"Liberty without security is fragile, but security without liberty is oppressive"

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Leadership, Politics and Society, Security/Intelligence
How big data can solve complex problems in foreign policy “The fastest way to grow is to come up with a great idea,” said Alec Ross said in a presentation, as a part of the Big Data and Analytics incubator series. Mr. ... Read More »

The East’s Dilemma: The Power of Persuasion and the Importance of Influence

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Diplomacy, Grand Strategy, Security/Intelligence
Russian president Vladimir Putin once described the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991 as the ‘greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century.’ ... Read More »

A Perspective on Private Data

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society, Security/Intelligence
Internet companies and government agencies possess a remarkable ability to collect reams of private data and communications. That  ... Read More »

YPFP and the Boren Forum Host First Partnership Series on U.S. Intelligence

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Professional/Career Development, Security/Intelligence
For three consecutive Mondays in August -- when most of Washington has fled the city for more temperate locales -- a group of 25 members of Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) and the Boren Forum gathered in ... 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 »

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 »

Policy Implications of a Nuclear Iran for the United States

Posted on [created] by Amanda Marie Riggs in Politics and Society, Security/Intelligence
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy’s Middle East Discussion Group (MEDG) held its monthly discussion in February on what a nuclear-armed Iran would mean for the United States. MEDG is comprised of academics, ... Read More »

A Night with Senator Chuck Hagel

Posted on [created] by Tripp Copeland in Leadership, Security/Intelligence
If you are a YPFP member and you haven’t had a chance to experience a W.P. Carey Distinguished Speaker event, do so soon. If you are not a ... Read More »