Featured Blog Posts – October 2015 Archive (7)

Back to the Drawing Board: What the Recent Peace Agreement Means for South Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir. CREDIT: Day Donaldson

Several days before South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, signed a peace agreement with former-vice president Riek Machar on August…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 27, 2015 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

Politi prophesies the wolves

Marco Politi, long-time Vatican-watcher and brilliant journalist, just published a book on the papacy of Francis.  An admirer of the pope’s surprise “revolution,” Politi writes that Francis’s formidable opponents make it far from certain that he will succeed.  I was honored to be asked by the…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 27, 2015 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

Eight Greats for World Food Day, 2015

CREDIT: Shutterstock

October 16 is World Food Day, a day when the media is buzzing with grassroots events…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 20, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

Detail from book cover.

Introduction

JOANNE MYERS: I'm Joanne Myers, director of Public Affairs programs, and I thank you all for joining us this evening.

Our speaker is Michael Weiss, who, along with his co-author …

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 13, 2015 at 11:15am — 1 Comment

WINTER 2015 STUDENT WRITING COMPETITION

The Center for International Relations announces its Spring 2015 Student Writing Competition where winners are eligible for publication in the upcoming issue of International Affairs Forum, a biannual publication on international affairs and economics.  

Submissions are open to any topic related to international affairs and economics issues. 

DEADLINE: December 19, 2015, midnight EST.

Submissions should be between 2500 – 3000 words, excluding…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 5, 2015 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Democracy as Myth and Fact

Acropolis and the Greek Parliament CREDIT:GNTO / Yannis Skoulas (CC)

This piece was written for the International New York…

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Added by Carnegie Council on October 5, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

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

The news is full of discussions on how to prevent further nuclear proliferation. But you can't understand a conflict like Syria without talking about major conventional weapons, such as artillery, missile defense, and aircraft, says military strategist Jonathan Caverley. Since the U.S. is by far the world's largest producer of such weapons, Caverley proposes that it creates a cartel, similar to OPEC, to slow down sales.

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

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.

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

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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