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 »

The Pivot to India

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Grand Strategy
The US—India relationship is vital to America’s political and economic interests. A ... Read More »

Food Aid as Public Diplomacy

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Global Development
Food aid is a hot topic in the world of foreign policy these days. Though the U.S. Government’s ... Read More »

Passive Communication is Poor Communication, Mr. President

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
There's been no shortage of criticism of the Obama Administration's communication efforts during the president’s first term. They botched communicating the benefits of his signature piece of legislation, the Affordable ... Read More »

Replanting Grassroots Access

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
The Obama Administration is known for their grassroots approach to politics. One of the campaign’s inherent strengths was their strategic approach to offering the public transparent ... Read More »

Social Media, Speculation, and Terrorism: a Double-Edged Sword in Boston

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
Like many people throughout the United States, I was shocked and sickened by the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. I recall telling a colleague the attack resembled the methods ... Read More »

Syria’s Silent War Crimes Call for Intervention

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Leadership, Politics and Society
Recent events in Syria raise concerns that the redline of chemical weapons use has been crossed, forcing the U.S. to reconsider intervening in the two-year civil war.  At this ... Read More »

Somalia’s Political Transition and USAID Forward Implementation

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development, Politics and Society
YPFP's Africa Discussion Group recently held a discussion on Somalia’s political transition and the USAID Forward  ... Read More »

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