“With hostile winds towards China from the North Atlantic, the Global South will take center stage in Chinese foreign policy…Entities such as the expanding BRICS and a Latin America that is gaining new momentum will receive preferential attention.”
President Zelensky will have a delicate task appealing across the aisle for ongoing military aid to Ukraine. To do so, Ambassador Storella predicts Zelensky will likely deliver his appeal in terms of enduring American and western values, making clear that Ukraine’s struggle is not just for the people of Ukraine but for the values the American people hold dear, as well.
Did President Biden make the right call in exchanging imprisoned American basketball star Brittney Griner for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout? Three Pardee School offer their thoughts.
The discussion centered on the risks and implications of continued hostilities in Ukraine and how to balance those against the risks of pursuing diplomacy with an aggressive and apparently unrepentant Putin regime.
The Rangel Graduate Fellowship is a program that aims to attract and prepare outstanding young people for careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State in which they can help formulate, represent, and implement U.S. foreign policy. For Romo, “receiving the Rangel Fellowship is truly a dream come true.”
In his remarks, Professor Goldstein discusses how throughout the League of Nations’ active existence, Britain followed a dual-track diplomacy, actively engaging with the League and its many sub-organs, while on the other hand frequently making use of Great Power conferences.
“There is thus little doubt that Argentina would bring much to the table if it joins the BRICS, while benefitting from the additional diplomatic heft and leverage it would gain by joining this by now well-established club of rising powers — in many ways the fresh face of the Global South in the new century.”
Ambassador Garčević led 20 students in negotiation tactics, different perspectives to take into account, as well as general diplomatic demeanor at Emmanuel College’s Institute of Eastern Mediterranean Studies, where he has served as the Ambassador in Residence since 2018.
Ambassador Heine elaborates on the origins of the active non-alignment doctrine, the debate it has generated, and the degree to which Latin America’s profound crisis has given added urgency to its application.
While individual appointments don’t change the U.S. policy towards the region, Ambassador Garčević argues it is excellent news to have a professional diplomat who knows the Balkans very well, especially since this is the first time since 2008 that Washington will appoint an experienced regional expert as its top diplomat in Montenegro.
What can and what should American diplomacy do to help protect people overseas who are fighting for their rights? In his TEDx Talk, Ambassador Storella argues that the United States and American diplomats should not abandon the fight for rights overseas.
Professors Garčević and Najam joined 47 young diplomats from 32 countries as well as 35 lecturers from Europe and the United States to discuss complex issues of contemporary international affairs such as the war in Ukraine, NATO expansion, and global climate change.
Ambassador Heine breaks down the diplomatic shortcomings of the Summit of the Americas, Latin America’s increased engagement with China, as well as the shifting political tides in the region.
Mission personnel briefed Ambassador Storella’s class on the challenges and rewards of U.S. multilateral diplomacy, including some recent wins, such as the ejection of Russia from the Human Right Council following its invasion of Ukraine.
While Ambassador Heine is still hopeful that something can come of the Summit, he argued that the Biden administration’s failure to drastically change its policy approach to the region from that of former President Donald Trump has compromised inter-American relations.
Ambassador Heine spoke at great length about the Biden administration’s ill-advised decision to exclude certain Latin American countries from the Summit of the Americas, a pity considering the continent has been “the epicenter of the pandemic” suffering great human and economic casualties.
During his interview, Ambassador Heine elaborates on some of the key items on the Summit’s agenda and on the fallout of so many heads of state and government from the hemisphere skipping the meeting.
DWB will bring together a diverse pool of former diplomats, supported by relevant experts, to offer conflict prevention/resolution, advice and training on a pro bono basis, globally, to both state and non-state actors, including governments, civil society, private sector, educational institutions, and faith-based institutions.
“In Latin America, people want to have better relations with the United States, but their main concern is development, and on that front, China is delivering.”
“Why does the U.S. treat ASEAN differently than Latin America? Because ASEAN acts jointly, which makes it a valid interlocutor with great projection.”