Global Governance News

The Next European Flashpoints

Feb 15, 2015
"The crisis in Ukraine is now the crucible. How it turns out may influence Russia’s future stance toward its neighbors, and the extent to which the West will support them against any future Russian coercion," writes Ian Bond, Denis Dorboy, William Courtney, and Kenneth Yalowitz.

From Khamenei, Conditions for a Deal on Iran’s Nuclear Program

Feb 08, 2015
"The supreme leader said that any deal that does not respect Iran’s rights would be a bad deal, and he reiterated his condition that if there is to be an agreement, all sanctions must be lifted 'in the real meaning of the word,'" writes Haleh Esfandiari.

Yemen: The New Afghanistan

Jan 20, 2015
"If the outside world doesn’t come back to vigorously help stem the tide, Yemen may formally crumble into a failed state, with militias seizing more power and full scale war erupting among rival powers on multiple fronts," writes Robin Wright.

Hillary Clinton's Conflicting Monday Night Plans

Dec 01, 2014
National Journal's news roundup features the discussion "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal" co-sponsored by the World Bank and Latin American Program,

The Consequences of Misunderstanding the Middle East

Nov 19, 2014
"There was a certain amount of naiveté rooted perhaps in the mistaken idea that hope and change -- so effective in getting the president elected -- were somehow relevant to the world of Middle Eastern politics," writes Aaron David Miller.

Is Russia planning a winter offensive?

Nov 13, 2014
"The invasion of Ukraine and confrontation with the West have whipped up nationalist sentiment, but Russia has run out of foreign policy victories to feed to the fire," writes Michael Kofman.

Media, M.D.

Nov 12, 2014
“The increased media spotlight could affect the government's approach to funding, research, and communication about prevention [of diseases]-- shifts that could potentially impact thousands of lives annually,” writes David Rejeski.

OAS Roundtable Debated Importance of Effective Links between Academics and Politics

Nov 06, 2014
These article summaries the discussion held at the 62nd Policy Roundtable of the Organization of American States on the need for productive relationships between academics and public policy makers in the area of international relations. Cynthia Arnson Director of the Latin American Program moderated as panelists discussed Public Policy Scholar Abraham F. Lowenthal’s book on this topic.

OAS Roundtable to Discuss Contribution of Academics to the Design of Public Policies on International Relations

Nov 05, 2014
Cynthia Arnson Director of the Latin American Program moderated a panel discussion at the 62nd Policy Roundtable of the Organization of American States. The discussion focused on recommendations drawn from the book by Public Policy Scholar Abraham F. Lowenthal and Mariano E. Bertucci on the dynamics between academics and public policy makers in the area of international relations.

Why Sending Weapons to Ukraine Would be a Terrible Idea for the US

Oct 27, 2014
"The Ukraine Freedom Support Act grants permission to send Ukraine a variety of weapons, ammunition, and specialized equipment to fill gaps in its current military’s capabilities. But it completely misunderstands what Ukraine needs. And if the US goes down this road, it will be sleepwalking into a proxy conflict with Russia," writes Michael Kofman.

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