES: IRAQ SYMPOSIUM

Council on Foreign Relations Policy Symposium: Iraq's Impact on the Future of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy

Summary of Symposium

Session One: The U.S. and the Middle East

Session Two: The U.S., Europe, and Asia

Session Three: The Direction of U.S. Foreign and Defense Policy After the Intervention in Iraq

Session Four: Coping with Rogue States, Failing States, and Proliferators

NEW CFR BOOK: SECTARIAN CONFLICTS IN THE MUSLIM WORLD

The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam Will Shape the Future

by Vali R. Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR

As nations around the world struggle with the threat of militant Isalm, Vali Nasr provides us with the rare opportunity to understand the political and theological antagonisms within Islam itself. The Shia Revival is a penetrating historical account of sectarian conflicts in the Muslim world, showing that the future rests in finding a peaceful solution to the ancient rivalries between the Shias and the Sunnis.

NEW CFR BOOK: DOLLARIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Playing Monopoly with the Devil: Dollarization and Domestic Currencies in Developing Countries

by Manuel Hinds, Former Finance Minister of El Salvador

Why should a developing country surrender its power to create money by adopting an international currency as its own? This comprehensive book explores the currency problems that developing countries face and offers sound, practical advice for policymakers on how to deal with them. Manuel Hinds, who has extensive experience in real-world economic policymaking, challenges the myths that surround domestic currencies and shows the clear rationality for dollarization or the use of a standard international currency.

COUNCIL-SPONSORED INDEPENDENT TASK FORCE REPORT: OIL DEPENDENCY

National Security Consequences of U.S. Oil Dependency

Task Force Chairs:

John Deutch, former Director of Central Intelligence and former Undersecretary of Energy

James R. Schlesinger, former Defense and Energy Secretary

Task Force Director:

David G. Victor, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Science and Technology, CFR

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

Globalization and India

Thursday, November 9, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Manjeet Kripalani, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, CFR


War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today

Friday, December 1, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR