June 7, 2023. "Contrary to the conventional wisdom that the Cold War rendered the UN impotent, the postwar Security Council was in fact surprisingly active," says UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in a recent Foreign Affairs article.Wednesday, June 7, 2023
May 10, 2023. In an essay for Zocalo Public Square, UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala writes, "Bunche's involvement in what he called 'the problem of Palestine' grew out of a lifelong commitment to anticolonialism and racial justice. He strongly believed in the right of all peoples to self-determination."
Wednesday, May 10, 2023
May 5, 2023. "The Biden administration's strategy in the Middle East may be setting itself up for continued disappointment, as the setbacks of the past few months are not likely to be one-offs," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent World Politics Review article.Friday, May 5, 2023
May 3, 2023. "As emergent great powers enter the Middle East scene and as Arab governments move toward détente with longtime rivals, a new regional order is forming. But competition will persist, and the order is shakier than it seems," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent Carnegie Endowment for International Peace article.Wednesday, May 3, 2023
May 1, 2023. "In a new biography, ‘The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire' (Oxford University Press, 2022), Kal Raustiala breathes new life into an underappreciated story," says a recent UN Today article.Monday, May 1, 2023
Apr. 16, 2023. "The region has decided to move on. This is not a Middle East where the U.S. does call the shots all the time anymore," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent NPR interview.Sunday, April 16, 2023
Mar. 10, 2023. "The perception that Israel is weakening from within could lead to a higher risk of provocations by a range of foreign militia groups, creating a more volatile regional environment," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent World Politics Review article.
Friday, March 10, 2023
Mar. 7, 2023. "Russian chess grandmaster and political activist Garry Kasparov delivered this year's annual Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture...Kasparov opened his address by discussing the importance of advocacy for freedom and democracy," says editor Anna Johnson in a recent Daily Bruin article covering the Burkle Center's 2022-23 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Feb. 27, 2023. "Military deterrence is no longer just a supplement to diplomacy; it is fast becoming the West's replacement strategy. Israel's confrontational approach is winning the day," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent Foreign Affairs article.Monday, February 27, 2023
Jan. 17, 2023. "Global and regional trends appear to be making Syria's normalization an irreversible reality," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in a recent World Politics Review article.
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Dec. 15, 2022. "Ralph Bunche was once so famous he handed out the Best Picture award at the 1951 Oscars. He led a fascinating life. Yet today, outside of a few places, he is largely forgotten," says UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in a recent interview about his biography of Ralph Bunche.
Friday, December 16, 2022
Dec. 2, 2022. "While no one person can claim the mantle of the creator of UN peacekeeping, a strong case can be made that one man did more than any other to develop and implement the concept," says UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in a recent Just Security article.
Friday, December 2, 2022
Nov. 23, 2022. "One of the chief authors of that influential decision is largely forgotten today: the Black American diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Ralph Bunche," says UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in a recent Forward article.
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Oct. 28, 2022. "The war in Ukraine should be a wakeup call that Washington's status quo policies in the Middle East are not working," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye in her recent World Politics Review article. Friday, October 28, 2022
Oct. 21, 2022. Read what experts, including UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye, have to say about why Iran is helping Russia in a recent Politico article.
Friday, October 28, 2022
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