In this issue:
Author: Steven A. Cook, Douglas Dillon Fellow, CFR
This book critically examines how the legacies of military control in Egypt, Algeria, and Turkey affect political development in these countries, highlighting the often-overlooked difficulties of promoting democratic change in military-dominated political systems. Using Turkey's recent reforms as a point of departure, Steven Cook offers novel policy prescriptions for encouraging political change in Egypt and Algeria.
Author: Robert I. Rotberg, President, World Peace Foundation
This report describes what steps might be taken by Nigerians and the international community to avoid a breakdown of democracy, and possibly stability, in the wake of Nigeria's April 2007 electoral contest . It also addresses Nigeria's fundamental challenges of governance, security, and development in the longer term.
A recent Council on Foreign Relations Symposium examined the premise that the United States must lessen the intensity of its dependence on fossil fuels or face rising challenges to its influence in global affairs on everything from security to climate change.
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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