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The Future of American Warfighting: Lessons of the Contemporary Battlefield | 02/27/14
Noah Shachtman, Patrick J. Mahaney, Jr., Ben FitzGerald
What are the ethical and legal questions raised by unmanned aerial vehicles, drones, and surveillance? How do they affect combatants, decision-makers, and civilians? An expert panel explores these crucial issues. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Rules of Engagement: The Legal, Ethical and Moral Challenges of the Long War | 02/13/14
Kenneth Anderson, Charles A. Blanchard, Robert Grenier
Can the drone campaign be legally and morally justified? What are the limits to the president's authority when it comes to targeted killing? Don't miss this discussion with Robert Grenier, former CIA counterterrorism director; Charles Blanchard, former general counsel of the U.S. Air Force; and Kenneth Anderson, professor of law at American University. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Second Arab Awakening and the Battle for Pluralism | 01/28/14
Marwan Muasher
Jordanian diplomat and scholar Marwan Muasher surveys the situation across the Arab world. He sees reasons for optimism in the long run, particularly in Tunisia, and makes a passionate call for pluralism, which he says is essential for democracy and prosperity. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: The Future of War, with Andrew Exum | 12/19/13
Andrew Exum, James Traub
Andrew Exum is a scholar, author, and former U.S. Army officer. In this revealing talk, he describes, in vivid detail, his days leading platoons in Iraq and Afghanistan; insights gained while working at the Pentagon; the successes and failures of America's counterinsurgency efforts; and the growing civilian-military divide, especially in the Northeast. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: Jeremy Scahill on the World as a Battlefield | 06/13/13
Jeremy Scahill, Marlene Spoerri
In the name of the "war on terror," the U.S. is conducting covert warfare and targeted killings, and it dismisses the resulting deaths of innocent civilians as "collateral damage." What are the ethical and practical repercussions of these policies? Jeremy Scahill's blistering talk ranges from Iraq to Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Legal Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of National Security | 05/31/13
Jeh Johnson
"In the post-9/11 world, the job of being the senior legal authority for the Department of Defense is the perfect storm collision of law, national security, and politics," says Jeh Johnson. He describes 13-14-hour days working on such thorny issues as "Don't Ask Don't Tell," Guantanamo, and weightiest of all, the conflict with al-Qaeda and its affiliates.

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Public Affairs: The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate | 01/31/13
Robert D. Kaplan
With a breadth and depth of knowledge spanning not only current geopolitics but centuries of history, Robert Kaplan shows us the crucial importance of geography in shaping our destinies. Geography still matters, and always will. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The New Assassination Bureau: On the 'Robotic Turn' in Contemporary War | 11/06/12
Caroline Kennedy, Nicholas Rengger
When the film "2001" first came out, the plot--in which a robot faces an ethical decision--seemed like pure science fiction. Today it's becoming reality. This essay examines the legal and ethical dilemmas created by increasing automation in warfare, including what the authors believe is the most problematic area of contemporary war: the use of drones. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

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.

Human Rights Watch World Report 2012 | 04/17/12
Kenneth Roth, Joanne J. Myers
How have governments responded to the recent events in Libya, Syria, Egypt, and other countries such as Bahrain?  Ken Roth of Human Rights Watch gives a masterly analysis of international reactions, including those of the U.S., France, India, China, Russia, Turkey, and the Arab League. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: Policymaker and Scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter | 03/02/12
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Anne-Marie Slaughter on the responsibility to protect: "I believe in a values-based foreign policy and looking to cooperate as often as I can. I also think that's basic self-interest. We don't do well when we go in without the support of other nations." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: Policymaker and Scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter | 02/24/12
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Anne-Marie Slaughter on the responsibility to protect: "I believe in a values-based foreign policy and looking to cooperate as often as I can. I also think that's basic self-interest. We don't do well when we go in without the support of other nations." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: Policymaker and Scholar Anne-Marie Slaughter | 02/22/12
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Julia Taylor Kennedy
Anne-Marie Slaughter on the responsibility to protect: "I believe in a values-based foreign policy and looking to cooperate as often as I can. I also think that's basic self-interest. We don't do well when we go in without the support of other nations." » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Child Soldiers and Counter-Terrorism: Should the U.S. Aid Countries that Recruit Child Soldiers? | 10/28/11
Child soldiers and foreign aid raise an important ethical dilemma: Should allies that use child soldiers receive U.S. military aid, even if it compromises our opposition to the practice? When--if ever--should concerns about security trump concerns for human rights? What do you think? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Child Soldiers and Counter-Terrorism: Should the U.S. Aid Countries that Recruit Child Soldiers? | 10/28/11
Child soldiers and foreign aid raise an important ethical dilemma: Should allies that use child soldiers receive U.S. military aid, even if it compromises our opposition to the practice? When--if ever--should concerns about security trump concerns for human rights? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Global Ethics Corner: Child Soldiers and Counter-Terrorism: Should the U.S. Aid Countries that Recruit Child Soldiers? | 10/28/11
Child soldiers and foreign aid raise an important ethical dilemma: Should allies that use child soldiers receive U.S. military aid, even if it compromises our opposition to the practice? When--if ever--should concerns about security trump concerns for human rights? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Education for Employment Foundation: New Opportunities for Middle East Youth | 08/10/11
Ronald Bruder, David C. Speedie
Carnegie Council's David Speedie and Ronald Bruder, founder of the Education for Employment Foundation, discuss the Foundation's work in providing job training for at-risk youth in Arab Muslim countries, and also the impact of the Arab Spring. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Education for Employment Foundation: New Opportunities for Middle East Youth | 07/28/11
Ronald Bruder, David C. Speedie
Carnegie Council's David Speedie and Ronald Bruder, founder of the Education for Employment Foundation, discuss the Foundation's work in providing job training for at-risk youth in Arab Muslim countries, and also the impact of the Arab Spring. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Education for Employment Foundation: New Opportunities for Middle East Youth | 07/25/11
Ronald Bruder, David C. Speedie
Carnegie Council's David Speedie and Ronald Bruder, founder of the Education for Employment Foundation, discuss the Foundation's work in providing job training for at-risk youth in Arab Muslim countries, and also the impact of the Arab Spring. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Rise of the Rest IV: Critical Regions in Crisis | 05/31/11
Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Devin T. Stewart, Dov Waxman
Optimistic and bleak by turns, a panel of experts analyzes the dilemmas facing the rising and existing powers--from protests across the Middle East, to the earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan, to rising food and oil prices across the world. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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