Category: Foreign Affairs

The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Kazakhstan holds the keys to a new geopolitical balance in Asia

In the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, global geopolitics is shifting rapidly. While the U.S. successfully shaped a unified response to Russia’s aggression, it is overlooking a critical piece…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Republicans need independent voters — and a pragmatic new approach

As a lifelong Republican and political junkie, I have read for some time about the Red Arrow Diner in Manchester, N.H. It has been serving all-day breakfasts since 1922 and…

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Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) | June 29, 2022

Book Review: The Uncaged Sky: My 804 Days in an Iranian Prison

Book Review: The Uncaged Sky: My 804 Days in an Iranian Prison 29 June 2022 Borne out of her gruelling experience of living in Iranian prisons for two years comes…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

Can Biden convince Saudis to see the Western position on Russia?

President Biden is traveling to Saudi Arabia in July in an effort to secure lower oil prices and improve the strategically vital relationship with the longstanding American ally. Time is…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 29, 2022

The G7 infrastructure partnership is a step in the right direction

The Biden administration’s new China-focused global infrastructure initiative, announced at this week’s G7 summit, is more than just a policy program. It is a historic breakthrough and could become a clear…

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The Hill, Columnists | June 28, 2022

Victory in Ukraine could mean a stalemate

One of the key challenges of making smart policy is having an end-state in mind. What is it that policymakers want to achieve or what is the desired outcome? It…

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Breaking Defense | June 28, 2022

Turkey lifts hold on Sweden, Finland joining NATO, following wide-ranging concessions

Representatives from Turkey, Sweden and Finland announce the signing of an agreement ahead of NATO’s Madrid summit. (NATO) WASHINGTON: Turkey has removed its hold on Finland and Sweden beginning their…

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Foreign Affairs | June 27, 2022

The Surprising Success of the Truce in Yemen

Building on diplomacy requires decoding the Houthis.

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Lowy Institute for International Policy | June 27, 2022

China thaw? It’s from the freezer to the fridge for Albanese government

Originally published in the Sydney Morning Herald. Is Featured: NoPublication Type: CommentaryIssue: AsiaFull Article:  Content:  Since arriving in Australia a few months back, the new Chinese ambassador has met two former…

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Lowy Institute for International Policy | June 27, 2022

China’s Third Aircraft Carrier Is Aimed at a Post-U.S. Asia

Beijing can’t challenge U.S. naval power directly yet. Originally published in the Foreign Policy Magazine. Is Featured: NoPublication Type: CommentaryIssue: AsiaDefence & SecurityFull Article:  Content:  China’s launch of a new aircraft…

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Breaking Defense | June 24, 2022

A Middle East NATO? A missile defense network with Israel? Major shifts brewing in region

Topographic map of the Middle East region. (Relief texture and satellite images courtesy of NASA, via Getty) DUBAI: The growing perception of Iran’s aggression in the Middle East, along with…

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Cato Institute | June 24, 2022

What ‘Zhong Sheng’ Says about China’s Perceptions of the Ukraine Conflict

Brandon Valeriano and Juan Garcia-Nieto Pundits have gone to great lengths to project their interpretations of Chinese perceptions of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Sadly, few examine exactly what China communicates about the conflict. The…

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RAND International Affairs | June 24, 2022

Development of Future Scenarios for Sustainable Pesticide Use and Achievement of Pesticide-Use and Risk-Reduction Targets Announced in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies by 2030

We conducted an evidence review of academic and grey literature and legal and regulatory documents to identify the key factors driving pesticide use in the EU. A PESTLE framework was…

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RAND International Affairs | June 24, 2022

Development of Future Scenarios for Sustainable Pesticide Use and Achievement of Pesticide-Use and Risk-Reduction Targets Announced in the Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies by 2030

We conducted an evidence review of academic and grey literature and legal and regulatory documents to identify the key factors driving pesticide use in the EU. A PESTLE framework was…

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Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), General | June 24, 2022

Of socialist hedgehogs and liberal foxes

In his 1953 essay The Hedgehog and the Fox, the philosopher and political theorist Isaiah Berlin talked about what he saw as “one of the deepest differences which divide writers and…

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Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) | June 23, 2022

24 June: The Week in Australian Foreign Affairs

24 June: The Week in Australian Foreign Affairs 24 June 2022 This week in Australian foreign affairs: Albanese announces new DFAT Secretary Jan Adams, Wong meets with Mahuta in Wellington,…

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RAND International Affairs | June 23, 2022

Implementation of South Africa’s Central Chronic Medicine Dispensing and Distribution Program for HIV Treatment

Participants had highly favorable attitudes about the Chronic Care and Medicine Dispensing and Distribution (CCMDD) program for HIV treatment. Patient-level barriers to care included inadequate education about CCMDD and inability…

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The Hill, International | June 22, 2022

Russia launched cyber espionage campaigns against Ukraine allies: Microsoft

Russia has levied dozens of cyber espionage campaigns in 42 countries since it invaded Ukraine in February, according to a new Microsoft report. The report says those efforts have targeted…

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Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) | June 22, 2022

Food Diplomacy Can Strengthen Ties In the Asia-Pacific

Food Diplomacy Can Strengthen Ties In the Asia-Pacific 22 June 2022 Food diplomacy is an under-utilised tool for the development of strong relations and cultural understanding between states. In light…

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Australian Institute for International Affairs (AIIA) | June 22, 2022

When It Comes To Refugee Diplomacy In The Asia-Pacific Region, It Is Time For Australia To Jump Back In

When It Comes To Refugee Diplomacy In The Asia-Pacific Region, It Is Time For Australia To Jump Back In 22 June 2022 Australia’s approach to forced displacement in the Asia-Pacific…

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Lowy Institute for International Policy | June 22, 2022

A three-dimensional foreign policy

The Executive Director of the Lowy Institute addressed the National Press Club of Australia on the foreign policy and international security challenges for Australia's new government. Cover Image: Is Featured: YesPublication Type:…

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The Hill, Defense | June 22, 2022

Defense & National Security — Biden shakes up land mine policy

The Biden administration on Tuesday announced that it would limit the U.S. military’s use of land mines.   We’ll break down the policy, plus talk about Attorney General Merrick Garland’s unannounced…

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RAND International Affairs | June 21, 2022

Exploring Research Engagement with China

This study explores the opportunities and challenges of UK academics' research engagement with China.

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RAND International Affairs | June 21, 2022

Exploring the opportunities and challenges of research engagement with China

A study exploring the opportunities and challenges of UK academics' research engagement with China

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The Hill, International | June 21, 2022

Zelensky: Russia 'very nervous' ahead of European Union membership decision

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said early Tuesday that Russia is "very nervous" just before a decision on his country's membership in the European Union (EU). "As I predicted, Russia is…

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