Emerging Voices

Foreign policy perspectives from the next generation.

Emerging Voices is a foreign policy blog written by YPFP New York members. It provides an opportunity for members to contribute 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.

A Delicate Situation: How Tumult in Venezuela Threatens a Continent

By Colin Wolfgang On January 23, the United States (U.S.) joined a number of countries in recognizing Venezuela’s opposition leader, Juan Guaidó, as its interim president. Within hours, Nicolas Maduro responded by severing diplomatic ties with the U.S. and announcing a 30-day window for the country to withdraw its diplomats. While the U.S. and Mr. Maduro have agreed…
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Year End Reading List

As 2018 comes to a close, YPFP NY’s staff shares some of their favorite reads of the year: 1983: Reagan, Andropov, and a World on the Brink By Taylor Downing A gripping account of how close the world came to nuclear catastrophe through misunderstandings and a climate of heightened suspicions. Code Girls By Liza Mundy…
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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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