SFS Alumnus Yash Johri calls for the adoption of Indian legislation that would not be too draconian yet serve to temper uncensored voices.
Sarah Margon (MSFS ’05), Washington director at Human Rights Watch, published an op-ed in Foreign Affairs about the Trump Administration’s stance on human rights. She writes, “All U.S. presidents have, to varying degrees, downplayed or even overlooked concerns about human rights in order to get things done with unsavory foreign partners. But none has seemed so eager as Trump to align with autocrats as a matter of course.”
China’s military power has been growing rapidly. Professor Oriana Skylar Mastro writes in Politico that the U.S. must refocus its military strategy and commit greater resources to maintain dominance.
The Olympic Winter Games are now underway in Pyongyang. Will they calm regional tensions in Asia? Dr. Kelly McFarland, director of programs and research at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, describes three challenges affecting diplomatic relations within the region.
The U.S. should support the Nord 2 Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Germany because it is indispensable for Europe, “even if that happens to overlap with what Russia wants,” argues SFS Professor Brenda Shaffer in Foreign Policy.
“A preventive military strike would be counterproductive to our objectives [of deterring North Korea],” argued SFS Professor Green, and criticized the White House for halting the appointment of the next ambassador to South Korea over his vehement opposition to military action.