May 16, 2017

His Excellency Peter Hultqvist joined the Johns Hopkins SAIS community for a discussion on European security and transatlantic relations. Hultqvist gave an overview of longstanding ties between the US and Sweden, noting that the nations share a commitment to respect for human rights, democracy, and the international order established after World War II.

Sweden has undertaken many responsibilities for the global good, Hultqvist said. The nation is currently working to deepen its international rel...

May 12, 2017

Author and former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visited the Johns Hopkins SAIS community to discuss international affairs and share insights from her new book, "Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom."

Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli moderated the off-the-record discussion, which touched on the efforts and specific challenges for advancing democracy in nations at vastly different stages of development. The main theme of the book explains that the perfect conditions for creating...

May 11, 2017

Foreign policy experts suggested that French voters made a statement by rejecting nationalism and electing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron to the presidency May 8. The result represented a strong French endorsement for the EU and globalization at a time when voters in Britain, the US, and throughout Europe have admonished their own political elites in a populist uprising. Panelists at Johns Hopkins SAIS discussed Macron's victory and what it means for the future of liberalism in Europe.


Image: Gerard ter Borch, The Ratification of the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648, image retrieved through Wikimedia, PD-1923.

This paper is part of a continuing series on foreign policy. Read the first installment here.

Foreign policy is the interplay between states and their leaders within the bounds of an international system. Over time both the actors and stage have changed. States have taken different forms and have risen and fallen from power, mechanisms for global trade and conflict have evol...

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