Headline Of The Month
Each month, the Research team will release a topic of relevance based on the current foreign policy environment. Several media articles related to the topic will be provided for YPFP membership to read as background information. We are asking for any and all member-generated content to be submitted in response to the monthly topic; these submissions could be op-eds, short thought pieces, or longer papers based on the monthly topic, how it relates to foreign policy, or the reasons why the topic matters to young professionals in foreign policy. Selected pieces will be featured on the YPFP blog at the end of each month.
This is a great opportunity to write as a foreign policy analyst and be published online!
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Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis! Feel free to write about any past headlines and/or the current month's headline!
March Headline: Women and Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
Suggested topics for International Women's Day:
1. What roles do women currently play (descriptive) vs. what roles should women play (normative) in foreign policy?
2. What is the history of and what obstacles did women overcome in order to find careers in diplomacy?
3. How has the field of Women's and Gender Studies influenced the academic field of international relations? (e.g. Butler, Enloe).
4. What kinds of work do gender specialists perform and what professional opportunities are available in the field?
November Headline: What Defines Power in Foreign Policy?
1. The World’s Most Powerful People, Forbes. 30 October 2013.
2. The Power Issue, Foreign Policy. May 2013.
3. Military Essential in U.S. Foreign Policy Future, Hagel Says, U.S. Department of Defense. 5 November 2013.
4. The Middle East Power Vacuum, by Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy. 25 October 2013.
5. Power Shift: The Rise of Global Civil Society, by Jessica Mathews, Foreign Affairs. January 1997.
October Headline: Big Data + Foreign Policy: How Will Data Affect the Art of Policymaking and Analysis?
- The Age of Big Data, by Steve Lohr, New York Times. 11 February 2012.
- What the Intelligence Community is Doing With Big Data, by Bernhard Warner, Bloomberg Businessweek. 5 February 2013.
- The Rise of Big Data: How it’s Changing the Way We Think About the World, by Kenneth Neil Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schoenberger, Foreign Affairs. May 2013.
- Small Cells vs. Big Data, by John Arquilla, Foreign Policy. 22 April 2013.
- Is Big Data an Economic Big Dud?, by James Glanz, The New York Times. 17 August 2013.
A Perspective on Private Data, by Teka Thomas
September Headline: Alliances in the 21st Century – What Makes an Ally and How Important are Alliances in Today's International Order?
- Alliances in the 21st Century: Implications for the US-European partnership, by Jeremy J. Ghez, Rand Corporation. 2011.
- The Mythical Alliance: Russia’s Syria Policy, by Dmitri Trenin, Carnegie Moscow Center. 12 February 2013.
- Panetta: Defense Alliances Key to 21st Century Security, by Karen Parrish, U.S. Department of Defense. 25 October 2012
- Britain Drifts Towards Isolationism, by Richard Haass, The Atlantic Council. 30 August 2013
- Turkey’s Zero-Problems Foreign Policy, by Ahmet Davutoglu, Foreign Policy. 20 May 2010.
August Headline: The Slowdown of Emerging Markets –What Happens When the Race for Economic Growth is Over?
- Emerging Economies: When Giants Slow Down, The Economist. 27 July 2013
- Emerging Market Slowdown Adds to Global Economic Pains, The International Monetary Fund. 9 July 2013.
- Fear Of The Fed And China Slowdown Take A Toll On Emerging Markets, by Alan Whetley, Reuters. 14 July 2013.
- What if the Emerging Markets Aren’t?, by Nouriel Roubini, Slate. 28 July 2013.
- HSBC Cuts Global Growth Forecasts, Sees Major Slowdown in Emerging Markets, by Katy Barnato, CNBC. 28 June 2013.
July Headline: Reforming Immigration: How Should Globalized Economies Capitalize on Globalized Populations?
- U.S. Immigration Reform: Good for the Americas?, by Carl Meacham, CSIS. 13 June 2013.
- How Other Countries Handle Immigration, by Brett Line and Linda Poon, National Geographic. 30 June 2013.
- Russia's New Vigilantes, by Anna Nemtsova, Foreign Policy. 4 March 2013.
- Mr. Abe's Missing Arrow, by Joseph Sternberg, The Wall Street Journal. 26 June 2013.
- Europe’s Reservations on Immigration Grow, by Raphael Minder, The New York Times. 28 May 2013.
June Headline: Protests Erupt Against Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan – What Kind of Leader Does Turkey Want?
- Turkey’s Leader Blames Rioting on Extremists, by Sebnem Arsu, New York Times. 3 June 2013.
- Turkish intelligence looking into 'foreign links' to Taksim protests: PM, Hürriyet Daily News. 3 June 2013.
- Taksim Square Protests: 13 Photos Showing Severity Of the Protests, by Christian Rice, PolicyMic. 2 June 2013.
- Turkey's Erdogan dismisses protests: 'What is the message?', by Arthur Bright, Christian Science Monitor. 3 June 2013.
- Turkey protests expose anxiety over Erdogan's growing autocratic ambitions, by Simon Tisdall, The Guradian. 3 June 2013.
Erdogan Fails to Understand the Protestors, by Emre Tuncalp
Turkish Protests are Unpredictable: A Dispatch from Taksim Square, by Tara Vassefi
What Kind of Leader Does Turkey Want?, by Sara Westfall
May Headline: Terrorism in the U.S. – Have We Done Enough Since 9/11?
- Boston bombings show a changing face of U.S. terrorism, by Guy Taylor, The Washington Times. 29 April 2013
- The Evolution of Terrorism Since 9/11, by Lauren O’Brien, FBI. September 2011
- Moving Beyond 9/11: The United States Needs a Broader-Based and Sustainable Counterterrorism Policy, by Peter Juul, Center for American Progress. 6 February 2013
- Russia and Counterterror Cooperation, by Sergey Markedonov, National Interest. 25 April 2013.
- Polls Show Growing Resolve to Live With Terror Threat, by Micah Cohen, New York Times. 23 April 2013
April Headline: Syria: To Intervene or To Not Intervene...
- Intervene in Syria, by Roger Cohen; New York Times. 4 February 2013
- Kofi Annan claims it is too late for outside intervention, by Damien McElroy; The Telegraph. 27 March 2013
- Still Punting on Syria, by Peter Brookes; New York Post. 3 March 2013
- Economist Debates: Syria, by The Economist; The Economist. 21 February 2012
- Inside Obama’s Syria Debate, by Adam Entous; Wall Street Journal. 29 March 2013
Syria: To Intervene, or not to Intervene, by Elizabeth Scott
Syria’s Silent War Crimes Call for Intervention, by Amanda Strayer
March Headline: The Cyber Cold War – The United States, China, and the Cyber Front
- Chinese Army Unit Is Seen as Tied to Hacking Against U.S., by David E. Sanger, David Barboza, and Nicole Perlroth; New York Times
- China Alleges Cyberattacks Originated in U.S., by Paul Mozur; Wall Street Journal
- Chinese Computer Games: Keeping Safe in Cyberspace, by Adam Segal; Foreign Affairs
- Chinese army hackers are the tip of the cyberwarfare iceberg, by Paul Harris; The Guardian
- Cyber Conflict and the War Powers Resolution: Congressional Oversight of Hostilities in the Fifth Domain, by Jason Healey and A.J. Wilson; Atlantic Council
February Topic: Spotlight on Mali: U.S. Africa Policy in Obama’s Second Term
- U.S. clears legal hurdles to Mali aid, but internal policy debate continues, by Karen DeYoung; Washington Post
- War and Peace in Mali: The Battle Moves to the Mountains, Economist.com. 9 Feb. 2013.
- EU, 2 Other Nations Meet to Pledge Mali Trainers by Don Melvin; ABC News. 29 Jan.2013.
- A New Line in the Sand Against Terror?, Nytimes.com. 15 Jan. 2013.
- Fixing Mali: Stabilized Governance Should Be the Priority by Morgan Roach, The Heritage Foundation. 16 Oct. 2012.