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From "Indispensable Nation" to "Realism-Based Restraint": Reconsidering U.S. Engagement with the World | 11/24/14
Chas W. Freeman, Jr., David C. Speedie
Former ambassador Chas Freeman has had a wide breadth of diplomatic experience, from the Middle East to Africa, East Asia, and Europe. In this conversation he eloquently speaks his mind on the negative effects of sanctions, the folly of U.S. unqualified support for Israel, the U.S. strategy and diplomacy deficits, and much more. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

The Shifts and the Shocks: What We've Learned--and Have Still to Learn--From the Financial Crisis | 10/23/14
Martin Wolf
Why did the 2008 financial crisis occur? What should it teach us about modern economies and economics? Martin Wolf does a masterly job of untangling this complex catastrophe and proposes how we can avoid repeating our past mistakes. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Elite Perceptions of the United States in Europe and Asia | 10/13/14
Xenia Wickett, David C. Speedie
An interesting new report finds that political and business leaders in Asia value U.S. hard power while Europeans focus on American values. Both, however, view U.S. business and entrepreneurial spirit more positively than the government. What do these attitudes mean for policymakers and civil society? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Japan’s "'76ers" Gain Global Attention: New Liberal Elite Can Change Japan | 07/22/14
Devin T. Stewart
In this "Nikkei Business" interview, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow discusses his research on Japan's generation known as "76ers"--i.e. those born around 1976. He talked to non-political elites, such as activists, researchers, students, journalists, and CEOs, and found that incremental but very significant changes are underway in Japan. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Trust and Economic Growth in China | 07/01/14
Edward Chin, William C. Kirby, Madeleine Lynn, Evan Osnos, Hao Wu, Julia Taylor Kennedy
With 30 years of growth under its belt, has China joined the ranks of "developed" economies like the United States and Japan? What are obstacles to China's economic growth? What are its success stories? And how is Hong Kong faring? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Trust and Economic Growth in China | 07/01/14
Edward Chin, William C. Kirby, Madeleine Lynn, Evan Osnos, Hao Wu, Julia Taylor Kennedy » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Can Japan Change? Yes, It Can! | 06/20/14
Devin T. Stewart
It may not be a revolution, but change is happening in Japan in important ways. A more open attitude is emerging toward entrepreneurship, global education, civil society, and women in leadership positions, especially among people in their 30s and 40s. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan | 06/11/14
Malli Gero, Lin Kobayashi, Ken Shibusawa, Devin T. Stewart, Julia Taylor Kennedy
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a new generation of business leaders have launched a cultural shift, with many trying to increase female corporate leadership in order to promote the idea of "womenomics." In looking at Japan's business climate, gender equity in the workplace, and more, can gender quotas for leadership affect social change? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Womenomics and Culture Change in Japan | 06/11/14
Malli Gero, Lin Kobayashi, Ken Shibusawa, Devin T. Stewart, Julia Taylor Kennedy
In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a new generation of business leaders have launched a cultural shift, with many trying to increase female corporate leadership in order to promote the idea of "womenomics." In looking at Japan's business climate, gender equity in the workplace, and more, can gender quotas for leadership affect social change? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in the New China | 05/19/14
Evan Osnos
In Chinese, the word for ambition is "wild heart" and for millennia individual aspirations were looked down on, as the group always came first. How China has changed! » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Japan's Change Generation | 05/05/14
Devin T. Stewart
For the past two decades, Tokyo has been described as stagnant, glacial, and arthritic. But that is only part of the story. Outside the government, a new generation of liberal reformers is bringing about real change. » Publications » Articles, Papers, and Reports

The Other China: Hunger Part I - The Three Red Flags of Death (1976) | 04/28/14
Ivan D. London, Miriam London
Up to to 43 million people died in China's famine of 1959-61, but few knew about it until decades later. Yet the information was there. From 1965-75, the Londons interviewed Chinese refugees and reported on the real story. It's hard to comprehend millions of deaths. These vivid and distressing interview excerpts bring it home. » Publications » 100 for 100

Taiwan's Student Sunflower Movement: Interview with Two of its Leaders | 04/23/14
Huang Yu-fen, Wei Yang, Madeleine Lynn
In an unprecedented event this Spring, the Sunflower Student Movement occupied Taiwan's Legislative Yuan for over three weeks. The students finally withdrew after the government promised to postpone ratifying the trade agreement with China which originally sparked the protest. Two of its leaders discuss the Movement and Taiwan's future. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Asia's Cauldron: The South China Sea and the End of a Stable Pacific | 04/14/14
Robert D. Kaplan
No wonder the South China Sea is important to China, says Robert Kaplan. It's the Mediterranean of Asia, the center of international commerce, including energy shipments. Plus, if the Chinese control it and thus gain access to the Indian Ocean, China will have a two-ocean navy, transforming it in military terms from a regional power into a world power. » Studio » 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

"War on Terror," an Insider's View: A Conversation with Harold H. Koh | 02/28/14
Harold Hongju Koh, James Traub
As legal adviser to the State Department from 2009 to 2013, Harold Koh was responsible for making judgments about the most difficult issues in the "war on terror": drone strikes, military tribunals, preventive detention. This fascinating and revealing conversation explores Koh's moral convictions and the inner workings of government. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

By All Means Necessary: How China's Resource Quest is Changing the World | 02/18/14
Elizabeth Economy, Michael Levi, Joanne J. Myers
As China's urban middle class expands, China's government--and private companies--are traveling the globe in pursuit of fuel, ores, water, and farmland. And the government has all kinds of tools to bring to bear, from public diplomacy and backroom deals, to low-cost financing and low-cost labor. How is this quest changing the world, including China itself? » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Ethics Matter: Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2014 with Ian Bremmer | 01/22/14
Ian Bremmer
So what should we look out for in 2014? "The economic risks are receding. The geopolitical risks are becoming more important," says political risk guru Ian Bremmer. Don't miss this entertaining but fact-filled talk for insights on global affairs, from U.S. foreign policy, to the Middle East, Asia, Russia, Europe, and emerging markets. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late | 12/17/13
Joseph Cirincione
The threat of a nuclear nightmare is still real, says Joe Cirincione. With unsecured stockpiles in Russia, the ever-present threat of terrorists getting hold of a bomb, and the possibility of a nuclear Iran, America and the world need to pay attention to this potentially catastrophic issue. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy | 12/13/13
Eri Hotta, Ian Buruma
Why did Japan recklessly attack the United States in 1941, launching a war that most of the nation's leaders knew they were almost certain to lose? Why did they go ahead, despite heated internal debates? Get the inside story from a Japanese perspective. » Studio » All Audio, Video, Transcripts

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