international relations

  • Image of the Statue of Liberty at sunset superimposed over a waving American flag.

    Picks of the Week: Trump’s Worldview

    The Kremlin’s Candidate: In the 2016 Election, Putin’s propaganda network is picking sides | Politico Transcript: Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech | New York Times Trump’s ‘America First’ has ugly echoes from U.S. history | CNN Donald Trump, the businessman turned Republican presidential candidate, gave his first foreign policy speech of the campaign this week, invoking the long-discredited language of “America First,” and suggesting that as president he would reconsider … Read More

  • Photograph of a full crowd intently listening to panelists at the Laudato Si event in Bazarksy Lecture Hall.

    Spring 2016 Lecture Series Announced

    The first event is a screening of “This Changes Everything” on January 26, 2016

  • Picks of the Week | Big Challenges Await Next President

    Why Americans Still Think the Economy is Terrible | New York Times Senators call U.S. effort to train Syrians to fight Islamic State ‘a joke’ | McClatchy DC Russia is Setting up a Forward Operating Base in Syria, Pentagon Confirms | Defense One   President Barack Obama waded into the 2016 Republican primary debate this week when he said, “Despite the perennial doom and gloom that I guess is inevitably … Read More

  • New Pell Center Adjunct Fellows Bring Additional Expertise

    Newport, R.I.—Three accomplished professionals have joined the Pell Center as fellows. Brandon Catalan and Paul McGreevy will be contributing their expertise to the cyber leadership project and the Pell Center’s Rhode Island Corporate Cybersecurity Initiative (RICCI), whereas Brig. Gen. Peter Zwack, USA (Ret.) will provide insight on international affairs, especially the West’s relationship with Russia. “Over the past few years, the Pell Center has built a cohort of thought leaders … Read More

  • Photographs: Fleeing From Terror

    Every day, floods of people gather into the camps and centers in Kobani: about 5,000 new refugees each day.  Photographer Furkan Temir released eleven photos into the news, all showing the faces of the refugees, each photo in black and white.  One photo shows a mother and her child, centered in the frame, the mother gazing despairingly toward the ground.  Another shows a large group of men watching warfare not … Read More

  • Upcoming Lecture | Tensions in the South China Seas

    The South China Sea is a strategic water-way, a collection on uninhabited rocks and shoals, and the scene of rising international tensions between the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, and the United States. Join the U.S. Naval War College’s Toshi Yoshihara for a candid conversation about China’s capabilities and intentions and the challenge facing U.S. policy in the South China Sea. Tuesday, September 9, 2014 7:00 p.m. … Read More

  • Health Care Reform, Political Psychology, and Putin | Picks of the Week

    Health Care Reform GAO report details flaws behind $840M O-Care website rollout | The Hill Part of the Solution: Pre-Baccalaureate Healthcare Workers in a Time of Health System Change | The Brookings Institution Health care reform is a perennial issue in America. Reforming the US health care system – which represents 1/7 of the nation’s economy – presents numerous challenges for public officials. Under the best of circumstances, the presence … Read More

  • The WorldPost: “Islamic State’s Soothing System”

    Pell Center Adjunct Fellow Robert Whitcomb discusses Islamic militant group ISIS in his article published on Monday on The WorldPost, a partnership between The Huffington Post and Berggruen Institute on Governance. The Islamic State being set up in parts of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) challenges the idea of the nation-state as we in the West know it. The mostly young men who are the ISIS shock troops want to help swiftly … Read More

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