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March 11, 2008

Development
A Conversation with Asha-Rose Migiro

ISOBEL COLEMAN:  Good afternoon, everybody.  Thank you for joining us here today.  I know this is not the usual Council time for a meeting, so it is wonderful that we have such a large turnout. It …

March 11, 2008

Development
A Conversation with Asha-Rose Migiro

Watch UN deputy secretary-general Asha-Rose Migiro discuss priorities for the United Nations, with particular regard to international development. This event was made possible by the generosity of Ex…

January 20, 2008

United States
The United States, on sale

The front page of the Sunday New York Times had a long article by Peter S. Goodman and Louise Story. But Maureen Dowd is a better barometer of the cultural zeitgeist that news page: today’s column …

September 22, 2008

Argentina
A Conversation with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

PRESIDENT CRISTINA FERNANDEZ DE KIRCHNER: (In progress) -- of the fall of the twin towers, 9/11 became a milestone which may well vie with the Berlin Wall, which is something we'll leave up to hist…

September 22, 2008

Argentina
A Conversation with Cristina Fernández de Kirchner

Watch Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, president of Argentina, discuss her country's economic growth since 2001 and the successes of multilateralism in Latin America.

June 8, 2007

Rwanda
Preventing Mass Atrocities

In 2005, the members of the United Nations embraced the idea of a “responsibility to protect” populations from genocide and other mass atrocities. Join us as UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Lou…

April 4, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guest Post: Insurgency Continues, Crimping Business-as-usual

This is a guest post by Jim Sanders, a career, now retired, West Africa watcher for various federal agencies. The views expressed below are his personal views and do not reflect those of his former e…

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December 20, 2006

Disasters
Assessing the Tsunami Warning System

Two years after a tsunami devastated several Indian Ocean countries, a rudimentary warning system is in place. But coordination and funding concerns have slowed plans for a permanent regional system.

January 9, 2013

Conflict Prevention
What to Worry About in 2013

Paul B. Stares, David F. Gordon, and Mark L. Schneider discuss conflicts that could break out or escalate in 2013.

November 12, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
African Elections Merely “a False Veneer of Legitimacy?”

The Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) has rolled out a new report by the Global Commission on Elections, Democracy and Security, “Deepening Democracy: A Strategy for Improving t…

Woman with shows off her inked finger after casting her vote during the national elections in the capital Luanda, Angola 31/08/2012.