- A new book argues that Churchill’s famous folly was ultimately about food, fear, and free trade.
- As immigration becomes a political crisis, the U.S. president has chosen pandering to nativists over problem-solving.
- When everyone and everything is connected, the door is open to all kinds of digital threats.
- After 9/11, Biden embraced the idea that U.S. troops should leave the country better than how they found it. Now, as president, he’s withdrawing them regardless.
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Foreign Policy Journal
- The Taliban must alter their zero-sum mentality and seriously commit to bringing peace to Afghanistan before it is too late. The post Why Do Taliban Continue to Kill If They Are Serious about Peace? appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
- Lebanon must end its lockdown or face economic, fiscal, and monetary disasters that pose an even greater threat to the country than COVID-19. The post Lebanon’s Dubious Second Wave and the Need to End Lockdown appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
- Blaming cyber attacks on governments has become routine, but has it resulted in accountability, punishment, or reduction in hostile cyber activities? The post What Has Publicly Blaming Cyber Attacks on Governments Solved? appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
- The current political crisis in Afghanistan is actually an important step towards a realistic peaceful solution: a political “unsettlement”. The post Afghan Peace is Now About the Art of the Possible, Not the Perfect appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
- Inherently overestimated COVID-19 fatality rates have created mass fear and panic, manufacturing consent for extreme and harmful authoritarian policies. The post COVID-19: What You Need to Know about Fatality Rates appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
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The Institute of International and European Affairs RSS Feed
- This blog provides an explanation of the term ‘circular economy’, followed by a brief assessment of its role in addressing the triple planetary crises, improving public health, and boosting economic growth. The paper concludes with an analysis of circular practices in EU and Irish policy contexts. The post Resilience and the Circular Economy appeared first […]
- Beyond Borissov? The Possible Implications of the Bulgarian Parliamentary Election for the EU and Ireland.This blog outlines the background context to the Bulgarian parliamentary elections, held on Sunday, 4 April 2021, the results, and their possible implications for the EU and Ireland. The post Beyond Borissov? The Possible Implications of the Bulgarian Parliamentary Election for the EU and Ireland. appeared first on IIEA.
- Bobby Healy, CEO of Manna Aero, discusses the opportunities and challenges of drone technology, including the social and regulatory implications. The post Drone Technology: Social Opportunities and Regulatory Challenges appeared first on IIEA.
- As the Biden Administration settles in, the IIEA is delighted to welcome to Daniel S. Hamilton and Joseph Quinlan to share analysis from their annual Transatlantic Economy survey, commissioned by AmCham EU. The post The Transatlantic Economy: An Economic Outlook for 2021 appeared first on IIEA.
- This blog provides an analysis of the importance of a free and pluralistic media in the context of the debate on upholding the rule of law within the European Union. The post Media Freedom in the EU – A Pillar of the Rule of Law in Peril? appeared first on IIEA.
Ethics & International Affairs RSS Feed
- Ethics & International Affairs, the journal of the Carnegie Council, seeks a remote volunteer intern for the summer. The goal of the journal is to integrate rigorous thinking about principles of ethics and justice into discussions of the practical policy dilemmas that frequently arise in global politics. Some topics that the journal commonly publishes on […]
- Paul Glastris has a must-read article in the Washington Monthly about the lessons we can learn from the U.S. reaction to the Greek War of Independence (March 25, 2021 marks the bicentennial of the Greek declaration of independence from the Ottoman Empire), for what it says about balancing different baskets of interests and values (self-determination, […]
- Black Lives Matter is more than a statement. It is even more than a movement. It is a moment of great consequence in our history as a nation. How we choose to address it will help to define us for a generation and will be remembered for decades to come. The post Black Lives Matter: […]
- Politico reporter (and friend of the Doorstep Podcast) Nahal Toosi recently asked about how we ought to be comparing and contrasting the current Biden administration’s foreign policies with those of its predecessor. To the extent that we want to see the current presidency as the “anti-Trump” administration, this can obscure points of continuity as well […]
- Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this past month. The post What We’ve Been Reading appeared first on Ethics & International Affairs.
Global Issues RSS Feed
- A 77-year old nun from the southern African country of Lesotho has been telling the UN how she survived a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in her convent and why it’s important to embrace the vaccine. Read the full story, “Surviving a deadly outbreak of COVID-19 in a Lesotho convent”, on globalissues.org →
- Apr 16 (IPS) – Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis.Read the full story, “Colombia Gives Nearly 1 Million Venezuelan Migrants Legal Status and Right to Work”, on globalissues.org →
- More than 31 million people across West and Central Africa may not have enough to eat in the coming months as hunger rises due to an “explosive mix” of skyrocketing food prices, conflict and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. Read the full story, “Soaring food prices, conflicts […]
- Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenariesThe UN Security Council has unanimously passed a resolution which calls for all foreign forces and mercenaries to leave Libya and gives the green light for a UN team to monitor last October’s historic ceasefire agreement. Read the full story, “Libya: Security Council backs ceasefire mechanism, calls for withdrawal of foreign forces and mercenaries”, on globalissues.org →
- Vaccine equity the ‘challenge of our time’, WHO chief declares, as governments call for solidarity, sharingWith the number of new COVID-19 cases nearly doubling over the past two months, approaching the highest infection rate the world has seen during the pandemic, the unequal distribution of vaccines is not only a moral outrage, but economically and epidemiologically self-defeating, the head of the UN health agency told a special ministerial meeting of […]