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U.S. Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (2014-2018): Challenges and Opportunities April 23, 2014 / Washington, DC

The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the country’s foreign policy objectives. Completed in 2010, the inaugural QDDR outlined a broad framework for augmenting and leveraging U.S. “civilian power” to advance core American interests.

Keynote from South Caucasus: The Dividing Lines Are Shifting April 14, 2014

In a keynote address, S. Frederick Starr explains how the events in Crimea are representative of a larger Russian tactic of seeking out geopolitical vacuums and promoting them, only to be the actor that then fills that void. He characterizes this strategy as "filling vacuums", and claimed the West, and the United States in particular, should be prepared to fill these vacuums if they are serious of halting further progress of Russia's revanchist designs

China’s Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution March 14, 2014

Biz Asia America's Philip Yin is joined by Paul Bledsoe, President of Bledsoe & Associates to discuss how successful are China's efforts to shut down factories to reduce air pollution.

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New Perspectives on the Asia-Pacific: A Paper Series Launch July 11, 2013 / Washington DC


YSF Alumni papers

On July 11th, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) released a new paper series authored by alumni of the 2013 Young Strategists Forum (YSF), a leadership development program held in partnership with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF). To mark the release, GMF and SPF hosted a luncheon and roundtable discussion with thirty members from the local foreign policy community including YSF alumni from the past two years. The event featured presentations by Clara Marina O’Donnell, Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Reform and Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Caitlin Talmadge, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at the George Washington University. Daniel M. Kliman, Senior Advisor for Asia at GMF moderated the event.

The full paper series authored by YSF 2013 alumni includes:

 

GMF and SPF will convene the third Young Strategists Forum in early 2014. The call for applications will go out in the fall via Twitter, Facebook, and on the YSF webpage