As stated in his latest book, Professor Gallagher calls on the IMF and World Bank to abandon austerity requirements and cooperate with other development banks to boost worldwide financing for just green transitions to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars.
Ambassador Garčević argues for the adoption of a new national foreign policy strategy that envisages the creation of a flexible, professional, cost-effective, and depoliticized foreign service.
“Putin has shown – particularly to China – that he is obsessed with restoring Russian control over Ukraine even if it means threatening the interests and good will of his allies and friends.”
“Beijing’s long-term strategic calculus on Russia likely will not change and Beijing will apply the same strategic patience, lack of remorse, and ultimate flexibility to Russia that has served it in the past.”
“New Delhi is uniquely positioned not just to shore up its own geopolitical position but also to prevent a deeply destabilizing and extremely violent conflict. India’s alternative, trying to avoid the crisis in order to maintain ‘strategic autonomy,’ won’t wash.”
“Highly committed states, however weak, will do what they need to do to be heard and to be taken seriously when the stakes for them are perceived to be high, even existential.”
Drawing from a recent edition of the “Journal of East Asian Studies” that she co-edited, Professor Ye offered insights into China’s foreign policy and how it interacts with other great powers.
Professors Lukes and Ye provide insight into the United States’ relationship with China and Russia in 2022, whether relations will improve or deteriorate, as well as opportunities for cooperation.
“If Latin American countries are strategic, Heine said, they can use both continued Chinese investments and potential new U.S. funding to boost their recoveries during what remains a devastating economic crisis.”
Across multiple interviews, Ambassador Garčević discusses issues facing Serbia including the role of the U.S. and EU in the region, Russia and the Balkans, as well as the country’s military expansion and how that is perceived by others in the region.
Panelists examined the intersection of geography and politics accounts for Greece’s external relations and to what extent it provides a useful link in understanding Greece’s international position in 1821 and the 21st Century.
Ambassador Storella’s lecture explored the multiple factors shaping America’s place in the world and how that role might evolve and adapt to 21st-century realities.
Despite President Biden’s posturing himself as all that former President Donald Trump is not, he is increasingly being compared to his enemy due to his recent foreign affairs fumbles. Professor Shifrinson offers his insights on Sweedish Public Television.
“If U.S. President Joe Biden wants the United States to lead the liberal international order again and stymie China’s rise, he would do well to remember that international order is not a monolithic entity but comprises different groupings of power that jockey for influence.”
“China’s increasing focus on military growth is destabilizing the regional balance. Other Pacific countries will therefore feel a potential threat.”
According to Ambassador Garčević, the crisis in Afghanistan can be a wake-up call and an opportunity for both the US and the EU to reconsider their current strategies in other parts of the world, including the Balkans.
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.
Professor Shifrinson weighs in on a new critique of the restraint school in U.S. foreign policy debates and explains why the strategy proposed by some liberal internationalists to confront a rising China – a strategy he terms “neo‐primacy” – is bound to fail.
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.