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July 1st, 2012

Bruce Jones explains failures of Rio+20

CISAC in the news

CISAC Affiliate Bruce Jones explains in an article for Foreign Policy why the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, known as Rio+20, was a recipe for failure. He says a broad environmental agenda, economic uncertainty and a multilateral setting all contributed to a disappointing summit. Despite this, Jones highlights some positive outcomes and indicates that it may be better to simply "kick the can."




May 31st, 2012

Jones, Esberg say Obama foreign policy will continue even with a Republican win

CISAC in the news

In a Campaign 2012 policy brief for the Brookings Institution, CISAC affiliate Bruce Jones, Thomas Wright, and former research assistant and honors student Jane Esberg, say the next president's foreign policy should pick up Obama's lead. Due to an interdependent global economy, the U.S. has become vulnerable and dependent on the actions of regional powers such as Brazil, China, and India -- leaving the president with a delicate balancing act. Read more »



November 10th, 2010

The G20 meeting was 'A Missed Opportunity'

CISAC in the news: Brookings Institution on November 10, 2010

At this week’s G20 meeting in Seoul, world leaders are gathering to discuss economic and financial issues, leaving pressing security issues to be managed at bilateral talks or at the U.N. Security Council. Bruce Jones, a CISAC visiting scholar, says this is a missed opportunity. “If the G-20 continues to exclude diplomatic and security issues,” he argues, “the leaders who attend it may conclude that it doesn’t reflect their hard political priorities.” What’s needed is a new model for international cooperation, which “lets leaders discuss their overlapping security and economic interests, rather than keeping them artificially apart.”




May 27th, 2010

CISAC's Steve Stedman and Bruce Jones host Hillary Clinton for national security strategy discussion

CISAC, FSI Stanford News

Secretary of State Clinton spoke at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. May 27 on the administration's first National Security Strategy, a report submitted to Congress by each President to outline the intended U.S. response to major national security concerns. The Managing Global Insecurity project, led by CISAC's Stephen Stedman and Bruce Jones, helped organize the event. Read more »



January 21st, 2010

Michael Chaitkin, CISAC 2008 Honors graduate, publishes thesis

CISAC in the news: NYU Center on International Cooperation on January 20, 2010

Michael Chaitkin, a 2008 CISAC honors graduate, has published his thesis as a policy report at NYU's Center on International Cooperation. The brief includes a forward by Bruce Jones, CIC director and CISAC consulting professor, and Richard Gowan, CIC associate director for policy. The report argues, contrary to the conventional wisdom, that sanctions are more likely to succeed when they yield conditions conducive to bargaining between the parties of the dispute. The author offers two policy recommendations to enable more effective application of sanctions. +PDF+
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