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Inside US Climate Security Policy

How will climate change impact upon US security and how far has the debate been securitized? Dr Geoffrey Dabelko, Director of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Woodrow … Continue reading

August 10, 2012

ASEAN: Pathways and Regional Prosperity

Dr Alistair Cook discusses the achievements of ASEAN, outlining recent developments in security and human rights instruments, and suggests ways in which other regional organizations may learn from ASEAN.

July 3, 2012

Religions, Politics and Culture in South Asia

Dr Ali Riaz discusses how globalization and the perceived failure of the secular state are just two of the factors influencing the complex interplay of religion, democracy and government in … Continue reading

June 18, 2012

Rainbow Nations or Shades of Grey?

Despite the end of Apartheid, South Africa continues to experience xenophobia and ethnic violence.

May 29, 2012

Security Dynamics in West Africa

If foreign involvement and conditions on the ground make development in West Africa fragile and uncertain, what about the security situation?

May 23, 2012

Russia on the World Stage

As the global order gradually changes, how is Russia adapting its geopolitical strategies? Is Moscow looking towards the West or Asia-Pacific for future strategic partnerships?

May 14, 2012

Bolivarianism and the Latin American Left

Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, discusses whether the Bolivarian movement in South America offers a solution to the region’s troubles or whether it has already run its course.

May 2, 2012

The IAEA: Balancing Influence and Enforcement?

Dr Trevor Findlay of CIGI discusses the capabilities and shortcomings of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

April 13, 2012

Keeping the Peace in the 21st Century

While norms and soft power are becoming more important to UN peacekeeping, enforcement remains the only way to protect those whose lives are in danger, explains Kieran Dwyer.

April 12, 2012

Boosting India’s Defense Economy

In today’s podcast, the Observer Research Foundation’s Deba Mohanty discusses economic development and its importance to India’s defense sector.

February 16, 2012

Development for the Future

Ian Johnson, Secretary General of the Club of Rome, discusses the unwanted side-effects of development and highlights possibilities for change.

February 7, 2012

The Impact of Human Rights on the International System

Building on this week’s exploration of what constitutes human rights, Christine Bell, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Edinburgh, discusses their intersection with international institutions and conflict resolution.

January 18, 2012

Nationalism and Multiculturalism in Russia

Dr Aglaya Snetkov, senior researcher at the Center for Security Studies, discusses the Russian approach to the challenges posed by multiculturalism and nationalism.

December 11, 2011

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