Regions have the resilience to manage conflicts and ensure they do not spread to other countries. Our guest Anna Ohanyan examines the factors that help build this resilience. She is the author of The Neighborhood Effect: The Imperial Roots of Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia. [ dur: 30mins. ]
- Anna Ohanyan is the Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Political Science and International Relations at Stonehill College. She is the editor of Russia Abroad: Driving Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia and Beyond and her latest book The Neighborhood Effect: The Imperial Roots of Regional Fracture in Post-Communist Eurasia.
Then, our panel looks at the power of ideas to shape countries, foreign policies, international power structures and the world. [ dur: 28mins. ]
From our archive, originally recorded in December 2012:
- Liz Borgwardt is Associate Professor of Human Rights History and International Law at Washington University in St. Louis. She currently serves as the Richard and Ann Pozen Visiting Professor of Human Rights at the University of Chicago. She is the author of Constitutionalizing Human Rights: The Rise and Rise of the Nuremberg Principles, The Guardians: The League of Nations and the Crisis of Empire and the award-winning book, A New Deal for the World: America’s Vision for Human Rights.
- Christopher McKnight Nichols is Associate Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Humanities at Oregon State University. He is the author of Promise and Peril , America at Dawn of a Global Age and Rethinking American Grand Strategy.
- Tim Lynch is Associate Professor of American Politics at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of In the Shadow of the Cold War: American Foreign Policy from George Bush Sr. to Donald Trump and co-author of After Bush: the Case for Continuity in American Foreign Policy.
This program is produced by Ankine Aghassian, Doug Becker, Mihika Chechi, Melissa Chiprin, and Sudd Dongre.