Fractured States & Fractured Interests:
A Current View of Middle East Relations
April 25 - 6:00pm
122 East 66th Street
2017 in Review
The Trump Era:
New Opportunities and Challenges in East Asia
Seven months into the Trump era of international politics, a group of policy experts from the Asia-Pacific region assess the trends in the key bilateral relationships in the region and the outlook for the future.
This volume features essays from: Professor Matake Kamiya, National Defense Academy of Japan; Professor Kim Hyun-wook, Korea National Diplomatic Academy; Mr. Bruce Klingner, The Heritage Foundation; Professor Rory Medcalf, National Security College at Australian National University; Dr. Shao Yuqun, Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS); Dr. Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations; and Dr. Robert S. Wang, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
New Frontier in Defense:
Cyberspace and U.S. Foreign Policy - Report
Following up on a February 2, 2017 conference, the NCAFP is pleased to release a report on the precedings and a comprehensive analysis of the role of cyberspace in the development of foreign policy.
The discussion on cyber issues can be extensive and varied, but within the context of foreign policymaking, we must reflect on how advancing technology affects the business of statecraft. Just as the evolution of media revolutionized state-to-state politics on the global stage, current developments are reorganizing the way we receive information and perceive subjects – arguably in a much swifter, less noticeable way than ever before. But the cycle of change itself is not new. With each new connective technology, the world has gotten metaphorically flatter – for the average citizen: more accessible; more comprehensible; more immediate; more relevant. In this more connected world, cybersecurity matters more than ever before. Society has greatly benefited as technology has become more advanced and everything has become more networked, but it is also more vulnerable for these very same reasons.