U.S. Engagement: From "Indispensable Nation" to "Realism-Based Restraint"
Former ambassador Chas Freeman eloquently speaks his mind on the negative effects of sanctions, the folly of U.S. unqualified support for Israel, the U.S. strategy and diplomacy deficits, and much more.
Suchitra Vijayan. CREDIT: Gusta Johnson
Citizenship, Identity, and Conflict in South Asia's Borderlands
The intrepid Suchitra Vijayan is working on a 9,000-mile journey through South Asia, which has taken her to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the disputed territory of Kashmir, and India's borders with Burma and China. What has she learned so far?
Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East
Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive faiths. How are groups such as the Mandaeans and Yazidis of Iraq, the Zoroastrians of Iran, and the Copts of Egypt hanging on to their ancient traditions?
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A Conversation with David Keyes on Advancing Human Rights
In the Soviet era, it was difficult to alert the world of what was happening to dissidents, says David Keyes, while now there's an overload of information from YouTube and other sources. Today's challenge is how to overcome "human rights fatigue."
On the Verge of Democratic Consolidation:
The Romanian Presidential Elections
It was David against Goliath in the Romanian presidential elections, and David won! For valuable background, read Teodor Stan's in-depth analysis of the complex political situation in his native country, written just before the election.
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Hashtags and Human Rights: Activism in the Age of Twitter
It's very exciting when an activist social media campaign goes viral. But what if all that energy is misdirected, or merely "slacktivism"? How can we harness social networking to work towards real engagement and positive change?
CREDIT: Irene Pedruelo. James Traub (left) and Will Kymlicka
Will Kymlicka on the Challenges of Multiculturalism
From Canada to Europe, how do different societies deal with immigrant groups? Although short-term progress may be slow, Will Kymlicka ably shows that the world is going through a rights revolution and gradually becoming more and more inclusive.
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A Conversation with General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
In this candid and thoughtful conversation, General Dempsey tackles the difficult questions, from ISIS to Ebola to cyber threats. And throughout, he stresses the importance of ethics, education, and service.
FREE FOR LIMITED TIME! "Ethics for a Connected World: The Carnegie Council Centennial Roundtables"
This special publication features seven roundtables that explore: the concept of a global ethic, the ideal of peace, the justness of war, the nuclear threat, international rule of law, the future of human rights, and new challenges of climate change.