Video and Multimedia

Video Resources

1. 20 Years Ago: The First Gulf War
Description: This video provides a short newsreel-type overview of the origins of the 1991 Persian Gulf War.

2. Collective Security in the Post-Cold War
Description: This lengthy video from 1993 features the congressional testimony of Lawrence Eagleburger, President George H.W. Bush’s Secretary of State. In it, Eagleburger discusses security issues and challenges in the post-Cold War world posed by the collapse of the Soviet Union. Eagleburger’s testimony begins around the 12-min mark.

3. The surprising way groups like ISIS stay in power
Description: In this TED talk, Benedetta Berti demonstrates how ISIS and other groups are able to win over territories by acting like a liberal government or organization through provision of a multitude of social and public services.

Web Resources

1. United Nations Peacekeeping
Description: This website provides information on United Nations peacekeeping operations.

2. International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty: The Responsibility to Protect Report
Description: This report, commissioned by the Government of Canada and produced by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS) in 2001, lays out alternatives to the deeply criticized “humanitarian interventions” of the 1990s.

3. International Court of Justice
Description: This is the official site of the ICJ, principal judicial organ of the United Nations, which contains such information as cases currently on its docket and decisions made for past cases.

4. International Criminal Court
Description: The official website of the ICC contains information about the Court, its mission, and resources covering current and past situations and cases.

5. Why We Will Soon Miss The Cold War
Description: This archived article by John Mearsheimer for The Atlantic argues that the Cold War was good for liberal organizations and collective peace. Once the Cold War ended, new realist concerns could create many issues, especially for Europe.