Educators

March 13, 2007

In this issue:

COUNCIL SPECIAL REPORT ON IRAQ

After the Surge: The Case for U.S. Military Disengagement from Iraq

Author: Steven Simon, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR

This report concludes that only if the United States disengages militarily will it minimize the strategic costs of its failure in Iraq.

COUNCIL SPECIAL REPORT ON BOLIVIA

Bolivia on the Brink

Author: Eduardo A. Gamarra, Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University

This report encourages the U.S. government to redirect its policy toward Bolivia from “wait and see” to one with an emphasis on conflict prevention and preserving the democratic process.

CFR.ORG WEB RESOURCES: U.S.-IRAN DIALOGUE AND PAKISTAN'S BORDER

TIMELINE: U.S.-Iran Contacts

Author: Lionel Beehner, Staff Writer, CFR

This timeline offers a concise summary of the sparse and largely fruitless dialogue between the United States and Iran since the two countries cut ties in 1979.

ONLINE DEBATE: Is Pakistan Doing All It Should to Secure Its Afghan Border?

Bill Roggio, a widely published journalist who authors the Fourth Rail blog, debates Kathy Gannon, author of I is for Infidel and a longtime AP correspondent, about whether Pakistan is doing all it should to secure its Afghan border.

ACADEMIC CONFERENCE CALL SERIES

2007 Winter/Spring Semester Schedule

To participate in the Academic Conference Call Series, we ask that professors gather their students around a speaker phone and dial in a few minutes prior to each call. The speaker will make a ten minute presentation, and then students will have the opportunity to ask questions for the remainder of the hour. For more information or to RSVP, please email Educators@cfr.org.

Click here to listen to the most recent ACC on Latin America with CFR's Shannon O’Neil.


Homeland Security: The Edge of Disaster

Thursday, March 22, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Stephen E. Flynn, Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR


India's Growing Economic Engagement with Africa

Thursday, April 12, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Speaker: Karen J. Monaghan, National Intelligence Fellow, CFR


Oil Dependency and Energy Security

Thursday, April 26, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

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