Campaign tent at a Jerusalam voting station, March 17, 2015. Text: "It's us or them. Just Likud. Just Netanyahu."
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It’s the Fears not the Fear Mongering that We Should Focus On
"Instead of focusing on Netanyahu's fear mongering, let's focus on trying to assuage Israeli fears. Only then will Israelis vote for someone who really supports Palestinian statehood."
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends anniversary of Kievan Rus in Kiev, Ukraine.
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Russia's Orthodox Soft Power
Russia's values are often overlooked, or treated simplistically as the antithesis of Western values. In fact, the close relationship between the Orthodox Church and the state provides Russia's foreign policy with a definable and popular moral framework.
International Conference on Democracy and Values:
Athens, Greece, April 25, 2015
As the Eurozone and democratic values at large hang in the balance, Carnegie Council and Global Thinkers Forum are convening a diverse group of scholars to discuss ethical leadership, the future of democracy, and political accountability.
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The Eleventh Hour: The Legacy and the Lessons of World War I
One hundred years after WWI, boundaries established after the armistice at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" still shape many of today's conflicts, from ISIS's invasion of Mosul to Boko Haram's kidnapping of schoolgirls.
The Kurdish Spring: A New Map of the Middle East
In this stirring talk, Phillips recounts centuries of repression against the world's "largest stateless people." But he also illuminates the vitality of today's Kurds, who have proven to be America's most capable regional partners in the fight against ISIS.
"Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2015 Issue: Free Online for a Limited Time!
This issue includes Shefa Siegel on Liberia and Ebola; a symposium on imagining a "Drone Accountability Regime," with Allen Buchanan, Robert O. Keohane, Neta C. Crawford, Janina Dill, and David Whetham; and much more.
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The United States, Russia, and Ukraine: Report from Moscow
Dmitri Trenin, director of Carnegie Endowment's Moscow Center, warns that U.S.-Russia relations are heading for a new version of the Cold War. He also discusses the Russian economy and its relations with China and other countries.
The aftermath of a Boko Haram bombing in Jos, Nigeria, in May, 2014. CREDIT: Diariocritico de Venezuela (CC)
Nigeria and the Horror of Boko Haram
To understand Boko Haram's roots, religious ideology, and goals, don't miss this informative talk by former ambassador to Nigeria John Campbell.
Bill Gates administers polio drops to a child in Chad. CREDIT: Gates Foundation
Dual Legacy: The Effect of Business Thinking on the Social Sector
This podcast examines the evolution of philanthropy and the $37-billion Gates Foundation's dual legacy in promoting global health, and in shaping the social sector at large.