Video and Multimedia

Audio Resources

1. Alexander Wendt on why a one state world is inevitable
Description: 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.

Video Resources

1. What Is the Prisoner’s Dilemma
Description: This brief video, produced by Scientific American, demonstrates the prisoner’s dilemma, showing “why rational people don't always cooperate--even when it's in their best interest to do so.”

2. The Fourth Annual Kenneth N. Waltz Lecture in International Affairs
Description: 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.

3. Why nations should pursue soft power
Description: In this TED Talk, Indian Minister Shashi Tharoor discusses the role of soft power in India’s burgeoning superpower status and demonstrates how it uses “its ability to share its culture with the world through food, music, technology, Bollywood.” He argues that in the long run “it's not the size of the army that matters as much as a country's ability to influence the world's hearts and minds.”

Web Resources

1. The Prisoner’s Dilemma & Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma Game Simulation
Description: This website features a prisoner’s dilemma simulation that tracks a variety of different negotiations against a simulated opponent.

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

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