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Listen to events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers and interviewees include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: To Fight Against This Age, with Rob Riemen

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:49:30 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Nexus Institute founder Rob Riemen delivers a stark warning about the rise of fascism in the United States and Europe. In this excerpt, Riemen discusses the features of fascism in the 21st century and why it needs to be called out.

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The Living Legacy of WWI: The Politics & Medicine of Treating Post-Traumatic Stress, with Tanisha Fazal

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:50:47 -0400

Although it has been written about for centuries, post-traumatic stress was not officially recognized as a medical condition until the 1980s. However World War I "was really a turning point in terms of acknowledging and starting to identify and treat what we call today post-traumatic stress," says Tanisha Fazal of the University of Minnesota, whose project on treating PTS will make the connection between World War I and current times.

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On Grand Strategy, with John Lewis Gaddis

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:10:25 -0400

Are there such things as timeless principles of grand strategy? If so, are they always the same across epochs and cultures? What can we learn from reading the classics, such as Thucydides, Sun Tzu, and Clausewitz? "The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing," according to Isaiah Berlin. Which type makes better strategists, or do you need to be a bit of both? John Lewis Gaddis has some wise and thoughtful answers.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Tackling Inequality in the United States, with Chuck Collins

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 11:29:53 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Institute for Policy Studies’ Chuck Collins discusses extreme inequality in America. In this excerpt, Collins tells journalist Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson what the one percent needs to do to build a more equitable society.

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The Living Legacy of WWI: Airpower During the First World War, with Philip Caruso

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 10:20:03 -0400

"World War I was the beginning of what we now consider to be one of the cornerstones of the ways in which we engage in war," says Major Caruso. "At that time air power was relatively new, it was a nascent technology, but now most countries have some form of air force. There are recent conflicts that have been fought almost entirely via air power." He goes on to discuss the evolution of international humanitarian law with respect to air power.

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Hope for Asian Fisheries, with Brett Jenks

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:12:53 -0400

With rich and varied coral reefs, Indonesia and the Philippines are critically important for marine biodiversity, says Brett Jenks of Rare, a conservation organization. Overfishing could result in millions losing their livelihoods and leads to degradation of coastal habitats, making them less resilient to climate change. But there is hope. In marine reserves started as pilot projects, fish populations are increasing by as much as 390 percent.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Extreme Poverty in the United States, with Philip Alston

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:04:49 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, the UN's Philip Alston discusses poverty in the United States and the dark side of American exceptionalism. In this excerpt, Alston tells journalist Stephanie Sy about a shocking example of extreme poverty in Alabama and why it persists in 21st century America.

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#MeToo in China, with Maura Cunningham and Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:32:45 -0400

China experts Cunningham and Wasserstrom start by talking about the small, mainly campus-based #Metoo campaign in China--to avoid internet censorship young people often use emojis of a rice bowl and a rabbit, which sound the same as "me too" in Chinese, but now the censors have figured that out--and go on to consider more general issues of censorship, repression, and the ups and downs of gender equality in China.

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The Dangers of a Digital Democracy, with Rana Foroohar

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 15:05:35 -0400

The revelations about the misuse of Facebook data have started a pushback against the top five big tech companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google. How do approaches to privacy and data use differ in the U.S., Europe and China? What kind of transparency should we demand? How will AI affect workers? All this and more in a lively and informative discussion with author and "Financial Times" columnist Rana Foroohar.

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The Living Legacy of WWI: Hidden Photographic Narratives, with Katherine Akey

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:09:57 -0400

Katherine Akey is researching "gueules cassées," soldiers who suffered facially disfiguring injuries on WWI battlefields, focusing on those who were treated at the American Hospital in Paris. Though many of their stories have been lost, haunting photographs of these servicemen remain. Akey's research will delve into complicated questions about caring for the wounded, the ethics of war photography, and how Americans learn about World War I.

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Liberalism in the Philippines, with Lisandro Claudio

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 15:46:20 -0400

Populist leader President Duterte has killed thousands in his "war on drugs," idolizes Putin, and openly uses fake news and excessive nationalism to consolidate his power. And it's working: he has an 82 percent popularity rating right now. What happened to the nation's liberal democratic heritage? Author and historian Lisandro Claudio discusses the situation and how he is using Youtube videos, articles, and a new book to fight back.

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Normalizing Intolerance in Indonesia, with Sandra Hamid

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 16:38:00 -0400

"Indonesian civil societies and academics are very good at collecting cases of discrimination," says Sandra Hamid, author of ""Normalizing Intolerance." "But what we don't have is the ethnography of the everyday life of discrimination, things that are not necessarily discrimination with a capital D; this is like your daily experience." Today we see myriad examples of the gradual normalization of belittling and isolating non-Muslims.

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Anti-Pluralism: The Populist Threat to Liberal Democracy, with William A. Galston

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:10:10 -0400

Some unpleasant truths for liberals, from William Galston: The rise of anti-pluralist populist movements is caused by a combination of economic factors and migration; we need to take these concerns seriously, instead of feeling morally superior. In the U.S., this will require reintegrating our economy so that small towns and rural areas thrive again; breaking through government gridlock; and purging the "poison" of our immigration policies.

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Piety and Public Opinion: Understanding Indonesian Islam, with Tom Pepinksy

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:38:18 -0400

Are there differences in political, social, and economic attitudes among Indonesians--and Indonesian Muslims in particular--based on their levels of religious piety? Intriguingly, Tom Pepinsky and his fellow researchers found that the answer is no; piety is not the deciding factor. Pepinsky also examines Indonesia's approach toward minority rights, which he defines as tolerance for group rights but not for individual rights.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: China, Climate Change, & the Environment, with Elizabeth Economy

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:15:49 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses China’s complicated relationship with environmentalism. In this excerpt, Economy tells Stephanie Sy how Chinese leadership’s approach toward climate change has evolved in the last few decades.

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The Origins of Happiness, with Richard Layard

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:20:33 -0400

Today we can accurately measure happiness and we know much more about its causes, says Professor Layard. It turns out that getting richer is often not enough for real happiness. So now, instead of just looking at GDP, many policymakers around the world are focusing on how to raise the level of people's satisfaction with their lives, including their mental and physical health, for example.

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The Case for Universal Basic Income, with Andrew Yang

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 08:45:09 -0400

Automation is causing the greatest shift in human history and will put millions of Americans out of work, says entrepreneur and 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang. His solution? Put human values before GDP and provide a universal basic income of $1,000 a month, funded by a 10 percent value-added tax (VAT). This is not a government program, he argues, but a dividend given to we, the people, who are the owners of this country.

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European Futures in the Shadow of American Disengagement, with Andrew Michta

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:39:53 -0400

Europe is going through deep structural changes, says Andrew Michta of the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. He argues that it may become "a "Europe of clusters," where countries even within the EU will align themselves differently depending on their economic or security interests. In any case, these shifts are largely driven by internal factors such as the migration crisis, not by U.S. policy towards Europe.

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The Return of Marco Polo's World, with Robert D. Kaplan

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 10:44:40 -0400

If you wish to understand the depth and breadth of the geographical, historical, technological, and political forces that are shaping our world, there is no better guide than Robert Kaplan. Using Marco Polo's journey as "a geographical framing device for Eurasia today," he examines China's ambitious One Belt One Road project, dissecting China's imperial dream and its multiple, under-reported objectives.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time, with David Miliband

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 13:42:47 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, International Rescue Committee president David Miliband discusses the moral tragedy of the refugee crisis and what the West needs to do. In this excerpt, Miliband brings up the moral, strategic, and historic reasons for caring about the world’s 65 million refugees.

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The U.S. Foreign Service and the Importance of Professional Diplomacy, with Nicholas Kralev

Thu, 15 Mar 2018 12:28:27 -0400

Professional diplomats are made not born, says Nicholas Kralev of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy. It's not enough to be a people person: training is needed in specific skills. Sadly, many Americans don't realize how diplomats' successes or failures can affect their own security and prosperity. Even U.S. presidents often don't appreciate the Foreign Service. And under Trump, State Department professionals are leaving in droves.

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Fighting Threats to Philippine Democracy, with Joy Aceron

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:09:53 -0400

"Despite the vibrancy of civil society, political and economic power continues to be in the hands of very few people in the Philippines. In fact, there are statistics that would say that if you want to make one important policy decision, you only have to talk to about 40 people because that is where power is concentrated." Joy Aceron, of G-Watch talks politics, press freedom, and civil society in this info-packed podcast.

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The Lost History of Prosecuting Axis War Crimes, with Dan Plesch

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 13:59:45 -0400

Before Nuremberg--indeed, long before the end of the war--there was the United Nations War Crimes Commission, a little-known agency which assisted national governments in putting on trial thousands of Axis war criminals in Europe and Asia. Why do we know so little about it? "With the onset of the Cold War and the repression of civil rights in America, this whole Commission was shut down," says Dan Plesch. Learn more about this buried history.

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Motorcycles & the Art of Politics in Thailand, with Claudio Sopranzetti

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 11:25:26 -0500

Anthropologist Sopranzetti's new book discusses the surprising role of motorcycle taxi drivers in a recent coup in Thailand, and their important place in everyday Thai life. In this fascinating interview, he also looks at the bigger picture: "there is a larger trend in East Asia of a certain Chinese model of authoritarianism that is not outside the rule of law, but in fact uses the rule of law to govern through other methods."

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Democracy and Its Crisis with A. C. Grayling

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:14:42 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, British philosopher A. C. Grayling discusses the crisis of democracy in the U.S. and UK and how we can fix it. In this excerpt, Grayling talks about some unfortunate traditions in British politics that are especially corrosive to the system of representative democracy.

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Economics, Peace, Security, and "Women's Issues" with Ambassador Melanne Verveer

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 06:51:36 -0500

We have made tremendous progress, but there's still a long way to go, says Melanne Verveer, head of Georgetown's Institute for Women, Peace and Security and former ambassador-at-large for global women's issues. She looks forward to the day when "women's issues" are no longer seen as marginal, but as a mainstream component of peace and prosperity.

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Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, with Amy Chua

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 10:09:16 -0500

"The United States today is starting to display destructive political dynamics much more typically associated with developing countries: ethno-nationalist movements, the erosion of trust in our institutions and electoral outcomes, and above all, the transformation of democracy into an engine of zero-sum political tribalism."

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Is Indonesia Becoming Like Pakistan? with Andreas Harsono

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:21:40 -0500

The maximum penalty for blasphemy in Pakistan is death, and public protest is not allowed. Indonesia is nowhere near as bad as this--yet. "Indonesia is now going down the Pakistan route," says Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch. "There are more and more political manipulations using the blasphemy law, and there are more and more discriminatory regulations against minorities in Indonesia."

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Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights, with David Kinley

Mon, 05 Mar 2018 11:57:10 -0500

Rich and poor, we're all dependent on the global financial system and it can be a force for good, says human rights law professor David Kinley, but the incentive structures within banking encourage people to behave unethically. In other words, "finance does not attract cheats, it creates them." How can we change this? We have to start with education, says Kinley.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Impacts of Climate Change & New York's Climate Museum with Miranda Massie

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 10:32:19 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Climate Museum founder Miranda Massie discusses the need for all Americans to take an interest in the environment. In this excerpt, Massie tells journalist Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson how her previous career prepared her for environmental activism and alerted her to the social costs of global warming.

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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, with Timothy Snyder

Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0500

Can tyranny happen here? asks historian Timothy Snyder. His chilling answer is, "it can happen, it happens to people like us, and it is happening now." How can we fight back? Snyder offers 20 lessons; the first is the most important, as if we fail in this one it will be too late for the others: "Don't obey in advance. Most of the power of authoritarianism is freely given." Have the courage to take a stand--easy to say, but difficult to do.

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Gandhi's Satyagraha & Social Change, with Sujata Gadkar-Wilcox

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 13:20:32 -0500

Satyagraha, one of Gandhi's most influential teachings, stresses "passive resistance" in the face of injustice. Qunnipiac's Gadkar-Wilcox saw a powerful example of this in regards to a debate in India over sanitary napkins and she also sees it as Florida high school students push legislators for stricter gun control. Why is this tactic or "disposition" so effective?

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It's Better than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear, with Gregg Easterbrook

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:27:42 -0500

Today, many feel paralyzed by the constant stream of bad news. Yet as Gregg Easterbrook shows, statistics on crime, poverty, and longevity prove that things are actually getting better, both in the United States and most of the world. So why do we see the world in such a negative light? Is it a coincidence that this trend started in 2004, the same year that Facebook was created?

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Does Fake News Matter? with Brendan Nyhan

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:55:20 -0500

What are the real facts about fake news? Brendan Nyhan is co-author of an important new study on fake news consumption during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. He discovered that a staggering one in four Americans visited a fake news site in the month before the election. But what was the actual agenda for most of these sites and what effect did they have on voters? His findings may surprise you.

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Virtual Reality for Social Good, with Jeremy Bailenson

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:02:56 -0500

In this fascinating conversation, Jeremy Bailenson, director of Stanford University's Virtual Human Interaction Lab, describes how virtual reality (VR) can be used as a force for good. By immersing people in experiences they wouldn't otherwise have, such as the disastrous effects of climate change or the struggles of refugees, they can be galvanized to tackle problems that previously seemed remote and abstract.

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Dangerous Delegation: Military Intervention & the U.S. Public, with Kori Schake

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:24:17 -0500

Are Americans too deferential to the armed forces, becoming increasingly willing to "outsource" judgement to the military? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev talks with Dr. Kori Schake of the International Institute for Strategic Studies, co-author with James Mattis of "Warriors and Citizens: American Views of Our Military."

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To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism, with Rob Riemen

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:13:00 -0500

No more euphemisms and denials, says Rob Riemen in this frightening and inspiring talk. Call it by its name: fascism. Neither technology, nor economic growth, nor political activism can fix this, he continues. We must create a new counterculture that replaces kitsch and conformism with truth, empathy, beauty, and justice.

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"Modern Slavery" with Siddharth Kara

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 16:09:59 -0500

In his third book on slavery, which took 16 years of research, Siddharth Kara calculates that there are roughly 31 million slaves worldwide, at least half of them in South Asia. We need to apply much more resources and compassion to end "this horrible indignity."

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Iran: A Modern History, with Abbas Amanat

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:42:02 -0500

There are few countries in the world that are more misrepresented in the West than Iran. By exploring the imperial rivalries that played out there, the dynastic changes and revolutions, the population explosion, the role of religion, and Iran's relations with other nations in the Middle East, Abbas Amanat provides a context that helps us to demystify present-day Iran, one of the most powerful nations in the Middle East.

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Moral Leadership Missing in Burma, with Ambassador Derek Mitchell

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 16:01:57 -0500

Former ambassador to Burma Derek Mitchell examines the complex situation there, including the roots of the ongoing Rohingya crisis and China's influence there. Aung San Suu Kyi is not providing the necessary leadership, he says--despite her constraints she should be speaking out about the Rohingya and about free speech, for example. Nevertheless, she has been given too much flak, and this has become counterproductive.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, with Steven A. Cook

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:40:56 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Council on Foreign Relations Senior Fellow Steven Cook discusses the violent aftermath of the Arab Spring. In this excerpt, Cook describes how and why Washington got its response wrong to revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa, with a special focus on Libya.

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The Ukrainian Night: An Intimate History of Revolution, with Marci Shore

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:00:00 -0500

"'Likes' don't count," was the rallying cry that first brought people to the Maidan. In this remarkable conversation, Marci Shore explores what it means "to experience revolution in your own skin": the human transformation, blurring of time, and destroying of boundaries during this "extraordinary coming together of men, of women, of young people, of old people, of Jews, of Armenians, of Russian speakers, of Ukrainian speakers."

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Tackling Inequality in the United States, with "Born on Third Base" Chuck Collins

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:27:29 -0500

Chuck Collins grew up in a wealthy family and gave away his fortune at the age of 26, yet he realizes that he still has advantages accrued over generations. The current level of inequality is bad for society as a whole, he declares. "It is not in anyone's interest to keep moving toward a sort of economic and racial apartheid." But it doesn't have to be this way. It can be reversed.

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Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2018 with Eurasia Group's Ian Bremmer

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:25:24 -0500

Probably the most dangerous geopolitical environment in decades-China, AI, Trump, end of Pax Americana--yes, it's very bad. But all these challenges energize political scientist Ian Bremmer to do his best work! Don't miss this great talk.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Europe's Far-Right Political Movements with Marlene Laruelle

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:26:05 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Marlene Laruelle explains the rise of far right political parties throughout Europe. In this excerpt, Laruelle and journalist Magalie Laguerre-Wilkinson discuss the issues of immigration and refugee flows as it relates to societal problems in Western Europe.

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Deciphering the Middle East and Trump's National Security Stategy, with Asha Castleberry

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 15:24:17 -0500

Asha Castleberry, Fordham professor and U.S. Army veteran, describes her "mixed reaction" to Trump's National Security Strategy--touching on China and Russia, cybersecurity, and climate change--and what effect it will actually have on the military's operations. Plus, she details an increasingly complicated Middle East, with the Saudi crown prince on a warpath and a dangerous transitional period in Syria and Iraq after major victories against ISIS.

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Extreme Poverty in the United States, with the UN's Philip Alston

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:33:17 -0500

The UN's Philip Alston traveled across the U.S. recently and found appalling conditions, from homelessness in California to open sewage in rural Alabama. He discusses the political choices that allow this to continue and proposes solutions.

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A Climate of Impunity? The Problem of Sexual Abuse by UN Peacekeeping Forces, with Justice Marie Deschamps

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:00:42 -0500

Over two years after the release of a report on sexual exploitation and abuse by international peacekeeping forces in the Central African Republic, chaired by Marie Deschamps, has anything changed? Not much, says Deschamps in this shocking interview. The report's recommendations have not been implemented and there is still a "climate of impunity" for abusers, even though the first allegations against UN forces date back to the 1980s.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? with Graham Allison

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:29:23 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Harvard's Graham Allison discusses why he thinks the United States and China could be on track for war. In this excerpt, Allison describes why China is in a position to challenge America as the world's preeminent superpower.

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Trump's National Security Strategy, with Julianne Smith

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:36:58 -0500

"I would say most of the people I have talked to outside of government, including some people in Congress, have been a little taken aback," says Julie Smith, senior fellow at Center for a New American Security. "A lot of people have been left scratching their heads because a lot of what appears in the strategy has actually been contradicted by the president himself in one or another of his tweet storms."

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Humanitarian Ethics and the Red Cross, with Hugo Slim

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 12:19:19 -0500

"I would say that the principle of humanity, and humanity in war even, is a global ethic. We can trace it through human history," says ICRC's Hugo Slim. Don't miss this in-depth discussion about the work of the Red Cross and its core humanitarian ethics as laid out in the Geneva Convention: humanity and compassion; the principal of a clear distinction between combatants and noncombatants; and proportionality in the weapons and the force used.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Free-Enterprise Solutions to Climate Change with Bob Inglis

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 15:55:00 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, former Republican congressman Bob Inglis discusses how he went from climate change denier to activist and a conservative approach to environmentalism. In this excerpt, Inglis explains to journalist Stephanie Sy how climate change became politicized and deniers took root in the Republican Party.

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Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly with Safwan M. Masri

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:46:42 -0500

Did you know that Tunisia started championing women's rights in the eighth century, and is still far ahead of most Arab and Muslim-majority countries? Indeed Tunisia's trajectory on many fronts has been radically more progressive than that of other Arab nations. So while it it may serve as an inspiration, its unique history probably makes its success impossible to duplicate, says Safwan Masri.

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Slowing the Proliferation of Major Conventional Weapons with Jonathan D. Caverley

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:18:01 -0500

Although today's hot topic is nuclear proliferation, let's not forget that wars like Syria are being fought with conventional ones, such as aircraft and artillery. Jonathan Caverley has an intriguing and practical proposal to slow down the spread of these deadly weapons.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Russian Media from Soviet Times to Putin, with Jonathan Sanders

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:24:30 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Stony Brook professor Jonathan Sanders discusses the media and propaganda in Russia, from Soviet times to Putin. In this excerpt, Sanders, former CBS News Moscow correspondent, describes to journalist Randall Pinkston the surprising state of Russian media in 2017.

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Fractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West, with William Drozdiak

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 15:00:03 -0500

In some ways Europe is more fragmented than at any time in the last three decades, says Drozdiak. There's a north/south split between wealthy creditor nations and deeply indebted ones; an east/west divide, as Poland and Hungary revert to nationalism; pressures of regional separatism; Brexit; and the migrant crisis. Then there's Trump, who sees Europe as a burden and economic rival. 2018 could be a pivotal year. What will happen?

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Banning Nuclear Weapons with 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:24:15 -0500

Did you know that 122 countries have adopted a treaty to ban nuclear weapons? The organization behind this movement is the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). In this spirited and informative discussion, Ray Acheson and Beatrice Fihn of ICAN take apart the nuclear deterrence myth, expecially in the case of North Korea, and the belief that nukes are "special" and therefore exempt from the ban on targeting civilians.

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Rescue: Refugees and the Political Crisis of Our Time, with David Miliband

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 16:30:04 -0500

Today there are 65 million people who have fled their homes because of conflict or persecution, says the International Rescue Committee's David Miliband. These are refugees not economic migrants, and half of them are children. It's a long-term crisis that will last our lifetimes. Why should we care? And what can we do about it, both at a policy level and as individuals?

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Digital World War: Islamists, Extremists, and the Fight for Cyber Supremacy, with Haroon Ullah

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:39:43 -0500

Despite defeats like Mosul and Raqqa, ISIS and other extremist groups are thriving, says Ullah. For them, the most important battlefield is not the physical one but the information one, and there they are winning. They are nimble, moving from open-source platforms to encrypted ones and are not afraid to fail, getting instant feedback on what propaganda works best. We need a much more concerted effort--a "Manhattan project"--to combat this.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Once and Future Liberal, with Mark Lilla

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 14:38:50 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Columbia’s Mark Lilla discusses his controversial book “The Once and Future Liberal” and how America can move forward in the Trump era. In this excerpt, Lilla explains the dire consequences of liberals playing identity politics, as he calls it, in the face of a dangerous and regressive Republican agenda and electoral strategy.

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Bioethics and Community Engagement with Jess Holzer

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 16:23:57 -0500

Hofstra University's Jess Holzer is focused on improving public health at the community level. But she teaches that good intentions alone are not enough to build an inclusive and succesful project. What are the tangible benefits of showing respect as a medical reseacher? And what's the connection between bioethics and biking on Long Island?

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From Charlottesville to North Korea: Filming Social Change with Josh Davis

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:18:30 -0500

In a wide-ranging conversation, Emmy award-winning Vice News producer Josh Davis takes Devin Stewart behind the scenes of his in-depth documentaries, from the deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville to daily life in North Korea.

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Marlene Laruelle on Europe's Far-Right Political Movements

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:39:01 -0500

What has led to the rise of far-right parties across Europe and how have they evolved over time? Is immigration really the main issue, or is there a more complex set of problems that vary from nation to nation? What are the ideological and practical connections between the far right and Russia? Carnegie Council Senior Fellow Marlene Laruelle is an expert on Europe, Russia, Eurasia, and Europe's far right. Don't miss her analysis.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: From the White House to the World with Chef Sam Kass

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:18:27 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Sam Kass details his time as President Obama’s White House chef and senior policy advisor for nutrition and the links between climate change and how and what we eat. In this excerpt, Kass and journalist Roxana Saberi discuss an uncertain future for food policy in the United States under Trump.

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The Rohingya Crisis: "Myanmar's Enemy Within" with Francis Wade

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:37:49 -0500

Francis Wade, author of "The Enemy Within," a new book on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar, explains the historical background to the persecution of the Muslim Rohingya minority and gives a first-hand account of the terrible situation now. Has democracy been good for Burma? Will some Rohingya refugees become Islamic extremists?

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Trump, North Korea, China: War or Peace, with Gordon G. Chang

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:14:35 -0500

There is disturbing evidence that China is weaponizing North Korea, and it's time that Washington started asking Beijing some pointed questions, says Gordon Chang. The fact is, the United States has overwhelming leverage over China--we just don't use it enough--and China has overwhelming leverage over North Korea. "These two points lead to one conclusion, and that is, we can, without the use of force, disarm North Korea."

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Elizabeth Economy on China, Climate Change, and the Environment

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:28:35 -0500

How does climate change play into Xi Jinping's larger strategy for China's economy and its role on the global stage? Xi has a vision for addressing climate change and pollution; but how is it implemented in practice, especially in the hinterlands far from the rich coastal provinces? Elizabeth Economy is an expert on Chinese domestic and foreign policy, especially related to environmental matters. She explores these questions and more.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: An Uncertain Ally: Turkey Under Erdoğan's Dictatorship with David L. Phillips

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:24:00 -0500

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Columbia's David Phillips discusses how Erdoğan's Turkey has turned from an important U.S. ally to a rogue regime. In this excerpt, Phillips asks pointed questions about the July 2016 coup, which led to Erdoğan cracking down and consolidating his power.

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The Rise of Duterte in the Philippines, with Richard Heydarian

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:33:46 -0500

Duterte is part of an arc of populism in emerging market democracies such as Turkey and India, says author Haydarian, but unlike populist movements in developed economies, its main supporters are the rising middle class. This newly prosperous group demands better living conditions and is increasingly attracted to strongmen leaders like Duterte, "who promise overnight solutions to very complicated 21st-century problems."

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Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap? with Graham Allison

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:13:48 -0500

Thucydides is not saying that the inevitable frictions between a rising power and a ruling one will always lead to war, says Allison. The danger is when "third-party actions become provocations to which one or the other feels obliged to react, to which the other primary actor feels obliged to respond, which then leads to a cascade, often dragging people where they do not want to go." Think North Korea.

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Plutopia: Nuclear Families in Atomic Cities, with Kate Brown

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:10:00 -0400

Chernobyl is considered the greatest nuclear disaster of all time. But over decades America's Hanford plant and Russia's Mayak plant each issued almost four times the amount of radiation as Chernobyl. Historian Kate Brown explains that in the closed atomic cities serving these plutonium plants, "residents gave up their civil and biological rights for consumer rights." How does today's America mirror these segregated plutopias?

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Democracy and Its Crisis, with A. C. Grayling

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:30:00 -0400

Representative democracy in the UK has been corrupted by the three B's, says Grayling: blackmail, bullying, and bribery. There are similar problems in the United States. To make things worse, covert persuasion tactics via social media are rampant. Yet we can still make representative democracy work, he says. We need transparency, breaking of the grip of the party machine, and control of the amount of money spent on elections.

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False Dawn: Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East, with Steven A. Cook

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 16:51:08 -0400

Half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a maelstrom of violence and renewed state repression. How did things go so wrong so quickly across a wide range of regimes? What role can and should the United States play? Don't miss this conversation with Steven Cook, an expert on Arab and Turkish politics as well as U.S.-Middle East policy.

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Miranda Massie on the Impacts of Climate Change and New York's Climate Museum

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:44:04 -0400

Hurricane Sandy was the catalyst that impelled Miranda Massie to quit her job as a civil rights lawyer and found the Climate Museum. "I think that climate change is THE equality and THE civil rights issue of the 21st century," she says. Why open this museum in New York and what does it hope to accomplish? Find out more in this interview that covers not only the multi-faceted impacts of climate change, but also what we can do about it.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics of Big Data with danah boyd

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:01:13 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Microsoft Research’s danah boyd discusses the ethical and political implications of big data and artificial intelligence. In this excerpt, boyd explains to journalist Stephanie Sy some of the disturbing issues that arise when machine learning and algorithms are used in the criminal justice system.

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The Future of War: A History, with Lawrence Freedman

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:09:40 -0400

"Though most of the literature you will read on the future of war certainly talks about war as between regular armies, as proper fights, now with drones or with autonomous vehicles or robots or whatever, or even painless--cyber and so on--yet actually the reality of war is as it has always been: it is vicious, and it is nasty, and it kills the wrong people, and it does so in considerable numbers."

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Liberals' Lament? A Conversation between Joel Rosenthal and Devin Stewart

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:38:02 -0400

Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal and Senior Fellow Devin Stewart discuss the challenges to liberalism, in the United States and on the international stage, and explain today's debates through a historical context. Have too many forgotten why and how the liberal order was put in place? Can liberals find solidarity in the face of adversity?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Hope for a Sustainable Future with Steven Cohen

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:14:41 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Earth Institute executive director Steven Cohen offers hope for a sustainable future. In this excerpt, Cohen tells journalist Stephanie Sy that despite Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris agreement, the momentum is on the side of America's businesses, states, cities, and civil society.

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What the Qur'an Meant: And Why It Matters with Garry Wills

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 13:57:55 -0400

How can we engage with Muslims around the world without really understanding what they believe? On studying the Qur'an, religious scholar Garry Wills found that many of our perceptions of Islam are false or distorted. Most surprisingly, Islam is a very inclusive religion, more so than Judaism or Christianity. What's more, the Qur'an gives women more property rights than early Christian women had. Don't miss this important talk.

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Free-Enterprise Solutions to Climate Change, with Bob Inglis

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:57:03 -0400

Republican politician Bob Inglis used to think that climate change was nonsense; but his son--and science--changed his mind. Today he advocates letting market forces do their work. "The thing to do is to make it apparent in the marketplace what the costs of energy are, and eliminate all the subsidies, and have a level playing field and a strong competition. If you do that, we can fix climate change. That is what needs to be done."

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans with James Stavridis

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 14:35:03 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, retired U.S. Navy Admiral James Stavridis discusses the history and geopolitics of the world’s oceans. In this excerpt, Stavridis discusses the vastness of the Pacific Ocean and its military and economic significance to the United States.

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Fake News and Google with Daniel Sieberg

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 17:02:28 -0400

How much of a threat is fake news to the average citizen? What is Google doing to counteract its spread? Learn more with this conversation with Daniel Sieberg, co-founder of Google News Lab. Launched about three years ago, the News Lab is a small team of Google employees who collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs around the world to use technology to strengthen digital storytelling and produce more in-depth reporting.

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After Liberal Hegemony: The Advent of a Multiplex World Order with Amitav Acharya

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:59:34 -0400

The liberal order was never truly a global order, and we're not entering a multipolar era either, says Amitav Acharya. It's more accurate to call it a decentered, "multiplex" world, one where there are multiple consequential actors and complex global interdependence. Such a world is an unprecedented phenomenon and globalization will surely change. But it won't necessarily be a period of instability.

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The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 15:56:31 -0400

To mark Carnegie Council's Centennial, Michael Ignatieff and team set out to discover what moral values people hold in common across nations. What he found was that while universal human rights may be the language of states and liberal elites, what resonate with most people are "ordinary virtues" practiced on a person-to-person basis, such as tolerance and forgiveness. He concludes that liberals most focus on strengthening these ordinary virtues.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Soul of the First Amendment with Floyd Abrams

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 14:53:33 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams discusses the exceptionalism of America’s free speech laws. In this excerpt, Abrams cites Donald Trump’s presidential campaign rhetoric to highlight different legal standards in speech in the United States, as compared to Europe.

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Russian Media and Politics from Soviet Times to Putin, with Jonathan Sanders

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:05:07 -0400

Jonathan Sanders lived in Russia for a total of roughly 20 years, both as an academic researcher and as a journalist for CBS News, and has an insider's perspective on Russia and its people. He discusses the contradictions of Russian media under Putin--the "mass, crass" state-controlled media and the dissident material and rambunctious memes on RuTube--and shares personal stories of his connections with Yeltsin, Putin, and more.

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The Once and Future Liberal: After Identity Politics with Mark Lilla

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:24:00 -0400

"Democrats/liberals need to understand how we lost our grip on the American imagination. Why is it that we are unable to project an image of the kind of country that we want to build together, a vision that would draw people together?" Mark Lilla blames identity politics and argues that the U.S. case offers a window on the crisis of democratic citizenship worldwide.

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An Uncertain Ally: Turkey Under Erdoğan's Dictatorship with David L. Phillips

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:41:45 -0400

"We need to face the fact that Turkey under Erdoğan has become a rogue regime," declares David L. Phillips. It's a corrupt, repressive, Islamist dictatorship. The U.S. should no longer regard it as an ally, but as a strategic adversary.

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Ethics and Politics of the Refugee Crisis with James Traub

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 14:10:52 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, journalist James Traub discusses the ethical questions surrounding the refugee crisis in Western Europe. In this excerpt, Traub talks with journalist Stephanie Sy about his time in Sweden, the country’s generosity, and its difficulties in finding the literal space for tens of thousands of migrants.

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From the White House to the World: Food, Health, and Climate Change, with Chef Sam Kass

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:20:58 -0400

Entrepreneur Sam Kass talks about his experiences as chef and senior policy nutrition advisor in the White House, including titbits about the Obamas, initiatives to improve schoolchildren's health, and the lunch he served to world leaders made up of food waste. (Pass the "landfill salad"!) He also discusses the links between climate change and food, healthy eating, and hunger in the U.S. and abroad.

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The Risks and Rewards of Big Data, Algorithms, and Machine Learning, with danah boyd

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:05:38 -0400

How do we analyze vast swaths of data and who decides what to collect? For example, big data may help us cure cancer, but the choice of data collected for police work or hiring may have built-in biases, explains danah boyd. "All the technology is trying to do is say, 'What can we find of good qualities in the past and try to amplify them in the future?' It's always trying to amplify the past. So when the past is flawed, it will amplify that."

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North Korea: A Conversation between Joel Rosenthal and Devin Stewart

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:30:50 -0400

Carnegie Council President Joel Rosenthal and Senior Fellow Devin Stewart discuss the tense North Korea situation. What does Kim Jong-un want? How should the United States respond? What would the "enlightened realist" do?

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Global Ethics Forum Preview: The Nuclear Necessity Principle with Scott D. Sagan

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:06:06 -0400

Next time on Global Ethics Forum, Stanford’s Scott Sagan discusses an ethical approach to America’s nuclear weapon policy. In this excerpt, Sagan talks with journalist Randall Pinkston about the changing role of civilians with regards to control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

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The Driver in the Driverless Car with Vivek Wadhwa

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:35:04 -0400

What are the social and ethical implications of new technologies such as widespread automation and gene editing? These innovations are no longer in the realm of science fiction, says entrepreneur and technology writer Vivek Wadhwa. They are coming closer and closer. We need to educate people about them and then come together and and have probing and honest discussions on what is good and what is bad.

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The Trump Effect in Japan with Robert Dujarric

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 17:32:02 -0400

"When you have a president like Trump, you do have to ask yourself: 'What will the United States look like in five years or in ten years?' A strong United States is what the government of Japan wants. In that sense, Trump is a threat. It is one that not all, but I feel a lot of Japanese analysts, are oblivious to. And second, what can they do? The answer is they can't do anything."

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Making Ethics Matter in 2017

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 09:46:11 -0400

"Ethics will be found in people of good will who believe in constructive responses to hard policy challenges. Ethics will be demonstrated by those who are willing to take a stand in defense of the core values of pluralism, rights, and fairness. Ethics will be invigorated by dialogue based on empirical knowledge, mutual respect, and equal regard for others. Carnegie Council will always be a home for these people and their voices."

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Heidi Grant on U.S. Air Force Global Partnerships

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 16:59:10 -0400

George Washington understood that building capable partners during peacetime can actually prevent war, says Heidi Grant. She is deputy under secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, an organization which works with over a hundred countries to address shared security challenges. This includes selling them military equipment and increasing their capability to conduct their own ISR: intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

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Joshua Eisenman on "Chinese National Socialism"

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:25:16 -0400

Under Xi Jinping, China is stepping up a crackdown on freedom of expression, including in universites, reports China expert Joshua Eisenman. Is this the beginning of a new Cultural Revolution, as some people fear? If so, we need to understand that this time it will be a Cultural Revolution of the political right, not the left, says Eisenman. "The tactics that they're using are neo-Maoist tactics, but the ideas are neo-fascist."

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Scott Kennedy of CSIS: Worst Case Scenarios for China's Economy

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:04:53 -0400

After four decades of stellar growth, where is China's economy headed today? "In the last few years not only has the economy slowed down, but the government's commitment to economic liberalization has waned," warns Scott Kennedy, an expert on China's economy.

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Stratfor's Rodger Baker on the Rebalancing of World Politics and Asia

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:40:14 -0400

"I think the biggest impact of Donald Trump's presidency, particularly in Asia-Pacific, has been the concept of uncertainty," says Baker, citing the lack of a clear and concise policy from the administration. "Uncertainty, if the United States were just a small peripheral country, is manageable; uncertainty when the United States is such a large and impactful country becomes very difficult to manage."

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