Tue, 29 November 2016
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most complex and polarizing conflicts in modern history. Nearly seventy years after the foundation of Israel and fifty years since the beginning of the occupation of Gaza and the West Bank territories, the struggle between the two sides seems to be almost as far from a resolution as when it first began.
Direct download: 10_20_16_Israeli-Palestinian_Conflict.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 10:43am PDT
Tue, 22 November 2016
Russia and President Putin are a renewed source of concern in US foreign policy. From the perspective of the NATO alliance and potential challenges along Russia’s western and southern borders, to the clashes and compromises in addressing the ongoing crisis in Syria, to growing evidence of Russian cyberattacks within the United States, the next president faces a Russian leader with an agenda and expectations on the world stage. What are the strategic key strategic challenges and is there an endgame for US-Russia relations?
Masha Gessen, Russian American Journalist and Author
Kathryn Stoner, Senior Fellow, Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, Stanford University
Moderator: Robert English, Associate Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California
Direct download: 10_28_16_Putin_Russia.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 10:22am PDT
Tue, 8 November 2016
In this special episode we feature two conversations from WorldAffairs 2016, Day One: The World that Awaits.
US Leadership: Where Do We Go from Here?
Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America Foundation
In conversation with Jane Wales, President and CEO, World Affairs
Global Economy Today: Can the US and China Work Together?
Henry M. Paulson Jr., Chairman, Paulson Institute, and 74th US Secretary of the Treasury
In conversation with Anja Manuel, Cofounder and Managing Partner, RiceHadleyGates LLC
Direct download: 10_28_16_Slaughter_Paulson.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 7:22am PDT
Tue, 1 November 2016
In a 2009 speech in Prague, President Obama set out an ambitious agenda: committing to reducing the role of nuclear weapons, strengthening nuclear nonproliferation efforts and preventing nuclear terrorism. Seven years later, the world is fundamentally different than it was when President Obama embarked on what became known as the "Prague Agenda." As the Obama presidency enters its final months, we ask: What has been accomplished in preventing the threat of nuclear terrorism? What challenges remain? Join World Affairs for a conversation with Lt. General Frank G. Klotz, the Department of Energy's Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration, about the state of global nuclear security in a rapidly changing world.
Speaker Frank G. Klotz is the Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Zachary Davis, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, moderates the discussion.
For more information about this event please visit: http://www.worldaffairs.org/event-calendar/event/1625
Direct download: 06_30_16_Frank_Klotz.mp3
Category:News & Politics -- posted at: 3:44pm PDT