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Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2015 | 01/15/15
"The world in 2015 looks a lot more dangerous, a lot more vulnerable," says global political risk specialist Ian Bremmer in his annual forecast. He notes that while the United States and China, the world's largest and second-largest economies, are doing better economically, the global environment is geopolitically much worse.
Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy | 12/03/14
Former ambassador Hill has worked on some of the most dangerous and difficult problems in U.S. diplomacy, from the Balkans, to North Korea, to Iraq. In this astute and often funny talk, he gives an inside look at his work as a diplomat, and also discusses the latest crises, from ISIS and Syria, to Ukraine and dealing with Russia.
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? 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.
Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific | 04/14/14
Robert D. Kaplan
No wonder the South China Sea is important to China, says Robert Kaplan. It's the Mediterranean of Asia, the center of international commerce, including energy shipments. Plus, if the Chinese control it and thus gain access to the Indian Ocean, China will have a two-ocean navy, transforming it in military terms from a regional power into a world power.
Ethics Matter: Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2014 with Ian Bremmer | 01/22/14
So what should we look out for in 2014? "The economic risks are receding. The geopolitical risks are becoming more important," says political risk guru Ian Bremmer. Don't miss this entertaining but fact-filled talk for insights on global affairs, from U.S. foreign policy, to the Middle East, Asia, Russia, Europe, and emerging markets.
Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late | 12/17/13
The threat of a nuclear nightmare is still real, says Joe Cirincione. With unsecured stockpiles in Russia, the ever-present threat of terrorists getting hold of a bomb, and the possibility of a nuclear Iran, America and the world need to pay attention to this potentially catastrophic issue.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home: The Case for Putting America's House in Order | 06/06/13
Richard N. Haass
We have been guilty of overreaching abroad and underachieving at home, says Richard Haass, and these sins are really two sides of the national security coin. After all, "our capacity to act abroad is obviously directly limited and affected by the capacities we have created here at home, whether the capacities are military or economic or human."
Global Ethics Corner: Will China Finally Turn on North Korea? | 03/18/13
A recent nuclear test and renewed threats from North Korea has led to new sanctions from the UN Security Council. Does this mean that China's patience with North Korea has finally run out? Or will humanitarian and geopolitical concerns keep the two allied?
"Smuggled Refugees": The Social Construction of North Korean Migration | 03/08/13
"International Migration 51:4" featured a paper on North Korean women and migration by Global Ethics Fellow Jiyoung Song.
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.
New Year . . . More Challenges | 02/06/13
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Col. Jeff McCausland gives us an expert rundown on U.S. and global security issues, including the nomination hearings of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense; the consequences of proposed U.S. defense budget cuts; Afghanistan; the Israeli elections; Syria; French military actions in Africa; and more.
Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons | 01/24/13
What if everything we believe about nuclear weapons is wrong? "Reexamine the facts and you'll see that the arguments for nuclear weapons aren't powerful; they're preposterous. They are an unpersuasive collection of wishful thinking held together by nothing more than fear and rationalization."
U.S. and World Security Issues for December 2012 | 01/09/13
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Carnegie Council Fellow Colonel Jeff McCausland discusses the controversy over Chuck Hagel; the fiscal cliff and defense cuts; the attack on Benghazi; the situation in Syria, Afghanistan, North Korea, and Iran; the elections in South Korea and Japan; and much more.
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.
The Second Nuclear Age: Strategy, Danger, and the New Power Politics | 12/14/12
In the Cold War, the path to nuclear war always led through Moscow and Washington. In the second nuclear age the triggers to nuclear war are in Tel Aviv, Islamabad, Pyongyang, and in the future possibly Tehran, and possibly in other places too, because you can start a nuclear war even if you don't have nuclear weapons.
Innovative Policies in the Middle Kingdom: A Chinese Nuclear Umbrella? | 11/05/12
There is a means to denuclearize North Korea: a Beijing-Pyongyang Grand Bargain whereby the DPRK nuclear weapons program is dismantled in exchanged for protection under a Chinese nuclear umbrella. While this policy innovation may appear somewhat sinister to the West and her allies, benefits abound for both North Korea and China.
Restless Empire: China and the World Since 1750 | 09/20/12
Odd Arne Westad, Joanne J. Myers
In this astute analysis, Westad explains China's international relations over the last 250 years from a Chinese perspective, providing valuable insights into its current and future course.
International and U.S. Security | 08/15/12
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Good news from Afghanistan, violence in Syria, crisis in Iran, al-Qaeda in Iraq--for an expert report on what's going on around the world, Jeff McCausland's monthly column is a must.
The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future | 06/11/12
Victor D. Cha, Joanne J. Myers
Policy expert and scholar Victor Cha lifts the curtain on North Korea, one of the world's most isolated, poorly-understood, and dangerous nations, and explains why he believes that the level of risk has escalated since Kim Jong-il's death.
A Look at Current National Security Issues, as Summer Begins . . . | 06/08/12
Jeffrey D. McCausland, Phillip McCausland
Jeff and Phillip McCausland give an expert overview of international and domestic security issues. These include Syria, Afghanistan, the NATO Summit, what we learned from bin Laden's papers, and the continuing defense budget gridlock.