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The Daily Bruin, October 8, 2007
Larry Korb, a former assistant defense secretary under Reagan, wants to keep a regional military presence and to keep intervening in Iraq, but he thinks that continuing the occupation does more harm than good. He and Phillip Carter, a UCLA alum and Iraq war veteran, take questions on the war and Gen. Petraeus's strategy.
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LA Times, September 23, 2007
September 11, 2007
Washington Post, Sunday, September 16, 2007
The Independent, September 9, 2007
UCLA News, September 6, 2007
Burkle Center Senior Fellow Wesley K. Clark and Center Director Kal Raustiala argue in The New York Times that the current U.S. practice of declaring terrorists "enemy combatants" at once impairs counterterrorism efforts and endangers civil liberties at home.
"Symbols of the intractable problems of the Middle East stood in striking contrast to the pleasures of life pursued by the resilient Lebanese as I took a walk downtown from the American University with a friend earlier this month," writes UCLA Fulbright coordinator Ann Kerr in the Palisadian-Post.
The keynote speaker at a UCLA conference on security issues in Europe and Eurasia revisits the meaning of European unity.
A 50-year-old court decision on constitutional protections overseas comes into play in the war on terror, writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The Los Angeles Times.
UCLA political scientist Marc Trachtenberg, who teaches a Burkle Center-backed course on the post-9/11 world, explains in a newspaper article that current events can be approached with detachment.
Peter Singer's message is uncomfortable: Most people follow a minimalist morality that makes them a lot more immoral than they consider themselves to be.
The professor and public intellectual Amitai Etzioni practices the Socratic method at UCLA, arguing for a foreign policy that proceeds from the human right to be free from harm.
Pioneering solo journalist Kevin Sites screens his film about the civilian cost of war.
CUNY's Mehdi Bozorgmehr, a sociology PhD from UCLA who directs a research center on both the Middle East and Middle Eastern Americans, explains the importance of religious identity in post-9/11 advocacy for groups affected by backlash.
Documentary unearths different perspectives, definitions of terrorism and counterterrorism
"Modern terror began in the 1880s. Small groups in many countries were able to terrify masses because the invention of dynamite gave them new powers, and the bomb has remained the principal weapon of terror ever since," writes David C. Rapoport.
A discussion among two Los Angeles Times editors, one historian, and a UCLA audience exposes gaps in expectations about how violence gets reported.
Because so many sources recording the war differed on reported facts, the war left international media and historians arguing over who started it and who the true victors of the war were, several speakers said. The UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies was a co-sponsor of this event, organized by the Comparative Literature Graduate Student Group.
"Obsessed with maintaining a maximally free hand, the Bush administration often finds international commitments--and even international restraints--paradoxically attractive when dealing with federal judges," writes Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in The New Republic Online.
Nuclear terrorism threatens to wreck nuclear peace, which has lasted 61 years despite the presence of tens of thousands of nuclear missiles around the world, noted Nobel laureate Tom Schelling, one of the key speakers at the conference.
To call attention to ongoing violence in Darfur, committee plans week of events
The spread of nuclear weapons is a pressing issue the United States must recognize and address, experts said during a two-day conference on campus this week.
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