Huffington Post Op-Ed by Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander: Known and Forgotten: Rumsfeld's Memoir
Matthew Alexander claims that Donald Rumsfeld's recently released memoir is filled with blatant hypocrisies.
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
Kal Raustiala writes that 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 speaks out against harsh interrogation techniques used by the U.S. military and describes his team's use of strategic, noncoercive methods of interrogation to find Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 2006.
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 writes 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.
Four experts recently gathered on an NPR broadcast to examine and debate the motion "Obama's Foreign Policy Spells America's Decline," part of the Intelligence Squared U.S. series.
Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, 39th Foreign Minister of Thailand and UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow, comments on the current situation in Thailand and asks Prime Minister Vejjajiva to put an end to the use of force against civilians.
The UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2009-10 Alice Belkin Memorial Scholarship.