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 »

Countering Violent Extremism

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Grand Strategy, Politics and Society
Last week, members of the Grand Strategy and Middle East Discussion Groups held a joint meeting where they discussed the lessons learned from countering violent extremism (CVE). Bidjan Nashat, a member of the Middle ... Read More »

Syria: To Intervene, or not to Intervene

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
Sometimes you can’t beat The Onion for brutal, telling honesty: 'Syrians' Lives Are Worthless,' Obama Tells Daughters Before Kissing Them Goodnight That is not true, but in policy circles it feels like it may as well be ... 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 »

A Game-Changing Spy & the Fourth of July

Posted on [created] by (not verified) in Leadership, Politics and Society
To the man who brought down the most damaging spy in U.S. history, the Fourth of July is about more than cold beer, fireworks and hotdogs - it's also about remembering the reason for the season: our freedom. In a quick ... Read More »

The Cook's Dilemma

Posted on [created] by Nicholas Iorio in Politics and Society
With America’s “pivot” toward the Asia-Pacific region, President Obama announced an outline for a trans-pacific partnership that excludes those countries that do not “follow the rules” and signaled U.S. intent to rotate ... Read More »

Seeking A Solution For Syria

Posted on [created] by tvassefi in Politics and Society
Last week, YPFP’s Middle East Discussion Group (MEDG) gathered to discuss four options for U.S. intervention in Syria: diplomacy, military intervention, economic ... Read More »

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