The Global Response to the United States Recognition of Jerusalem

By: Meghan Howard On Wednesday, December 6th, President Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, along with plans to move the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. While some might see this as a campaign promise fulfilled, it is a sharp change in U.S. foreign policy that could lead to further unrest in the…

Pandas in Politics: A Special Chinese Diplomacy Explained

By: Leo Polwein President Trump’s November visit to China was aptly described as a “state visit plus” full of fanfare and flattery, interpreted by experts as a sign that Beijing aimed at using flattery as a diplomatic tool in order to sway President Trump. This, however, was not the first time that the Chinese government…

Soundbytes in Uganda: How White House Messaging Plays Abroad

By: Rebecca Hanks Often, with a change in governance comes a change in communication stratagems and policies, and the United States’ recent political shift from President Barack Obama to President Donald Trump is no exception. But how will these changes influence how the United States is perceived, and subsequently treated, abroad? We can begin to…

Ethics and International Relations: Interrelated?

By: Maggie Winding Ethical questions are fundamental to the study of international relations as it is a field concerned with issues of war and peace, trade and development, global economics, interdependency, and human rights. Despite this, moral and ethical values have been relegated almost exclusively to the division of international law, or otherwise, the field…