Emerging Voices

Foreign policy perspectives from the next generation.

Emerging Voices serves as a platform for YPFP's New York members, providing an opportunity to contribute foreign policy analysis and help shape the organization’s outlook. We welcome submissions from YPFP NY members and invite you to pitch an article. For submission guidelines click here.

Lessons from a President: George H.W. Bush’s Response to the Invasion of Kuwait

By Philip D. Caldwell As we remember the great life of President George H.W. Bush, perhaps lessons can be learned from the way he handled decision-making and managed his National Security Council (NSC) during one of the most precarious and defining episodes of his presidency. On August 2, 1990, Saddam Hussein ordered an invasion of…
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The Qatari Peninsula Sets Sail Under Blockade

In the past year, Qatar has faced many challenges as a result of the Gulf embargo. Marika Annunziata explains how the country has overcome the hurdles of the blockades. This post was originally published in Political Insights. BY: MARIKA ANNUNZIATA More than a year after the ban was imposed by the Gulf Cooperation Council, without…
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YPFP Honors Awardees at 11th Annual Gala and Fundraiser and Announces UAE Embassy Collaboration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                  Christina Connelly-Kanmaz christina.connelly@ypfp.org 11/27/2018 WASHINGTON, DC–…
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From Iron Curtain to the Iran Veil: The Trump Administration’s Misguided Iran Strategy

By Michael Memari In a recent op-ed with Foreign Affairs, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clarified the Trump Administration’s multifaceted strategy for ‘confronting Iran,’ which includes applying economic pressure, bolstering deterrence, exercising moral clarity, and exposing the government’s political malfeasance. However, an interesting revelation can be found in the author’s repeated attempts to compare U.S.-Iran tensions to America’s…
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Yemen’s Crisis: A Preventable Famine Or A Political End?

By Mira Sawiris This article was originally posted in Political Insights. The current rhetoric surrounding famines in places like Yemen is rather dated, relegating the solution to food aids and donation. Mira Sawiris examines the crisis in Yemen, where the famine may be preventable, not by aid but rather by political intent. The common sense assumption is…
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A New Trade Strategy for Japan

By Matthew Edwin Carpenter “China’s ripping us off. Japan’s ripping us off. Mexico’s ripping us off. Canada’s ripping us off. The whole world is ripping us off. There’s nobody that’s not ripping us off.” — President Donald J. Trump, at a 2018 campaign fundraiser. In face of the escalating trade war between the United States and China, Japan…
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