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It has only been a few days since the New Year fireworks lit up the skies of many of the world’s cities. For a brief moment, it was possible to forget the tumult and flurry of activity that marked the end of 2018, and focus on the festivities.


Unfortunately, not even the arrival of a new year is likely to aid any efforts to temper rising volatility, fractious diplomacy, political headwinds, tepid markets and, generally speaking, a world on the brink. Regardless of the causes of the alarming deve...

In this week's edition of "Four Minute Foreign Policy," Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute is pleased to present an interview with Senior Fellow David M. Lampton on China's trajectory under the leadership of core leader Xi Jinping.

In context of current tensions, what lessons can the U.S. public learn from the history of U.S.-China relations? How might the U.S. best engage Xi Jinping? How might we judge China's current trajectory under Xi's leadership, and what should we watch for moving...

October 25, 2018

Before the Age of Prejudice:

A Muslim Woman's National Security Work with Three American Presidents

​Ambassador Tahir-Kheli's memoir offers a fascinating insider's perspective from one who happens to be a Muslim woman on U.S. foreign policy-making during three Republican presidential administrations. Ambassador Tahir-Kheli's life story is a testament to the promise and delivery of the American dream in another era and is a must-read for scholars and policy makers.

Introduction by Vali Nasr
Dean, Jo...

June 27, 2018

Speaker:

Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Moderators:

Cinnamon Dornsife, Johns Hopkins SAIS Foreign Policy Institute Senior Fellow and senior advisor of international development at SAIS

Jeremy Shiffman, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Global Health Policy

"I hope countries will compete in generosity"

Event recap by Saralyn Cruickshank; original publication available here.

Bill Gates hopes that one day, countries will comp...

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