• Current Issues 12 – Robust Peacekeeping

    Current Issues 12 – Robust Peacekeeping

    Thierry Tardy discusses the emerging idea of robust peacekeeping, and its subsequent developments and applications . In today’s interview, Tardy argues that robust peacekeeping breaks from conventional models in several distinct ways.

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  • Current Issues 11 – Nuclear Energy and Global Governance

    Current Issues 11 – Nuclear Energy and Global Governance

    Trevor Findlay explores a number of valuable thematic linkages between nuclear energy and global governance. In this interview, Findlay discusses the three global regimes associated with nuclear technologies and why these regimes still need further attention.

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  • Current Issues 10 – Global Governance and Human Rights

    Current Issues 10 – Global Governance and Human Rights

    In today’s discussion, Rhoda Howard-Hassmann explores the development of contemporary understandings of human rights, as well as existing barriers to the continued realization of comprehensive rights regimes.

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  • Current Issues 9 – R2P

    Current Issues 9 – R2P

    In today’s discussion, Thomas Weiss discusses the normative development and contemporary emergence of the R2P doctrine as well as the origins of R2P and how it has come to embody a transformation in the historically sacrosanct character of state sovereignty.

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  • Current Issues 8 – Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Current Issues 8 – Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Ramesh Thakur joins us to discuss the historical beginnings and contemporary concerns surrounding the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Thakur, in his discussion of NPT, employs a balanced, ‘three-pillar’ approach and goes on to discuss how these three pillars came to be.

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  • Current Issues 7 – Food Security

    Current Issues 7 – Food Security

    Jennifer Clapp sheds light upon the topic of food security and the structural prevalence of contemporary food crises. She joins us to discuss the vital linkage between poverty eradication and food security, and the damaging impact spikes in food prices can help people better understand this dynamic.

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  • Current Issues 6 – Security Sector Reform

    Current Issues 6 – Security Sector Reform

    Mark Sedra discusses the challenge of security sector reform, in particular the transformation of state security architecture in failed and/or fragile post-conflict environments. In this discussion, he explores how security sector reform has come to privilege people-focused, human security considerations.

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  • Current Issues 5 – Global Environmental Governance

    Current Issues 5 – Global Environmental Governance

    Maria Ivanova joins us to, shed light upon the realm of global environmental governance. Ivanova suggests that the multi-leveled, multi-layered realm of environmental governance has produced some unique complications, especially in regards to the challenges of coherence and coordination.

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  • Current Issues 4 – Haiti

    Current Issues 4 – Haiti

    Yasmine Shamsie discusses the current state of affairs, shifting nature of political mandates, and historical record of multinational intervention in Haiti. In her interview with us, Shamsie discusses the various institutional challenges which remain on the governance front.

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  • Current Issues 3 – Peacekeeping

    Current Issues 3 – Peacekeeping

    Lise Morjé Howard joins us to explore the historical origins and contemporary re-imaginations of multinational peacekeeping operations. She argues how peacekeeping has changed to encompass multidimensional peacekeeping operations in intrastate contexts.

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