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.
Recently, the U.S. arms industry has enjoyed a string of banner years. So it was surprising to read Jonathan Caverley and Ethan Kapstein's claim that Washington has lost its dominance in the global arms market. Reports on conventional arms transfers from the Congressional Research Service contain the best public data on this topic, and the numbers reveal that the authors' core assertion is simply not true.
Is the US Economy Ready to Navigate the Asia Century?
By 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.
Our world doesn’t need people to hand out fish. It doesn’t need people to teach others how to fish. It needs people to change the fishing industry entirely. That was the resounding message at the 2012 Harvard Social Enterprise Conference. The Harvard conference focused on social enterprise, but the underlying emphasis was on how the next generation of leaders can create innovative change, together, to tackle critical global challenges.