- The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, the U.S. Government's Greatest Humanitarian, with Robert D. Kaplan
In his long career as a journalist covering the Cold War and its aftermath, best-selling author Robert D. Kaplan often crossed paths with Bob Gersony. A high school dropout later awarded a Bronze Star for his service in Vietnam, Gersony conducted on-the-ground research for the U.S. government in virtually every war and natural-disaster zone in the world. In conversation with Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, Kaplan discusses the powerful example that Gersony set of how American diplomacy should be conducted.
- Brazil as an Emerging Environmental Donor
Under the banner of solidarity diplomacy, Brazil is spreading its homegrown development innovations, including biofuel technologies.
- The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations
According to Michael Ross, it's no coincidence that major oil-producing countries have less democracy, fewer opportunities for women, more frequent civil wars, and more volatile economic growth than the rest of the world.
- They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers
Child soldiers are a weapons system that is effective, cheap, and complete. How do we counter that? How do we make the use of children a liability? How do we stop people from reverting to using children as the primary weapons system of a conflict?
- Mozambique: The "Poster Child" Under Review
A new war is being waged on Mozambique's environment. The forests are being destroyed by slash and burn agriculture, firewood and charcoal production, and over-harvesting of hardwoods by Chinese timber companies to feed the world's appetite for cheap furniture.
- Rats and Robots Sniff Out Landmines
A small-but-growing number of private humanitarian efforts, some using rats and robots, are helping to address the global problem of landmines.
- Diplomatically Quiet on Zimbabwe
Matthew Hennessey interviews Patrick Bond, director of the Centre for Civil Society at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, on post-election unrest in Zimbabwe and the displeasure of South Africans at their government's policy toward Mugabe.
- Lucille Pilling
Dr. Lucille B. Pilling is a corporate social responsibility strategist with expertise in corporate sustainability and global public health.