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Dalia Dassa Kaye: Biden's visit Saudi Arabia a mistake

Jun 3, 2022. "It will be ironic if a President who said he was going to reverse Trump's reckless regional policies ended up with an approach that looks remarkably similar. It's not the Orb, but it's painfully close," says UCLA Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye about her recent Foreign Affairs article.

Monday, June 6, 2022


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Close working relationship with China remains a U.S. priority

Feb. 21, 2022. "The U.S.-China relationship 50 years ago was largely about geopolitical issues of security and shared antipathy toward the Soviet Union. Today, the U.S. and China are in a much more complex relationship, marked by aspects of competition and rivalry but also cooperation and interdependence," said UCLA Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala in an interview tih the China News Service. "[It's] important to actively seek out areas where the two nations, working together, can combine forces to better manage existing problems."

Thursday, March 3, 2022


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America Is Not Withdrawing From the Middle East

Foreign Affairs - Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye writes that Washington needs a new strategy in the Middle East, but not an exit strategy.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021


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Why the Abraham Accords Won't Bring Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Foreign Policy - Burkle Center Senior Fellow Dalia Dassa Kaye concludes that regional cooperation didn't lead to peace at the 1991 Madrid Conference—and it won't today.

Friday, October 29, 2021


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Op-Ed: Did the vandals who scrawled an anti-Israel slogan in UCLA's Bunche Hall know the history?

Los Angeles Times - Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala writes, "In a time when polarization and contention are reaching new heights in the United States and abroad, and the notion of middle ground seems suspect to many, Bunche stands out in his forthright belief in the power of mediation and mutual respect."

Tuesday, October 12, 2021


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The Fight Against China's Bribe Machine

Foreign Affairs - Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala and Yale Law student Nicholas Barile on the pitfalls of conducting U.S. foreign policy through the courts.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021


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UCLA faculty lead initiative to support Afghan scholars in danger

In an effort to bring Afghan scholars to UCLA, the Center for Near Eastern Studies is working to raise funds to support several visiting Afghan scholar positions on campus.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021


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Ruth Pearl, mother of slain journalist who turned her grief into activism, dies at 85

Los Angeles Times - Ruth Pearl, the mother of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl who turned the profound and lasting agony of losing a son into a life of activism, outreach and bridging cultural divides, has died at her home in Los Angeles.

Friday, July 30, 2021


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Why A Garcetti Assignment To India Is Considered A Critical One

LAist - Burkle Center Director Kal Raustiala weighs in on why Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's nomination to be Ambassador to India is important.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021


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Can The United States Usefully Engage With Vladimir Putin's Russia?

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to retired Army General Wesley Clark, a former NATO commander and current Burkle Center senior fellow, about President Biden's meeting with Russian President Putin, and about the challenges facing Biden and NATO.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021


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LA mayor's office sponsors international career panels

UCLA and several other universities worked with the LA Mayor's Office of International Affairs to organize and host the series.

Thursday, April 8, 2021


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International system, U.S. fail to hold MBS accountable for murder of Khashoggi

Human rights experts David Kaye and Agnès Callamard discussed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the lack of established international mechanisms to address the targeted assassination of dissidents by sovereign states.

Friday, April 2, 2021


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U.N.'s Khashoggi Investigator Describes ‘Brazen' Saudi Threat

New York Times - Agnès Callamard, who wrote of a cover-up in the 2018 killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, called out “bully boy” tactics and intimidation in international diplomacy.

Friday, March 26, 2021


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Biden Is Discovering His Presidential Power by Striking in Syria. How Far Can He Take It?

Haaretz Newspaper - When can the U.S. strike overseas? How much power does a president have in making these decisions? And how should the U.S. handle Iran's proxies? Ben Samuels writes about the early crossroads where Biden finds himself.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021


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CNN's Jake Tapper: Journalists must be loyal to the facts

Delivering the 2021 Daniel Pearl Memorial Lecture, Tapper said journalists nned to be clear-eyed and precise with the public to counter the perpetuation of lies in the national discourse.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021


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