To compete and thrive in the 21st century, democracies, and the United States in particular, must develop new national security and economic strategies that address the geopolitics of information. In the 20th century, market capitalist democracies geared infrastructure, energy, trade, and even social policy to protect and advance that era’s key source of power—manufacturing. In this century, democracies must better account for information geopolitics across all dimensions of domestic policy and national strategy.
The purpose of this paper is to analyze how China’s new power is reaching Europe, the challenges that it poses, and the European responses to this new reality. This process has to be examined in the context of the current strategic competition between China and the U.S. and its reflection on the transatlantic relationship.
The Diplomacy and International Politics Program examines the future of diplomacy and conflict prevention, and also supports research and teaching on global political relations through initiatives on the Middle East, the Gulf, and South Asia.
Understanding the ongoing conflict in the middle east is complicated. Differences in ideologies have resulted in wars and impact the entire world. Rami Khouri is a journalist who has spent 50-years working in the middle east. Burns Hargis sat down with Khouri to get his perspective on the conflicts in that region.
Audio recording of an April 9, seminar with Ambassador Husam S. Zomlot, Head of the Palestinian Mission to the United Kingdom; Strategic Affairs Advisor to the President of the Palestinian National Authority and State of Palestine.
Co-sponsored by the CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
As the 70th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) approaches, the world’s oldest and most successful military alliance of democratic nations faces serious and complex challenges to its purpose, effectiveness, and unity in 2019. In a new report to be launched at the Munich Security Conference February 15, 2019, former U.S. Permanent Representatives to NATO Douglas Lute and Nicholas Burns highlight ten major challenges to NATO in a new report, NATO at Seventy: An Alliance in Crisis, and offer recommendations to bolster this critically important alliance.
A seminar with Frederic Wehrey, Senior Fellow, Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace on his new book The Burning Shores: Inside the Battle for the New Libya from Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
A seminar with Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President for Global Centers and Global Development and Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University on his recent book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly from Columbia University Press.