We Americans share a common faith in democracy as the best and most just system of governance. We treasure government “of the people, by the people and for the people.” With the founders, we believe that governments derive their authority from the consent of the governed.
President Joe Biden took office a year ago with a promise to restore America’s role as a world leader, re-engage with allies and rebuild alliances that had frayed under Donald Trump’s “America First” approach. “America is back. Diplomacy is back,” Biden said.
Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies Master of Arts student Benjamin Blythe has published a blog article with the Council on Foreign Relations examining recent developments in Malaysia. New prime minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s ascent in the country’s political landscape is linked with evolving patterns of Chinese investment. Blythe, a graduate student… Read more »
We had high hopes for the future of U.S.-Russian relations after the collapse of the Soviet Union three decades ago. The Cold War had ended, and Russia seemed for a time to be moving in the direction of openness and democracy. But those hopes were soon dashed.
The nationally recognized policy scholar and former ambassador will lead a global advisory firm in D.C. BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Lee Feinstein, founding dean of the Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, will step down from his executive role Jan. 31, 2022. Feinstein will begin a new position as president of Washington,… Read more »
HLS students are actively raising awareness of and providing support to Afghan evacuees living at Camp Atterbury, a military training base for the Indiana National Guard. At its peak, over 7000 Afghans lived in Camp Atterbury while waiting for resettlement across the country. Under the leadership of Abbey Krulik, Sophie Langfitt, and Leah Heneveld, students… Read more »
The United States emerged in the 20th century as the world’s most powerful and competitive nation. Our economy, our technology and our political system became the envy of all others. But in recent years, many observers have claimed that America is losing its edge.
The rise of China is the most formidable challenge that American foreign policy faces. With its population of nearly 1.5 billion people and its rapid growth, China has transformed itself into an economic and political powerhouse.
Twenty years ago, the United States was intently focused on terrorism. The 9/11 attacks had killed 3,000 Americans and profoundly shaken our national sense of safety and security. President George W. Bush declared we were fighting a “war on terror” and vowed we would defeat terrorist organizations. Since then, we have taken important steps to… Read more »
The world is approaching a water crisis that will impact the lives of several billion people, according to the World Meteorological Organization. We can’t solve this crisis easily, but there are many things we should do.