Matthew Alexander, an 18-year Air Force and Air Force Reserves veteran and author of books about effective, non-coercive interrogation methods, is bringing his on-the-ground perspective about counterterrorism policies to UCLA as a Burkle Center fellow.
Senior Burkle Center Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) discusses the debate over U.S. intervention in Libya on NPR's Talk of the Nation
Burkle Center Senior Fellow, Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), discusses the debate over U.S. intervention in Libya with George Joffe, Centre of International Studies, Cambridge University and Tom Malinowski, Human Rights Watch. Aired on NPR's Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan on March 14, 2011.
Washington Post Op-Ed by Senior Burkle Center Fellow Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.): Libya doesn't meet the test for U.S. military action
Gen. Wesley Clark says Libya doesn't meet the test for US military action.
Huffington Post Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander: Known and Forgotten: Rumsfeld's Memoir
What's most striking about Donald Rumsfeld's recently released memoir is the blatant hypocrisy.
Huffington Post Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander: Rep. King: Meet Muslim-American Heroes
Matthew Alexander speaks out against the attacks on Muslim Americans by Congress.
LA Times Op-Ed by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala on the US-Pakistan row over diplomatic immunity: It’s Undiplomatic
The U.S.-Pakistan spat over Raymond Davis, an American accused of killing two men in Lahore, reveals the arcane world of diplomatic immunity.
Newly Appointed Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander Discusses Harsh Interrogation Techniques on NPR's Fresh Air
Matthew Alexander was a senior military interrogator in Iraq. In 2006 he led an interrogation team that tracked down Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.
Wieseltier, literary editor of The New Republic and a prominent observer of the Middle East, said that a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an idea worth defending, for the sake of the region. The Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture Series is hosted annually at UCLA by the Burkle Center for International Relations.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon, senior fellow at the Burkle Center for International Relations and visiting professor of law and diplomacy at UCLA, served as Thailand’s equivalent to U.S. secretary of state from March 11, 2005 to Sept. 19, 2006. He was the 39th minister of foreign affairs for Thailand until a military coup d’état forced him out of office. The Thai national, who graduated from UCLA with a B.A. in political science in 1976, has taught here since 2007.
But if the U.S. government returns to old ways of hoarding secrets, it could inflict more damage on itself than the WikiLeaks disclosures have, according to Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart. She joined a panel discussion with UCLA's Robert Trager and Dalia Dassa Kaye of the RAND Corporation, with Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala as moderator.
Adm. Michael G. Mullen, chair of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, engaged in a wide-ranging conversation with journalist Renee Montagne for the Bernard Brodie Distinguished Lecture on Conditions of Peace, an annual event sponsored by the Burkle Center.
President's principal military advisor discusses politics, strategy and warfare, reports the Daily Bruin student newspaper.
In an event co-presented with Zócalo Public Square, Gideon Rose, editor of Foreign Affairs and author of the new book "How Wars End," chatted with Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala about why the United States begins its wars and how we can better plan for peace. A link to the video of the event can be found at the bottom of this article.
Op-Ed by Burkle Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark (ret.) in the Washington Monthly: Bringing It All Back Home
Wesley K. Clark (ret.) in the Washington Monthly on loosening U.S. dependency on foreign oil and reinvesting in ethanol and other homegrown fuels.
Mallaby, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, shares findings from his book "More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite" about how hedge funds help markets.
The thorny topic of the crime of aggression, to come under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, made for lively discussion Sept. 27 between David Scheffer, the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes, and Gen. Wesley K. Clark, the retired general and Burkle Center senior fellow.
Burkle Center Fellow Prof. Amy Zegart comments on the effectiveness of Presidential Commissions, their political value to Congress and to erstwhile critic President Obama and how rarely their recommendations impact policy.
The fundamental question of whether China is on the path to becoming a responsible stakeholder in world affairs or acting as a revisionist superpower was put to a prestigious group of China scholars from universities and think tanks across the country. Watch video of the keynote address by John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress.
Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.) in Newsweek: "Evaluating the Presidents Foreign Policy"
This month's Intelligence Squared U.S. debate: "Does Obama's Foreign Policy Spell America's Decline?" features Burkle Senior Fellow Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.) arguing against the motion.
In win for Obama administration, court rebuffs those held at Afghan prison.