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Citizenship, Identity, and Conflict in South Asia's Borderlands | 11/20/14
Suchitra Vijayan, Liana Sterling
India has one of the world's longest land frontiers and each of its borders engenders a different kind of conflict, says Vijayan, who's making a 9,000-mile journey through India's borderlands. So far she's visited Kashmir, and India's borders with Afghanistan, Pakistan, Burma, and China. What has she learned about the effects of borders on human lives? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Trans-Pacific Contest 2015: Win a Trip to New York City | 09/04/14
ESSAY OR VIDEO TOPIC: What is the future of U.S.-Asia relations or of the United States and one of the Asian countries listed below? Please use specific examples or stories to illustrate your points. Each entry must be a collaboration between a student who is a citizen of the United States and a student from one of the listed East Asian countries. DEADLINE: April 30, 2015. » News » Press Releases

The Participation Gap | 06/25/14
Devin T. Stewart
"Inequality doesn't result only from differences in income or wealth (the focus of French economist Thomas Piketty). It also has a political dimension, fueled by unequal access to power and the norm that all citizens deserve an equal voice." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Thought Leader: Chan Heng Chee | 11/19/13
Chan Heng Chee, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"Globally, have we reached a point where we accept that genocide is not acceptable? I think we have. But what to do about it is something different. I'm not sure that, while we know what we have to do, the wherewithal is there, the resources are there, the will is there to deal with some of the larger egregious behavior in the world." » Studio » Thought Leaders Forum

Burma's Reforms and Regional Cooperation in East Asia | 07/24/13
Joshua Kurlantzick, Devin T. Stewart
"Though the 2010 elections that brought a civilian government to power were not free and fair, the new president, Thein Sein, has embarked upon a path-breaking and seemingly genuine reform process," argue Joshua Kurlantzick and Devin Stewart in this report prepared for the Canadian government. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Burma’s Reforms and Regional Cooperation in East Asia | 06/13/13
Joshua Kurlantzick, Devin T. Stewart
Thein Sein, his advisors, and his closest allies are committed to the reform process and to improving Burma's image in the world--whether the majority of the military agrees is open to question, argue Asia scholar Joshua Kurlantzick, and Devin Stewart, senior program director at Carnegie Council, in this report on Myanmar. » News » Media Mentions

Mindsets May Hinder Progress in Myanmar | 06/06/13
In this "Huffington Post" article, Senior Program Director and Senior Fellow Devin Stewart discusses the mental adjustments facing the Burmese, and the attitudes and expectations that may create major problems. » News » Media Mentions

Mindsets May Hinder Progress in Myanmar | 06/05/13
Devin T. Stewart
Great excitement surrounds the World Economic Forum meeting in Myanmar this week, an indication of the country's new openness. But while the media has highlighted Myanmar's political, economic, and social challenges, less discussed are the mindsets that underlie them. Stewart's report is based on several years of interviews in Myanmar and the region. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Essay on Ethics of Cybersecurity Wins Trans-Pacific Contest: Co-Authors from China (Stanford U) and U.S. (Oxford U) | 05/24/13
What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations? In this unique contest, we challenged American and East Asian students to submit a joint essay or video to answer this question. Responses included the threat of cyber-war, sweatshops, human rights, censorship, neo-imperialism, and climate change. » News » Press Releases

Public Affairs: China's Search for Security | 02/19/13
Andrew J. Nathan
In this masterly and comprehensive talk, Andrew Nathan looks at the world from Beijing's viewpoint and sees a very challenging environment for China. He identifies four rings of security concerns: inside China's territory; its 24 surrounding countries; six regional systems; and the rest of the world. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

A Fragile New Burma | 01/17/13
Barbara Crossette, Joanne J. Myers
Back from a recent fact-finding trip to Burma, veteran Asia correspondent Barbara Crossette reports on the complex situation there. People have high hopes for more openness and prosperity, yet there is a total lack of infrastructure, several serious religious ethnic conflicts, and some simmering doubts about the leadership capabilities of icon Aung San Suu Kyi. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Will 2013 Launch the Asian Century? Don’t Count on It | 01/02/13
Devin T. Stewart
If an Asian Century means one in which Asian culture and politics dominate the globe, it won't be coming any time soon. Instead, for many decades to come, Asians will likely seek to increase their freedom and equality to accompany their growing prosperity--the universal values that define the American Century. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

The Intervention Calculation Interview for Great Decisions 2013 PBS Series | 01/01/13
Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal was interviewed for PBS' "Great Decisions" in early 2013. » News » Media Mentions

Ethics Matter: Srdja Popovic on Creating Successful Nonviolent Movements | 12/11/12
Srdja Popovic, Marlene Spoerri
Successful nonviolent movements need three things: the cool factor, memorable branding, and humor, says Popovic. He cofounded the Serbian youth movement Otpor!, which played a major role in toppling Milosevic, and his work training activists in Egypt and Tunisia is widely credited for inspiring Arab Spring protesters. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Is It Too Soon to Normalize Relations with Burma? | 11/26/12
As Burma begins to reform its government, the U.S. has been quick to begin normalizing relations with the Asian state. Are geostrategic considerations overshadowing lingering questions about human rights as U.S. foreign policy pivots toward Asia? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Is It Too Soon to Normalize Relations with Burma? | 11/26/12
As Burma begins to reform its government, the U.S. has been quick to begin normalizing relations with the Asian state. Are geostrategic considerations overshadowing lingering questions about human rights as U.S. foreign policy pivots toward Asia? » 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

Michael Doyle on Nonintervention and the Responsibility to Protect | 08/04/10
Michael W. Doyle
What circumstances justify overriding sovereignty? Michael Doyle discusses the difficult questions surrounding nonintervention and the "unanimous revolution" of 2005, which led to the new norm known as the Responsibility to Protect. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Responsibility to Protect—Five Years On [Abstract] | 06/14/10
Alex J. Bellamy
States' Responsibility to Protect vulnerable populations has become a prominent feature in international debates about preventing genocide and mass atrocities and about protecting potential victims. But profound disagreements persist about RtoP's function, meaning, and proper use. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs Volume 24.2 (Summer 2010) » Features

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