Asia News Archive
On April 18, 2013, the Y&S Nazarian Center for Israel Studies hosted Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, acclaimed physician, author and humanitarian, in a public talk entitled “Perspectives on Peace, Health & Hope: A Gaza Doctor's Journey from Personal Tragedy to a Search for Peace and Human Dignity”.
Journalist, businesswoman and humanitarian Princess Basmah bint Saud spoke about her proposed "Fourth Way" at lecture sponsored by the UCLA Center for Middle East Development.
Interviewed about contemporary Russian politics, UCLA Professor of Political Science Daniel Treisman says that economic modernization has already created classes of people impatient with Putin's paternalistic regime. These groups are not just in the big cities; discontent with the state's failure to deliver basic services is also palpable in the provinces.
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.
Historians Sarah Davies and James Harris spoke about their recent research in Stalin’s personal archive, discussing how the Soviet dictator used words and the way in which he processed incoming information, respectively.
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.
This engaging portrait of UCLA History Professor Nile Green, who is the director of the Program on Central Asia, was published in the Winter 2013 edition of "The UCLA College Report," a publication of the College of Letters and Science.
A recent course on the Arab Spring taught by CMED Director Steven Spiegel invited specialists from around the country and UCLA to lecture on individual countries—some in person and some via a videoconferencing link.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala is quoted in The Guardian's article "Charles Krauthammer's false statement about the US Constitution."
Israeli journalist Natasha Mozgovaya highlighted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s stinging setback in the January 2013 parliamentary elections and a new political focus on simmering domestic issues.
Documentary about the nuclear situation in the U.S. and Japan
Several professors from the law school, the Burkle Center of International Relations and the UCLA Center of Middle East Development spoke at the panel, which primarily focused on the question of Palestinian statehood.
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 the use and utility of coercive interrogation.
In a Bangkok Post op-ed article, Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon discusses a series of Asian issues in light of President Obama's trip to Southeast Asia following his re-election.
Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala discusses a recent border patrol shooting at the Mexican border
Kal Raustiala offers his opinion on the delicate diplomatic relations between the US and Mexico in light of recent border violence.
Obama’s second term may mean stronger hand in foreign policy: Daily Bruin Op-Ed by Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala
As in domestic policy, of course, the president does not hold all the foreign policy cards. But areas such as these are largely in the hands of the president, and we can expect Obama, having completed his last electoral campaign, to be more active, more engaged and perhaps more daring in the four years to come.
Professor James Gelvin has been invited to the First Istanbul World Forum.
Instead of committing the United States to take military action against Iran, Dalia Dassa Kaye suggests that 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.
How to arrest Julian Assange without violating international law: op-ed by Senior Fellow Kantathi Suphamongkhon
British authorities forcefully entering the Embassy of Ecuador in London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has taken refuge would not only be illegal but also set a frightening precedent, putting embassies around the world at risk. Thankfully, Britain has other options.
Kal Raustiala offers his expertise on the possible implications of breaking the international agreement of the Vienna Convention in order to extradite Julian Assange.
“The Right Way to Help Syria's Rebels”: Los Angeles Times op-ed co-authored by 2011-12 Visiting Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye
Dalia Dassa Kaye and David Kaye argue that the United States can support the insurgents in Syria without providing arms.
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.
Dalia Dassa Kaye is part of The Atlantic's Iran War Dial, which predicts that there's a 37 percent chance that the United States or Israel will strike Iran in the next year.
Argentina’s ambassador to the U.S. visits UCLA to discuss territorial conflict in the long disputed Falkland/Malvinas Islands
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