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Lt. Benjamin Luxenberg – A Model for YPFP Members

Posted on [created] by Matt Hays in Economics and Finance, Grand Strategy, Leadership
  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 ... Read More »

Still on Top

Posted on [created] by Matt Hays in Grand Strategy, Security/Intelligence
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 ... Read More »

Ex-Intern’s Reflections on the Post-Rio Future of United Nations Environment Programme

Posted on [created] by charles.prince in Diplomacy, Global Development
You have heard of the WTO (the World Trade Organization) and of the WHO (the World Health Organization), but have you heard of the WEO? Probably not, despite the efforts of France and others to push for a World ... Read More »

When Every Experience Matters

Posted on [created] by charles.prince in Professional/Career Development
Michelle and I met up at a great restaurant in McPherson Square. She was able to take a few minutes from her shift to sit down and speak with me. Michelle has been waiting tables at this restaurant for almost a year. ... Read More »

Foreign Policy in the 2012 Presidential Election Op-Eds #2

Posted on [created] by charles.prince in Politics and Society
  Domestic Spending and Foreign Policy in the 2012 Election By Jean Humbrecht, Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives In an election which previously seemed to be focused on the economy and the stagnant job market, ... Read More »

Foreign Policy in the 2012 Presidential Election Op-Eds #1

Posted on [created] by charles.prince in Politics and Society
      Russia: “Geopolitical Foe” or Strategic Partner  By Nolan Pick, Deputy Director of the Washington International Business Council and the Executive Council on Diplomacy As we near another presidential election in ... Read More »

Have it Bad? You don’t know Jack!

Posted on [created] by charles.prince in Professional/Career Development
  Note: The entry below is based off of a conversation.  Names, places, and locations have been changed to maintain that person’s confidentiality.   I met with Jack for a drink in our neighborhood’s beer garden.  He has ... Read More »

Taking Syria Seriously

Posted on [created] by charles.prince in Diplomacy
  WASHINGTON, DC – The United States is rapidly approaching a critical juncture in its policy towards Syria. While opposition fighters have grown more capable in recent weeks, defeating President Bashar al-Assad’s ... Read More »

How Selling Window Blinds Will Help Get You That International Affairs Career

Posted on [created] by charles.prince in Professional/Career Development
  By: Benjamin Bodnar, YPFP, Job Link Staff Note: The entry below is based off of a conversation.  Names, places, and locations have been changed to maintain that person’s confidentiality.   After getting out of the ... Read More »

Disruptive Thinkers

Posted on [created] by (not verified) in Professional/Career Development
Guest post by Ben Kohlmann The rebel secretly quite wants the world and the system to remain as it is. Its permanence, after all, is the guarantee of his continuing ability to "rebel." The revolutionary, in contrast, ... Read More »

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