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Teaching Notes, by CFR fellows and other experts, feature discussion questions, classroom activities, essay prompts, and supplemental readings. Built around CFR resources and general foreign policy topics, Teaching Notes are designed to assist professors and teachers in developing course syllabi and curricula. Use of these notes is free of charge.

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Thicker Than Oil

In this book, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Rachel Bronson presents the first full history of the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, revealing why the alliance was formed and what we stand to lose if it collapses. Teaching notes by the author.

The Forgotten Man

In this book, CFR Senior Fellow Amity Shlaes asserts that the real question about the Depression is not whether Roosevelt ended it with World War II, but why the Depression lasted so long. She argues that federal intervention between 1929 and 1940 unnecessarily deepened and prolonged the Depression. Teaching notes by the author.

Crisis Guide: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

This crisis guide offers an in-depth, multimedia look at the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and its geopolitical repercussions through video and a timeline with interactive maps.

Financial Statecraft

In this book, CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil and Robert E. Litan explore the efficacy of American efforts toward what they have coined "financial statecraft," or those aspects of economic statecraft directed at influencing international capital flows. Teaching notes by Dr. Steil.

Regional Monetary Integration

In this book, CFR Senior Fellow Peter B. Kenen and Ellen E. Meade 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. Teaching notes by the authors.

In Defense of Globalization

In this book, CFR Senior Fellow Jagdish N. Bhagwati argues that, when properly regulated, globalization can be the most powerful force for social good in the world today. Teaching notes by the author.

War Made New

In this book, CFR Senior Fellow Max Boot offers a sweeping, epic history that ranges from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the war on terrorism. War Made New is a provocative new vision of the rise of the modern world through the lens of warfare. Teaching notes by the author.

The Shia Revival

In this book, CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Vali Nasr, one of the leading scholars on the Middle East, provides us with the rare opportunity to understand the political and theological antagonisms within Islam itself as nations around the world struggle with the threat of militant Islam. Teaching notes by the author.

Playing Monopoly with the Devil

In this book, Manuel Hinds explores the currency problems that developing countries face and offers sound, practical advice for policymakers on how to deal with them. Teaching notes by the author.

The Opportunity

In this book, CFR President Richard N. Haass offers a concise and engaging analysis of international relations and American Foreign policy in the post-Cold War era. Haass argues that the United States sits at a unique juncture in world history, one in which much of what it seeks to achieve in the world has the potential to be broadly acceptable to other major powers. Teaching notes by the author.