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Four Years under the Spell of the Superpower Myth?

Nancy Soderberg talks about her new book on unilateralism in U.S. foreign policy under the Bush administration.

What the U.S. Needs to Do to Move an Arab-Israeli Peace Forward

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.

Electoral Democracy Has Yet to Shake Mexico's Corrupt Bureaucracy

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.

Israel and the Palestinians: Is Peace at Hand?

Israeli Minister Matan Vilnai on Israeli security and negotiations with the Palestinians.

Learning from past mistakes

UCLA student writes thesis on Spain's transit security

Arafat's Legacy and the 2005 Palestinian Election

Kenneth W. Stein (Emory University) puts the recent Palestinian election in perspective

Larry Diamond on What Went Wrong in Iraq and Prospects for Democracy and Stability

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.

The African Studies Center Screens Hotel Rwanda

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.

The War on Terror: An Uphill Battle for Global Support

Is terrorism an important issue beyond the borders of the United States?

Are the Jihadists Losing the War? Gilles Kepel Thinks So

French Arabist Kepel discusses his new book, "The War for Muslim Minds."

ASEAN and Terrorism in Southeast Asia

Some Islamic extremists envision a new pan-Islamic state in Southeast Asia, Chinese scholar tells UCLA audience.

Straight Talk from General Anthony Zinni

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.

Preparing Europe in the Twenty-first Century: United by Terrorism, Divided by History

Michael Naumann, publisher of Die Zeit, discusses European reactions to the war on terrorism.

Teaching Militarists How to Cover Their Tracks

Harvard legal scholar David Kennedy discusses his recent book, The Dark Sides of Virtue: Reassessing International Humanitarianism.

Suicide Terrorism: Theory and Practice

Mia Bloom warns that heavy handed approaches to combating terrorism can backfire

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Surveys the Continent

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.

Bruce Herschensohn, Mel Levine, Debate Effectiveness of Bush Policy in War on Terror, Role of UN

Conservative author, television commentator exchanges views with liberal attorney and former congressman.

Nusseibeh-Ayalon Get 153,000 Signatures on Petition for Peace

Ami Ayalon, former head of Shin Bet, and Sari Nusseibeh, President of Al Quds University, tell UCLA audience about their campaign.

Shimon Peres at UCLA Meeting Calls for Negotiating with Existing Palestinian Leadership

Former Israeli prime minister calls for negotiating with the Palestinians "as they are."

Storm Clouds over a New American Century?

International Institute Vice Provost comments in the South China Morning Post on America's current place in the world.

Dalia Rabin-Pelossof Speaks on Oslo Ten Years Later

Yitzhak Rabin's daughter examines the Rabin legacy in today's Middle East.

Kazakhstan Journalists Gather Information on War Against Terrorism

Visitors discuss Central Asian Islamic groups with long-time security specialist Michael Intriligator.

General Assembly President Defends UN against Bush Administration Criticisms

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.

Daily Bruin Account of Shai Feldman Talk on "The Middle East and Israel after the War with Iraq"

Current lineup in Middle East opens "window of opportunity" for peace, prominent Israeli political analyst tells UCLA audience.

Arab Distrust of America Clouds Prospect for a Stable Middle East

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.

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