Academic Bulletin

February 1, 2008

In this issue:


The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

This interactive, multimedia timeline explores the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict using photographs, descriptions of key events, and links to additional resources.

For more interactive maps, crisis guides, and timelines, click here.


Winners without Losers: Why Americans Should Care More about Global Economic Policy

In this book, Edward J. Lincoln, director of New York University's Center for Japan-U.S. Business and Economic Studies, contends that the best chance the United States has of ensuring peace and prosperity--for itself and for the rest of the world--will be found at conference tables rather than on the battlefield.

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Understanding Kenya's Politics

While some reports attribute Kenya’s postelection crisis to tribalism, most analysts see weak political institutions at the root of problems. This backgrounder succinctly explains the political and historical context, current issues, and the road ahead.

For more Backgrounders on a range of political and economic issues, click here.


U.S.-Iran Relations: Past, Present, and Future

In a recent CFR meeting, experts discussed relations between the United States and Iran, including Iran's role in Iraq, the U.S. National Intelligence Estimate, and prospects for an improved U.S.-Iran relationship in the future.

Visit for additional audio, video, and transcripts of CFR meetings.


The Council on Foreign Relations invites you and your students to participate in our biweekly Academic Conference Call series. Each call features a short presentation by a CFR fellow, expert, or Foreign Affairs author, followed by a question-and-answer session for students. In order to encourage an interactive dialogue, we ask that professors convene students in a group to participate. For more information or to RSVP, please email

Climate Change and National Security

Thursday, February 14, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Joshua W. Busby, Assistant Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Author, Climate Change and National Security: An Agenda for Action

Russia, Putin, and Authoritarianism

Thursday, February 28, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Michael A. McFaul, Director, Center on Democracy, Development, and Rule of Law, Stanford University; Author, "The Myth of the Authoritarian Model," Foreign Affairs, January/February 2008

Stability Operations and Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Thursday, March 20, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Amy B. Frumin, International Affairs Fellow, CFR

Update on the Global Economy

Thursday, April 10, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: Sebastian Mallaby, Director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies, Paul A. Volcker Senior Fellow for International Economics, and Deputy Director of Studies, CFR

Foreign Affairs Author

Thursday, April 24, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

Speaker: TBD