Search Results for ""Council on Foreign Relations"" : 8

by / on October 24, 2011 at 12:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Latin America, World

Acknowledging the Americas

by In 2008, President Barack Obama had a clear idea for Latin American foreign policy. The Bush administration, distracted by events in the Middle East, had pursued a harmful hemispheric policy of blustering unilateralism and neglect; Obama, conversely, would pursue a “new partnership” with the Americas, one marked by cooperation and mutual interests. His subsequent election was heralded throughout Latin America as an opportunity to r…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:41 pm / in Domestic, National Security

Obambiguous

by Illustration by Liz Lee The problem with the firmly partisan prism of the media through which most of American politics is dissected is that we lose the many nuances of our political realities. Complexities become distorted and disfigured as they are forcefully shoved into the binary classifications of party politics. Perhaps the most extreme example is the way foreign policy has almost disappeared in today’s political consciousnes…

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by / on May 12, 2010 at 11:27 pm / in Africa, Cover Story, Issue, World

Hope for Somalia Insha’allah

by Whenever Americans recall Somalia, whether considering lofty foreign policy aims or simply reflecting upon the chance encounter with the name, our minds inevitably snap back to October 3, 1993 and the tragedy that was the Battle of Mogadishu. This is a memory of eighteen U.S. soldiers lying senselessly dead and desecrated, one even decapitated, in the streets of a hostile city. Given the striking clarity with which Black Hawk Down h…

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by / on October 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm / in Uncategorized

Events 10/27 – 11/02

by Monday, October 27th Conversation with Istvan Deak: “Life in War and Peace” 12:00pm – 1:15pm International Affairs Bulding, Room 1219 Please join us for lunch Conversation with Istvan Deak, who will share his unique experience with events that many head read about, but few lived. The large concepts of war, political transition, emigration all have personal stories behind them. We will discuss heroism and on the bac…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:31 am / in Cover Story, Middle East, World

The Ultimate Gamble

by by Sida Chen In June of 2013, Iran will elect a successor to its two-term president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It will be the first presidential election to take place since the Green Revolution of 2009, the scene of mass protests in response to the direct manipulation of Iranian electoral outcomes. As they gained momentum, the protesters were brutally suppressed by Iran’s security forces. Establishment forces in Iran, represented by th…

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by / on September 15, 2014 at 7:14 pm / in Campus, Events

*Updated* Events: 9/16 – 9/21

by The following list is drawn from the Columbia University Events Calendar, available here: http://www.columbia.edu/events/today.html Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Justice in the Home: Domestic Work Past, Present, and Future All Week Barnard College Event Oval, The Diana Center Research about domestic
 work, domestic workers, and domestic-worker organizing 
is an abundant and growing field. The attention garnered
 by domestic workers
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by / on July 3, 2012 at 7:58 pm / in Opinion, World

Of Egyptians, For Egyptians

by From Wikimedia Commons It is a great mistake to suggest simplicity when an issue is obviously complex. Time magazine’s July 9 cover story on the state of Egypt’s rulers boasts the simple and suggestive headline, “The Revolution That Wasn’t.” But while this headline is provocative, it is not nuanced, and it is misleading. The Egyptian revolution very much was. We may be collectively worried about the stability of Egypt’s fledgling d…

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by / on June 19, 2012 at 1:21 pm / in Opinion, World

Starting to Listen

by In light of the new round of talks with Iran that began yesterday in Moscow, former ambassador and United States diplomat Dennis Ross published a short piece in The New Republic that suggests that the P5+1, a coalition of the five members of the UN security council and Germany, who are joined in diplomatic efforts related to Iran’s nuclear program, adopt a new strategy in their negotiations. “The Iranian nuclear program is approachi…

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