By Michael Purzycki |
Eighteen years of war have strongly burdened the U.S. military. But climate change, refugee flows, and other destabilizing events will continue to heighten the risk of conflicts, at least some of which will require outside intervention to halt. The United States is still the only country with the capacity to intervene in conflicts around the globe, if it so chooses. Recruiting soldiers from around the world into a foreign legion, and granting U.S. citizenship to the legion’s veterans, as France does, can increase the U.S. willingness to use force abroad. It can also strengthen the link between citizenship and service in society, something Americans are already pondering given recent deportations of veterans.
By Brandon Thurner |
U.S. LNG exports and clean energy developments provide a potential new source of soft power for U.S. foreign policy assistance and aims. The bipartisan BUILD Act provides a vehicle for the U.S. Government to achieve these twin goals.
By Moongyung Lee |
Established models for economic growth have failed to address climate change, resulting in significant economic and human cost. Research shows the need for a drastic reconsideration of investment models to avoid catastrophe, writes the EBRD's Moongyung Lee.
By Kathryn Urban |
The International Criminal Court has an important role to play in international criminal justice, but urgently needs reform to maintain credibility.
By Ben Goodrich |
China is stealing research secrets from institutions around the world. As a result, Chinese scientists are more likely to experience discrimination in research settings. Are policymakers stuck choosing between securing research and securing civil rights?
By Robert Shines |
By defunding the WHO, the U.S. is threatening both its alliance system and adherence to the value of multilateral institutions, both critical to its long-term comprehensive national power.
By Julia O'Connor |
For the past two years, the G7 host countries championed issues of equality. Now, the United States has the power to create meaningful change as the host of this year’s G7!
By Jonathan Stutte |
If Western countries had pursued the elimination strategies to fighting COVID-19 as East Asian countries had, they could be avoiding lengthy shutdowns and high death tolls. Until western countries begin seriously adopting eradication strategies, they’ll find themselves isolated from international travel until they find a vaccine or adopt better strategies.
Young Professionals in Foreign Policy is acting as host for this year's Y7 summit. Youth delegates from all seven countries prepared a statement for G7 representatives, published in its entirety below, articulating a strong call to action from their generation to the leaders of the world's most powerful nations.
By Robert Shines |
Regardless of initial missteps, the most critical thing for governments and the international community to do in the fight against COVID-19 is to adapt quickly. While some states weigh the impacts of quarantine measures on the economy, some have identified strategies that balance public health with economic health.