Quick links to all the stories posted at the UCLA International Institute
Steven Spiegel criticizes the Bush administration for pursuing global goals in the Middle East while failing to address the specific issues that leave the region in crisis. He proposes a strategy for disengagement between the Palestinians and Israelis.
Alejandro Gertz Manero, Vicente Fox's former National Secretary of Security, points to the dramatic rise in drug use and crime in his country as proof that the reforms have gone only half way.
Israeli Minister Matan Vilnai on Israeli security and negotiations with the Palestinians.
UCLA student writes thesis on Spain's transit security
Former senior advisor to L. Paul Bremer looks at the players in Iraq's new political lineup, strategies for defusing the insurgency, and some of the serious mistakes the U.S. has made and continues to make.
Kenneth W. Stein (Emory University) puts the recent Palestinian election in perspective
UCLA AFC screens major motion picture "Hotel Rwanda" and hosts actor Don Cheadle, director Terry George and Paul Rusesabagina, whose heroism during the Rwanda genocide is the basis of the film.
Is terrorism an important issue beyond the borders of the United States?
French Arabist Kepel discusses his new book, "The War for Muslim Minds."
Some Islamic extremists envision a new pan-Islamic state in Southeast Asia, Chinese scholar tells UCLA audience.
General Anthony Zinni, former commander of Middle East Central Command, says the Iraq war was "a big mistake" and there was no plan for the reconstruction.
Michael Naumann, publisher of Die Zeit, discusses European reactions to the war on terrorism.
Harvard legal scholar David Kennedy discusses his recent book, The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism.
Mia Bloom warns that heavy handed approaches to combating terrorism can backfire
Charles Snyder brings his forty years of work in Africa to bear in a candid view of the continent's leaders, hot spots, and causes for optimism.
Conservative author, television commentator exchanges views with liberal attorney and former congressman.
Ami Ayalon, former head of Shin Bet, and Sari Nusseibeh, President of Al Quds University, tell UCLA audience about their campaign.
Former Israeli prime minister calls for negotiating with the Palestinians "as they are."
International Institute Vice Provost comments in the South China Morning Post on America's current place in the world.
Yitzhak Rabin's daughter examines the Rabin legacy in today's Middle East.
Visitors discuss Central Asian Islamic groups with long-time security specialist Michael Intriligator.
UN General Assembly President Jan Kavan declares United Nations "not an instrument of U.S. foreign policy." Reminds audience of the world body's far flung operations in development, health, and peacekeeping.
Current lineup in Middle East opens "window of opportunity" for peace, prominent Israeli political analyst tells UCLA audience.
Shibley Telhami, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, reports that only 3% of Saudis are even "somewhat favorable" to the U.S. The Bush administration's prioritizing security over democracy in the region deepens rifts between people and governments.
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for China Susan Shirk warns that growing nationalism in South Korea and Japan will exacerbate the Bush administration's inept diplomacy in the North Korean nuclear crisis. She examines possible multilateral options for the region.
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