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Report from Ukraine: The Crisis Moves East
From Odessa, Dr. Nicolai Petro discusses the recent outbreaks of violence in pro-Russia majority regions of Eastern Ukraine, the prospects for scheduled May elections, and the impact of the continuing crisis on U.S.-Russian relations.
Huang Yu-fen & Wei Yang of the Sunflower Movement
Taiwan's Student Sunflower Movement: Interview with Two of its Leaders
In an unprecedented event this Spring, the Sunflower Student Movement occupied Taiwan's Legislative Yuan for over three weeks in protest against a proposed trade agreement with China. What were the students' reasons and what are their goals?
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Ukraine: A Federalist Future?
One possibility of lowering tensions in Ukraine on a longer-term basis is the start of discussions on a federal-decentralized government structure that would not divide the country but would foster local and regional autonomy.
Dance of the Furies: Michael Neiberg on the Outbreak of World War I
"It is impossible for me to see how a Second World War, a Holocaust, a Cold War, a globally-engaged United States, and decolonization could happen without the First World War."
The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: When Girl Meets Oil
How can corporations prevent disasters like the BP Deepwater Horizon explosion? Christine Bader discusses her time at BP, where she was part of the invisible army of people inside corporations who are pushing for safer and more responsible practices.
CREDIT: Dennis Doyle, Carnegie Council
EARTH DAY, April 22, 2014: Carnegie Council Resources
These resources include materials on coping with climate change, the war to save wildlife, fracking, and the scramble for food and water. And we urge everyone to read the sobering UN Report, "Climate Change 2014."
Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East
Shadi Hamid, Brookings Institution: What if a group decides democratically that they don't want to be liberal--that they want an "illiberal democracy"?
Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific
No wonder the South China Sea is important to China, says Robert Kaplan. It's the center of international commerce. Plus, if the Chinese control it, gaining access to the Indian Ocean, it will have a two-ocean navy, making it a world power in military terms.
"Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2014 Issue
Free online for a limited time! This issue includes a special Centennial roundtable on the international rule of law, plus Michael Doyle and Joseph Stiglitz on global inequality, George R. Lucas, Jr. on Edward Snowden, Amartya Sen on Buddha, and more.