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September 14, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Augusta Victoria Mistake

As a strong supporter of the Trump administration's Middle East policy, I believe the president's recent decisions dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict are correct--except for one. Everyt…

September 14, 2018

Conflict Prevention
Tribute in Light installation in New York City Seventeen Years After 9/11 and Still Vulnerable to Strategic Surprise

The United States still does not have an effective strategic foresight system to assess and mitigate geopolitical risks. 

September 13, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Palestinian and Israeli women march together near the Jordan River, as part of an event organized by "Women Wage Peace," which calls for an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. October 8, 2017. 25 Years Since the Oslo Accords: Tzipi Livni and Zahira Kamal on Women’s Contributions to Peace

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

September 13, 2018

China
Pigs-African-Swine-Flu-China Outbreak of African Swine Flu in China Is One of Many

With 700 million pigs, China has about half of the world’s swine population, which makes up their primary source of protein. African Swine Flu is almost 100 percent fatal to pigs, is highly infectious, and there is no vaccination against it.

September 13, 2018

Digital Policy
Amazon The Global Trade Talks on the Digital Economy Nobody’s Talking About

More than ninety countries are discussing the future of online trade and it's getting scant attention. 

September 14, 2018

Bangladesh
Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed consults with her team during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 18, 2017. Bangladesh: Faith in Democracy and Institutions Is In Decline as Election Nears

A new public opinion poll shows that Bangladesh’s citizens are losing confidence in democratic institutions. The forthcoming election is an opportunity to renew the public’s faith in the democratic p…

June 19, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
More Evidence that the UN's Automatic Majority Against Israel is Fraying

A few days ago (here) I analyzed the recent UN General Assembly vote on Gaza and concluded that the UN's automatic majority against Israel is fraying. Now there is an important piece of new eviden…

September 11, 2018

International Criminal Court
National Security Advisor John Bolton discusses "Protecting American Constitutionalism and Sovereignty from International Threats," at a forum hosted by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies in Washington, DC on September 10, 2018. The Trump Administration Throws Down the Gauntlet to the ICC. The Court Should Decline The Challenge.

National Security Advisor John Bolton criticized the International Criminal Court (ICC) in a speech before the Federalist Society. Adjunct Senior Fellow for International and National Security Law Jo…

September 11, 2018

Health
Pregnant patient Angelica Martinez is checked by a doctor at a health program in Caracas. New, Affordable Technology is Improving Women's Health Access

Just as the mobile phone and solar energy have allowed developing nations to leap-frog into more advanced stages of technology, advances in medical technology can provide easy access to maternal and …

September 7, 2018

Cybersecurity
Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Facebook, Twitter, and the Challenge From Washington

Can the country’s major digital platforms fight disinformation campaigns while facing the Trump administration’s charges of political bias?