For the last three years, the Tang Research Foundation (TRF) has supported faculty and graduate student exchange programs and annual international workshops on Silk Road studies between the Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School at Indiana University and the Department of History at Peking University.
When I speak with foreign policy experts in Washington, DC, and elsewhere, the conversation inevitably turns to America’s relationship with China. And this isn’t just a concern for the elites: the question of how to manage the relationship is on the minds of ordinary citizens.
What tools do we have to combat the long list of national security threats facing America?
Fortunately, we have many. They include military power, diplomacy and our like-minded partners, public and private, at home and abroad. The daunting challenge is to use them effectively.
The Center for the Study of Global Change at the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies recently published the Indiana Language Roadmap, a plan to strengthen cross-cultural and language skills across the state’s citizenry and workforce.
The 9/11 attacks impressed upon all Americans that terrorism was a threat that we could not ignore. It remains so today.
In recent weeks, I have discussed some of the most important challenges to our national security, involving nuclear proliferation, the world economy, energy, cybersecurity and the rise of China. This column concludes the series with a focus on terrorism and the turmoil that can give rise to it.
In a recent column, I discussed three pressing national security concerns: nuclear proliferation, the stability of the world economy and energy sustainability. Today I will examine two equally urgent challenges: the rise of China and the growing risk of cyber attacks.
The ascent of China is one of the most phenomenal events of the 21st century, and the U.S. relationship with China has become our most consequential foreign policy relationship. Americans are rightly concerned about China’s growing power and what it means for our place in the world. A rising China inevitably impinges on the influence and prestige of the United States. (more…)
The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies has announced a $970,000 grant to establish a Language Training Center program, which is administered by the Institute of International Education on behalf of the Defense Language and National Security Education Office.
The question I often put to policymakers with whom I talk is: What are the major threats to our national security today? And I have been impressed, as I’ve kept track of the responses over a period of time, that there is surprising agreement about these threats.
There are some differences in how they are articulated and prioritized, but there is broad consensus on what they are. This column is the first of two that will explore them.
There are trends and megatrends in foreign affairs, and globalization – a growing hyper-interconnectedness across borders — falls clearly into the latter category.
The cross-border flow of ideas, technology, communication, transportation, capital, jobs, goods, and services is a central reality in the world today – possibly the most important reality.
It has been accelerating for decades and will continue to do so. Its impact on the world is pervasive and profound.
Not that long ago, the world was ideologically divided between two great powers, the democratic capitalism of the United States and the authoritarian communism of the Soviet Union. The two competed tirelessly, each sure that its system was the best model for the world to follow.
Today, by contrast, there is a constantly shifting alignment of nations. New centers of power are emerging; older ones are changing. This realignment is a central reality facing American foreign policy. The world is more fluid than it was in the Cold War, and more so than it’s been for decades.