Growing Up in Tehran, I Have A Unique Take on Non-Proliferation

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Security/Intelligence
I was born during the Iran-Iraq War and grew up in post-conflict Tehran. My childhood, despite being quite normal, was dominated by politics. With academic parents in the fields of ... Read More »

A Young Egyptian's Perspective on Non-Proliferation in the Middle East

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Security/Intelligence
Immersing myself in nonproliferation studies has been a thrilling life journey. Growing up in Egypt, I realized early in life that I live in a highly volatile region, where war rhetoric and existential threats prevailed ... Read More »

How To Become A Foreign Service Officer

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Diplomacy, Professional/Career Development
Protect and serve? Turns out you don’t have to be a police officer or even a soldier to do just that. Foreign Services Office jobs (which can be in consular, economic, management, political, or public diplomacy ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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