Tipping the Balance of a Pivot

By Anne M. Gillman
posted on June 8, 2013 in ,

There is a noticeable wobble in the Obama Administration’s pivot towards Asia. While the member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed support for the new stance, they share a common concern: that the pivot over-emphasizes regional security and only pays vague lip service to the region’s economic growth.


Developing a Strategy for Global Health

By Elizabeth Scott and Prudence Ukwishwatse
posted on May 28, 2013 in ,

On May 16, Assistant Professor Jesse Bump, who teaches at Georgetown University’s Department of International Health, spoke to YPFP discussion groups (Public Health, Grand Strategy, and Africa) about grand strategies toward global public health and how they have evolved over time.


Somalia’s Political Transition and USAID Forward Implementation

By Prudence Ukwishatse
posted on May 4, 2013 in , ,

YPFP's Africa Discussion Group recently held a discussion on Somalia’s political transition and the USAID Forward Implementation in the Horn of Africa, featuring Larry Meserve, USAID’s Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA) and a former USAID East Africa Regional Director. Mr.


Lt. Benjamin Luxenberg – A Model for YPFP Members

posted on April 1, 2013 in , ,


Young Professionals in Foreign Policy’s (YPFP) mission is to foster the next generation of foreign policy leaders, the men and women who will be forced to make far-reaching decisions that will drive firms, non-profits and even nations in the not-too-distant future.


Is the US Economy Ready to Navigate the Asia Century?

posted on May 12, 2012 in ,

For years the US has been unmatched in education and innovation. But the past 30 years of relative political stability in China has constituted a unique period in its modern history, providing China with the opportunity for considerable economic growth, which has led to improvements in its national infrastructure and overall competitiveness. China’s proven ability to continue high level economic growth requires the US to shift its foreign policy objectives and adopt a more economic focused policy to successfully navigate the potential Asia Century.