Reflecting on "Others" in the Middle East

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Leadership, Politics and Society
This summer, YPFP collaborated with the Ibrahim Family Foundation to execute the Ibrahim Leadership and Dialogue Project in the Middle East. This remarkable program provides an opportunity for high-achieving U.S. ... Read More »

Erdogan Fails to Understand the Protesters

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Global Development, Politics and Society
The demonstrations that started on May 27 as a peaceful call to preserve Istanbul’s Gezi Park quickly became the biggest protest movement Turkey has seen in decades. The spontaneous nature of the protests caught ... Read More »

What Kind of Leader Does Turkey Want?

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Leadership, Politics and Society
Since protests erupted last month in Turkey, there has been one major question: are the Turkish people outgrowing Prime Minister Recep Erdoğan? Demonstrations that began as a protest of the commercial redevelopment of a ... Read More »

Shale Gas: A Game Changer

Posted on [created] by chingwei.j.lee in Diplomacy, Economics and Finance, Global Development
Shale gas has the potential to be a game-changer. As we enter the ‘Golden Era of Gas’, could it address the EU’s energy and climate goals by providing solutions for security of supply, economic competitiveness and ... Read More »

Turkish Protests Are Unpredictable: A Dispatch From Taksim Square

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Global Development, Politics and Society
Istanbul - “Of every two people you meet in Turkey, one of them voted for Erdogan” Mehmet a 31 year- old friend working in the tourism industry, explained to me. In spite of his statement, Mehmet was the first person I ... Read More »

Changing the way we think

Posted on [created] by Alex Godson in Politics and Society, Security/Intelligence
If all women had rights equal to those enjoyed by men, would there still be war? It is often said that it’s men who wage war and start conflicts but that it is women and children who are most affected by the ... Read More »

Tipping the Balance of a Pivot

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
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 ... Read More »

Saved by the Diaspora

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Leadership
President Bashar al-Assad’s fall is inevitable, but Syria’s subsequent collapse need not be. Syria’s sizable émigré community has so far remained far away from the devastation, waiting in cities like Paris and London to ... Read More »

Developing a Strategy for Global Health

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
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 ... Read More »

Where Have All The Mothers Gone?

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
Another Mother’s Day has come and gone here in the United States. A day in which we celebrate and honor our mothers for all they have done for us. While we are happily savoring brunch and giving gifts to our loved ones ... Read More »