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International Holocaust Memorial Day, January 27: What We Can Still Learn | 01/26/16
Gene Klein
Holocaust survivor Gene Klein: "On Holocaust Memorial Day we remember the suffering, death and destruction of the camps. This year I also ask you to make a human connection to today's refugees. When you see them on your television or in your community, try to walk in their shoes." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

The Unprecedented Jihadi Threat in Europe | 01/25/16
Jean-Pierre Filiu
"At this very moment, ISIS is recruiting probably 100 people a week from all over the world, including this very country. So it is not a European problem, it is not an Arab issue; it is a global threat and global challenge. That is why I insist on the fact that the threat has to be dealt with at the source, which is basically Syria." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2016 | 01/07/16
Ian Bremmer, Devin T. Stewart
Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer discusses the top political risks for 2016 and gives a stark warning for the year ahead. Touching on the Saudi-Iranian tensions, China's footprint, and the eroding trans-Atlantic alliance, Bremmer says, "This is very likely to be the most dangerous year of geopolitical risk we have experienced since we started this process." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Violence All Around | 12/15/15
John Sifton, Joanne J. Myers
What is terrorism, and how is it different from other violence? How does technology affect rates of violence? How and when can nonviolence be effective? John Sifton of Human Rights Watch reflects on these issues and more, including the intersection between nonviolence and Christian Realism, as exemplified by his grandfather, Reinhold Niebuhr. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Suchitra Vijayan on the Politics and Rhetoric of the Refugee Crisis | 12/03/15
Suchitra Vijayan, Alex Woodson
The co-founder of the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo during the Iraq War, Suchitra Vijayan discusses the refugee crisis from a legal, political, and humanitarian point of view. She details the remarkable empathy needed to work in the field and why the United States and Europe have an ethical responsibility to respond to the situation. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Suchitra Vijayan on the Politics and Rhetoric of the Refugee Crisis | 12/02/15
Suchitra Vijayan, Alex Woodson
The co-founder of the Resettlement Legal Aid Project in Cairo during the Iraq War, Suchitra Vijayan discusses the refugee crisis from a legal, political, and humanitarian point of view. She details the remarkable empathy needed to work in the field and why the United States and Europe have an ethical responsibility to respond to the situation. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Afghanistan and Pakistan: The Re-emergence of the Taliban and the Arrival of ISIS | 12/01/15
Ahmed Rashid, Barnett Rubin, Joanne J. Myers
Ahmed Rashid and Barnett Rubin dissect the complicated situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan--a region of many competing terrorist groups--and also comment on ISIS in the Middle East and Europe. ISIS is actually a war within Islam, declares Rashid, and the West's main task should be to help mobilize and unite the Muslim world to fight it. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Perspectives from Inside a Tumultuous Middle East: Syria-Iraq-ISIS-Russia and Iran | 11/23/15
Rami Khouri, Joanne J. Myers
The majority of the Arab World seeks justice, accountability, and democracy, says Beirut-based Rami Khouri. What we are dealing with now is bad governance in the region combined with the terrible consequences of continuous foreign military intervention: American, Russian, European, Iranian, Israeli, and inter-Arab. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Beyond Paris: The Refugee Crisis in Europe | 11/19/15
David C. Speedie, Amber Kiwan
"Closing borders in the West will not only worsen the already unimaginable human rights disaster that asylum seekers are facing, but it will also add fuel to the Eurosceptics' fire as they work to destabilize the European Union. And this is all compounded by the fact that closing borders doesn't work." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Why France Should Not Close Its Borders | 11/16/15
Kavitha Rajagopalan
Since September 11, 2001, both the U.S. and Europe have merged anti-terrorism strategies with immigration policy, and with little success. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

The Global Refugee Crisis | 11/13/15
Ian Buruma, Tomáš Halík
How can Christian leaders help Europe cope with the flood of refugees? Renowned Czech theologian Father Tomàš Halik argues that Christianity, especially the Catholic Church, can be an effective mediator between Islam and Europe's secular humanists,  as it has many values in common with both. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Putin Worldview, Russia in Syria, and the Ukraine Elections | 11/09/15
Nicolai N. Petro
Professor Nicolai Petro was one of a few American experts to attend the Valdai Discussion Club, an annual conference in Moscow on Russia's foreign policy attended by President Vladimir Putin. Here, Petro discusses Putin's worldview and the Russian military intervention in Syria and analyzes the recent elections in Ukraine. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Putin Worldview, Russia in Syria, and the Ukraine Elections | 11/06/15
Nicolai N. Petro, David C. Speedie
Professor Nicolai Petro was one of a few American experts to attend the Valdai Discussion Club, an annual conference in Moscow on Russia's foreign policy attended by President Vladimir Putin. Here, Petro discusses Putin's worldview and the Russian military intervention in Syria and analyzes the recent elections in Ukraine. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Clip of the Month: Michael Weiss on the Morality of the American Fight Against ISIS | 10/21/15
Michael Weiss
Daily Beast senior editor Michael Weiss discusses the complexities of the U.S. fight against ISIS, including how it has fed into a conspiracy theory that Obama wants to "disenfranchise Sunnis," with the help of Iran and Russia. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror | 10/09/15
Michael Weiss, Joanne J. Myers
ISIS is often portrayed as a mysterious force that came out of nowhere. It's nothing of the kind. This grim, unforgettable talk gives us the full, terrifying story, from the initial mistakes made in Iraq to the carnage going on now in Syria. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Russia's Intervention and the Fight against ISIL with U.S. Army Veteran Asha Castleberry | 10/08/15
Asha Castleberry, Alex Woodson
The good news is that ISIL has lost one-third of the key areas that it took over, both in Iraq and Syria, says Castleberry. But the the Russian intervention in Syria has complicated things; she explains just how. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Messrs. Obama and Putin: Put Syria and Syrians First | 10/01/15
David C. Speedie
While the U.S. and Russia disagree over the fate of Assad, they share a self-interested resolve to defeat the ISIL forces that now control large swathes of eastern Syria. It is frustrating to look on as the two leaders snipe at each other over how to accomplish this--rather like two Neros fiddling while Rome, or in this case Damascus, burns. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

NATO in the 21st Century: Addressing New and Urgent Challenges | 10/01/15
Douglas E. Lute, Joanne J. Myers
NATO is now in its third historical phase, says U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute in this informative, useful talk. "There is now a sense that NATO faces maybe not just one threat, a newly aggressive, newly assertive Russia, but also concerns from the Southeast with ISIS and potentially from instability in the South across the Mediterranean as well." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Refugee Mass Exodus: Need for a UN-led World Conference | 09/15/15
Rene Wadlow
"Only a UN-led world conference with adequate research and prior broad discussion can meet the challenges of worldwide migration and continuing refugee flows. This year's UN General Assembly would be a most appropriate time to pass a resolution to organize such a UN-led world conference." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

No Peace in Syria without Justice | 09/15/15
Najib Ghadbian
"Only when the culture of impunity in Syria is addressed will the prospect for a political solution become genuinely viable, and can we begin to stop the flow of refugees from pouring into Europe," declares Dr. Najib Ghadbian, special representative to the UN and the U.S. for the Syrian National Coalition. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

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