Featured Blog Posts – May 2016 Archive (10)

The Symbiotic Relationship between Western Media and Terrorism

Around the Bataclan, Paris, November 2015. CREDIT: JeanneMenjoulet&Cie

Mass media and terrorism have become ever more intertwined in a mutually beneficial relationship often described as 'symbiotic.' This column examines that dynamic and outlines the need for news organizations to…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2016 at 11:26am — 2 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #FDR

"The constant free flow of communications among us - enabling the free interchange of ideas - forms the very bloodstream of our nation.  It keeps the mind and body of our democracy eternally viral, eternally young. "

Franklin Delano Roosevelt 

(FDR was a great communicator in the days of Radio (e.g, fireside chats in the AM radio band).  I can imagine him  broadcasting…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on May 25, 2016 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Obama at Hiroshima

The U.S. president's visit to the atomic bombing memorial caps his foreign policy agenda.

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. CREDIT: U.S. Department of State

This article was written by…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 25, 2016 at 10:05am — 1 Comment

Environmental Inequality: Where Does London Rubbish Go After Collection?

In the last decade, the city of London has given a lot of volume to the topic of recycling and environmental responsibility. Rubbish regulations between London councils and residents have increased, recycling rates have grown and the new COP 21 agreement has reached a very optimistic target for the UK's waste management program.

That's a pretty picture, but where does all the rubbish go for clearance and recycling? Statistics show – in low-income areas with high poverty…

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Added by Christabel Benoit on May 25, 2016 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Ourania S. Yancopoulos' Presentation on Gender Equality at UN Wins Council's Student Research Conference

Ourania Sophia Yancopoulos. CREDIT: Amanda Ghanooni

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs is pleased to announce that Ms. Ourania S. Yancopoulos' presentation on gender equality in the UN leadership was selected as the winner of the Council's second annual Student Research Conference.

"We launched this event for the first time last year,…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 17, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Feminism: The New "F-word" in Japan?

Boy plays female role in kabuki theater, Nagahama, Japan. CREDIT: lensofjapan (CC)

DEVIN STEWART: Hi. I'm Devin Stewart at Carnegie Council. I am talking today with Natsumi…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 12, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments

North Korea: Witness to Transformation Weekly Update for May 12, 2016

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic and social change in the country.

Marcus Noland: Executive Vice President & Director of Studies at the Peterson Institute for International Economics

Stephan Haggard: Lawrence and Sallye Krause Distinguished…

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Added by Kent Boydston on May 12, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

Us and Them? Bridget Anderson on Migrants and Nation-States

Refugees in Slovenia. CREDIT: Shutterstock

STEPHANIE…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 11, 2016 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Sixth Instagram Takeover: Refugees Trapped in Greece

After a harrowing journey over the sea, this young boy throws his inner tube back to the ocean. He conquered it. He survived. This is one victory of many which still need to come in order to find a safe home in Europe. CREDIT: Tyson Sadler

For its sixth Instagram take-over by photographers…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 4, 2016 at 10:52am — No Comments

New Edited Volume, "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia"

Detail from book cover.

Carnegie Council's Pacific Fellow Dr. Dicky Sofjan is the editor of the new volume, "Religion, Public Policy and Social Transformation in Southeast Asia: Managing Religious Diversity." It is the first volume of a three-part…

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Added by Carnegie Council on May 3, 2016 at 12:50pm — No Comments

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Killer Robots, Ethics, & Governance, with Peter Asaro

Peter Asaro, co-founder of the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, has a simple solution for stopping the future proliferation of killer robots, or lethal autonomous weapons: "Ban them." What are the ethical and logistical risks of this technology? How would it change the nature of warfare? And with the U.S. and other nations currently developing killer robots, what is the state of governance?

As Biden Stalls, Is the "Restorationist" Narrative Losing Ground?

U.S. Global Engagement Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that former Vice President Joe Biden is, in foreign policy terms, most associated with a "restorationist" approach. How does this differentiate from other candidates? What approach will resonate most with voters?

Democratic Candidates & Foreign Policy after Iowa, with Nikolas Gvosdev

With the (incomplete) results of the Iowa Caucus putting the spotlight on Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, what do we know about their foreign policy platforms? How do they differentiate themselves from Joe Biden? Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev shares his thoughts and touches on voters' possible perception of Sanders as a "socialist" and how climate change could become an issue in this election.

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