Americas

Is There a Role for Localization in U.S. Foreign Policy?


Jeff Immelt, Chairman and CEO of General Electric (GE), recently gave the keynote address at New York University’s Stern School of Business convocation.  During his address, Mr. Immelt offered his opinion on what he considers to be ever-increasing attacks...

Asia

The Real Problem Facing Bangladesh is Not Violent Extremism


The high profile attack in Dhaka’s diplomatic section earlier this month ushered in a period of increased international attention to Bangladesh’s security climate, attention that had already been on the rise as the number of progressive activists and...

Europe

Poland’s Nationalism is Stifling Economic Growth


Poland’s Law and Justice (PiS) party has been a cause of concern in the Eurozone, ever since winning the country’s parliamentary elections on October 25, 2015. The traditionally socially conservative and Euroskeptic party has pursued several controversial...

Middle East

The Strength Found from Admitting to Genocide


A recent Foreign Policy article argued that official German recognition of the Armenian genocide in Turkey came, if not at a bad time, at least at a “counterproductive time.” Nevertheless, the article recognized that Turkey has the power to stop foreign...

Middle East

Crushing v. Redirecting Defiance: The Cases of Turkey and Pakistan


The similarity between the issues the West faces with Turkey and those it has faced for years with Pakistan has led some to declare that Turkey is a Pakistan 2.0. While there are a host of similarities between the two nations, the crux of the Pakistan 2.0...