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Sectarian Politics in the Gulf: From the Iraq War to the Arab Uprisings | 06/01/14
Frederic M. Wehrey
It's tempting to see today's Middle East conflicts as the continuation of centuries-old sectarian divisions, but Frederick Wehrey cautions against it. "Sectarianism is really a local institutional governance phenomenon that needs to be addressed through political reform in the Gulf, through ending discrimination, through greater participation in governance." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle | 06/08/11
Gideon Rose
Pax Americana is a good thing, declares Gideon Rose. The problem is that even when the U.S. wins militarily, it often botches dealing with war's aftermath because it fails to define its political objectives. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle | 01/31/11
Gideon Rose
Pax Americana is a good thing, declares Gideon Rose. The problem is that even when the U.S. wins militarily, it often botches dealing with war's aftermath because it fails to define its political objectives. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

How Wars End: Why We Always Fight the Last Battle | 01/25/11
Gideon Rose, Joanne J. Myers
Pax Americana is a good thing, declares Gideon Rose. The problem is that even when the U.S. wins militarily, it often botches dealing with war's aftermath because it fails to define its political objectives. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Book Review: "The End of the Free Market" by Ian Bremmer | 05/13/10
Devin T. Stewart
State capitalism differs from free-market capitalism in that politics rather than profit is the main driver of decision-making. For this reason, it threatens to curtail free markets and the global economy. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East | 05/20/09
Neil MacFarquhar, Joanne J. Myers
Despite all the bloodshed in its recent history, the Middle East is still a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity. Within the turmoil there are those still pioneering political and social change. Will they continue wrestling with their region's future--on their own terms? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East | 05/14/09
Neil MacFarquhar, Joanne J. Myers
Despite all the bloodshed in its recent history, the Middle East is still a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity. Within the turmoil there are those still pioneering political and social change. Will they continue wrestling with their region's future--on their own terms? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Media Relations Department of Hizbollah Wishes You a Happy Birthday: Unexpected Encounters in the Changing Middle East | 05/12/09
Neil MacFarquhar
Despite all the bloodshed in its recent history, the Middle East is still a place of warmth, humanity, and generous eccentricity. Within the turmoil there are those still pioneering political and social change. Will they continue wrestling with their region's future—on their own terms? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East | 05/22/08
Lawrence Freedman, Joanne J. Myers
Looking back over the last 30 years, historian Sir Lawrence Freedman analyzes the complex politics of the Middle East and shows how America's policy choices in previous crises have led to the current dilemmas » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East | 05/20/08
Lawrence Freedman, Joanne J. Myers
Looking back over the last 30 years, historian Sir Lawrence Freedman analyzes the complex politics of the Middle East. He shows how America's policy choices in previous crises have led to the current dilemmas. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Choice of Enemies: America Confronts the Middle East | 05/19/08
Lawrence Freedman
Looking back over the last 30 years, historian Sir Lawrence Freedman analyzes the complex politics of the Middle East and shows how America's policy choices in previous crises have led to the current dilemmas. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Reconciling Internal Rights and External Wrongs: The Force of Arms and Ideas in War (Case Study #13) |
Greg Russell
This case study confronts the question of "American purpose" in light of the Gulf War. Will the U.S. continue to be the world's policeman, and how will it determine what is a violation of its interests and what is not? » Publications » Archive » Case Studies Series (1989–2001)

The Kuwait Crisis: Sanctions, Negotiations, and the Decision to Go to War (Case Study #14) |
Dorinda G. Dallmeyer
In this first major challenge to the post-Cold War visions of a "New World Order," the U.S. task was to balance the allure of traditional military force and great power diplomacy with attempts to define the concept of common security. » Publications » Archive » Case Studies Series (1989–2001)

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