We see a new tone in diplomatic affairs between the United States and China, a real change in how both sides view the relationship. Top officials now talk openly about competition – much more so than a few years ago.
The relationship between the United States and China is the most important bilateral relationship in the world. When it goes smoothly, global tensions are low. When the relationship hits the rocks, tensions rise, not only between the U.S. and China but throughout the world.
A year ago, I sent this note of appreciation to the Hamilton Lugar School community for the inspiring support and response of our students, faculty, and staff to the COVID-19 pandemic. A few days removed from our fifth conference on America’s Role in the World, we did not imagine how profoundly the novel coronavirus would upend daily life… Read more »
The basic premise of American global policy, at least since the end of World War II, has been that we should work to build a peaceful international order, conducive to democratic expansion and multilateral cooperation. We believed our security needs were best met through a rules-based order based on shared principles, including respect for national… Read more »
The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and its Institute for Korean Studies have received $1.65 million from the Korea Foundation and IU alumni Young-Jin Kim and William (Won-Suk) Joo to endow a professorship in Korean studies. The social science professorship will be established in the Hamilton Lugar School’s Department of East Asian… Read more »
Without a doubt, America’s global image has diminished in recent years. We once were preeminent as an international leader, but those days are no more. While the presidency of Donald Trump brought U.S. prestige to a low point, there are things we can do to restore our global leadership.
Americans often disagree, sometimes forcefully, about what our role in the world should be. From my perspective there is a lot more consensus on the topic than initially meets the eye.
All too often, research is only associated with fields in the sciences. The groundbreaking discoveries you hear about most often are in modern medicine and technology. In fact, if you google the ambiguous words “recent research,” the top search results are from Science Daily and Hopkins Medicine.
Making effective public policy takes more than good ideas and familiarity with the issues. It is not easy, especially when many people have lost trust in government and in each other, but it can be done with attention to time-honored characteristics of good governance.
With a new administration taking office, it is tempting to put the disturbing events of Jan. 6 behind us. But we should not dismiss – or fail to learn from – what happened when the president of the United States incited his followers to storm the Capitol and try to overturn a lawfully decided election.