Archives

February 13, 2018

Shamila Chaudhary, director for Pakistan and Afghanistan at the National Security Council under former President Barack Obama, said the Pakistani defense minister is likely interpreting the statement correctly.

“It’s not a misreading. That’s exactly how anyone would interpret it,” Chaudhary told VOA. “This suggests they might change the rules to apprehend insurgents” across the border in Pakistan.

...

Continue reading at Pakistan Observer

A recent article by Evan Ellis addresses the important question of what Washington’s response to China’s growing presence in Latin America should look like. It coincides with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to five Latin American countries and comes only days after the Second Ministerial Meeting of the China-CELAC Forum in Chile’s capital.

...

Continue reading at Global Americans

February 8, 2018

U.S. partner forces in Syria are holding two suspected Islamic State militants believed to be the remaining members of a cell that held and in some cases executed Western hostages, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-dominated group that is the United States’ main military partner in Syria, captured the two men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Kotey, in early January in eastern Syria, two U.S. officials said.

Continue reading at The Washington P...

February 7, 2018

The SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and the SAIS Master of Arts in Global Policy Program jointly presented the launch event of "Governance and Accountability in India,"an FPI Study in Policy.

Attendees joined for breakfast and a conversation featuring four of the paper's co-authors and India experts Dr. Bilal Baloch and Dr. Irfan Nooruddin.

Introduction

Dr. Daniel S. Markey, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Presenters

Devynn Birx-Raybuch, SAIS MAGP '16
Wang Guan, SAIS MAGP '16

Shauna Marvel, SAIS MAGP '16

R...

Sauna is one of the few Finnish words to make it into colloquial English, and the sauna is one of Finland’s most recognizable icons. In Finland, a country with 5 million inhabitants, there are over 2 million saunas. Therefore, the sauna was a natural choice as a mobile Finnish cultural ambassador to the United States. Ahead of the 100th anniversary of Finland’s independence on December 6, 2017, two men—Risto Sivula and Jouko Sipilä—spent an entire year traveling the US with a mobile sauna in tow...

February 5, 2018

Brussels risks repeating the same mistake it made with Cyprus with its recent talk of Serbia as a ‘frontrunner’ for EU membership.

The good news from Brussels is that the EU is overcoming its enlargement fatigue and is back in the game in the Western Balkans.

The bad news is that the EU is seriously underestimating the magnitude of political and security challenges in the region. This is particularly true when it comes to Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The Commission’s Strategy on the Western Balkans, to...

February 1, 2018

Shamila Chaudhary, director for Pakistan and Afghanistan at the National Security Council under former President Barack Obama, said the Pakistani defense minister is likely interpreting the statement correctly.

"It's not a misreading. That's exactly how anyone would interpret it," Chaudhary told VOA. "This suggests they might change the rules to apprehend insurgents" across the border in Pakistan.

...

Continue reading at Voice of America

Please reload

Archive
Please reload

Follow Us
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Google+ Basic Square
Search By Tags
Please reload

1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW

Rome Building, Suite 734

Washington, DC 20036

202.663.5875

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • LinkedIn

© 2015 The Foreign Policy Institute

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
The Johns Hopkins University