In this issue:
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Thursday, November 9, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: Manjeet Kripalani, Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow, CFR
Friday, December 1, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)
Speaker: Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR