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Andrew J. Bacevich |
Andrew J. Bacevich is professor of international relations and history at Boston University, and a retired career officer in the United States Army. » People

Paul Berman |
Paul Berman is a political and literary journalist who has reported from various countries in Latin America and Europe and has commented frequently on American foreign policy. » People

Julian Bourg |
Julian Bourg is visiting assistant professor of history at Bryn Mawr College. » People

Jean L. Cohen |
Jean L. Cohen is professor of political science at Columbia University. » People

The Ottoman Road to War: Mustafa Aksakal on the Ottomans' Fateful Decision | 10/15/14
Mustafa Aksakal, Zach Dorfman
Why did the Ottoman Empire side with Germany in World War I? It was a rational decision, given the circumstances at the time, argues Aksakal. But it brought down the empire and violently reshaped the region's borders at horrifying human cost. Indeed, WWI informs national identities even today. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Cataclysm: David Stevenson on World War I as Political Tragedy | 06/18/14
David Stevenson, Mladen Joksic
David Stevenson discusses the military and political decisions on both sides that led to World War I; the Eastern, Balkan, and Italian Fronts, which are often overlooked; the role of the colonies for the Allies; and much more. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

"Ethics & International Affairs" Summer Issue | 06/13/14
This issue features essays by Roger Berkowitz on "Drones and the Question of 'The Human'" and Alan Sussman on the philosophical foundations of human rights; a special centennial roundtable on "The Future of Human Rights," featuring Beth A. Simmons, Philip Alston, James W. Nickel, Jack Donnelly, and Andrew Gilmour; a review essay by Jens Bartelson on empire and sovereignty; and book reviews by Dale Jamieson, Tom Bailey, and Simon Cotton. » News » Press Releases

The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union | 06/06/14
Serhii Plokhy
Serhii Plokhy presents a bold new interpretation of the Soviet Union's final months, which places Ukraine at the center of the drama. And by providing the historical background for what is happening now, he shows that there are many key points linking 1991 to today. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Ethics of Avoiding Conflict with China | 03/19/14
Nikolas K. Gvosdev
Is there a policy prescription that can avoid turning predictions of a Sino-American clash into a self-fulfilling prophecy? » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

To End All Wars: Adam Hochschild on World War I | 02/27/14
Adam Hochschild, Mladen Joksic
The consequences of World War I are still with us, says Adam Hochschild. Are we in danger of making the same mistakes again? Why were Europeans so eager to go to war? What happened to those who publicly opposed it? Read the answers to these questions and more in this fascinating interview. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

China's Unilateral Sanctions | 06/13/13
James Reilly
China's opposition to economic sanctions is legendary, yet there has been a subtle but significant shift in its own use of such sanctions. This represents an important trend in Chinese foreign policy--one that U.S. policymakers should take seriously. » Publications » Carnegie Ethics Online

The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations | 03/21/13
Ian Morris
Ian Morris demonstrates that social development can be measured across thousands of years. Based on past trends, what can we expect in the future? For one thing, the pace of change has accelerated. Morris predicts that the 21st century is going to be a "race between shifts in the balance of power, a transformation of humanity, and catastrophe." » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia | 10/02/12
Pankaj Mishra, Joanne J. Myers
Pankaj Mishra explores the little-known history of the first generation of Asian intellectuals, such as China's Liang Qichao and the Persian political activist al-Afghani, and discusses how their ideas influenced Asia's postcolonial state-building programs. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century | 11/01/11
George Friedman
George Friedman, founder and CEO of Strategic Forecasting, Inc., asks: What's in store during this new century? Which nations will gain and lose power? How will new technologies change the way we live? He has some predictions that may surprise you. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad | 10/14/11
John R. Schmidt, Joanne J. Myers
U.S. Foreign Service officer John Schmidt explains how the complex, dangerous relationship between the leaders of Pakistan and various jihadist groups came about, and how it all began to unravel after 9/11. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad | 10/04/11
John R. Schmidt, Joanne J. Myers
U.S. Foreign Service officer John Schmidt explains how the complex, dangerous relationship between the leaders of Pakistan and various jihadist groups came about, and how it all began to unravel after 9/11. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Unraveling: Pakistan in the Age of Jihad | 10/03/11
John R. Schmidt
U.S. Foreign Service officer John Schmidt explains how the complex, dangerous relationship between the leaders of Pakistan and various jihadist groups came about, and how it all began to unravel after 9/11. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

"Globalizing Justice: The Ethics of Poverty and Power" by Richard W. Miller [Full Text] | 09/20/11
In "Globalizing Justice," Miller argues that although we have a limited duty to respond to "neediness as such," the major source of our "vast, unmet global responsibility" to help the global poor is a duty not to take advantage of their deprivation when pursuing our own goals. » Publications » Ethics & International Affairs » Ethics & International Affairs Volume 25.3 (Fall 2011) » Book Reviews [Full Text]

Thomas E. Graham on the End of the Cold War and Beyond | 08/05/11
Thomas E. Graham, David C. Speedie
Graham discusses the turbulent period of the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s in Russia, including the relationship between Yeltsin and Gorbachev and the role of other prominent people of the time.  He goes on to analyze the post-Cold War multi-polar world. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Next Decade: Where We've Been...and Where We're Going | 05/11/11
George Friedman
The challenge of the next decade is not American power, says George Friedman. It is the preservation of the republic through a management of the international system that faces the fact that, intended or not, we're an empire. So long as we refuse to face that, we can't be effective. » Multimedia » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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