The closings of Chinese language and culture centers in the U.S. exacerbate a national foreign language deficit at a time when training mandarin speakers familiar with China should be a national priority.
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The U.S. government would benefit from drawing more on the knowledge and experiences of diaspora Americans who are disadvantaged by antiquated hiring practices.
On Tuesday, January 19, 2021, at 2:00 p.m., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the nomination of Antony Blinken to be the next secretary of state.
The secretary of state has accidentally shed light on the burdensome restrictions that the State Department puts on its overseas employees and their families.
On Thursday, July 30, at 8:45 a.m., the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on the State Department's fiscal year 2021 budget request. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
You can watch a livestream of the hearing here and below:
In our second “Better Know a State Department Bureau” series, Fault Lines welcomes Dr. Chris Ford, Assistant Secretary of State for International Security and Nonproliferation. How should America respond to Russian non-compliance with arms control treaties? How can the U.S. work with China to control nuclear proliferation?
The United States needs a theory of sanctions, based on honest reflection and study of how economic pressure can and can’t induce the types of behavioral changes that policymakers aim for.
Fault Lines welcomes the Honorable Kirsten Madison, Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). What role does the INL Bureau have in combating corruption abroad? What is the current state of the global war on drugs? How has punk music impacted how Assistant Secretary Madison views her job? Assistant Secretary Madison and host Les Munson answer these questions and many more on this week’s episode of Fault Lines!
The firing is almost certainly lawful, but it is unclear whether the president’s chosen replacement can immediately assume the role.