Where’s the Working Class in Foreign Policy?

The wealthiest country in human history finds itself helpless in stopping a nation with an economy smaller than that of Texas. There’s no punchline to follow, and if there was, it would certainly fall flat to Ukrainian comedian-turned-President Volodymyr Zelensky. NPR reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin has encircled Ukraine’s border with 100,000 Russian soldiers.

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Iran and United States to Resume Nuclear Negotiations

The United States announced that it has resumed indirect negotiations with Iran over its nuclear weapons program. While Reuters reports that the first week of talks in Vienna, Austria closed on a positive note, there is still much work to be done to establish a peaceful consensus.

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India and Pakistan Renew Ceasefire After 20 Years

For the first time in almost 20 years, India and Pakistan have ceased firing across their shared border. Military officials from both nations released a joint statement stating they have agreed to a new ceasefire that went into effect at midnight on February 26, according to The New York Times. 

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Robert Zoellick Speaks at the School of Diplomacy on Foreign Policy and U.S. Diplomacy

The School of Diplomacy recently welcomed former World Bank President Robert Zoellick to discuss his new book, America in the World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy.  Zoellick also served as the Deputy Secretary of State, and U.S. Trade Representative from 2001 to 2005. The event was moderated by Dr. Anne Marie Murphy, Director of the Center for Foreign Policy Studies and Professor at the School of Diplomacy. 

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Professor Ann Marie Murphy Discusses the New Center for Foreign Policy Studies

The Diplomatic Envoy recently joined Professor Ann Marie Murphy for a riveting discussion about her professional career in the field of diplomacy and developments within the School of Diplomacy’s Center for Foreign Policy Studies. 

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President Biden Orders Airstrikes in Syria

The U.S. resumed its counterterrorism efforts under President Joe Biden, who ordered a targeted airstrike in Syria against Iranian-backed militia groups on February 25. CNBC reports that the controversial action was solely directed by the President without conferring with Congress While  congressional leadership was briefed by the Pentagon a day before the airstrikes were launched, they did not pass an authorization for the use of force in Syria.

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“Race and Diplomacy”: Foreign Policy Experts Discuss the Implications of Racial Injustice

Nearly six weeks after the attack on Capitol Hill, Seton Hall University hosted a virtual panel of three young foreign policy experts to discuss the implications of racial injustice in American foreign policy. The three panelists invited were Lia Miller, a foreign service officer who previously served as chief of the Public Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in Yervan, Armenia, Asha Castleberry-Hernandez, a recent appointee as senior advisor in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the U.S. State Department, and Jessica Lee, senior research fellow on East Asia at the Quincy Institute.  The event was moderated by Troy Dorch, a Seton Hall alumni and member of the University’s Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Justice Coalition.

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“Modeling Public Discourse”: Diplomacy Faculty Discuss the Biden administration’s Foreign Policy

On January 21, one day after President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations held its second Faculty Panel Discussion event to discuss the Biden administration’s foreign policy agenda and forecast possible challenges for the future.

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U.S. Presidential Election: An Analysis of the Candidates’ Foreign Policies

With less than 100 days now until the U.S. Presidential election, it is vital for Americans to be informed on the candidates and where they stand on different policies.  Foreign policy, which is often overlooked, must be carefully regarded by Americans to know what each candidate has in plan for the next four years of global affairs.

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Seeing a ‘Teachable Moment,’ Faculty Panel Discuss Diplomacy in Trump’s World

Two days before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, there was barely any room to sit in the spacious Beck Rooms when members of the School of Diplomacy’s faculty seized the opportunity to discuss the future of international relations.

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