Afghanistan’s Lessons for a More Sustainable Foreign Policy

After two decades of U.S. engagement in Afghanistan, America’s longest war is ending with a dramatically unplanned evacuation of civilian personnel, U.S. citizens, and some vulnerable Afghans ahead of the September 11 deadline set for the formal withdrawal of U.S. forces. The rapid take-over of Kabul by the Taliban has prompted debate about the future […]


Episode 34: The U.S.-South Korea Alliance: Addressing North Korea and a Changing World

Guest: Ambassador Kathleen Stephens Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, and current President and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America, opened the Cleveland Council on World Affairs’ Foreign Policy Forum season for 2019-2020. Ambassador Stephens discussed the dynamic alliance between the United States and South Korea and the […]


Happy Dog Takes on the World: Why and How Americans Should Care About the War in Yemen

For the last three years Yemen, one of the poorest Arab countries, has been devastated by a civil war that has killed nearly 10,000 people and pushed millions to the brink of starvation. Propelled by the Arab uprisings in 2011, Yemeni society peacefully mobilized protests and forced its long ruling president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, to step […]


America Alone: The Consequences of an America First Foreign Policy

The United States’ leadership has drastically changed over the past two years: the United States has abandoned the Paris Climate Accords, the Iran nuclear deal, the North American Free Trade Agreement, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership to name a few major changes. President Trump’s first two years in office have sent the message that America is […]

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