Video and Multimedia

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Alexander Wendt on Why a One State World is Inevitable
In this lecture, Prof. Alexander Wendt discusses his argument that the number of states is decreasing and that the eventual result is a single, global state. He discusses how his argument clashes with those proposed by the realist and liberal perspectives.


Fourth Annual Kenneth Waltz Lecture
This lecture, part of an annual series at Columbia University, features Prof. James Fearon discussing whether the anarchic character of the international system drives conflict. It also features commentary by Prof. Kenneth N. Waltz.

Why Nations Should Pursue Soft Power
In this TED Talk, Indian Minister Shashi Tharoor discusses the role of soft power in India’s burgeoning superpower status.

  1. How does soft power help a nation to become more important in international politics?
  2. How might the US use soft power in the Middle East? Could soft power aid in any way with the fight against ISIS?

Web Resources

Prisoner’s Dilemma Game and Simulation
This website features a prisoner’s dilemma simulation that tracks a variety of different negotiations against a simulated opponent.

The Correlates of War Project
The Correlates of War project compiles data on war (going back to 1815) and is a source for many statistical studies of conflict.

CIA World Factbook
This database compiled by the CIA, features comparative facts and information about every country in the world.