News from the Institute for Policy Studies: Ideas into Action for Peace, Justice, and the Environment
FPIF’s Emira Woods will be featured on a panel of the “Global-Local Forum” at UDC’s International Education Week.
Ecuador’s recent crisis proves that a decisive and unified response from the international community can help determine the outcome of an illegitimate coup.
The Central American nation’s woes continue to rage despite Secretary of State Clinton’s insistence to the contrary.
Tom Engelhardt chronicles how the United States has succumbed to infinite war.
New dynamics in the Middle East are defining a new chapter in Iran-Saudi relations.
Sophie Richardson conducts a detailed examination of the beliefs driving China’s foreign policy decisions.
When we conduct military exercises on China’s doorstep, and within range of a clearly unhappy North Korea, we might be unwittingly starting something that we neither want to nor are able to finish.
A new collection of essays provides a comprehensive survey of ethnic conflicts in the Asia-Pacific region.
Major league baseball and U.S. global policy have both been acting like they’re on steroids. But the similarities run a great deal deeper.
George W. Bush entered the White House in 2001 with the least foreign policy experience and the most modest foreign policy program of any modern U.S. president.
Gwen Ifill talks to Phyllis Bennis and Joseph Nye about approaches to foreign policy in the new administration.
Based on 40 years of firsthand reporting, veteran reporter Reese Erlich will talk about his new book Dateline Havana. He explores the historic U.S. domination of Cuba and the power of the Cuba lobby. He offers trenchant observations about Cuba’s political and economic system 50 years after its historic revolution. And finally, Erlich will talk about the prospects for change in both U.S. and Cuban policy under the new administrations of Barack Obama and Raul Castro.
Described by Walter Cronkite as “a great radio producer and a great friend,” Reese Erlich’s history in journalism goes back over 40 years. He first worked as a staff writer and research editor for Ramparts, a national, investigative reporting magazine. He taught journalism at Bay Area universities for ten years and currently works as a full-time print and broadcast journalist. He reports regularly as a freelancer for the San Francisco Chronicle, CBC (Canada) and NPR.
Exercising too much caution, if it translates into maintaining the status quo, would be a profound mistake.
Syria learned yet again with the recent helicopter attack, when it comes to relations with Washington, no good deed goes unpunished.