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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

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. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"War on Terror," an Insider's View: A Conversation with Harold H. Koh | 02/28/14
Harold Hongju Koh, James Traub
As legal adviser to the State Department from 2009 to 2013, Harold Koh was responsible for making judgments about the most difficult issues in the "war on terror": drone strikes, military tribunals, preventive detention. This fascinating and revealing conversation explores Koh's moral convictions and the inner workings of government. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2014 with Ian Bremmer | 01/22/14
Ian Bremmer
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. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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

Japan-South Korean Rivalry Is Thorn in America’s Pivot | 04/26/13
Devin Stewart, senior program director and senior fellow at Carnegie Council, is cited in this article by Talha Aquil and Anna Gawel. » News » Media Mentions

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? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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

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
Ward Wilson
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." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

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. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Home Alone? | 08/30/12
Kei Hiruta
What is it like to be liberal in East Asia? Is liberalism a specifically Western ideology, or does it embody universal norms? The old dispute is a matter of pressing concern in East Asia, where political leaders repeatedly denounce liberal values for various purposes--from suppressing dissenters to pursuing popular support. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

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. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

April/May 2012: Security Issues Facing the United States | 05/18/12
Jeffrey D. McCausland
Senior Fellow Jeff McCausland's report ranges from the proposed U.S. defense budget cuts and recent military scandals,  to Syria, Afghanistan, and the two Koreas. Of particular interest is the troubling information on Syria, including serious concerns over the safety of its stockpile of WMDs.

A Look at Current U.S. Security Issues | 04/10/12
Jeffrey D. McCausland, Phillip McCausland
Senior Fellow Jeff McCausland gives us an expert run-down on current security issues, including Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC); North Korea; China's significant increase in defense spending; the growing crisis between Iran and Israel; the killings in Afghanistan; and much more.

Global Ethics Corner: North Korea: Engage, Ignore, or Confront? | 01/06/12
With the recent death of Kim Jong-il, the United States is once again wondering what to do about North Korea. Is engagement with the nation's new leader, Kim Jong-un, the answer? Or should the U.S. isolate the rogue state and continue to ignore its threats? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: North Korea: Engage, Ignore, or Confront? | 01/06/12
With the recent death of Kim Jong-il, the United States is once again wondering what to do about North Korea. Is engagement with the nation's new leader, Kim Jong-un, the answer? Or should the U.S. isolate the rogue state and continue to ignore its threats? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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