As COVID-19 spreads from Europe, East Asia, and the US to other parts of the world, medical professionals and human rights advocates have been pointing out the special threat the virus poses to refugees and asylum-seekers.
The Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University kicks off its speaker series on Race, Gender & Power in Global Affairs this Friday, August 7 on Facebook Live. The series will address issues of systemic exclusion that have an outsized and pervasive impact on the development of U.S. foreign policy and… Read more »
This is an election year, so we can expect a fresh round of China-bashing. American politicians love to use China as a punching bag; it never stops, really, but the trend accelerates when candidates are running for office.
The United States is the most powerful country in the world. By any measure, we are preeminent. We have challenges and vulnerabilities, and we are not as dominant as we once were, but no one else comes close to America’s military, economic and political might.
We are living in a time when the limits of American power are being severely tested. Our adversaries are watching closely. They see us withdrawing from our longstanding leadership role. Eager to fill the vacuum, they are looking for ways to gain leverage, to challenge our strengths and exploit our weaknesses.
Discouraging news surrounds us. It’s hard to hide from. It’s in the newspapers, on television and radio, and on the internet. Our nation is divided, and our politics are polarized. We are torn apart by disagreements over immigration and by racial divisions. A pandemic has killed over 100,000 Americans and hobbled the economy. Health care… Read more »
For decades after WWII, the U.S. stood across the world as a mighty colossus. We were the richest and strongest nation, and our history and institutions were the envy of all.
Not long ago I was asked by several students for my thoughts on the outstanding characteristics of good politicians. What follows is my response:
We are living in a difficult time. Our country and its communities are deeply polarized; many Americans distrust one another as well as the government and other institutions. The novel coronavirus has deepened our problems in a way none of us imagined.
As the novel coronavirus spreads and its impacts deepen, affecting people in our own communities and families, it is a good time to consider its effects on our emotional, psychological, and social lives. Anxiety, loneliness, fear, and grief may all become more acute as the pandemic continues.