Al Qaeda Hierarchy in a Pocket? (30 Nov 09)
Ikram Sehgal suggests that Pakistan’s offensive in South Waziristan has cornered Al Qaeda and urges the Pakistani military to capitalize on this opportunity to disrupt the network’s leadership.
On November 18, 2009, H.E. Urs Ziswiler, Swiss Ambassador to the United States, organized a working lunch in partnership with the EastWest Institute to discuss the recommendations of the EWI report “Reframing Nuclear De-alert: Decreasing the Operational Readiness of U.S. and Russian Nuclear Arsenals” with U.S. policymakers.
Climate Terrorists: They Will Come (25 Oct 09)
Three facts are staring us in the face about certain communities around the world: more people in poverty; rising and large numbers of unemployed youth; and an increasing absolute population (increasing the demand for resources). This is a recipe for violent unrest even in ordinary times.
A confluence of events has presented the Russian Federation and the United States with an unusual opportunity to transform their relationship.
The unfortunate reality is that trust is at an exceedingly low level between the elites and publics of both nations. Building that trust requires a leap of faith that they can work together on the most difficult issues.