World Policy Newsletter, Week of November 4th

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Global Responses to the U.S. Election

Leading up to Tuesday’s vote, we present highlights from World Policy Journal’s series exploring global reactions to the U.S. presidential election.

Tee Zhuo discussed the various Singaporean responses to the campaign, looking at the candidates’ policies through the lens of two of Singapore’s most important national interests: trade and regional security.

Mexico is always a priority for U.S. foreign policy, but it has been a particularly hot topic this election cycle. Melissa Martinez Larrea offered a view from the southern border, arguing that Donald Trump’s anti-immigration rhetoric would likely not have a drastic affect on policy if he becomes president.

Asher Schechter examined the disturbing similarities between the rise of Trump and the xenophobic and divisive politics that have plagued Israel in recent years.

From Australia, Michael Clarke and Anthony Ricketts argue that Clinton’s approach to geopolitics in Asia marks a retreat from the United States’ leadership role, while Trump’s unpredictable and unconventional approach to foreign policy could undermine Australia’s security.


Around the Institute

World Policy Institute published a white paperJihad in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenging the Narratives of the War on Terror, by Dr. Marc-Antoine Pérouse de Montclos. The paper provides a corrective to this view of the jihadist movements in the Sahel, examining the history of the region’s Islamic movements and providing the context through which the current conflicts can be better understood.

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, World Policy Institute will host its next World Economic Roundtable, “China: Challenges for the Next Administration.” The Chinese economy suffers from worryingly high levels of debt and an uncertain political and geo-economic landscape, domestically and regionally. Featured speaker Isaac Stone Fish, senior fellow at the Asia’s Society’s Center for U.S.-China Relations, will offer his analysis of the evolving political and economic situation in China and the geo-economic strategy China is pursuing.

This event is by invitation only. If you would like to attend invitation-only events, please consider a World Policy Membership today.

Fellow Updates

Alon Ben-Meir hosted a discussion with Ambassador Ashraf El Nour of the International Organization for Migration on Nov. 3. He also celebrated the launch of his new podcast, “On the Issues.” The first episode, featuring Florian Qehaja, explores countering radicalism and violent extremism across the world.

Belinda Cooper attended the 10th Annual Humanitarian Law Dialogs in Nuremberg, Germany to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the judgment of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg. On Oct. 29, she participated in a panel discussing the film, Seeking Truth in the Balkans, at Fordham Law School.

Siddharth Dube‘s most recent book, No One Else: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex, has been short-listed for both the Crossword and the Tata Literature non-fiction prizes, India’s most prestigious literary awards. The U.S. edition will be released next fall by Atria, a Simon & Schuster imprint.

Monique El-Faizy’s recent articles for France 24 discuss Egypt’s new church construction law and France’s controversial choice to appoint a non-Muslim as head of the French Islam foundation.

Michael Genovese discussed Hillary Clinton’s latest email scandal with CBS Local.

Nadine B. Hack gave the keynote speech, “The DNA of Engagement,” on Oct. 19 at the annual UK Association of Management Professionals conference.

Greg Lindsay announced the publication of “Now Arriving: A Connected Mobility Roadmap for Public Transport,” which explores how public transport officials and transit agencies should respond to the opportunities and threats posed by transportation network companies.

Ian Ward reviewed Good Neighbors: The Democracy of Everyday Life in America by Nancy Rosenblum in the Chronicle Review.

Lissa Weinmann continues her work on democracy and nuclear power policy as a consulting producer on Power Struggle, a new feature documentary.



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