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.
Europeans awoke on Thursday morning to news that President Donald Trump had announced the suspension of “all travel from Europe to the United States.” Blaming the European Union (EU) for failing “to take the same precautions and restrict travel from China,” Trump suggested “a large number of new [coronavirus] clusters in the United States were seeded by travelers from Europe.”
The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship (PETR) is looking for a new research assistant to support programming and research focused on increasing the teaching of American-European relations at HKS.
- Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship
The Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship (PETR) and the Asia Center will be hosting a new event series over the course of the Fall and Spring semesters of the 2019-2020 academic year, focusing on China's rise and its implications on the transatlantic relationship.
The U.S. has launched part of its plan to bring peace to the Middle East. Officials from the U.S., Israel, and Arab States are meeting in Bahrain. Rami Khouri speaks on the implications of this workshop.
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.
Audio recording of a March 12, 2019 seminar with Soli Özel, Tom and Andi Bernstein Human Rights Fellow, Schell Center, Yale Law School; Lecturer, Political Science Department and International Relations Department, Kadir Has University, Istanbul.
Co-sponsored by the Özyeğin Forum on Modern Turkey, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies; the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs; and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
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.