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Policy Leaders Forum: Paula Dobriansky on US Foreign Policy – BU Today

BU TodayPolicy Leaders Forum: Paula Dobriansky on US Foreign PolicyBU TodayPaula Dobriansky, former Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs during the George W. Bush administration, was hosted by the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University on April 11, 2018 for a wide-ranging ... … [Read more...]

Syria strikes: in search of a strategy – European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign RelationsSyria strikes: in search of a strategyEuropean Council on Foreign RelationsMilitary strikes may momentarily affect Assad's calculations and lessen the likelihood of immediate new gas attacks. But the likelihood remains that a burst of rapid-fire Western action will quickly fade into the background as disengagement and the ...Trump Is Using American Foreign … [Read more...]

Syria strikes: in search of a strategy | European Council on Foreign … – European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign RelationsSyria strikes: in search of a strategy | European Council on Foreign ...European Council on Foreign RelationsIt remains hard to see how this US administration will produce a wider strategy for Syria that both allows for meaningful impact and limits escalation.and more » … [Read more...]

Here’s What the Senate Should Ask Mike Pompeo – Foreign Policy (blog)

Washington PostHere's What the Senate Should Ask Mike PompeoForeign Policy (blog)If you do agree, why do you want to be secretary of state? Former President Ronald Reagan, in his farewell address, spoke of the United States' moral leadership and role in the world. He said the country was “still a beacon … for all who must have ...Trump Pick for Top Diplomat Faces Confirmation HearingVoice … [Read more...]

Rightsizing the relationship between the State Department and USAID – Brookings Institution (blog)

Brookings Institution (blog)Rightsizing the relationship between the State Department and USAIDBrookings Institution (blog)The core function of Department of State is diplomacy, which involves making U.S. foreign policy and influencing the policy of other nations. The skills valued for a diplomat are negotiating, analyzing policies, and understanding the history, culture ... … [Read more...]

The US is on its way to becoming a ‘failed state’ — but there’s hope – Business Insider

Business InsiderThe US is on its way to becoming a 'failed state' — but there's hopeBusiness Insider"We are increasingly becoming a failed state because we cannot manage the economy to keep Americans safe and we cannot manage conflict among us," Susan Aaronson, a professor of international relations at George Washington University, told Business ...Trade Surplus in Cars with … [Read more...]

Malaysia’s Upcoming General Election: What to Expect – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Malaysia's Upcoming General Election: What to ExpectCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Najib has wielded power repressively in his current term, but in another term he could well try to turn Malaysia in a direction closer to Turkey or other more personalized authoritarian states. However, a massive victory by Najib's coalition would not ...and … [Read more...]

It Takes More Than Money to Make a Marshall Plan | Council on … – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)It Takes More Than Money to Make a Marshall Plan | Council on ...Council on Foreign Relations (blog)The Marshall Plan, the historic U.S. aid initiative to speed western Europe's recovery after World War II, is rightly legendary for its vision and ac…and more » … [Read more...]

Blocked arteries: The EU’s problem with African integration – European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign RelationsBlocked arteries: The EU's problem with African integrationEuropean Council on Foreign RelationsEncouraging regional integration could improve economic diversification and economic security in North Africa, while encouraging the regional labour migration that has long helped sustain the Sahel and West Africa. On 21 March 2018, at an Extraordinary ... … [Read more...]

Russia sees US foreign policy as controversial — Lavrov – TASS

TASSRussia sees US foreign policy as controversial — LavrovTASS"But, of course, we would like to have a clear explanation of the aims the United States is after in this or that part of the world, in particular, where the interests of many key states overlap, for instance, western countries, Russia and China and ...and more » … [Read more...]

Council on Foreign Relations releases brief on cybersecurity issues in space activities – Homeland Preparedness News

Homeland Preparedness NewsCouncil on Foreign Relations releases brief on cybersecurity issues in space activitiesHomeland Preparedness NewsThe Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) released a Cyber Brief this week on cybersecurity issues related to space activities as part of its Digital and Cyberspace Policy program. “New government actors, companies, goals, and technologies are expanding ... … [Read more...]

CYR: Turmoil at the top in US foreign policy – Waxahachie Daily Light

CYR: Turmoil at the top in US foreign policyWaxahachie Daily LightUnnerving gyrations continue at the top of United States foreign policy officialdom. The abrupt firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via twitter has now been followed by similar dismissal of national security adviser H.R. McMaster. Nomination of ... … [Read more...]

Trump and Xi Agree: Short-Term Gain for Long-Term Pain – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Trump and Xi Agree: Short-Term Gain for Long-Term PainCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)They understand that the current U.S. leadership is failing to lead globally, failing to invest in the technological future of the United States, and is incompetent in its leadership style. They follow the tweets and revolving White House door with a ...Is China changing its … [Read more...]

Reflecting on US Foreign Policy as we Remember MLK’s Message – Inkstick

InkstickReflecting on US Foreign Policy as we Remember MLK's MessageInkstickAs a former US drone technician, I witnessed first-hand the terror drones inflict on Black and Brown people around the globe by the United States. I even traveled to Afghanistan after I left the program to observe the impact these strikes had on the ...and more » … [Read more...]

Hungary in the EU: From front runner to veto player – European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign RelationsHungary in the EU: From front runner to veto playerEuropean Council on Foreign RelationsHowever, ECFR's analyses of cohesion and coalition-building in the EU reveal that Hungary feels less European and is less connected to western EU states than had been widely assumed. According to the EU Cohesion Monitor, which measures the strength of ...and … [Read more...]

US foreign policy paved the way for an Islamic State resurgence – Middle East Eye

Middle East EyeUS foreign policy paved the way for an Islamic State resurgenceMiddle East EyeThe Islamic State (IS) has been militarily defeated in its attempt to create a "caliphate” in Iraq and Syria. Its de facto capitals of Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria were wrested from the terror group after long, grinding campaigns fought by local ...and more » … [Read more...]

Cybersecurity and the New Era of Space Activities – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsCybersecurity and the New Era of Space ActivitiesCouncil on Foreign RelationsIn crafting needed legislation for commercial space activities, Congress should bolster industry efforts to strengthen cybersecurity. Private-sector actors should strengthen their adoption of cybersecurity best practices and collaborate with one ...and more » … [Read more...]

Time to Tighten the Screws on Cuba? – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsTime to Tighten the Screws on Cuba?Council on Foreign RelationsOn trade, Cuba simply has few products to export to the United States and little money with which to buy U.S. exports. On human rights, the Obama administration failed to demand any improvements from Cuba in exchange for the various diplomatic, trade ...and more » … [Read more...]