Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2012 with Ian Bremmer

January 19, 2012

Happy New Year to all!

We are pleased to announce that the latest edition of the best selling textbook, World Politics: Trend and Transformation (2012-2013 edition), contains a multimedia glossary with resources provided by Carnegie Council.

These resources are also available to everyone, free of charge, on the Council’s iTunes U site: www.carnegieitunesu.org.

Arranged by chapter, they include short video clips such as Paul Krugman on protectionism; Anne-Marie Slaughter on multilateralism; and Wole Soyinka on decolonization. Everyone with a passion for international affairs will find something of interest. Enjoy!

We would also like to introduce the two-volume Encyclopedia of Global Justice (October 2011).

This major publication includes a chapter on Carnegie Council President Joel H. Rosenthal.

FIRST ISSUE OF RUSSIA BULLETIN

Russia Bulletin, Issue 1

David C. Speedie

In this inaugural issue of the Russia Bulletin, David Speedie considers U.S.-Russia relations, missile defense, and the parliamentary elections and ensuing Moscow demonstrations.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2012 with Ian Bremmer

Ian Bremmer, Art Kleiner

What are the biggest political risks in 2012, and the associated ethical decisions? Political risk guru Ian Bremmer discusses his annual list, and his conclusions may surprise you.

A Single Roll of the Dice: Obama’s Diplomacy with Iran

Trita Parsi, Joanne J. Myers

Trita Parsi recounts the previously unknown story of American and Iranian negotiations during Obama’s early years as president, and the real reasons for their current stalemate. Contrary to prevailing opinion, Parsi contends that diplomacy has not been fully tried.

Making our Democracy Work: A Judge’s View

Stephen Breyer, Joanne J. Myers

The nine unelected justices of the U.S. Supreme Court have the power to strike down laws enacted by elected representatives. Why does the public accept the Court’s decisions as legitimate, even when the decisions are highly unpopular? How does the Court help make democracy work?

ARTICLES AND REPORTS

Major Security Issues in 2012

Jeffrey D. McCausland

This comprehensive report covers the multitude of factors that will affect U.S. national security policy. They include the 2012 defense budget cuts and four possible resulting scenarios; Iraq; Iran; U.S.-Pakistan relations; North Korea; Europe; and much more.

The Strategic Use of Electoral Mismanagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Anuradha Chakravarty

The November 2011 elections were a historic opportunity to begin rebuilding the fragile DRC state. But as this first-hand account shows, evidence suggests that power politics and strategic manipulation prevailed, betraying the Congolese people.

What to do? Choices and Trade-offs in Japan’s Post-Fukushima Energy Policy

Paul J. Scalise

The Fukushima disaster has caused a backlash against nuclear power. But can Japan maintain a nuclear-free society without risk of rolling blackouts? Are energy security, economic efficiency, and environmental sustainability fundamentally compatible or mutually exclusive?

A Look at Global Sustainability, with a Focus on China

Ma Jun, Evan O’Neil, Madeleine Lynn, Julia Taylor Kennedy

Carnegie Council’s Evan O’Neil ponders the future of mega-cities, and leading Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun discusses China’s air and water crisis and the work of his watchdog group, the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, which names and shames the worst polluters.

A Global Look at Migration

Anna Hofmann, Stephen Ruszczyk, Noora Lori, Julia Taylor Kennedy

Global migration is a key part of our economic future and one that is often overlooked. Three experts offer very different takes on migration, spanning Europe, the USA, and lastly the Gulf States, where migrants make up the majority of the population and citizens are in the minority.