The 1980s were a time of fundamental and far-reaching changes in South Africa. The apartheid government was under pressure to reform and open the political system. The Reagan Administration had been following an ambiguous policy of constructive engagement and was opposed to imposing sanctions. Richard Lugar took a courageous stance in contradicting the position of… Read more »
Month: April 2019
“Senator Richard Lugar was the gentle giant of American diplomacy. Quietly ambitious and determinedly decent he paved a post-Cold War path away from nuclear confrontation and toward a safer and more just world. His views continued to be sought long after he left government, including just recently in applying the experience of the Nunn-Lugar legislation… Read more »
Kim Jong Un and Trump have made considerable progress in forging a base for dialogue between their two countries, but what obstacles does Kim’s recent missile test create?
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was dragged out of the Ecuadorian embassy by British police last week. His fate remains in the hands of those who have sought to bring him down for almost a decade.
Over 700 days of waiting and 400 pages of reading later, here are the key takeaways from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report.
For decades America’s ties with Europe have produced tremendous benefits to our own welfare and our position in the world. Europe is our largest trading partner, accounting for about one-fifth of total U.S. trade in goods and services. The U.S.-European economies generate $5 trillion a year in sales and directly employ 9 million people, according… Read more »
Over the past month, the Trump administration has ratcheted up with the world’s leading instrument for prosecuting war crimes and crimes against humanity. On March 15, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced visa restrictions for International Criminal Court officials involved in any investigation of U.S. citizens. Last week, the ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, confirmed that… Read more »
Rachel (Barnhard) Whitney (B.A. ’04, International Studies) is the Country Music Programming Lead for YouTube, where she is responsible for building a global audience for country music on YouTube Music. Prior to her work at YouTube, Whitney served as Head of Country Music Programming at Pandora, overseeing programming for country and representing Pandora within the… Read more »
Paul Pass (M.A. ’08, West European Studies) is the Executive Director of the Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth Previously, Pass worked for Asia Society Texas Center, where he served as senior manager of business and policy. Before his time at the Asia Society Texas Center, Pass worked as an education outreach programs officer for the… Read more »
Asya Kislyuk (B.A. ’11, International Studies) works on Public Policy for Airbnb, focusing on state and local government relations across the mid-Atlantic, South and Midwest regions. “My role is to help policymakers understand the legal and regulatory issues around home sharing and how their decisions impact peoples’ lives day to day. It’s important to share… Read more »