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Orville Schell on China's Role in the World | 03/21/17
Orville Schell, Stephanie Sy
Orville Schell has been reporting on China since 1970. In this wide-ranging and insightful conversation he looks at China and the U.S. exit from TPP; North Korea; the South China Sea; China's values system (or lack of one); human rights; climate change; and more.
Pankaj Mishra on our "Age of Anger" | 03/08/17
Pankaj Mishra, Devin T. Stewart
"I think the reason why so many people feel angry and disaffected is that too much has been promised to them in recent decades and the globalized economy has not delivered to large numbers of people on these promises," says Pankaj Mishra, in this discussion about his very timely book, "The Age of Anger."
Human Rights Narratives and Active Resistance, with Sujata Gadka-Wilcox | 03/03/17
Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox, Alex Woodson
Gadkar-Wilcox says that when it comes to human rights, we need to ask more questions about systems and origins. This is especially important now, as Americans confront a powerful executive branch pushing simplistic narratives and "alternative facts." What are the responsibilities of individuals? How can we start these challenging discussions?
A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order | 03/03/17
Richard N. Haass
Concerned about where the world is heading? Don't miss this measured and comprehensive overview from Richard Haas, in which he lays out the global situation facing President Trump and what may lie ahead. Topics include the Middle East, Europe, Asia, Russia, NATO, the UN, and the main factor behind job losses.
Winners of the 2016 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest on Nationalism | 02/24/17
Carnegie Council is delighted to announce the winners of its 2016 International Student/Teacher Essay Contest. Essay topic: Is nationalism an asset or hindrance in today's globalized world? The winners came from Canada, Croatia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Russia, South Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Is Nationalism an Asset or a Hindrance in Today's Globalized World? | 02/24/17
"Nationalism is a hindrance to the world as a whole, slowing down globalization and driving the world apart. A system of organization must suit all 7 billion people, not the privileged few: we must move away from nationalism."
Nationalism: A Reason for Optimism | 02/24/17
"In the end, there is something that we ought to take from the example of Korean nationalism. Nationalism can indeed exist along with globalization, without causing a hindrance."
The Bane of Nations: Nationalism in the Modern World | 02/24/17
"Today, a European Pole might rub shoulders with an Iraqi while walking in the streets of Shanghai, and in Los Angeles an Ecuadorian store owner might sell shirts to a Ghanaian customer. The traditional notion of nationalism simply cannot exist in this multicultural amalgamation."
Rekindling Nationalism through Symbolism: Asset or Hindrance to Globalism? | 02/24/17
Globalization is a forum, a union of the world's nations to collaborate as a family. However, for all to be heard, all must be on a level playing field. Developing nations like India require citizens to work together to reach the goal of an equal say. Hence for India, nationalism--a cultural unification to rekindle the sense of belonging and confidence--is indispensable.
Coexistence in the World of Nations | 02/24/17
"Why don't we then just write off nationalism as an unacceptable element from the past (similar to racism and imperialism)? There are two main reasons. First of them is that in certain circumstances nationalism might have cohesive power in a society. It can be used to boast certain positive trends. Secondly, nationalism is a resilient and adaptable enemy."
Nationalisms: Constructive and Destructive | 02/24/17
The goal of peace in the 21st century is likely to be advanced far less by grand projects aimed at nationalism's demise and more at the hard, practical work of revising nationalist feelings to maximize their constructive potentials.
Nationalism Version 2.0 is Congruent with Globalization | 02/24/17
Dr. Gadanya's research shows that people approve of and identify with the achievements of other countries when these achievements are of potential benefits to them, their countries, and the global community. He calls this nationalism 2.0, concluding that while nationalism is not always congruent with globalization, nationalism 2.0 is a global win-win.
Nationalism: A Modern Asset | 02/22/17
"We are currently living in the rapidly globalizing world of the 21st century. This means that the barriers of communication and cultural exchange are eliminated. Consequently, nationalism grows into a crucial asset to have and will always be essential, especially in this open world. As an example, take my home country, Indonesia."
Alexander Görlach on Threats to Liberal Democracy | 02/14/17
Alexander Görlach, Stephanie Sy
In this wide-ranging and lively discussion, Alexander Görlach, founder of the debate magazine "The European," tackles the rise of populism and the far right in Europe, Brexit, the results of the U.S. election, the refugee crisis, and more.
Sensible Advice for Trump's Asia Policy | 02/07/17
Patrick M. Cronin, Devin T. Stewart
"Hopefully, 'America First' really means peace through strength; it means putting our economy and our economic policy at the forefront of our strategy; it means staying strong but using our force in only the most judicious manner." Asia-Pacific security expert Patrick Cronin analyzes the situation in Asia and offers practical advice for the new administration.
The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American and European Politics | 02/06/17
John B. Judis, Joanne J. Myers
How exactly should we define populism? What led to its current resurgence in Europe and the United States, on both the right and the left? And in particular, how can we explain the Trump phenomenon? For answers, don't miss this fascinating discussion with author and journalist John Judis.
Freedom of Expression in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Beyond | 02/03/17
Ismail Einashe, Alex Woodson
Freelance journalist Ismail Einashe sees a dangerous backsliding of democracy and free media in sub-Saharan Africa, alongside an increase in Internet access and the influence of foreign media organizations. Two weeks into the new administration, are there parallels in the United States?
Europe's Last Chance: Why the European States Must Form a More Perfect Union | 01/27/17
To avoid disaster, the EU needs to become a real federation, argues Guy Verhofstadt. "That means a small, real European government controlled by two bodies, a parliament representing the citizens and a senate representing the Member States, with a real budget, with a defense union--with everything that is needed to make the Union more effective."
Will Trump be a "Madman" in Asia? | 01/23/17
Daniel S. Markey, Devin T. Stewart
Are there advantages to Trump being seen as an unpredictable "madman" when dealing with Asia, as Nixon was once described in relation to Vietnam? Or will it just make things worse? Devin Stewart discusses Trump's potential foreign policy approaches to Asia with former State Department official Daniel Markey.
Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2017 | 01/10/17
Ian Bremmer, Devin T. Stewart
The world is entering a geopolitical recession, i.e. an unwinding of the old global order, says political scientist Ian Bremmer, in his grimmest forecast ever. Topics include the potential challenges from a Trump administration, President Obama's legacy of a more fractured world, human rights in the Middle East, and the fate of liberalism.