Public Affairs


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Resource Wars:  The New Landscape of Global Conflict by Michael Klare

MAY 22, 2001 Transcript

Resource Wars: The New Landscape of Global Conflict

Competition for control of resources has been the root of many conflicts since the end of the Cold War, argues Klare. The view that resources ...

APR 11, 2001 Transcript

From War to Peace: Altered Strategic Landscapes in the Twentieth Century

What will the future look like? Can we use history as a guide? Kennedy describes how the international political landscape changed after World War I, ...

The High Price of Oil by Edward L. Morse

JAN 31, 2001 Transcript

Power Plays: How Energy Fuels World Politics

The politics of low prices in the oil market won't disappear, says Morse. "There are too many forces—too many temptations—to engage in market ...

6 Nightmares: The Real Threats to American Security . . . by Anthony Lake

JAN 21, 2001 Transcript

Six Nightmares: Real Threats in a Dangerous World and How America Can Meet Them

Anthony Lake argues that the United States cannot afford to be lax about its security in a world plagued by episodes of high terrorism and ...

DEC 4, 2000 Article

Impact and Repercussions: U.S. Military Aid to Colombia

The current war in Colombia has been raging for at least four decades, but civil conflict has been present in Colombia at least since the ...

NOV 17, 2000 Transcript

History of the Present: Essays, Sketches and Dispatches from Europe in the 1990s

"The leaders of Western Europe share a direct responsibility for much of what went wrong in the Eastern half of the continent through the 1990s," ...

OCT 26, 2000 Transcript

France and Globalization

Former French prime minister Alain Juppé asserts that France's reputation for outspoken anti-globalism "no longer matches any reality," but qualifies this assertion, noting that the ...