by Kathleen Taylor China’s interest in Afghanistan can be defined by its desire to supplant the United States as the preeminent power in Asia and ultimately prove itself to be an undisputed global power. Photo: CCTV News China’s delayed interest in Afghanistan is a recent phenomenon that began […]
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s shadowy propaganda machine remains as potent and pervasive as ever, effectively employing 21st century “Internet trolls” to spread disinformation globally.
by Scott Sharon Scholars in the nuclear policy community have written off the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference as a failure, without any acknowledgment of the notable progress that has been made within the past few years. IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the NPT Conference in New York on […]
By Konstantinos Alexandropoulos With instability spreading from the Sahel to the Horn of Africa, through the Middle East and the Caucasus up to the borderline of eastern Europe, the EU is confronted with an overwhelming variety of threats, including cyber-attacks, piracy, terrorism, as well as energy and environmental […]
by YPFP Staff Today marks the first official day of summer, which means that we here at YPFP are hitting the bookstores (or, perhaps, simply Amazon) in pursuit of the perfect summer novel or memoir. We asked staff to send us descriptions of recommended books they have read, […]
Vladimir Putin visits RT headquarters. by Brittney Lenard As the conflict in eastern Ukraine simmers, Western leaders and policymakers grow ever more concerned about Russia’s use of “information warfare.” Through social media, television, and billboards, Moscow has advanced its agenda in new and often sophisticated ways that bear […]
by Eric Stimson A region long blighted by ferocious civil wars and callous dictators, Central America now has a new problem to attend to: A pervasive infestation of ruthless gangs, known regionally as marabuntas. Central America has been infested by maras (short for marabuntas, “army ants”), ruthless gangs […]
by Annette Aharonian If Armenia wants to gain prominence as a regional player, it needs to strengthen collaboration with the West. The recent establishment of the U.S.-Armenian Council on Trade and Investment is a positive step forward in the right direction, but there remains much room for improvement. On […]
The School of International Service Building at American University, Washington, D.C. by Jeremy Taylor In 2009, President Obama outlined a vision of sending 100,000 Americans to China for study abroad programs by 2014. This vision would require a robust public-private exchange between the United States and Chinese governments, […]
by Hannah Gais While much of the world, including the United States, has consistently failed to recognize Turkey’s World War I massacre of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, Pope Francis’s April 12 comments made crystal clear his and the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on the matter.