LinkShare_468x60v1

 

Is peace in Donbas possible? – European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign RelationsIs peace in Donbas possible?European Council on Foreign RelationsBy late August the entire Russian-initiated effort, which had been presented as a fight against resurgent Ukrainian fascists, was about to collapse, with the real possibility of the Ukrainian army regaining control of the critical segments of the state ... … [Read more...]

Trump Signals Right Turn on Foreign Policy – Fair Observer

CNNTrump Signals Right Turn on Foreign PolicyFair ObserverKim Jong Il apparently mourned what had been possible under Clinton, saying to the former president when he visited in 2009 that, “The United States would have had a new friend in Northeast Asia in a complex world.” Then, after finally managing to ...Abandoning the Iran Deal Is Just One Example of Irrational US DiplomacyThe National … [Read more...]

Scarnecchia of Kent State Gives Lecture on Race in Zimbabwe – Middlebury Campus

Scarnecchia of Kent State Gives Lecture on Race in ZimbabweMiddlebury CampusTimothy Scarnecchia, an associate professor of African Studies at Kent State University, presented a talk at the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs entitled “Zimbabwe as a 'Race State': The Troubled History of Racializing International Relations” on ... … [Read more...]

Governor Hickenlooper’s Passage to India – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Governor Hickenlooper's Passage to IndiaCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Economic ties should be the focus of such a mission, geared toward developing linkages that can help the state's economy grow. The participation of a university chancellor indicates the growing interest across U.S. higher education in finding links ...and more » … [Read more...]

Jesner v. Arab Bank: US Foreign Policy and National Security Interests – Just Security

Just SecurityJesner v. Arab Bank: US Foreign Policy and National Security InterestsJust SecurityJesner v. Arab Bank, being argued today before the U.S. Supreme Court, presents the Court with the question of whether the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), 28 U.S.C. 1350, “categorically forecloses corporate liability.” (The ATS states: “The district courts ...and more » … [Read more...]

What Puerto Rico Tells Us About Global Trade – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

What Puerto Rico Tells Us About Global TradeCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Puerto Rico also publishes its own trade data—with one release that splits trade with the United States from trade with the world, and another that offers more product detail but aggregates Puerto Rico's “exports” to both the United States and the world. … [Read more...]

New Travel & Refugee Restrictions, Same Bad Impact for Women – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)New Travel & Refugee Restrictions, Same Bad Impact for WomenCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)As I have previously noted, these restrictions have a particularly adverse effect on women refugees. More than 72 percent of refugees resettled in the United States in fiscal year 2016 were women and children, according to the State Department. Women ...and … [Read more...]

The Coming Confrontation Between Israel and Iran – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Washington PostThe Coming Confrontation Between Israel and IranCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)In the United States, discussions of Iran have for the last few years been mostly about the JCPOA—the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama. In the Middle East, things are different. This is because while we have been debating, Iran has been acting.How Will Iran Respond to Trump Zilching the Nuke … [Read more...]

The State of US Infrastructure – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsThe State of US InfrastructureCouncil on Foreign RelationsThe American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has compiled regular “report cards” on the state of U.S. infrastructure since the 1980s. In its 2017 report, the ASCE finds that the nation's infrastructure averages a “D,” meaning that conditions are ... … [Read more...]

US Nuclear Weapons Modernization – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsUS Nuclear Weapons ModernizationCouncil on Foreign RelationsThe United States will also develop new nuclear warheads and upgrade facilities that produce and maintain nuclear weapons. However, while some modernization efforts are already underway, debate persists in Washington over their direction and extent, ...and more » … [Read more...]

US Funding for the United Nations: More Than Anybody Realizes? – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)US Funding for the United Nations: More Than Anybody Realizes?Council on Foreign Relations (blog)According to new figures prepared by the Council on Foreign Relations, the United States remained the largest donor to the United Nations in 2016, contributing over $10 billion to its work. And while Trump raised eyebrows with his comment that the ...and … [Read more...]

Could the Rohingya Crisis Be a Turning Point for Guterres? – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Could the Rohingya Crisis Be a Turning Point for Guterres?Council on Foreign Relations (blog)The current crisis began when a group of Rakhine State insurgents launched attacks on security forces, killing approximately a dozen people. The attacks came just a day after former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan delivered the final report of the ... … [Read more...]

2018 Will be a Pivotal Year for Southeast Asian Democracy – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)2018 Will be a Pivotal Year for Southeast Asian DemocracyCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)In Myanmar, it remains unclear whether the elected civilian government has any real control over the military, which is perpetuating a massive catastrophe in Rakhine State that has been called ethnic cleansing. In Thailand, the ruling junta remains in ...and … [Read more...]

Trump’s Stepped Up Sanctions on North Korea – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Trump's Stepped Up Sanctions on North KoreaCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)The breadth of the Executive Order should provide the United States with the capability to counter many of the sanction-evasion tactics North Korea has employed as part of a cat-and-mouse game. North Korean shell and front companies and dual ledgers ...Behind North Korea's … [Read more...]

Counterterrorism Partner Chad Included in New Travel Ban – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Counterterrorism Partner Chad Included in New Travel BanCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)President Donald Trump's new order banning most travel to the United States applies to seven states—Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, North Korea, and, for some reason, Chad. To include Chad on that list is, to say the least, bewildering. Chad has ...Chad's … [Read more...]

Bernie Sanders Has a Radical New Vision for US Foreign Policy (Video) – Truthdig

TruthdigBernie Sanders Has a Radical New Vision for US Foreign Policy (Video)TruthdigAccording to The Intercept, Sanders' talk was part of his plan to create a progressive foreign policy for the United States. "I think what we have to do is take a hard look at where we are today in terms of foreign policy, and where we have been for ...and more » … [Read more...]

Trump’s ‘Rocketman’ speech marked a welcome return to assertive US foreign policy – The Hill

NJ.comTrump's 'Rocketman' speech marked a welcome return to assertive US foreign policyThe HillReading the speech, it is in many ways simply a robust and muscular presentation of U.S. foreign policy as practiced and explained by various administrations in the post-World War II era. Let's look at ... The United States has great strength and ...Guest editorial: Will Trump's … [Read more...]

Funding the United Nations: What Impact Do US Contributions Have on UN Agencies and Programs? – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsFunding the United Nations: What Impact Do US Contributions Have on UN Agencies and Programs?Council on Foreign RelationsIn 2016, the United States remained the largest donor to the United Nations, contributing more than $10 billion, roughly one fifth of its collective budget. The arrival of the Trump administration, however, has raised questions about how much the ... … [Read more...]