More than a dozen Iran specialists gathered at the James West Alumni Center on Friday, May 13, to discuss that country's politics and global relationships. Fast-moving events in the Middle East and suspicions about Iran's nuclear program dominated discussion before an audience of nearly 250.
Links to series below:
Burkle Center Fellow, Matthew Alexander, appears on CBS Evening News to discuss the implications of enhanced interrogation and its role in providing critical intelligence necessary to prevent terrorism at home and abroad.
Matthew Alexander on MSNBC's Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell on The Legacy of Enhanced Interrogation
Alexander discusses the long-term costs of enhanced interrogation use and its impact on the lives of American service members at home and abroad.
Burkle Center Fellow Matthew Alexander's Foreign Policy Reflection on the Logic of Torture After Osama bin Laden's Death.
Matthew Alexander claims that the United States didn't need to waterboard anyone to get information about Osama bin Laden and discusses the negative effects of torture as a form of interrogation.
Burkle Fellow Matthew Alexander on The Ed Show Discussing Cooperation with Pakistan and Interrogation in the War on Terror.
Matthew Alexander analyzes possible trends in partnership and intelligence emerging out of the death of Osama bin Laden and comments on the legacy of torture and its effects on the international War on Terror.
Fellow Matthew Alexander Appears on Democracy Now! Commenting on the Efficacy of Bush-Era Interrogation.
Former Military Interrogator Matthew Alexander claims that "immoral" torture slowed down the effort to find Osama bin Laden.
Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart comments on KTLA on the meaning of Osama Bin Laden's death and its impact on the War on Terrorism.
Zegart discusses how Al Qaeda has grown stronger since America began its hunt for Bin Laden.
Burkle Center Fellow Amy Zegart quoted in CNN story “Is the U.S. safer today than before the 9/11 attacks?”
Amy Zegart contributes her expertise on U.S. attempts to step up domestic security since the 9/11 attacks.
Matthew Alexander discusses the information on Guantánamo released by WikiLeaks' newest document dump and its reminder that the United States' least worst place is now its most intractable legal problem.
Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University delivered the Arnold C. Harberger Distinguished Lecture, presented annually by the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, on April 21 to a standing-room-only audience at the Anderson School's Korn Convocation Hall.
Economists and policy-makers need to rethink the long-term development of the nation's economy rather than design temporary solutions to crises, said the Columbia University economist, reports The Daily Bruin.
Kantathi Suphamongkhon writes about the military clashes over the Hindu temple of Preah Vihear and the issue of border demarcation in the May 2011 issue of "Business Report Thailand."
Two skeptics of the no-fly zone mission in Libya, Burkle Center Senior Fellow Gen. (ret.) Wesley K. Clark and Acting Professor of Law Asli Bali, identified a range of mixed motives behind the move to intervene and speculated on what will happen next.
A new report from the National Research Council recommends that the U.S. intelligence community adopt methods, theories, and findings from the behavioral and social sciences as a way to improve its analyses. To that end, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) should lead a new initiative to make these approaches part of the intelligence community’s analytical work, hiring and training, and collaborations.
Senior Burkle Center Fellow Gen. Wesley Clark (ret.) debates when to intervene in Libya on NPR's All Things Considered
Burkle Center Senior Fellow, Gen. Wesley K. Clark (ret.), discusses the debate over when to intervene in Libya with Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning, U.S. State Department. Aired on NPR's All Things Considered with Robert Siegel on March 18, 2011.
Gen. Wesley Clark discusses the United Nations Security Council's decision to approve a no-fly zone over Libya, and says that the coalition needs to know how military action will impact the ultimate political goal in Libya. Aired on CNN Newsroom on March 18, 2011.
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 argues that Libya doesn't meet the test for US military action based on our experiences with foreign intervention in the past.