Global Conflicts: Are There Paths to Peace?

2017

Global Conflicts: Are There Paths to Peace?

In a world increasingly defined by borderless conflict and decentralized power structures, old ways of interpreting and mitigating global conflict are becoming progressively defunct. Meanwhile, resurgent nationalism, cyberwarfare, and a rising China are remaking the post-World War II landscape, and with it, America’s place in the world. This set of conversations will probe the questions behind the headlines: What’s ahead for a post-Brexit Europe? What do we do about a nuclear Pyongyang? Are the United States and Russia headed for a new cold war? And, as ISIS loses ground, what will rise in its wake? We’ll explore the conflict zones, halls of power, and mass migrations shaping instability and strife around the world, presenting vexing challenges to a new administration here at home.

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