Spreading democracy abroad requires more than military power, as history has shown from the two World Wars. The very philosophy of the Axis powers is based on a profound contempt for the human race. If, in the formation of our future policy, we were guided by the same cynical contempt, then we should be surrendering
Click here to subscribe to Roosevelt First, our Monday through Friday morning email featuring the Daily Digest. New Study Shows Who Wins if Oakland Hikes Minimum Wage (San Francisco Business Times) Eric Young reports on a study coauthored by Roosevelt Institute Fellow Annette Bernhardt, which shows 48,000 workers could benefit if Oakland approves a $12.25
If the United States wants to maintain influence in the conflicted Middle East and legitimacy in the international arena, it’s time to open up to diplomatic relationships with Iran. With many states in the Middle East still politically torn, economically disadvantaged, and serving as hotbeds of extremism in the wake of the Arab Spring, Iran has come
When the mainstream media ignores crises abroad, the crisis doesn’t stop or disappear, and that lack of attention can shift a situation from bad to worse. Given the recent revolutionary events in Ukraine, it is understandable that much of American media attention on foreign politics is concentrated on that country, and that country alone. But
As the Geneva II talks on Syria begin, Iran’s absence at the negotiating table reveals the problems in attempting to reach an agreement if the actors involved in this crisis aren’t invited to help end it. The situation in Syria has grown increasingly desperate, though the decrease in news coverage might lead you to believe
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After growing up with protracted conflicts in the Middle East, Millennials are glad to see the U.S .consider a diplomatic response to Syria, but know it might not end there. The past few weeks have seen a heated debate in the news and through the halls of Congress on whether or not the United States
President Obama’s second term is off to a rocky start on issues of defense and diplomacy, but that gives Millennials a great opportunity to share their own solutions. This summer, I had the honor of serving as an intern in an international organization. Employing staff from over 180 member countries, the workplace was extremely diverse
By deposing Morsi, the Egyptian military is responding to the people’s calls for democracy and economic growth. In the summer of 2011 I was serving as policy director for the Roosevelt Institute | Campus Network, organizing thousands of students across the U.S. to build community change. 2011 was also the year of the Egyptian Revolution.
The president didn’t just lay out specific policies that will benefit women. He also shifted the theory of how government can help them. The State of the Union address is inherently a political exercise, intended to chart a course for governing but also to let important constituencies know that they are heard and valued. On