If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities
In the face of today's challenges, from terrorism to climate change, nation-states seem paralyzed. Can cities and the mayors who run them do a better job? The answer is yes, says Benjamin Barber, and in fact they are already doing it.
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From Paris to Moscow: The Rise of New Far-Right Movements Across Europe
What effect has the Ukraine crisis had on the rise of ultra-nationalist forces in Russia? What is the situation among Europe's different far-right movements? Russia/Eurasia/Europe expert Laruelle addresses these complex questions.
Ethics on Film, Recently Updated!
Nothing brings concepts and events to life more vividly than a good movie. Carnegie Council is pleased to present an updated list of films that deal with ethical issues in international affairs and that illuminate historical events, policies, and conditions.
The Bright Side to Big Data:
Good Intentions and Ethical Questions
We wrap up our three-part series on data and privacy with a look at some ways big data can improve our communities. How can big data promote social good? How might these efforts potentially introduce big ethical questions?
What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis
Why did the 2008 financial crisis occur? What should it teach us about modern economies and economics? Martin Wolf does a masterly job of untangling this complex catastrophe and proposes how we can avoid repeating our past mistakes.
Needs Work: A Troubled U.S.-Russia Relationship
"The febrile hyperbole of criticism directed at Russia as a result of the crisis in Ukraine is misdirected and harmful to both Russia and the United States," argues David Speedie.
Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy
Although the United States started off as a weak, corrupt state, it evolved into a liberal democracy, says Francis Fukuyama. Yet all political systems are subject to decay, and that's what's happening to the U.S. today.
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The Middle East in Crisis: a View from Israel
Chuck Freilich, former Israeli deputy national security adviser, speaks from Tel Aviv on turbulence across the greater Middle East, including the ISIL threat, Iran and the P5+1 negotiations, and prospects for the peace process.
Carnegie Council Timeline: The First Hundred Years
This lavishly illustrated web timeline offers a fresh perspective on the Council’s first 100 years, placing its story in the context of 20th century American and world history.