Tipping the Balance of a Pivot

by Anne M. Gillman There is a noticeable wobble in the Obama Administration’s pivot towards Asia. While the member-countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have expressed support for the new stance, they share a common concern: that the pivot over-emphasizes regional security and only pays […]

Food Aid as Public Diplomacy

by Jennifer Cupp Food aid is a hot topic in the world of foreign policy these days. Though the U.S. Government’s Food for Peace program is housed in America’s international development agency, food aid is public diplomacy. The Obama Administration’s 2014 budget request includes an overhaul of the current U.S. foreign food […]

Still On Top

by Daniel Katz Recently, the U.S. arms industry has enjoyed a string of banner years. So it was surprising to read Jonathan Caverley and Ethan Kapstein’s claim that Washington has lost its dominance in the global arms market. Reports on conventional arms transfers from the Congressional Research Service […]