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The directors of the documentary film "Memory of Forgotten War" were interviewed in the Los Angeles Times prior to the screening of their film at the UCLA James Bridges Theater on May 8. The film was one of two documentaries that opened the "Ending the Korean War" conference organized by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies, May 8–10.
Legal scholar Kevin Jon Heller examines the legal and evidentiary justifications for U.S. "signature" strikes—drone attacks that target unknown individuals based on a behavioral pattern—and finds that both frequently fail to meet the requirements of international humanitarian law.
The foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is not irrational—the current regime needs conflict with the United States to perpetuate itself in power, said Professor Mansour Farhang. He advised the United States to reach an implicit understanding with the regime that Iran will not develop nuclear weapons.
Key policy makers and scholars discuss causes and consequences of drug-related violence in Latin America
WATCH: Video footage from two-day conference on organized crime, corruption and drug trafficking in Latin America.
Burkle Center Fellow Tony Camerino lends expertise to NPR's Article "Report On CIA Interrogation Tactics Revives Torture Debate"
Burkle Center Fellow Tony Camerino comments on use and utility of coercive interrogation.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses a recent border patrol shooting at the Mexican border
Experts say there’s little that can be done to stop the violence, given the delicacies of diplomatic relations between the two countries and the fact that no international law specifically covers such instances.
Instead of committing the United States to take military action against Iran, a better option would be convincing more Israeli leaders and people that a military attack is still a bad idea if the goal is to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power.
Breaking the international agreement of the Vienna Convention could have implications that reach beyond London and Assange.
After four years with the U.S. Foreign Service, Erin Rattazzi, BA '02, advises students to take advantage of every possible opportunity to learn more about the world and their place in it.
Osama bin Laden Was Not Caught Because of Torture but in Spite of It: Daily Beast Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander
Contrary to the claims by the man who ran the CIA’s torture program, attempts to find and kill Osama bin Laden were hindered by waterboarding and other torture techniques.
Janet Napolitano stops at UCLA to discuss national homeland security issues
Bosco Ntaganda unexpectedly spotted in the town of Goma
Janet Napolitano will give a public talk on April 16
The now-familiar pattern of the Arab Spring -- popular outcries for freedom provoking hideous repression -- seems to warrant military intervention to stop the slaughter in Syria. But first we need answers to some hard questions.
Famed peacemaker discusses world disputes, recent Mideast events
Hadag Nahash discusses music and politics with UCLA audience.
A draft order likely violates the right to counsel and threatens to jeopardize the progress made in reversing Gitmo's legacy as a 'legal black hole,' argues Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala.
Foreign Policy Op-Ed by Burkle Center Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye: Do Israelis Really Want to Bomb Iran?
The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations and UCLA Center for the Study of Women came together to sponsor the premiere of the famed actress's much-anticipated screenwriting and directorial debut.
General James Mattis, the top commander of the American military in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will join award-winning NPR foreign affairs correspondent Mike Shuster for a public conversation on Nov. 18.
Foreign Policy Op-Ed by Burkle Center Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye: Why Bombing Iran is Still a Bad Idea
Despite charges from the U.S. Justice Department of an Iranian plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador, military action is dangerous, unpredictable and should be avoided, according to Burkle Center Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye.
Guardian Op-Ed by Burkle Center Sr. Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark: Anwar al-Awlaki's death shows the US is winning against al-Qaida
Our active defence against terror is now highly effective. But the US must move past Awlaki's death to champion American values.
Visiting Burkle Center Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye comments on the sale of U.S. bombs to Israel on NPR's All Things Considered
Dalia Dassa Kaye speaks with NPR's Mike Shuster regarding the sale of deep-earth penetrator bombs, or "bunker busters," to Israel in 2009.
More than a dozen Iran specialists gathered at the James West Alumni Center on Friday, May 13, to discuss that country's politics and global relationships. Fast-moving events in the Middle East and suspicions about Iran's nuclear program dominated discussion before an audience of nearly 250.
Schools must revamp how they teach about the environment to prevent ecological collapse, conservationist Charles Saylan and UCLA life scientist Daniel T. Blumstein argue in "The Failure of Environmental Education (And How We Can Fix It)."
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