SAGE Videos

Highly relevant educational videos across Politics and International Relations.

Chapter 5: The Resolution of Conflicts between States

This video explains why democratic states do not go to war with one another. It is a good starting point for a discussion on what this means; for instance, how the same democracies can be in considerable conflict with non-democracies (01:45).

Sarah McLaughlin Mitchell, Democratic Peace

Chapter 9: International Organizations in Conflict Resolution

These videos introduce the basic theme of global governance, and then add valuable insights into the specific operations of the United Nations as well as other international organizations. They help illustrate the strengths and weaknesses of international organizations (03:30), (01:39).

Rosa Freedman, Intro to the UN: Background and Creation

Tamar Gutner, Basics of International Organizations: The Basics

Chapter 12: Dealing with One-sided Violence

This video goes into the definition of one form of one-sided violence: genocide, presenting both its definition and historical experiences (00:57).

Tim Dunne, Genocide

Chapter 13: Gendering International Affairs

This video presents the harrowing experience of sexual violence during the war in Bosnia in the 1990s, the first case that brought this issue to global attention (02:01).

Helen Turton, Sexual Violence and Armed Conflict in Bosnia

Chapter 15: Quality Peace and World Order

This video looks at what it means to be a global power in the world today, thinking about whether China has successfully achieved global power status (00:39).

Shaun Breslin: What Does It Mean To Be A Global Power: Focus on China

This video discusses the study of nuclear proliferation, discussing why certain countries seek nuclear weapons while others do not (01:34).

Etel Solingen, Nuclear Proliferation: How Would You Define Nuclear Proliferation? How Would You Explain it to Your Student?