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My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel | 11/27/13
Speaking just after the November 23 nuclear deal with Iran, Ari Shavit is skeptical: "The question is: Is it an act of creating the time to wake up and see what's there; or is it a process of deluding ourselves one last time, which will be the very last time?" He also discusses his homeland, Israel--its history, its deep-rooted problems, and its vibrancy.
November 22, 1963. "John F. Kennedy Has Been Taken From Us." | 11/21/13
"John F. Kennedy has been taken from us; there is an aching emptiness where there was once a bright presence. We are left now to assess his accomplishments and to meditate on the meaning of his death and the almost universal grief it inspired."
The Nonproliferation Complex by Campbell Craig and Jan Ruzicka (Free for a limited time!) | 10/09/13
In this essay, Campbell Craig and Jan Ruzicka trace the history of the rise of the nuclear nonproliferation complex during and immediately after the Cold War. They show how nonproliferation and disarmament organizations and advocates turned toward ameliorative approaches in the face of great-power refusal to accept more substantial change, or indeed defended an international order favoring the status quo.
Thought Leader: Sir Lawrence Freedman | 10/08/13
Lawrence Freedman, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"There are values that those of us from Western liberal societies hold dear and believe should be universal. But they're not. And that produces the challenges. If they were, then things would be a lot easier."
U.S. Policy on Iran and the Middle East: Where Do We Go From Here? | 09/27/13
Gary Sick, David C. Speedie
Are we on the brink of a new era in Iran-U.S. relations? Maybe. Iran expert Gary Sick discusses President Rouhani's UN speech, which took place just before this event, plus previous missed opportunities and the current possibilities of rapprochement. While condemning the regime, he sees an opening for constructive negotiations.
Nonproliferation: A Global Issue for a Global Ethic | 09/18/13
J. Bryan Hehir
This essay, focused on the continuing moral challenge of nuclear weapons, recalls the intellectual and moral lessons of the last century and identifies three leading issues in nuclear ethics today: post-cold war challenges to nonproliferation and deterrence, the new challenges posed by the terrorist threat, and recent proposals for Going to Zero.
Carnegie Council Presents "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2013 Issue | 09/17/13
This issue features Richard Schiffman on the land grab in Africa; Frances Moore Lappé, Jennifer Clapp, Molly Anderson, Robin Broad, Ellen Messer, Thomas Pogge, and Timothy Wise on anti-hunger strategies; a special Centennial roundtable on nonproliferation in the 21st century, with J. Bryan Hehir, Jacques E. C. Hymans, Nina Tannenwald, and Ward Wilson; Campbell Craig and Jan Ruzicka on the nuclear nonproliferation complex; and book reviews.
Coming Soon: Centennial Roundtable, "Nonproliferation in the 21st Century" | 08/15/13
The Fall issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" puts a spotlight on the topic of nonproliferation. In our Carnegie Council Centennial Roundtable, "Nonproliferation in the 21st Century," four leading experts present their perspectives on the contemporary state of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the future of nuclear weapons. The Centennial Roundtable will be freely accessible online for a limited time, courtesy of Cambridge University Press. Look for it in the second half of September!
Letter of Last Resort: The Discussion | 06/01/13
What would you tell the commander of the Trident submarine at sea to do if the UK was destroyed, and its leadership killed, by a surprise nuclear strike? In this BBC Radio 4 discussion, Global Ethics Fellow David Rodin, Commodore Tim Hare and Dr. Caroline Lucas MP debate what orders they would give in a "Letter of Last Resort."
Investing in an Independent Scotland | 04/10/13
In an eloquent speech, First Minister Salmond, leader of the government in Scotland, makes the case for an independent Scotland. In addition to compelling economic reasons, he argues that clearly, "the best people to take decisions about Scotland are the people who choose to live and work in Scotland."
Documentary "In My Lifetime" | 04/07/13
"In My Lifetime" is a documentary about the ongoing struggle of nuclear weapons. It features a excerpt from a Carnegie Council talk by former U.S. ambassador Jack Matlock.
The Measure of Civilization: How Social Development Decides the Fate of Nations | 03/21/13
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."
Global Ethics Corner: Will China Finally Turn on North Korea? | 03/18/13
A recent nuclear test and renewed threats from North Korea has led to new sanctions from the UN Security Council. Does this mean that China's patience with North Korea has finally run out? Or will humanitarian and geopolitical concerns keep the two allied?
Ethics on Film: Discussion of "In My Lifetime" | 03/10/13
This deeply moving documentary tells the history of atomic weapons and the anti-nuclear movement. From Hirohsima and Nagasaki to nuclear tests in Nevada to the START Treaty and other international agreements, this film gives a comprehensive account of these weapons, "the very end point of logic."
Thought Leader: E. O. Wilson | 02/28/13
E. O. Wilson, Devin T. Stewart, Anna Kiefer
"A global ethic, which is absolutely necessary to meet the destructive forces that our intellectual and technological powers have given us to meet and solve the big problems that are promoted by it, depends upon a much more thorough knowledge of what we are."
Scotland, Independence, and Internationalism | 02/25/13
The debate over Scotland's future is one that not only has ramifications for Scotland and Britain, but for the rest of the world as well.
Public Affairs: China's Search for Security | 02/19/13
Andrew J. Nathan
In this masterly and comprehensive talk, Andrew Nathan looks at the world from Beijing's viewpoint and sees a very challenging environment for China. He identifies four rings of security concerns: inside China's territory; its 24 surrounding countries; six regional systems; and the rest of the world.
Report from the Middle East | 02/14/13
Charles D. Freilich
Chuck Freilich's knowledgeable talk gives us an overview of the primary forces at work today in the Middle East--and some potential outcomes. He also provides an insider's analysis of Israel's politics and prospects.
Five Myths About Nuclear Weapons | 01/24/13
What if everything we believe about nuclear weapons is wrong? "Reexamine the facts and you'll see that the arguments for nuclear weapons aren't powerful; they're preposterous. They are an unpersuasive collection of wishful thinking held together by nothing more than fear and rationalization."
Thought Leader: Richard Lugar | 01/14/13
Richard Lugar, David C. Speedie, Anna Kiefer
"I do approach it in a positive way, that we ought to be thinking about nutrition for every human being, keeping people alive so they have a chance to learn and to be productive."