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The Secret of Political Jiu-Jitsu | 03/05/14
Mladen Joksic, Srdja Popovic
"While oppression may appear to be a display of the government's power, skilled activists know that it's actually a sign of weakness." » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Venezuela: An Ethical Foreign Policy? | 07/10/13
Ewan Robertson
Some observers see Venezuela's foreign policy as promoting international solidarity with the oppressed, combating poverty, and pushing for a just world order free of uni-polar domination. Others argue that it has been incoherent, militaristic, and prejudicial to regional stability. What does the evidence tell us? » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

Global Ethics Corner: What Will Be Hugo Chávez’s Legacy? | 03/11/13
The world's eyes are on Venezuela as Hugo Chavez's death leaves many questions. Will he be remembered as a champion of the poor or will his legacy be stained by Venezuela's high crime rates? Was he a repressive tyrant or a victim of American propaganda? » Studio » Multimedia

Public Affairs: Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power | 05/09/12
Steve Coll
ExxonMobil is rather like France, says Steve Coll. It's mostly aligned with the U.S; it's sometimes opposed, but a lot of the time it's just busy keeping track of its own separate system and really doesn't want to be entangled in U.S. power unless it serves ExxonMobil interests. » Studio » Multimedia

Iran: A Diplomatic Solution | 03/19/12
Thomas R. Pickering
In this knowledgeable and detailed talk, Ambassador Pickering cuts through the current hysteria about Iran, stressing that we still have time for diplomacy. In fact it may finally be the right moment for both sides to engage in constructive talks. » Studio » Multimedia

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations | 03/12/12
Michael L. Ross, Joanne J. Myers
Is oil a curse? According to Michael Ross, it's not a coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world. » Studio » Multimedia

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations | 03/12/12
Michael L. Ross, Joanne J. Myers
According to Michael Ross, it's no coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world. » Studio » Multimedia

Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America | 03/06/12
Enrique Krauze, Joanne J. Myers
Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Gabriel Marcia Marquez, Octavio Paz, and many more: Krauze discusses Latin America's intellectual, literary, and political figures who were inspired by revolutionary ideas, and hopes that his book will be "a requiem for the Latin American passionate revolution." » Studio » Multimedia

Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America | 02/29/12
Enrique Krauze, Joanne J. Myers
Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Gabriel Marcia Marquez, Octavio Paz, and many more: Krauze discusses Latin America's intellectual, literary, and political figures who were inspired by revolutionary ideas, and hopes that his book will be "a requiem for the Latin American passionate revolution." » Studio » Multimedia

Redeemers: Ideas and Power in Latin America | 02/29/12
Enrique Krauze, Joanne J. Myers
Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Gabriel Marcia Marquez, Octavio Paz, and many more: Krauze discusses Latin America's intellectual, literary, and political figures who were inspired by revolutionary ideas, and hopes that his book will be "a requiem for the Latin American passionate revolution." » Studio » Multimedia

The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics | 01/05/12
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith, Joanne J. Myers
Cynics or realists? Just follow five rules and you can be a successful dictator, say Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith--at least until old age or sickness catch up with you. They go on to argue that these precepts apply to all systems of governance, including U.S. democracy. » Studio » Multimedia

The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics | 12/20/11
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith, Joanne J. Myers
Cynics or realists? Just follow five rules and you can be a successful dictator, say Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith--at least until old age or sickness catch up with you. They go on to argue that these precepts apply to all systems of governance, including U.S. democracy.    » Studio » Multimedia

The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior Is Almost Always Good Politics | 12/20/11
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smith, Joanne J. Myers
Cynics or realists? Just follow five rules and you can be a successful dictator, say Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith--at least until old age or sickness catch up with you. They go on to argue that these precepts apply to all systems of governance, including U.S. democracy. » Studio » Multimedia

Justin Harlow on Political Risk and Investment in Emerging Markets | 11/15/11
Justin Harlow, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Justin Harlow discusses investing in the energy sector in emerging markets. He is the founder and managing partner of Tau Energy Partners, an energy investment advisory firm dedicated to emerging markets. » Studio » Multimedia

Justin Harlow on Political Risk and Investment in Emerging Markets | 11/08/11
Justin Harlow, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Justin Harlow discusses investing in the energy sector in emerging markets. He is the founder and managing partner of Tau Energy Partners, an energy investment advisory firm dedicated to emerging markets. » Studio » Multimedia

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

Political Futures Mar 09 Segment 4: The Petro-states (6:13 mins) | 03/10/09
Ian Bremmer
Everyone is affected by the global economic crisis. But what are the special challenges facing petro-states, such as Venezuela, Iran, and Iraq? » Studio » Multimedia

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