Iran & Nuclear Proliferation: Update with Joe Cirincione
Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, discusses the status and prospects for the ongoing P5+1 talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear program, and the importance of successful negotiations for the global nuclear nonproliferation agenda.
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.
Donetsk, the largest city in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region via Shutterstock
An Update from Ukraine
From Odessa, political scientist Dr. Nicolai Petro discusses the unrest in the eastern Donbas region and possibilities for a diplomatic resolution of the Ukraine crisis.
The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words
Never at a loss for words, the inimitable, erudite, and very funny Simon Schama free-associates his way through Jewish history: the Old Testament, Passover recipes, the future of Israel--it's all here, and more.
Baglung District, Nepal. Photo courtesy of Florian Krampe
Climate Change Mitigation, Peacebuilding, and Resilience
Florian Krampe investigates whether climate change mitigation in the form of micro hydopower development is contributing to peacebuilding in Nepal. The results are nuanced and rather unexpected.
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Blueprint or Scramble?
Climate change is impacting the globe in surprising ways. The Maldives might be submerged, but Canadian trade could benefit from new waterways. What's the best way forward--short-term responses or long-term solutions?
"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.
From our Archives: On the Moral Implications of Torture and Exemplary Assassination
First published in May 1970 during the Vietnam War, this WORLDVIEW magazine article is just as relevant today.