American Foreign Policy Council Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs Alexander B. Gray discusses the strategic significance of the Pacific Islands.
Why a crisis in the Pacific islands matters for Washington and Beijing (February 16, 2021, The Hill) https://thehill.com/opinion/international/538968-why-a-crisis-in-the-pacific-islands-matters-for-washington-and-beijing
Trouble in Paradise: Why a Pacific Islands Squabble Matters for Washington (February 8, 2021, The National Interest) https://www.afpc.org/publications/articles/trouble-in-paradise-why-a-pacific-islands-squabble-matters-for-washington
AFPC director for external relations Annie Swingen talks with senior fellow for defense studies Peter Garretson regarding space policy options and opportunities for the Biden Administration.
Scramble for the Skies: The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space (Lexington Books, 2020) - Co-authors: Namrata Goswami and Peter Garretson.
Biden’s space policy: One giant leap for climate change - Politico, 10/28/2020
Iran is emerging as a critical foreign policy priority for the Biden Administration, but its approach seems to be profoundly different from that of its predecessor. American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) senior Vice President Ilan Berman elaborates.
Related reading: Iran's Ayatollahs Want a New Deal (Newsweek, 2/1/21) https://bit.ly/36Aa6AM
AFPC director for external relations Annie Swingen chats with Amb. David Shinn and AFPC senior fellow for China studies and associate professor at the University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs Dr. Joshua Eisenman regarding the recently release of the Chinese translation of their 2012 book, "China in Africa: A Century of Engagement" (Penn Press) and their next book project slated for publication in 2021.
China in Africa: A Century of Engagement - https://www.amazon.com/China-Africa-Engagement-David-Shinn/dp/0812244192
Foreign Affairs: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/capsule-review/2012-10-31/china-and-africa-century-engagement
Carnegie Council: https://www.carnegiecouncil.org/publications/articles_papers_reports/0150
Sage Publications: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0009445513491529?journalCode=chra
AFPC's Central Asia-Caucasus Institute director Svante Cornell discusses the recent flare-up in tensions between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
The International Politics of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Conflict: The Original "Frozen Conflict" and European Security (Palgrave McMillan, 2017)
U.S. public diplomacy in general, and in particular the agency that oversees it, known as the U.S. Agency for Global Media, has become the topic of considerable political controversy in recent months. AFPC Senior Fellow in National Security Affairs Jim Robbins has been following the issue closely and on this episode of AFPC INSIGHTS, provides a sense of the current state of America’s global messaging – and the problems that are currently plaguing it.
Additional resources: The Trouble With the Open Technology Fund, September 2, 2020, Newsweek James S. Robbins
AFPC senior vice president Ilan Berman discusses the historic Aug. 13, 2020 Israel-UAE peace deal. Additional reading: New Mideast Peace Deal Reflects a Broader U.S. Strategy (Newsweek, August 17, 2020) https://www.newsweek.com/new-mideast-...
AFPC senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy Lawrence Haas breaks down the implications new Sino-Iranian accord for the AFPC Insights series.
Further reading: U.S. Needs a Broad Response to China-Iran Moves (7/16/20) https://www.newsweek.com/us-needs-bro...
AFPC Director for Defense Technology Programs and Vice President of Operations Richard M. Harrison discusses the significance of space and outlines why the U.S. needs a comprehensive space strategy to compete with China.
Additional reading: We Are in a New Space Race, and America Needs to Win, Newsweek (7/10/20) Richard Harrison & Peter Garretson https://www.newsweek.com/we-are-new-s...
Why the new X-37 space plane mission is a big deal, Politico (5/15/20) Peter Garretson https://www.politico.com/news/2020/05...
How Congress should grade the Space Force doctrine, The Hill (5/19/20) Peter Garretson https://thehill.com/opinion/technolog...
AFPC's Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI) Director Dr. Svante E. Cornell discusses the recent e-CAMCA (Central Asia, Mongolia, Caucasus, Afghanistan) regional conference organized by CACI and the Rumsfeld Foundation , the region's response to COVID-19, progress with political and economic reforms, risks and opportunities for regional states with regard to China-U.S.-Russia competition in the region.
e-CAMCA 2020 panels:
Panel I: “Post-Coronavirus Pandemic Challenges and Opportunities for the CAMCA Region” - https://bit.ly/2A7h0k5
Panel II: “Afghanistan: What Comes First? Peace, Trade or Both Together?” - https://bit.ly/2Nz39WY
Panel III: “CAMCA Network Report on Intraregional Trade: Growth Potential?” - https://bit.ly/2VjfouH
AFPC May 2020 Defense Dossier (Issue 27) : "A New Focus on Central Asia," S.Enders Wimbush, Roger Kangas, Mamuka Tsereteli, Svante E. Cornell, S. Frederick Starr - https://bit.ly/2BEn7wC
"The Sino-American Competition Is Coming to Central Asia," Ilan Berman, The National Interest, June 20, 2020 - https://bit.ly/2Zhbl3i
"Digital Transformation in the CAMCA region," Mariam Lashkhi & Talant Sultanov, CAMCA Network Conference Publication, June 2020 - https://bit.ly/2NvIxyv
"Caucasus & Central Asia Post COVID-19," Amb. Tedo Japaridze, Sen. Sodyq Safoev, S. Frederick Starr & Fariz Ismailzade, Strasbourg Policy Center, June 2020 - https://bit.ly/3g3ab2o
And for more information on the CAMCA Rumsfeld Fellowship program, please visit: https://bit.ly/3eCo3QL
AFPC President Herman Pirchner, Jr. addresses Russian President Vladimir Putin's repressive regime and what may come next for Russia.
Vladimir Putin’s Increasingly Precarious Future, May 26, 2020, The National Interest https://bit.ly/3dCRyBu
Post-Putin: Succession, Stability and Russia's Future (Rowman & Littlefield, 2019). https://bit.ly/2XAKU9j
In this episode, AFPC Senior Fellow for China Studies and University of Notre Dame Associate Professor of Global Affairs Dr. Joshua Eisenman addresses "How China is harnessing the COVID-19 pandemic."
Topics include: Beijing's efforts to purchase foreign companies; China’s “Health silk road” concept; Military moves in the South China Sea; and, Debt flexibility along the Belt and Road (BRI).
Beijing Is Pushing the Taiwanese Toward Independence Hard and Fast (5/18/20 ), Joshua Eisenman, Foreign Policy
How Trump’s Constant Attacks on China over Coronavirus Won't Help (5/15/20), Joshua Eisenman & Devin Stewart, The National Interest
American Foreign Policy Council's China Reform Monitor, editor: Joshua Eisenman
AFPC INSIGHTS Episode 2: China's coronavirus disinformation campaign and the subsequent implications for U.S. foreign policy. Click to listen!
AFPC Fellow for for Indo-Pacific Studies Michael Sobolik discusses China's coronavirus disinformation campaign and the subsequent implications for U.S. foreign policy with AFPC Director for External Relations Annie Swingen.
Further reading: To Hold China Accountable for Delayed COVID-19 Action, Target the ‘Great Firewall,’ by Michael Sobolik, The Diplomat, April 28, 2020 - https://bit.ly/3dkJHbj
"How China is ruthlessly exploiting the coronavirus pandemic it helped cause," by Alex Ward, Vox News, April 28, 2020 - https://bit.ly/2xy4Kb5
"Don’t Let the Chinese Communist Party Use the Coronavirus to Its Advantage ," by Michael Sobolik, National Review, March 27, 2020 - https://bit.ly/35rJUXp
American Foreign Policy Council staff and experts explain changing world events and their implications for U.S. foreign policy.
On this inaugural episode of the AFPC Insights, Senior Vice President Ilan Berman breaks down Iran's response to the Coronavirus.
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