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Security Threats in Africa: A Critical Perspective | 10/10/14
Claire Metelits
The U.S. is still seeing Africa from a Cold War perspective rooted in political realist thought, writes Africa security expert Metelits. But characterizing non-Western institutions as having a lack of governance and generalizing about political violence can lead to grave errors in assessing the threat environment. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

Peaceland: Conflict Resolution and the Everyday Politics of International Intervention | 10/06/14
Séverine Autesserre
Why do international peace interventions often fail to reach their full potential? Based on 15 years of research in conflict zones around the world, Autesserre shows that everyday behavior, such as the expatriates' social habits and actions caused by lack of local knowledge, strongly influence the effectiveness of many peacekeeping operations. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Conversation with Lieutenant-General Roméo A. Dallaire | 10/02/14
Roméo A. Dallaire, James Traub
In this inspiring conversation, Dallaire talks about his faith in the principle of R2P--"one of the great innovations of our time"--and how to go about actually implementing it; the tragedy of Rwanda; and most of all, his work to prevent the use of child soldiers. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The UN's Unprecedented Gamble in the Democratic Republic of Congo | 10/28/13
Laurie Mincieli: The Forward Intervention Brigade represents an unprecedented use of the Security Council's Chapter VII peacekeeping mandate, and risks undermining peacekeeping's core tenets of impartiality, consent of parties, and restrictions in the use of force. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Of Africa | 01/14/13
Wole Soyinka, Joanne J. Myers
In this masterful talk, Nobel-Prize winner Wole Soyinka focuses on Nigeria and Mali. Mali must be taken back, he declares. "To permit an enclave of extreme, violent fundamentalism [in Mali] is letting the door wide open to fundamentalist violence, not merely in Nigeria, but throughout West Africa." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

U.S. and World Security Report: Conflicts Abroad, a Presidential Election at Home | 12/19/12
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Senior Fellow Col. Jeff McCausland (ret.) gives us the rundown on the turbulent recent events around the world that affect U.S.--and global--security.

Dealing with "Enablers" in Mass Atrocities: A New Human Rights Concept Takes Shape | 06/26/12
George A. Lopez
Because mass atrocities are organized crimes, crippling the means to organize and sustain them--money, communications networks, and other resources--can disrupt their execution, writes George Lopez. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

What Does It Mean to Prevent Genocide? | 06/20/12
Tibi Galis, Kyle C. Matthews, Julia Taylor Kennedy
It's essential to understand that genocide is a process, not an event, says Tibi Galis from the Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. It doesn't just happen out of the blue. So there are chances to step in and change the course of this process. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Antonio Franceschet on the International Criminal Court | 06/08/12
Antonio Franceschet, John Tessitore
What is the role of the International Criminal Court today?  What are its strengths and limitations? In this informative interview, Professor Antonio Franceschet discusses the evolution of the ICC; its basic structure and function; and its current and future challenges. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Blind to Reality: Invisible Children and the LRA | 03/09/12
Steven Costello
The Kony 2012 documentary is over a decade too late, says Steven Costello. Promoting a "save the children" storyline (complete with a Joseph Kony awareness bracelet for just $30) to whip up less-than-nuanced public awareness is not only unhelpful; it is dangerous. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/10/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/03/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals | 02/03/12
David J. Scheffer, Joanne J. Myers
David Scheffer was at the forefront of the efforts leading to criminal tribunals for the Balkans, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Cambodia. His quest has been to "to discover the right formula, in ever-changing international circumstances, to confront monstrous evil and to do so in the courtroom." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Leif Wenar on Natural Resources and Clean Trade Policies | 06/02/11
Leif Wenar, John Tessitore
Consumers in countries that import natural resources are often unwittingly in business with dictators, corrupt officials, and armed groups, says Leif Wenar. Yet we could change our laws to make powerful groups in exporting countries more accountable to their own people. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Leif Wenar on Natural Resources and Clean Trade Policies | 06/01/11
Leif Wenar, John Tessitore
Consumers in countries that import natural resources are often unwittingly in business with dictators, corrupt officials, and armed groups, says Leif Wenar. Yet we could change our laws to make powerful groups in exporting countries more accountable to their own people. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Rebuilding War-Torn States: The Challenge of Post-Conflict Economic Reconstruction | 09/15/10
Graciana del Castillo
After wars end, what steps should countries take to consolidate peace? Graciana del Castillo identifies five premises that are necessary for war economies to transition into sustainable and productive markets. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Smartphones: From Popular Product to Ethical Dilemma | 08/06/10
Smartphones rely on coltan, much of which is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Given that the Congo represents one of the worst illustrations of modern mineral exploitation, what will you do? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Smartphones: From Popular Product to Ethical Dilemma | 08/06/10
Smartphones rely on coltan, much of which is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Given that the Congo represents one of the worst illustrations of modern mineral exploitation, what will you do? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Smartphones: From Popular Product to Ethical Dilemma | 08/06/10
Smartphones rely on coltan, much of which is mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Given that the Congo represents one of the worst illustrations of modern mineral exploitation, what will you do? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

What Are You Reading? Carnegie Council Staff Picks | 07/23/10
These recommendations from our staff cover a lot of ground both emotionally and geographically, but they all involve some aspect of ethics and international affairs. Please feel free to add your recommendations. » Publications » Resource Picks

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