In this issue:
Joseph R. Cerami, senior lecturer in national security and director of the Leadership Program at Texas A&M University’s Bush School of Government and Public Service, uses War of Necessity, War of Choice: A Memoir of Two Iraq Wars by CFR President Richard N. Haass and The World’s Banker by CFR’s Sebastian Mallaby in his course titled The Theory and Practice of Leadership in an Age of Globalization.
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CFR Academic Conference Call Series
***Please note the change in time***
Thursday, March 24, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET)
Speakers: Nancy Birdsall, Founding President, Center for Global Development
Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
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Share the following resources on the crisis in Libya with your students.
The United States Should Keep Out of Libya
CFR’s Richard N. Haass argues that U.S. policy toward Libya should reflect American interests in the region and focus on effectively promoting them.
Seven Ugly Options for the United States in Libya
CFR’s James M. Lindsay highlights options President Obama faces in order to encourage Qaddafi’s ouster and minimize harm to Libyan civilians without becoming entangled in the conflict.
A U.S.-led no-fly zone in Libya will not protect civilians or precipitate regime change, claims CFR’s Micah Zenko.
Provide your students with background on the status of the global oil market.
Oil and Unrest: What Uprising in the Arab World Means for Energy Supplies
Given the recent political upheavals across North Africa and the Persian Gulf, Edward L. Morse predicts 2011 to be as momentous a year for global oil markets as 1971, when the nature of the region’s petrostates first took shape.
Meet the Losers
CFR’s Leslie H. Gelb claims the biggest potential losers in the Middle East and North African revolutions are the people, while the winners are those who own, sell, and bet on oil.
Mideast Oil Market Jitters
Explore this CFR Analysis Brief on how political unrest in the Middle East and North Africa is affecting the global oil market.
A new multimedia interactive from CFR’s program on International Institutions and Global Governance examines international efforts to prevent and respond to global armed conflict. Educational and engaging, this guide is an exceptional resource for the classroom.
Supplement your syllabus with this new Council Special Report!
The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat
University of San Diego assistant professor David A. Shirk analyzes the drug war in Mexico and argues that the United States should help the country address its crime and corruption.
Connect your students with Foreign Affairs!
"The Tea Party and American Foreign Policy: What Populism Means for Globalism"
Bard College professor Walter Russell Mead discusses what the Tea Party movement means for U.S. foreign policy.
"Fighting the Laws of War: Protecting Civilians in Asymmetric Conflict"
University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Charli Carpenter reviews Moral Dilemmas of Modern War by Michael Gross and Inventing Collateral Damage by Stephen Rockel and Rick Halpern.
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