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Norman E. Alexander Family M Foundation Forum on Science and Foreign Policy

Established in 2024, the Norman E. Alexander Family M Foundation Annual Forum on Science and Foreign Policy is an endowed annual event that explores the interconnections among the natural sciences, emerging technologies, and foreign policy and national security. It was made possible through the generosity of the Norman E. Alexander Family M Foundation, in recognition of Mr. Alexander’s lifelong engagement in all manner of discourse for the betterment of humanity. The forum provides a unique platform for interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing among scientists and foreign policy experts.

December 13, 2023

South America Can Still Save Its Trading Bloc

Stalemate over a trade deal with the European Union has left Mercosur on life support. Its revival depends on spurring greater intraregional trade.

Brazil’s President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attends the 63rd Summit of Heads of State of Mercosur and Associated States, at the Museum of Tomorrow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, December 7, 2023.

July 31, 2023

Defeated and Detained, Islamic State Still Poses Extremism Threat

Years after defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield, world governments are now grappling with what to do with the thousands of war-related detainees in Syria.

April 24, 2024

Weapons of War: The Race Between Russia and Ukraine

The new U.S. aid package will reestablish a critical flow of weapons to Ukraine’s military, but the war will hinge greatly on which side can ramp up and sustain its firepower and troop numbers in the…

An employee handles 155 mm caliber shells after the manufacturing process at an ammunition plant in Scranton, PA.

September 26, 2023

United States
The Southern Border Poses Terrorism Risks. Homegrown Threats Still Loom Larger.

Immigration and terrorism are indeed linked, but the issue is far more complex than some commentators suggest.

Jose Luis Gonzalez

June 2, 2023

United States
Out of the Debt Ceiling Fire, But Still in the Frying Pan

Now that Congress voted to pass a bill based on the Biden-McCarthy compromise, an immediate debt ceiling crisis appears to have been averted. Still, a much larger debt problem awaits.  

Biden and McCarthy

March 2, 2023

El Salvador
Are Cryptocurrencies Still the Future of Money?

Since the creation of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies have exploded in popularity and accrued over $1 trillion in collective value. But market volatility in 2022 threatened the crypto ecosystem—aft…