May 9, 2003
By Steven E. Miller, Director, International Security Program; Editor-in-Chief, International Security; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
By Monica Duffy Toft, Former Associate Professor of Public Policy; Former Board Member, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Former Director, Initiative on Religion and International Affairs.
This book addresses the crucial role of territory in explaining ethnic violence. The theory of indivisible territory is explored in an attempt to explain why some conflicts turn violent and others do not. The case studies consist of Russia in relation to the Chechens and Tartars and Georgia in relation to the Abkhaz and Ajars, roughly from 1990 to 1994.
April 29, 2003
Simply because we can dismiss the PLO's position doesn't mean that the United States should. Bringing Abbas to the United States to be tried would have significant consequences that should be weighed against the opportunity for a new US-led effort to renew the Middle East peace process.
April 23, 2003
By John Ruggie, Berthold Beitz Professor of Human Rights and International Affairs
"THE RAGING DEBATE over what role the United Nations should play in postwar Iraq has been pitched at the level of high principle, where differing views often end up being irreconcilable. This helps neither Iraq nor the United Nations. 'Our blood and treasure, our decisions,' was the mantra emanating from Pentagon and White House hardliners. At the other end of the spectrum, French President Jacques Chirac divined that 'It is up to the United Nations — and it alone — to take on the political, economic, humanitarian, and administrative reconstruction of Iraq...."
April 18, 2003