All Blog Posts Tagged 'security' (20)

The rights of women in peace and security contexts

       term has varied, numerous issues concerning society, particularly matters relating to women, where the latter made the focus of much debate in recent years, which occupied the position of women in the national and international arena, where the right of rights within the contexts and issues of security and peace, which refer to the role played by women in the military during the armed conflict, these issues drawn up by the general policies of the decision-making process and ensure…

Continue

Added by Hanane Saouli on November 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Transcript of President Obama’s Commencement Address at West Point

Following is the full text as delivered of President Obama’s commencement address at the United States Military Academy at West Point. IMAGE CREDIT: West Point (CC).

Thank you.…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on May 29, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Water Bearers: Exclusive Interview with Xylem Watermark and Mercy Corps

In his message for World Water Day 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the importance of access to clean water in "our efforts to build stable societies and lives of dignity for all," specifically calling for "innovative strategies." Here's one partnership that has been successful in answering that call

Since 2008, the…

Continue

Added by Reynard Loki on May 18, 2014 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Insights into Arab Youth Today

The latest from Rami G. Khouri—When I visited Cairo this week for the first time in nearly a year, the changed mood among young and old alike hit me in the face like the hot and dusty wind coming off the Egyptian desert. The desire to achieve the full gains of the revolution was still there, but so were concerns that new burdens and constraints were starting to…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on June 11, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Essay on Ethics of Cybersecurity Wins Trans-Pacific Student Contest

Dear Global Ethics Network, We're pleased to announce the winner of our 2013 Trans-Pacific Student Contest. Please see the press release below for more details:

What is the greatest ethical challenge facing U.S.-Asia relations? In this unique contest, Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs challenged American and East…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on May 31, 2013 at 10:52am — No Comments

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: The Terrorists Next Door?

The bombings at the Boston Marathon brings homegrown terrorism back into the spotlight. Suspects…

Continue

Added by Jocelyne Cesari on April 29, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Iraq: Is Religious Sectarianism a Fatal Flaw?

The consequence on American economy has been far reaching. In 2011, the Watson Institute at Brown University estimated the cost of U.S. wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan to $3.2 to $4 trillion. Sure, removing Hussein created the conditions for democracy but Iraq is divided by sectarian politics, crippled by violence,…

Continue

Added by Jocelyne Cesari on March 20, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Will Afghanistan Descend into a State of Chaos?

Following the Soviet departure, Afghanistan descended into a state of chaos. Will this happen in 2014, when the US troops draw out of the country finally? Back when the Soviet withdrawal took place, Afghanistan was embroiled in ferocious battles that took place between the warlords and the Taliban. The latter emerged the victor, although warlords still continue to thrive in the region. When the United States’ troops leave Afghanistan, there is a concern that Afghanistan may sink into a state…

Continue

Added by Kirthi Jayakumar on January 23, 2013 at 4:30am — No Comments

Thought Leader: Steve Coll

DEVIN STEWART: I'm here with Steve Coll, head of the New America Foundation.

Steve, thank you very much for coming.

STEVE COLL: My pleasure.

DEVIN STEWART: We're doing these irresponsibly big questions, crazy questions, as you might have seen. The first question is, what is distinct about the age we live…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on December 19, 2012 at 1:33pm — 3 Comments

We should come to see climate change as the national security issue it really is

It's a fact of life. Unless it's at your doorstep, it's not a priority.

I wonder if after Sandy's rage last week there's still doubt that climate change is a national security issue? The super storm was caused by the warm up of the Caribbean.

See, Sandy's punch doesn't need to feel warm in order to be a product of global warming.

It's time that policy makers came to see climate change and global warming as the national security issues they really are. This realization…

Continue

Added by Iveta Cherneva on November 6, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments

Apartheid in Israel?

A majority of Israeli Jews (58%) believe that there is apartheid in Israel today according to an opinion poll published by Haaretz this Tuesday. The poll has received wide attention in the international press and sparked a great deal of controversy.

The poll further finds that a majority of Israeli Jews would…

Continue

Added by Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard on October 25, 2012 at 11:31am — 3 Comments

Rational American Views on Iran

The latest from Global Ethics Fellow Rami Khouri:

BOSTON -- Sometimes things happen so slowly that the casual observer misses them, and one such occurrence is the slow evolution in the United States’ position in its face-off with Iran. Two important things seem to have occurred since the spring: Washington seems to have taken control of the Iran situation from…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on October 17, 2012 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Legitimacy, and Two Men Who Define the Arab Moment of Change

BEIRUT -- Two new men who appeared on the fast-changing stage of Arab politics this week -- the defected General Manaf Tlas in Syria and newly appointed Prime Minister Hisham Kandil in Egypt -- may play pivotal roles in shaping the evolution of their countries. Some of what they represent makes you proud and hopeful to be part of this evolving Arab world. Some of it also makes you want to vomit in disgust. Changing orders are like that, full of diseased and distorted…

Continue

Added by Rami G. Khouri on July 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Poverty & Crime: A Potent Mix

About a month ago, a three-year-old baby girl—the child of poor migrant laborers—was kidnapped from one of Mumbai's busiest train stations, the CS Terminus, at 2 a.m. by a stranger. The girl's parents were migrant "contract" laborers hailing from Vidharbha, one of the poorest regions of…

Continue

Added by Raji Ajwani-Ramchandani on July 6, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Coast Guard Faces Complex Global Challenges

For me, the United States Coast Guard has always evoked images of heroic rescues, ships caught in Nor'easters, and training sessions on fishing safety—vital acts imparting a straightforward impression.

A discussion aboard the USCGC Seneca with Commander Chuck Fosse, Lt. Commander Camilla Bosanquet, and the Carnegie New Leaders complicated matters. We discussed…

Continue

Added by Julia Kennedy on May 30, 2012 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Cuba and Drugs Dominate the Sixth Summit of the Americas

The sixth Summit of the Americas took place in Cartagena, Colombia on April 14–15 and raised some interesting questions about the future of U.S. policies in the region.

Global drug policy appeared to dominate center stage as the American "war on drugs" was criticized for its lack of evident success. Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina encouraged the introduction of global drug…

Continue

Added by Sarah Aston on April 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

A New World Order Is Born in Syria

"We may be witnessing in Syria the first example of a new global diplomatic process to end a conflict, protect civilians, and instigate democratic political reforms within a sovereign country in a manner that is at once legitimate, credible and effective,"…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on March 28, 2012 at 2:40pm — No Comments

World Water Day: Selected Stories from Policy Innovations

In honor of World Water Day, I compiled some of our top water stories, videos, and reports from Policy Innovations magazine:

STORIES

Global Water Crisis: Selected Resources from Carnegie Council

The need for adequate, affordable drinking and irrigation water is a growing international crisis. Carnegie Council presents a collection of materials on…

Continue

Added by Evan O'Neil on March 22, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

In a G-Zero World, It's Every Nation for Itself

"This book is not about the decline of the West," political scientist Ian Bremmer assures us in the introduction of his new book. "Nor is this a book about the rise of China and other emerging markets." Well, that's a relief.

Many pundits are giddily predicting the end of American preeminence and China's inevitable domination, but we have all seen that movie before. The…

Continue

Added by Devin Stewart on March 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Marching Towards a Global Society

In his 2009 TED talk, former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown outlines the guiding sense of global ethics at our moment in history. Here he is in his own words:

FULL TRANSCRIPT

Can I say how delighted I am to be away from the calm of Westminster and Whitehall?

This is Kim, a nine-year-old Vietnam girl, her back ruined by napalm, and she awakened the conscience of the nation…

Continue

Added by Carnegie Council on August 3, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Monthly Archives

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

Carnegie Council

The Power of Tribalism, with Amy Chua & Walter Russell Mead

"In our foreign policy, for at least half a century, we have been spectacularly blind to the power of tribal politics," says Amy Chua, author of "Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations." What does this mean in 2019? How can Americans move past tribalism? Don't miss this conversation with Chua and Bard College's Walter Russell Mead, moderated by Bard's Roger Berkowitz.

Climate Change, Intergenerational Ethics, & Political Responsibility, with Stephen Gardiner

University of Washington's Professor Stephen Gardiner discusses the ethics of climate change from intergenerational, political, and personal perspectives. Should individuals feel bad for using plastic straws or eating meat? What should the UN and its member states do? And how can older generations make up for "a massive failure in leadership" that has led, in part, to the current crisis?

C2G Update: Nature-based Solutions, the UN, & the IPCC Reports, with Janos Pasztor

Janos Pasztor, executive director of the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G), gives an update on his team's work after a busy week in New York. In the wake of troubling IPCC reports on climate change's effect on the oceans and land use, what more can the UN do? What are the challenges of nature-based solutions? And how should we handle climate change fatigue, individually and on a societal level?

SUBSCRIBE TODAY

VIDEOS

SUPPORT US

GEO-GOVERNANCE MATTERS

© 2019   Created by Carnegie Council.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service


The views and opinions expressed in the media, comments, or publications on this website are those of the speakers or authors and do not necessarily reflect or represent the views and opinions held by Carnegie Council.