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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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In Defense of Globalization

In this new edition of In Defense of Globalization, 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.

The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression

In The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression, 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.

Playing Monopoly with the Devil

This comprehensive book explores the currency problems that developing countries face and offers sound, practical advice for policymakers on how to deal with them.

Friendly Fire: Losing Friends and Making Enemies in the Anti-American Century

In 1945, the United States was the founding impulse behind the cornerstones of the international community: the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the United Nations. At that time, American ideals were perceived to coincide with American actions, intended to expand social, legal, and economic protections around the world. Sixty years later, "Anti-America" has spread into a global phenomenon, crossing borders, classes, ideologies, religions, and generations.

Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy

As trade flows expanded and trade agreements proliferated after World War II, governments—most notably the United States—increasingly came to use their power over imports and exports to influence the behavior of other countries. But trade is not the only way in which nations interact economically. Over the past two decades, another form of economic exchange has risen to a level of vastly greater significance and political concern: the purchase and sale of financial assets across borders.

America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy

America Unbound will help students in an undergraduate introductory course or an advanced high school class understand how George W. Bush changed the practice of American foreign policy and why the Bush administration made the decisions it did leading up to the Iraq War without overwhelming them with complexity.

The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course

The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's Course offers a concise and engaging analysis of international relations and American Foreign policy in the post-Cold War era. A veteran of several presidential administrations, author Richard 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. To make the most of this moment, and to help prevent a return to a world of great power rivalry, the United States should rely on the concept of integration as the guiding doctrine for its foreign policy.