• Is Militarization Essential for Security in 2022 and Beyond?
    12/15/2021
    In the last 20 years, the U.S. and its allies significantly expanded their military and security infrastructures. But as America pivots from the War on Terror, new areas of focus have begun to take center stage, including the militarization of space and rising tensions with China. Is there a better way to meet our basic security responsibilities without militarizing across society? Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal discusses these issues with security experts Elliot Ackerman, Neta C. Crawford, and Ned Dobos.
    12/15/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Doorstep: Mercenaries & the New Middle Ages, with Sean McFate
    12/03/2021
    One of the fastest growing—and underreported—subjects in international relations is the rise of private armies. Dr. Sean McFate, Atlantic Council senior fellow and former private military contractor, joins "Doorstep" co-hosts Nick Gvosdev and Tatiana Serafin to discuss his book "The New Rules of War" and how our current paradigm of warfare is obsolete. With cyberweapons, disinformation, and mercenaries presenting new threats, how can America shore up its defenses and rethink the trillions of dollars spent on defense? Is the risk of inaction creating a new "Middle Ages"?
    12/03/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • AI & Warfare: Are We in a New "Horse & Tank Moment"? with Kenneth Payne
    11/17/2021
    Will AI systems transform the future battlefield so dramatically that it will render existing paradigms and doctrines obsolete, feeding new intense security dilemmas? In this "Artificial Intelligence & Equality" podcast, Senior Fellow Anja Kaspersen is joined by Kenneth Payne, a King’s College London reader and the author of "I, Warbot: The Dawn of Artificially Intelligent Conflict," to discuss the impact of AI systems on military affairs, the nature and character of war and warfare, strategic culture, and geopolitical affairs.
    11/17/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Fall 2021 Issue
    10/29/2021
    The editors of Ethics & International Affairs are pleased to present the Fall 2021 issue of the journal! The highlight of this issue is a book symposium organized by Peter Balint on Ned Dobos's "Ethics, Security, and the War Machine," featuring contributions by Balint; Neta C. Crawford; C. A. J. Coady; Ned Dobos; Cécile Fabre; Christopher J. Finlay; David Rodin; and Cheyney Ryan. Additionally, the issue includes a feature article by Philipp Gisbertz-Astolfi on the reduced legal equality of combatants in war and an essay by Hendrik Schopmans and Jelena Cupać on ethical AI, gender equality, and illiberal backlash politics. It also contains a review essay by Andreas Papamichail on the global politics of health security, and a book review by Claire Finkelstein. 
    10/29/21NewsPress Releases
  • The Promise & Peril of AI & Human Systems Engineering, with Mary "Missy" Cummings
    10/08/2021
    In this episode of the "Artificial Intelligence and Equality Initiative" podcast, Senior Fellows Anja Kaspersen and Wendell Wallach are joined by former U.S. Navy pilot Mary “Missy” Cummings, a professor at Duke University, director of the school’s Humans and Autonomy Lab, and a world leading researcher in human-autonomous system collaboration and robotics. The conversation touches upon the maturity of current AI systems applications and key conundrums in AI research to make sure humans are not a design afterthought. 
    10/08/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Twenty Years Since 9/11: Grey Wars, American Values, & the Future of National Security
    09/09/2021
    In the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks, national security decisions have tested the values of American democracy. This panel, hosted by Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal, examines lessons learned from the past two decades of conflict and the role that ethical action must play in helping to provide security while adhering to democratic principles. National security experts N. W. Collins, Sean McFate, and General Joseph Votel share their thoughts on these critical issues.
    09/09/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Global Ethics Review: Ending the Afghanistan War, with Jonathan Cristol
    05/11/2021
    Jonathan Cristol, author of "The United States and the Taliban before and after 9/11," discusses ethics and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in the latest in a series of talks with host Alex Woodson. Is President Biden making the correct choice? What does it mean for the U.S. to end the Afghanistan War "honorably"? What are the prospects for women's rights after the withdrawal?
    05/11/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • 2034: A Novel of the Next World War, with Admiral James Stavridis & Elliott Ackerman
    03/31/2021
    U.S.-China competition is one of the defining stories of this era, but it has stopped short of violence, for now. In the novel "2034," Admiral James Stavridis, former NATO supreme allied commander, and Elliot Ackerman, a best-selling author and former Marine, imagine a naval clash between the two nations in the South China Sea in the next decade--and the path from there to a nightmarish global conflagration. In this talk with "Doorstep" co-hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev, Stavridis and Ackerman will discuss a dark yet possible future that we must do all we can to avoid.
    03/31/21MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • The Doorstep: Spy Games & Trump's Health, Pence vs. Harris, & Europe's Refugee Crisis, with Politico's Nahal Toosi
    10/09/2020
    In the second episode of "The Doorstep" hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev discuss the counterintelligence aspect of President Trump's health crisis, the main street USA reverberations of the seemingly far away conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh, the vice presidential debate and American leadership, and what lessons the U.S. can learn from Europe's refugee crisis. Nahal Toosi, foreign affairs correspondent for "Politico," joins the hosts for this episode to discuss what foreign policy might look like in 2021 and beyond.
    10/09/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Is Great Power Competition Ethical?
    10/07/2020
    Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev discusses ethics in the context of great power competition. What can we learn from history about the role that ethics play in relations between nation-states?
    10/07/20Publications
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 34.3 (Fall 2020)
    10/02/2020
    At the core of this issue is a collection of essays organized and guest-edited by Margaret P. Karns called "The United Nations at Seventy-Five: Looking Back to Look Forward." The collection contains contributions from David Malone and Adam Day; Ellen J. Ravndal; Ramesh Thakur; Susanna P. Campbell; Devaki Jain; Bertrand Ramcharan; Maria Ivanova; Karns, Kirsten Haack, and Jean-Pierre Murray; and Sophie Harman.
    10/02/20Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Special Issue
    10/02/2020
    At the core of this issue is a collection of essays organized and guest-edited by Margaret P. Karns called "The United Nations at Seventy-Five: Looking Back to Look Forward." The collection contains contributions from David Malone and Adam Day; Ellen J. Ravndal; Ramesh Thakur; Susanna P. Campbell; Devaki Jain; Bertrand Ramcharan; Maria Ivanova; Karns, Kirsten Haack, and Jean-Pierre Murray; and Sophie Harman. Additionally, the issue includes articles on information, privacy, just war theory, and the construction of universal values.
    10/02/20NewsPress Releases
  • The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War, with David Nasaw
    09/23/2020
    The aftershocks of World War II did not end with German capitulation in May 1945. Millions were displaced, including concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave laborers, political prisoners, and Nazi collaborators. Many eventually returned home, but "the lost million" did not. Author David Nasaw and Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal discuss this forgotten chapter in history and its relevance to today.
    09/23/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 34.2 (Summer 2020)
    07/09/2020
    The highlight of the Summer 2020 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable organized by Daniel R. Brunstetter on limited strikes and the associated ethical, legal, and strategic concerns. The collection contains contributions from Daniel R. Brunstetter, Wendy Pearlman, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Danielle L. Lupton, and Eric A. Heinze and Rhiannon Neilsen.
    07/09/20Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Summer 2020 Issue
    07/09/2020
    The highlight of the Summer 2020 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" is a roundtable organized by Daniel R. Brunstetter on limited strikes and the associated ethical, legal, and strategic concerns. The collection contains contributions from Daniel R. Brunstetter, Wendy Pearlman, Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer, Danielle L. Lupton, and Eric A. Heinze and Rhiannon Neilsen.
    07/09/20NewsPress Releases
  • COVID-19 in Conflict Zones, with Kelly Razzouk
    05/19/2020
    Countries like Syria and Libya are facing a "double" emergency right now, says the International Rescue Committee's Kelly Razzouk, as these states are having to deal with ongoing conflict, along with the COVID-19 outbreak. How has the IRC been responding to these situations? What more can the UN Security Council do?
    05/19/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts
  • R. Langdon Ogburn Wins 2020 Carnegie Council Student Research Conference: Topic, Drones and Warfare
    05/18/2020
    The winning presentation in this year's Student Research Conference was by R. Langdon Ogburn of the United States Military Academy at West Point. His presentation "Drones and Warfare" examines the moral perspective of drone usage by militaries and proposes future paths towards a more ethical approach.
    05/18/20NewsPress Releases
  • Ethics & International Affairs Volume 34.1 (Spring 2020)
    03/27/2020
    The highlight of the Spring 2020 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" issue is a roundtable organized by Alex J. Bellamy entitled "World Peace (And How We Can Achieve It)." The collection considers how states and societies can build and sustain peace, with contributions from Bellamy, Pamina Firchow, Nils Petter Gleditsch, A. C. Grayling, and Jacqui True.
    03/27/20Publications
  • Just Out: "Ethics & International Affairs" Spring 2020 Issue
    03/27/2020
    The highlight of the Spring 2020 issue of "Ethics & International Affairs" issue is a roundtable organized by Alex J. Bellamy entitled "World Peace (And How We Can Achieve It)." The collection considers how states and societies can build and sustain peace, with contributions from Bellamy, Pamina Firchow, Nils Petter Gleditsch, A. C. Grayling, and Jacqui True.
    03/27/20NewsPress Releases
  • The Future of Artificial Intelligence, with Stuart J. Russell
    02/24/2020
    UC Berkley's Professor Stuart J. Russell discusses the near- and far-future of artificial intelligence, including self-driving cars, killer robots, governance, and why he's worried that AI might destroy the world. How can scientists reconfigure AI systems so that humans will always be in control? How can we govern this emerging technology across borders? What can be done if autonomous weapons are deployed in 2020?
    02/24/20MultimediaAll Audio, Video, Transcripts

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