The Atlantic Council and the U.S. Institute of Peace welcomed the President of Afghanistan, His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, on the occasion of his first official visit to Washington, DC since being sworn in as President. The public address, with questions and answers from the audience and via Twitter, took place on March 25, 2015, at USIP headquarters in Washington, DC.
Just over 100 years since the outbreak of World War I, where and when might a 21st Century’s ‘Great Power’ war begin? Who will fight, and why? What will be the decisive technologies of a great power war? What will be the role of narrative both before and during such a conflict? In this episode, James Stavridis, Dean of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, Ryan Evans, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of War on the Rocks, Siobhan Gorman, Director of the Brunswick Group, and Nikolas Katsimpras, Adjunct Lecturer at Columbia University, answer these questions.
As the annual COP21 international climate negotiations draw near, and as the world experiences symptoms of climate change including increased precipitation, sea level rise, and heat waves, the next few months are crucial. In this episode, Secretary Kerry speaks about the US government’s climate efforts, place climate negotiations in a global context, and outline why climate change is a priority for the nation’s chief diplomat.