Global

Growth and the Environment, A Response


In his April 30th article, “Two Environmental Lessons from the Heritage Foundation’s 2016 Index of Economic Freedom,”  Sam Mulopulos uses the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom as a jumping off point for laying out an argument...

Americas

Interview with HHS Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs


In June, YPFP member Alex Penler sat down with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs, Ambassador Jimmy Kolker to talk about global health and national security, as well as the recently released The Global...

Europe

Brexit: Making Britain Great Again?


The British EU referendum did not address geo-economics, declining strategic reach, and domestic division as the real drivers of Britain’s lingering identity crisis in foreign policy. On June 23rd, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) by...

Middle East

Strategic Narratives and the Islamic State


Strategic narratives are often-overlooked instruments of war that possess the capability to enhance conventional operations. In a world where presidential candidates proclaim they will “defeat” and “destroy” the Islamic State (ISIL), policy proposals focus on...

Asia

Why Isn’t Pokemon Go in South Korea Yet? Gaming, Cyber Security, and the Role of the State


Since its release on July 6th in the United States, and on July 13th and 14th in Australia and the European Union, Pokemon Go has dominated the Internet and garnered significant coverage in mainstream news. However, in South Korea Pokemon Go has yet to be...