Educators

May 6, 2008

In this issue:

CFR BOOK: THE U.S. FROM 11/9 TO 9/11

America Between the Wars

Authors: Derek H. Chollet and James M. Goldgeier

In America Between the Wars, the authors weave a compelling narrative of how the decisions and debates of the years between the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Twin Towers shaped the events, arguments, and politics of the world we live in today.

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JAGDISH BHAGWATI: NEW BOOK ON TRADE

Termites in the Trading System

Author: Jagdish N. Bhagwati

In this book, Jagdish Bhagwati reveals how preferential trade agreements have recreated the unhappy situation of the protectionist 1930s, when world trade was undermined by discriminatory practices, and argues that the world trading system is at risk again.

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ACADEMIC MODULE: MONETARY UNIONS

Academic Module:
Regional Monetary Integration

This module features teaching notes by Peter B. Kenen and Ellen E. Meade, coauthors of Regional Monetary Integration, along with other resources to supplement the text. In the book, the authors seek to explain why governments contemplate regional monetary integration and why some country groups are more likely than others to exercise that option, and to be successful at doing so.

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ACADEMIC MODULE: U.S.-ANGOLA RELATIONS

Academic Module:
Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing U.S.-Angola Relations

This module features teaching notes and supplemental resources for Toward an Angola Strategy: Prioritizing U.S.-Angola Relations, a report of an Independent Commission sponsored by the CFR Center for Preventive Action. The report argues that it is in the interest of the United States to help develop a sustainable and lasting peace in Angola.

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DEBATE: HAMAS AND THE MIDEAST PEACE PROCESS

Should Hamas be Included in the Mideast Peace Process?

Discussants: Mohamad Bazzi and Robert B. Satloff

In this lively debate, two Mideast experts weigh the merits of isolating or engaging Hamas and whether the group should have a role in the current peace process.

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DEBATE: THE U.S. AND SHIFTING GLOBAL POWER

The United States and Shifting Global Power Dynamics

Discussants: Nina L. Hachigian and Parag Khanna

This online debate features Nina L. Hachigian and Parag Khanna in a week-long discussion about how the United States should confront shifts in global political power in the 21st century.

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WORKING PAPER: THE IMPACT OF OIL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Smart Countries, Foolish Choices

Authors: Amity Shlaes and Gaurav Tiwari

In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper, the authors find a triangular relationship between oil wealth, entrepreneurial spirit, and friendliness to the United States. Given this, they conclude that it is in the U.S. interest to support education and economic diversification in petro-states.

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