Recent protests in Bulgaria have unveiled the country’s long-standing problems with corruption and the rule of law, in the latest example of the EU’s issue of anti-democratic regimes among its member states. If the bloc does not take action to address these concerns, its legitimacy could be compromised.
Advances in quantum computing stand to revolutionize the way the world does business more than any innovation since the computer itself. The United States needs a coordinated strategy to develop, harness, and secure this game-changing technology.
If the U.S. is serious about reducing cartel violence in Mexico and drug trafficking into the U.S., then it needs to revise its policy away from securitized efforts, like the Mérida initiative, and support efforts for socio-economic development
The policy of assassinating organization leaders — a mainstay of U.S. counterterrorism efforts — is insufficient to curbing the spread of terrorist groups or to diminishing the lethality of their attacks.
This summer marks one full year of continuous protests in Hong Kong against encroachment by mainland China. While Beijing will prioritize indirect means of controlling Hong Kong, military force may be on the horizon if China finds appropriate justification.
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.