“The U.S. can make a positive change with its involvement…The secretary of State should visit our region to demonstrate that we’re on the U.S. map.”
“U.S. multilateral cooperation need not – and should not – be one-size-fits-all. Instead of building new islands, Washington can build new partnerships.”
Ambassador Heine discusses the AUKUS alliance, how it will counter China’s advances in the Indo-Pacific, and how the U.S.’s prominent return to the world stage under President Joe Biden’s leadership has been received by international allies.
“The private, painstaking discourse of diplomacy is fading fast. The United Nations needs to urge its members to reassert the values and give new attention to how diplomacy is conducted, building on existing conventions.”
“China’s increasing focus on military growth is destabilizing the regional balance. Other Pacific countries will therefore feel a potential threat.”
Despite pressure from the US to deal strictly with ‘traditional partners,’ Chile and Latin America are better off diversifying their international links instead of limiting them.
“Our friends and allies—and our competitors—will not be focused on how badly the United States damaged itself in Afghanistan. They will look for signals that the United States is now prepared to focus on its most important strategic interests and do so in a concerted and competent way.”
Professor Goldstein and Dean Najam joined fellow diplomats, professors, scientists, prominent public figures, experts, and many more as they presented to young diplomats, future leaders, and decision makers.
“He was a remarkable leader, the last surviving lion of African independence, and—despite some serious lapses—an example of political courage from whom leaders around the world can still learn.”
Given the fact that US-Russian relations are at their lowest point in 30 years, the biggest takeaway of the meeting is that it is actually took place.
Professor Goldstein addresses the global efforts to change the international tax system, the use of COVID-19 vaccines as geopolitical tools, and much more.
“The mystique of monarchy works, sometimes, and Britain has been effective at deploying it as one of the tools in its diplomatic armoury.”
In his remarks, Storella discusses the severity of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, the drivers of this crisis, and the international response.
The Festschrift volume demonstrates the immense regard and affection that Professor Goldstein’s written work, teaching, and personal qualities have generated over the course of his more than four decades of sustained and influential scholarship.
“Although India has immense social capital among African nations, it has not matched this in material ties, and China’s economic and investment presence in Africa has been outstripping India’s for many years.”
Experts discussed the development of British diplomatic efforts in Pakistan from 1947 through the “War on Terror,” as chronicled in Ian Talbot’s new book.
“A new cold war between the U.S. and China is not inevitable. But false PRC narratives about U.S. behavior toward China will only contribute to a further souring of relations.”
The U.S. and China have expressed an interest in multilateralism, which would allow them to better tackle global challenges such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The actual issues given by Trump and Pompeo…would normally be dealt with by diplomacy if the country were any other but Cuba.”
Ambaassador Garčević argued that regional cooperation with other hybrid regimes like Russia and China slows down progress towards EU membership, erodes already weak institutions, and enables white-collar corruption.