Educators

June 11, 2008

In this issue:

TASK FORCE: U.S.-LATIN AMERICA RELATIONS

U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality

This CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report examines changes in Latin America and in U.S. influence there, while taking account of the region's enduring importance to the United States. The Task Force offers an agenda for U.S. policy toward Latin America and identifies four critical areas that should provide the basis of a new U.S. approach.

For additional CFR resources on Latin America, click here.

MULTIMEDIA TIMELINE: POLITICS AND THE OLYMPICS

Politics and the Olympics

The modern Olympic Games began in 1896 in the hope that sporting events between nations could bring about a more peaceful world. But since then, the Olympics have often served as political showcases for nations, individuals, and ideologies. This interactive slideshow explores this history through photographs and commentary by Frank Deford.

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ONLINE DEBATE: THE RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT

Should the U.S. Support the UN's Responsibility to Protect Doctrine?

The initial refusal of the military regime in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) to accept large-scale international aid in response to a devastating cyclone has spurred new interest in the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. In this online debate, CFR Senior Fellow Stewart M. Patrick and Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation discuss the merits of supporting the R2P doctrine.

For more online debates, click here.

TRIP REPORTS: U.S.-MIDDLE EAST STRATEGY

CFR and the Saban Center at Brookings have launched Toward A New U.S.-Middle East Strategy, an initiative to develop a nonpartisan blueprint for the next U.S. president that can be used as the foundation for a new Middle East policy.

As part of the project, groups of exerpts are conducting fact-finding trips to the Middle East. These trip reports give an overview of their conversations with policymakers, business leaders, and journalists.

WORKING PAPER: GLOBAL FOOD CRISIS

Food Failures and Futures

In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper, Laurie Garrett addresses the mistakes in humanitarian food polices and maps out a better way forward.

For more CFR resources on foreign aid, click here.