Post Tagged with: "Foreign Policy"

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Reagan, Obama, and Israel: Historical Context, Uncomfortable Comparisons

Obama has treaded more lightly with Israel than Reagan and Bush. It is useful to compare recent events to periods of tension from 1981-1982 during Regan’s presidency.

Online Resources – Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

Online Resources – Foreign Policy and Diplomacy

A collection of online resources, including multimedia clips and free book chapters, introducing foreign policy and diplomacy to beginners.

Foreign Policy in the Kitchen

Foreign Policy in the Kitchen

Food has become a powerful tool of peacebuilding. Food gives diplomacy a boost and Chefs are among the new social entrepreneurs trying to change the world.

The Obama Administration and Israel: Aberration or Harbinger of Change?

The Obama Administration and Israel: Aberration or Harbinger of Change?

We are witnessing the start of an unraveling bi-partisan support in the US for Israel, which has potentially been hurried by the Obama-Netanyahu feud.

India, the NSG, and the Chinese Impasse

India, the NSG, and the Chinese Impasse

China’s opposition to India’s admission to the NSG appears a systemic attempt at discrimination against India – a visibly responsible nuclear power.

Using Civil War to Build an Authoritarian Regime: Turkey’s Policy towards Syria

Using Civil War to Build an Authoritarian Regime: Turkey’s Policy towards Syria

The AKP government’s policy towards Syria has produced repercussions affecting Turkey’s global relations and given rise to authoritarian tendencies in domestic realm.

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

The Role of Independent Volunteers in Humanitarian Crises

Independent volunteers play a key role in humanitarian crises yet there is no such thing as “true independence” when the reality is feelings of frustration and futility.

The Post-Davutoglu Era in Turkish Foreign Policy

The Post-Davutoglu Era in Turkish Foreign Policy

Replacing Ahmet Davutoğlu will not end his strategic legacy and in the short run there will not be any radical shift over Turkey’s present foreign policy orientation.

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

Killing by Remote Control: Western Countries Relying on Technology in the Military

The growing reliance on drones highlights the Western requirement for precision, accountability, and a reduction in collateral damage

Iran Is Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution

Iran Is Part of the Problem, Part of the Solution

Geostrategic reality, shrewd political moves and the short-sighted policies of its adversaries have enhanced the role of Iran in any future dispensation in Syria.

The West Needs a Strategic Pause before Working with Russia

The West Needs a Strategic Pause before Working with Russia

There are a number of reasons why empowering Russia in the Middle East is a dangerous idea, and should create serious pause for Western states

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