Middle East

The Shifting Priorities of Iraq


Almost two and a half years after ISIS took control of Mosul in early June 2014, the Iraqi army launched Operation Fatah, a military campaign aimed at regaining control of the city and its surrounding areas, on October 17, 2016. The operation inscribes itself within the ongoing offensive against ISIS in Iraq, which...

Asia

China’s Keynesian Foreign Policy


China’s impressive economic growth since the turn of the millennium has been accompanied by its expansion onto the international stage. A lot of attention has been given to China’s increased assertiveness within Asia, particularly as it relates to the...

Americas

Why Cutting the International Affairs Budget Is a Mistake


President Trump’s federal spending proposal cuts funding for the International Affairs Budget (IAB) by 31 percent. This reduction is concerning since it would make it difficult for programs funded by the IAB to address global problems—from the crisis in Syria...

Asia

Japan’s Economic Woes for 2020 Goals


As its economy grew by 1.2 percent during the last quarter of 2016, Japan experienced four consecutive quarters of growth for the first time in a decade.  Although welcomed, this rate of growth is smaller than in previous quarters and falls considerably short...

Global

Transcript and Audio: Charged Affairs’ Conversation with Andrew Selee, Executive VP of the Wilson Center


Charge Affairs’ Senior Staff Writer Benjamin Dills sat down with Andrew Selee, Executive Vice President of the Wilson Center, to talk about the evolving role of nonpartisan institutions in foreign policy dialogue in the United States. The conversation has...

Africa

Global Anti-Corruption Effort Would Benefit Nigerian Startups


The Silicon Valley in the United States may be in the midst of a very public crisis at the moment, but the start-up tech entrepreneur scene in Nigeria has been quietly flourishing. According to Disrupt Africa’s latest report, African tech startups raised over...