• December 14, 2018

    Top 6 Takeaways from the Administration’s New Africa Strategy

    Zach Wehrli in Diplomacy, National Security | December 14, 2018

    At the Heritage Foundation yesterday, National Security Advisor John Bolton introduced the Administration’s new Africa strategy, which he said reflects the president’s “central campaign promise” to put the interests of the American people first.

  • December 7, 2018

    President Bush: Top 5 State of the Union Moments on American Global Leadership

    Joan Steiger | December 7, 2018

    In honor of the late president, here are five inspirational moments from President George H.W. Bush’s annual State of the Union speeches that capture his resounding belief in the importance of America’s global leadership.

     

  • November 28, 2018

    Fragility to Stability: An Investment in Global Security

    Zach Wehrli in Global Development, National Security | November 28, 2018

    For every $1 we spend to prevent conflict and atrocities, we have the potential to save $16 in response costs, according to the Institute for Economics and Peace. And this week, in an effort to solidify state fragility as a national security priority, the House passed the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act of 2018. Now, we turn to the Senate to reframe America’s national security agenda and combat the threats posed by global fragility.

  • November 26, 2018

    Keystone Vets Discuss Security, Development & Diplomacy

    Danny Restivo in Global Development, National Security | November 26, 2018

    From pandemics to natural disasters to strained resources from a growing global population, there are a multitude of challenges for our nation that threaten global stability and go beyond the scope of a military solution.

  • November 21, 2018

    Getting to a Bountiful Thanksgiving in 2050

    Sung Lee in Global Development | November 21, 2018

    Thanksgiving is upon us and families will come together to give thanks and share a meal that connects people all across America. And while we celebrate this American tradition here at home, it’s important to remember the millions around the world who don’t know where they will find their next meal.

  • November 19, 2018

    For Amazon & for Africa, Infrastructure Matters

    Cody Corrington in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | November 19, 2018

    Cities across America lost the bid to house Amazon’s HQ2. Although they lost the bid many of these cities are saying perhaps they’re better off because they are now equipped to handle them. This step— creating infrastructure that supports business development— is vital to a city’s economic growth. Just as major metropolitan areas in the U.S. are investing in their infrastructure, on the other side of the world, cities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa are following suit—working to provide consistent access to the internet, establishing trading partners, and creating currency exchange programs.

  • November 6, 2018

    Five Years Later: Preparedness and Protection in the Philippines

    Chris Multerer in Global Development | November 6, 2018

    In mid-September, government officials in the Philippines were preparing for the worst. A typhoon brewing off the coast was forecasted to bring 150 mile per hour winds. But thanks in part to USAID’s disaster preparedness programs, the country took preemptive and comprehensive action.

  • November 1, 2018

    Quality Dairy Delivers Shared Value

    Cody Corrington in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | November 1, 2018

    In 2016, Abbott partnered with Prabhat, an Indian dairy company, and TechnoServe, an international nonprofit focused on business solutions in the developing world, to create a sustainable new approach for working together with small family farms. The dairy initiative provides rural dairy farmers with access to the training, resources and infrastructure needed to produce higher quality milk that meets industry standards.

  • October 18, 2018

    Two Podcasts for the Diplomat in All of Us

    Matthew Wright in Diplomacy, National Security | October 18, 2018

    As Americans continue to debate the cost and importance of our country’s participation on the world stage, it is more important than ever to understand just what the men and women of the U.S. State Department really do. Thankfully, two new podcast series offer listeners an inside look into how America’s diplomats advance and defend U.S. national interests around the world.

  • October 12, 2018

    The Best Biodefense is a Good Offense

    Zach Cohen in Global Development, National Security | October 12, 2018

    National Security Advisor John Bolton and Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar announced a new National Biodefense Strategy, directing the Administration’s focus towards prevention of the Ebola virus.