The scope and breadth of new forms of communication, particularly social media, have created seismic shifts in the way individuals, groups, governments, businesses, and nations communicate, which influences thinking and behavior on a massive scale. It has penetrated world culture
The Arizona Senior Academy is hosting eight weekly foreign policy discussions of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association through March 29. The discussion, entitled “China and America: the New Geopolitical Equation,” will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday
The Arizona Senior Academy is hosting a weekly public discussion of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 7 to March 29. The second program in the series, “Russia’s Foreign Policy,” will be held on Wednesday (Feb.
Should the United States see itself as a unilateral arbiter of the world order or does the U.S. only act as part of a multilateral military initiative? Could the U.S. step away from leadership and primarily engage with regional powers
The Arizona Senior Academy is hosting weekly foreign policy discussions of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 8 through March 29. The fifth discussion, entitled “Turkey: a Partner in Crisis,” will be held at 2:30 p.m.
The Arizona Senior Academy will host a weekly public discussion of “Great Decisions 2018” by the Foreign Policy Association from February 8 through March 29. The first discussion, entitled “The Waning of Pax Americana?” will be held on Thursday (Feb.
The longest war in U.S. history still rages in Afghanistan after nearly 16 years, preceded by covert actions supported by the CIA beginning in 1979. Afghanistan’s eastern neighbor, Pakistan—while not an official U.S. battleground—plays a complex role supporting Afghani Taliban
Nuclear security has been an important component of American foreign policy ever since President John F. Kennedy called the spread of nuclear weapons “one of the greatest hazards to mankind.” The next program in the Arizona Senior Academy presentation of
Despite being rich in resources, many Latin American countries remain politically and economically unstable, with rampant corruption and inadequate access to quality education complicating matters. Further, the uncertainty over the foreign policy intentions of the new administration in Washington leaves
As Saudi Arabia struggles to adjust to a drastic decline in oil revenue, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman attempts to boldly transform the country and shift more power to the younger generation. At the same time, the U.S. and other
The South China Sea is one of the world’s most important waterways and carries a large portion (approximately one-third) of global maritime tonnage across its sea lanes. It’s also an area of intense international rivalry that involves at least eight
How does the U.S. “shale revolution” and decreasing dependence on foreign energy impact America’s “special relationship” with Saudi Arabia? To what extent are South China Sea disputes about oil and gas? How will the reintroduction of Iranian oil and gas
Thirty-five years ago, as a graduate student working on a master’s degree in international marketing, I was trying to understand the principles that guided the expectation of open markets after World War II. It was not free trade nor negotiated
Again this year the Arizona Senior Academy is hosting the Foreign Policy Association’s “Great Decisions” series. The first session will discuss “The Future of Europe,” focusing on the recent struggles of the European Union: migration and refugees, the growing strength of nationalism
The Arizona Senior Academy is presenting a discussion on Global Climate Change (GCC) at 3:30 p.m. Friday (April 15) as the final segment of the Foreign Policy Association’s annual Great Decisions program. Climate change is changing the world. Arctic sea
News about Cuba greets us at every turn—in newspapers, in magazines, and on television: President Obama will travel to Cuba this spring. Senator Rubio blocks the appointment of a State Department official as Ambassador to Mexico, citing her role in
The Arizona Senior Academy is presenting a discussion on inter-Korean tensions and U.S.-South Korean relations at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (March 3) as part of the Foreign Policy Association’s annual Great Decisions program. What is the threat to international stability triggered
On the eve of its 70th birthday, the United Nations stands at a crossroads. 2016 marks a halfway point in the organization’s global efforts to eradicate poverty, hunger and discrimination and ensure justice and dignity for all peoples. A set of
The Arizona Senior Academy is participating in the Great Decisions program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). A different topic is featured each week from February 4 through March 25. The fourth Great Decisions group meeting will start at
One of the many complicated puzzle pieces relating to ISIS involves the future of the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, known as Kurdistan. Unlike other Iraqis, the Kurds have proven themselves formidable fighters in the war against ISIS. Should their
The Arizona Senior Academy is participating in the Great Decisions program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). A different topic is featured each week from February 4 through March 25. The second Great Decisions group meeting at the Academy
This year the Arizona Senior Academy is again participating in the annual Great Decisions program sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association (FPA). A different topic is featured each week from Feb. 4 through March 25. The weekly format is an
Are we as a nation looking ahead only to the next congressional election, or can we take a longer view and start to envision our place in the world 20 or even 50 years from now? The Great Decisions programs