Post Tagged with: "foreign policy"

School of Foreign Service Dean Joel Hellman, left, moderated a panel comprising former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former president of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo and former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott.

Clinton Foreign Policy Partners Revisit the ‘Indispensable Nation’

“Hard-headedness and empathy” — this seemingly paradoxical combination of qualities informed the foreign policy of former President Bill Clinton (SFS ’68) at a time when the United States was surging as a unilateral world power, argued foreign policy experts Monday in Copley Formal Lounge. The 1991 collapse of the Soviet[Read More…]

by November 7, 2017 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Valuing Philosophy in Foreign Policy

After just over 100 days, the White House faces clear foreign policy challenges. Real estate mogul-turned-President Donald Trump has tried his hand at addressing various international crises, authorizing a retaliatory strike on the Syrian government, ramping up airstrikes against the Islamic State group and dropping the “Mother of All Bombs”[Read More…]

by May 16, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Experts Push Pivot to Asia

The next U.S. president should develop a strong but sensitive American presence in Asia, according to a panel of five foreign policy experts in Copley Formal Lounge on Wednesday. The conversation, which concerned the future of the United States’ Asia policy, is the first event organized by weekly international relations[Read More…]

by November 4, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Senior Associate Dean of the School of Foreign Service Daniel Byman and George Mason University professor Colin Dueck debated about the strengths and weaknesses of President Barack Obama's foreign policy at the Alexander Hamilton Society's first event last Tuesday.

Alexander Hamilton Society Debates Obama’s Legacy

The Georgetown chapter of the Alexander Hamilton Society hosted its first event, a debate between School of Foreign Service professor Daniel Byman and George Mason University professor Colin Dueck on the legacy of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy decisions, on Sept. 20 in the Intercultural Center Auditorium, The chapter of[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Rhetoric Sways Muslim Base

Although I spent most of the summer trying to ignore media coverage of the U.S. presidential election, it was nearly impossible. Watching clips from the Democratic National Convention, I was astonished that Muslim-Americans from all walks of life, from the director of Council on American-Islamic relations to Congressman Keith Ellison[Read More…]

by September 13, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Trump Talks Foreign Policy

A day after he swept 118 delegates in five state primaries, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivered a speech at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday in which he delineated his foreign policy platform, including his plans to halt the growth of radical Islam and mend relations with[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 1 comment City News, News, News - Top

GREGORY: The Convoluted Kurdish Question

Every time a politician suggests a new approach to Middle East policy, the Kurdish ethnic group comes up as an unlikely ally. “We need to arm the Kurds now,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R – Texas) said in September. “We need to directly arm the Kurds,” former governor Jeb Bush (R[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

GREGORY: Two Foes And A Fragile Alliance

Istanbul’s Istiklal Street is the city’s main commercial thoroughfare, containing a variety of businesses and connecting the famous landmarks Taksim Square and Galata Tower. On weekends, around 3 million people traverse its time-worn cobblestones; locals hurry to work while tourists examine storefront displays or escape the crowds at outdoor cafes.[Read More…]

by April 12, 2016 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Cautious Optimism After Iran’s Elections

Voters in the Islamic Republic of Iran turned out en masse Feb. 26 to elect representatives for parliament and the 88-member Assembly of Experts tasked with appointing the country’s next supreme leader. While these elections, considered a referendum on President Hassan Rouhani’s policies of political and economic openness, hinted at[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
BOBROSKE: It’s Odd Being an American Abroad

BOBROSKE: It’s Odd Being an American Abroad

I have lived in Ecuador and am now in South Africa, and in both places, I’ve experienced a full array of commentaries on my American nationality. First, there are the paranoid people in South America who think I’m in the CIA. During my stay in Ecuador this summer, the country[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Commentary, Opinion, Opinion - Top