Nuclear Arms Control for US, Russia, and China

Rather than holding out hope for a tripartite agreement with China and Russia, the United States should first build up bilateral arms control relationships with China and Russia individually. This includes renewing New START.

Read More

Extending the Fig Branch

If the next U.S, president is going to successfully repair relations with Latin America, they are going to need to look for innovative approaches to doing so. This will require an all of government approach and inspiration may come from unlikely sources.

Read More

Hong Kong’s Fight for True Democracy Comes as an Inconvenience to Others

For the thirteenth consecutive week, massive community mobilization is underway in Hong Kong as protestors fight to safeguard their freedoms and hold the government accountable for abuses of power. As the power struggle between Beijing and Hong Kong ensues, protestors must also handle trivializing criticism from outsiders.

Read More

Ebola: Stubborn and Stigmatized

YPFP Fellowship Editor Danielle Preskitt spoke with Concern Worldwide’s Kirk Prichard about the ongoing Ebola crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Read More

Considering Africa in the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court has an important role to play in international criminal justice, but urgently needs reform to maintain credibility.

Read More

In Focus: Middle East & North Africa

Iran in the Time of Maximal Compellence

The United States' strategy of maximal compellence against Iran is frustrating, but not yet compelling. To reduce the risk of war, the Trump administration needs to soften and broaden its approach.
Read More

ISIS Fighters Will Be Punished for Their Actions. Their Children Need Our Protection.

From repatriation, to direct services, to assurances from their home countries that they will be treated with dignity, the children of ISIS fighters can be one step closer to escaping their parents’ horrible choices with help from governments and the international community.
Read More

Iran, Enrichment, and Arms Control

The NPT does not grant a right to enrich, as Iran claims. However, it does allow for verification-based access to nuclear power.
Read More

Political Chaos is Knocking Down Barriers in Algeria

The lack of leadership in Algeria has led to an unstable political environment, weakening the structure of the state. An Arab-Spring inspired revolution is underway as protesters challenge the government, as well as the military who has seized political power; for now.
Read More

Beyond the Iran Deal

The recent escalation in tensions between the United States in Iran has jeopardized the already imperiled JCPOA. It is imperative that the JCPOA continues, as it would prove to skeptical states that arms control agreements could be successful.
Read More

Can the U.S. Senate Reshape the Yemen War

As the Trump Administration has been unwilling to confront Saudi Arabia over Yemen, Congress should step in. The Senate has made the first move, but the House must follow suit to show the world US foreign policy is anchored in its human rights ideals.
Read More

Exploring the ‘What If?’ in Middle East Peace

Understanding the Middle East's cartography is key to resolving the region's contemporary conflicts. The King-Crane Commission explores this "alternative history."
Read More

Do States Have a “Right to Exist”?

The recent resurgence of violence between Israel and Palestine brings questions of national sovereignty and a state's "right to exist" back into focus, but is it the time for philosophical questions?
Read More

A New Type of Money: Iran’s Hope to Bypass U.S. Sanctions

The US is struggling to adapt to the emerging digital market and cryptocurrencies. This creates potential security gaps which actors like Iran have the potential to exploit.
Read More

Tunisia’s Enduring (But Fragile) Democracy

Tunisia provides a stark rebuttal for anyone who thinks of the Arab Spring as a failure. But democratic institutions do not defend themselves; they need citizens to stand up for them.
Read More

The Case for U.S. Disengagement in Yemen

In light of the changing nature of the US-Saudi alliance, the US should withdraw support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, to alter incentive structures for further violence and help facilitate humanitarian relief.
Read More
Syria's empty seat at the Arab League

Syrian Readmission into the Arab League; Will it? Won’t it? Does it Even Matter Anymore?

As the Syrian Civil War slowly draws to a close, diplomatic, strategic and ethical questions come to the forefront of the Arab League, which will debate Syria's readmission later this month.
Read More

FEATURED WRITERS

  • Adam Ratzlaff crop

Adam Ratzlaff

Staff Writer

View Articles

  • John Ashley crop

John Ashley

Staff Writer

View Articles

  • Screen Shot 2019-01-27 at 01.57.24 - Caroline Rose

Caroline Rose

Staff Writer

View Articles

Upcoming Events & Twitter