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Globalizing Counterinsurgency and Policing in the Middle East

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For more than a decade, wars on terror, popular events, and security crackdowns have dominated news from the Middle East. How does policing operate in such a context? What has become of counterinsurgency? And how do these tactics affect our own government? Happy Dog on Detroit Ave. plays host to this event, jointly-presented by NOCMES […]

The City Club Presents: The Presidency, Power and the Middle East

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The Cleveland Council on World Affairs is a community partner with the City Club for this event. Aaron David Miller is currently Vice-President for New Initiatives and a Distinguished Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. For two decades he served in the Department of State as an analyst, negotiator and adviser […]

How the U.S. Debt Disrupts Our Politics and the International Economic System

The City Club 850 EUCLID AVENUE, 2ND FLOOR, Cleveland

The Cleveland Council on World Affairs and The City Club of Cleveland are pleased to present a forum on the United States' debt structure and the impact of America's debt on our global economic competitiveness. Join us for a conversation with Paul Stebbins on the fiscal and political environment and how it has never been […]

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Citizen Participation in the Judicial System in Japan & East Asia

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Systems that incorporate juries into the legal decision-making process can significantly impact a country’s political system, political culture, and society. Bodies of average citizens can function as powerful tools in educating, ensuring justice, and enhancing the judiciary’s credibility. They also provide a valuable civic engagement tool that enables self-governance and facilitates checks on individuals, industry, […]

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Conflict Over Kashmir

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Earlier this month, the Indian government moved to revoke special status of Indian-controlled Kashmir, a long-contested region abutting Pakistan and China that constituted India’s only Muslim-majority state. Since that decision, Kashmir remains virtually cut off from the rest of the world, in lock down with a strong military presence and no access to phones, television, […]

Happy Dog Takes on the World: The Battle over Brexit and the Future of Europe

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European observers are currently focused on the United Kingdom as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has committed to leading Britain out of the European Union (EU) on October 31 "with or without a deal." However, the great uncertainty surrounding British decisions is only one of many challenges confronting the six-decade-long European cooperation project. In addition […]

Happy Dog Takes on the World: Music as Political Diplomacy

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While international affairs seem dominated by the high politics of official representatives and ambassadors, a great deal of transnational interaction happens at the levels of citizens and collectives. An increasingly popular form of cultural exchange and citizen diplomacy is expressed through music. What goes into these efforts? How do such exchanges shape the foreign artists […]

Happy Dog Takes on the World: How We Fight and Why it Matters, Ethics in Foreign Military Operations Today

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Military ethics has primarily grabbed the public's attention thanks to Hollywood. Through movies such as the Caine Mutiny, Platoon, and A Few Good Men, audiences have shared in the dilemmas of men and women in uniform as they struggle to discern what is right and wrong, and then try to do the right thing. Through […]

Happy Dog Takes on the World: What’s Next for the U.S. and Iran?

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On January 3, 2020, the United States carried out a drone strike near Baghdad International Airport in Iraq which resulted in the death of nine people, including Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, a powerful security and intelligence commander and longtime leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force. On January, 8, 2020, Iran retaliated by firing missiles […]

A La Calle: People, Protest, and the Road to Restoring Democracy in Venezuela

This forum is presented in partnership with The City Club of Cleveland and the Cleveland International Film Festival. The crisis in Venezuela has been making headlines for years. As violence erupts in the streets, people without food, water, or electricity have been fleeing the country in droves. Unsustainable economic practices compounded by Nicolás Maduro’s authoritarian […]

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