Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reportedly seeking deep personnel cuts in the State Department in order to make room for a massive increase in military spending demanded by President Trump. Some 2,300 jobs are on the chopping block, which...
Last week, with little fanfare, or media attention, the White House released its report on National Security Implications of Climate Change. The report outlines the risks and threats posed to both the homeland and foreign policy interests from climate change. A...
The United Nations Association of the USA has just put out a call for applications for the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer to the UN summit in New York next month. This is being organized in partnership with the State Department and the Youth Observer would interact with and accompany the American delegation to the United Nations.
This is a smart way for the United States government to more systematically harness its comparative advantage as a country of immigrants. The USA has always been a country of immigrants, so why not partner with immigrant and diaspora communities toward common goals?
The UN's World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has been the target of some relentless criticism from certain quarters of the media for transferring computer equipment to two of its member states: North Korea and Iran. The US State Department now disputes the claim that WIPO violated sanctions.
President Obama today signed an executive order to mandate the implementation of a sweeping new US government plan to include women in peacemaking and security roles around the world. I talk to an expert who helped craft this policy about what she hopes it will accomplish.
One of the key questions at a first of its kind meeting of Diaspora communities at the State Department this week is how to capture remittances for long term development--not just short term consumption.