When the Balancer Drifts Apart: UK’s Foreign Policy towards Emerging Powers

In response to the pervasive transformations unfolding in the global landscape, major powers are adjusting their foreign policies and strategic outlooks in order to successfully meet new challenges and to capitalize on new opportunities. From a recent lecture at SAIS DC, Staff Blogger Silvia Fuselli elaborates on the evolution of UK’s foreign policy approach towards emerging powers and its implications for the country’s relationships with the US and the EU.

SARAH RASHID Staff Photographer at SAIS Washington When I arrived in Cairo on June 3, I knew my experience would be different from my last visit less than a year ago. My friends warned me about electricity and water shortages. Although I moved into the same building as before, getting downtown now took longer due to the daily protests at the Ministry of Culture by Egyptians who feared President Morsi was trying to “Ikhwanize” or “Muslim Brotherhood-ize,” society.

Memories of the DPRK

YIQIAN SUNNY XU GUEST CONTRIBUTOR AT SAIS WASHINGTON THIS past summer, I participated in the Pyongyang Project which brought me to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The Pyongyang Project, also known as the East West Coalition, is a Canadian non-profit organization that works towards developing a grassroots platform for constructive engagement with DPRK and the Northeast China. In our group, there were ten students from six countries including Denmark, Japan, China, Australia, the US and France. During our two-week trip, we visited five cities in the DPRK. When I reflect on this trip, some key stories loom in my mind.

SAIS Nanjing Launches Project Pengyou Alumni Network

SAGA MCFARLAND ASSISTANT EDITOR AT SAIS NANJING On September 26 Project Pengyou, a not-for-profit that connects alumni of American study abroad programs in China, held a launch event for its Hopkins-Nanjing Center Pilot. The project aims to leverage the HNC’s alumni community to test and improve ProjectPengyou.org for wider release.

Correction: Professor Belding

In the Issue 6 profile of Professor William Belding, it was incorrectly stated that Belding is a Nobel Peace Prize winner. He was the CEO of Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation and co-founder of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, an organization which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997. He also holds a degree from Yale, but he has not taught there. We apologize for the errors.

Fall Career Fair at SAIS DC

CHRISTINE CROFT Guest Contributor AT SAIS Washington THE Kenney Auditorium was abuzz Friday, October 11 in anticipation of the Fall Career Fair. The prospect of jobs, networking and smooth elevator pitches awaited many students for the three-hour event.

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