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Thursday, September 14, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Stephanie Giry, Senior Editor, Foreign Affairs
Thursday, September 28, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Vali Nasr, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies Studies, CFR
Wednesday, October 11, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Daniel Drezner, Associate Professor of International Politics, The Fletcher School, Tufts University and Author, U.S. Trade Policy: Free Versus Fair, a CFR Critical Policy Choices Book
Thursday, October 26, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Evans J.R. Revere, Cyrus Vance Fellow in Diplomatic Studies, CFR
Thursday, November 9, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 30, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Speaker: Max Boot, Senior Fellow for National Security Studies, CFR
Selected by The Globalist as one of the top ten books of 2004, The River Runs Black is the most comprehensive and balanced volume to date on China’s growing environmental crisis and its implications for the country’s development.
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.
The Current Conflict in The Middle East
July 31, 2006
Speaker: Shimon Peres, Vice Premier, Israel
Presider: Mortimer B. Zuckerman, Editor In Chief, U.S. News & World Report
A Conversation with Fouad Ajami (part of the Iraq: The Way Forward series)
July 11, 2006
Speaker: Fouad Ajami, Author, The Foreigner’s Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq; and M. Khadduri Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Presider: Leslie H. Gelb, President Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations
The Council’s Douglas Dillon Fellow Steven A. Cook and Adjunct Senior Fellow for Alliance Relations Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall outline a simultaneous, two-track approach for immediate implementation by the United States and Turkey to rebuild their historically collaborative relationship.
by Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, CFR
A groundbreaking book that reveals how the underappreciated domestic political rivalries within Iran serve to explain the country’s behavior on the world stage. A leading expert explains why we fail to understand Iran and offers a new strategy for redefining this crucial relationship.
John Edwards, Former Democratic nominee for Vice President of the United States
Jack Kemp, Former Republican nominee for Vice President of the United States
Stephen Sestanovich, George F. Kennan Senior Fellow for Russian and Eurasian Studies, CFR
Since the end of the Cold War, successive American administrations have sought to create a relationship with Russia that they called a “partnership.” This report asserts that this is the right long-term goal, but it is unfortunately not a realistic prospect for U.S.-Russia relations over the next several years.