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Conversations with History: Nayan Chanda

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Author of numerous books on war, conflict, reconstruction and foreign policy, guest Nayan Chanda, The Director of Publications for the Center of Study of Globalization at Yale University, joins host Harry Kreisler to discuss regional stability in Asia. Series: "Conversations with History" [5/2002] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 6422]
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes writer and journalist Tariq Ali for a discussion of Pakistan and its relations with the United States. He places the present crisis in its historical context exploring the origins of the Pakistani state, the failure to forge a national identity, the inability and unwillingness of Pakistani leaders to address the country's poverty and inequality, and the role of the military in the country's spiral toward violence and disunity. Tariq Ali highlights the significance of the U.S. relationship throughout Pakistan's history and analyzes current US policy and its implications for stability in the region. Series: Conversations with History [11/2008] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 15414]
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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes UCLA sociologist Michael Mann for a conversation on how comparative historical sociology can help in our understanding of U.S. foreign policy. Series: "Conversations with History" [8/2004] [Public Affairs] [Humanities] [Show ID: 8799]
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(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv) Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Pulitzer Prize winning author Neil Sheehan, who reflects on the Vietnam War through the prism of American soldier John Paul Vann. Series: "Conversations with History" [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 7898]
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Host Harry Kreisler welcomes Stanford political scientist Scott Sagan to discuss nuclear proliferation. Reviewing his work on nuclear safety, Sagan explains how organizational theory can enrich our understanding of international relations and deterrence. He analyzes the relevance of these insights for clarifying the threats posed by nuclear proliferation and then identifies the lessons of the India-Pakistan conflict, especially the Kargil War. He focuses on the meaning of the non-proliferation regime and adaptations to insure its resiliency, and he discusses alternative strategies for dealing with the threat posed by Iran. Series: "Conversations with History" [5/2011] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21339]
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UC Berkeley's Harry Kreisler welcomes author and columnist William Pfaff for a discussion of U.S. foreign policy, U.S.- European relations and the end of the Cold War. Pfaff reflects on hisĀ  intellectual odyssey and comments on the role of the press in shaping U.S.opinion toward world politics. Series: Conversations with History [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 11282]
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Conversations host Harry Kreisler welcomes Richard H. Solomon, President of the United States Institute of Peace who reflects on his career as Sinologist, diplomat, and negotiator. He discusses his involvement in the breakthrough to China in the Nixon Kissinger era of diplomacy and speculates on the trajectory of U.S. China relations. He recalls his involvement in the negotiations that led to the Cambodian settlement and the end of the 100 years of war in Indochina. He also speculates on the role of culture and other variables in shaping negotiating behavior and achieving conflict resolution. Series: "Conversations with History" [5/2011] [Public Affairs] [Show ID: 21201]