Ongoing Conflict and Prospects for Development in Burma

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Global Development, Politics and Society
Thoughts from the Second International Development Discussion Group Meeting In the 2012 United Nations Human Development Index, Burma (Myanmar) ranked 149 out of 186, placing it ... Read More »

Democracy, Twiplomacy and Accountability in Europe

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Diplomacy, Politics and Society
There is a clear link between the speed and clarity of communications on the one hand and authority and accountability on the other. Before the introduction of mass communications (particularly through the internet), ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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