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Russia's Intervention and the Fight against ISIL with U.S. Army Veteran Asha Castleberry | 10/08/2015 Asha Castleberry, Alex Woodson The good news is that ISIL has lost one-third of the key areas that it took over, both in Iraq and Syria, says Castleberry. But the the Russian intervention in Syria has complicated things; she explains just how.

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror | 10/09/2015 Michael Weiss, Joanne J. Myers ISIS is often portrayed as a mysterious force that came out of nowhere. It's nothing of the kind. This grim, unforgettable talk gives us the full, terrifying story, from the initial mistakes made in Iraq to the carnage going on now in Syria.

Karenna Gore on Faith Communities and the Environment | 10/07/2015 Karenna Gore, Stephanie Sy Karenna Gore, daughter of Al Gore and director of the Center for Earth Ethics, discusses how faith communities (including indigenous peoples) are rallying to combat climate change; what she sees as a shift in consciousness in how we define success; and much more.

Pope Francis Among the Wolves: The Inside Story of a Revolution | 10/05/2015 Marco Politi, Julie E. Byrne Francis is the first pope who wasn't born in a village, says Vatican expert Marco Politi, but in a mega-city with many social-economic levels and faiths. "This explains why when he speaks he doesn't speak only to Catholics, not only to Christians. He speaks beyond religious borders. He speaks to men and women as they are in contemporary society."

NATO in the 21st Century: Addressing New and Urgent Challenges | 10/01/2015 Douglas E. Lute, Joanne J. Myers NATO is now in its third historical phase, says U.S. Ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute in this informative, useful talk. "There is now a sense that NATO faces maybe not just one threat, a newly aggressive, newly assertive Russia, but also concerns from the Southeast with ISIS and potentially from instability in the South across the Mediterranean as well."

Can Human-Centered Design "Fix" Humanitarian Aid? | 09/28/2015 Debbie Aung Din Taylor, Bruce Nussbaum, Susan Eve Oguya, Jocelyn Wyatt, Julia Taylor Kennedy Design thinking has emerged as a new tool in humanitarianism. Proponents of the trend believe it can solve the problem long plaguing the aid community: that great ideas fail to be adopted in poor communities because they don't always take context into account. But are design's more inclusive methods still a kind of neo-imperialism? Is there a different way?

Reconciliation, not Revenge for Israelis and Palestinians | 09/25/2015 Bassam Aramin, Robi Damelin, Alex Woodson In this emotional and inspiring interview, Israeli Robi Damelin and Palestinian Bassam Aramin discuss their work with the Parents Circle Families Forum, an organization of bereaved Israelis and Palestinians. Having both lost a child to the struggle, they say reconciliation is the necessary step to end conflicts in the Middle East and beyond.

Is the Eurozone Crisis Over? | 09/24/2015 Martin Wolf Economist Martin Wolf lays out the three enormous problems Europe faces today: relations with Russia; a possible Brexit; and the migration crisis. He goes on to analyze Europe's economic situation, declaring that the 2008 crash resulted in well over a lost decade, and the economic and political repercussions will be felt for many more years to come.

Introduction to "Ethics & International Affairs," Fall 2015 | 09/17/2015 Zach Dorfman In this podcast, Senior Editor Zach Dorfman discusses the journal's fall issue. Topics discussed include global standards for international judges; ethical consumption and individual obligations; democracy in the age of the Internet; reviews of books from Michael Walzer, Kenneth A. Rodman, and Deen K. Chatterjee; and a symposium on Michael Blake's book "Justice and Foreign Policy."

Russia's Soft Power: A Matter for Church and State | 09/14/2015 Nadieszda Kizenko, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, Nicolai N. Petro If other countries wish to understand Russia, they need to have a grasp of her values, which provide the moral framework for her policies and world view. In this fascinating discussion, three leading experts on Russia's "soft power" explain the roles of the state and the Russian Orthodox Church and their complex interplay in formulating this framework.

Bridging the Civilian-Military Gap with Veterans4Diplomacy's Jayson Browder | 08/24/2015 Jayson Browder, Alex Woodson "I think there's a new breed of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans who are very entrepreneurial. A lot of the missions that they had in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other parts of the world really lent to this entrepreneurial spirit."

Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran: Assessment and Prospects | 08/20/2015 Gary Sick, David C. Speedie Professor Gary Sick, Iran expert at Columbia University and lead White House negotiator during the 1979 Iran hostage crisis, assesses the merits of the recently negotiated agreement on Iran's nuclear program and the prospects for the upcoming vote in Congress.

Global Tax Avoidance: Who's Responsible? | 08/21/2015 Elise J. Bean, Pamela Chisanga, John Christensen, Harold Crooks, Julia Taylor Kennedy, Amber Kiwan We investigate the complex world of tax avoidance, starting with the mining industry in Zambia. Activists, documentarians, and economists give perspectives on how corporations avoid taxes and how this practice is now entrenched in business and government.

A Conversation on Climate Change with Conservation International's M. Sanjayan | 07/21/2015 M. Sanjayan, Zach Dorfman In late June, "Ethics & International Affairs" senior editor Zach Dorfman sat down with M. Sanjayan, senior scientist at Conservation International, at the Aspen Ideas Festival to discuss our climate-changed world, and why--on some days at least--he's hopeful about our environmental future.

Iraqi Unity & the Fight Against ISIL with U.S. Army Veteran Asha Castleberry | 07/16/2015 Asha Castleberry, Alex Woodson "The most important thing right now is that the Iraqis have to defeat ISIL, and in order to do that, they have to achieve national unity," says Castleberry, who recently returned from the Middle East. She also discusses the roles of Egypt, Jordan, and the Gulf Cooperation Council in this important and complex mission.

Ukraine and the Future of Reforms | 07/20/2015 John A. Cloud, Nikolas K. Gvosdev, David C. Speedie In May 2015, a time of crisis not only for Ukraine but also for the future of the entire EU, Cloud and Gvosdev went to Lithuania, Poland, Germany, and Belgium and had frank discussions on Ukraine with former and current government officials and think-tank representatives, and with EU officials in Brussels. Here are their findings.

When CEOs Become Activists | 07/20/2015 Tom Bower, John Browne, Aaron Chatterji, Mark Moody-Stuart, Julia Taylor Kennedy Corporate leaders' influence reaches beyond the walls of their businesses. How do they use that power, and what are the ethical, business, and political consequences? Discover how BP's John Browne and Shell's Mark Moody-Stuart influenced politics in oil-producing countries and how Browne and Apple's Tim Cook weighed in on LGBT issues. *This podcast was amended on August 3, 2015; see transcript.

Eighteen Months On: Post-Maidan Ukraine | 07/14/2015 Nicolai N. Petro, David C. Speedie Professor Nicolai Petro was a Fulbright scholar in Odessa, southern Ukraine, for a year in the aftermath of the Maidan revolution. In Odessa once again, he offers his impressions of the economic, political, and security situations in Ukraine today.

The Republic of Conscience | 07/02/2015 Gary Hart, Joanne J. Myers According to former U.S. Senator Gary Hart, Congress, the military, and even the Supreme Court have fallen victim to special interests and ignored America's founding principles. What can we do about it? "Get angry," he says, in this enlightening and ultimately hopeful talk.

Ethical Leadership: A Conversation with Chuck Hagel | 06/23/2015 Chuck Hagel, David C. Speedie The one constant in Chuck Hagel's varied and pressure-filled career has been ethical leadership. How have his experiences--in war, the boardroom, Congress, and as secretary of defense--shaped his leadership style?

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