The Oct. 27, 2018 attack on worshipers in Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue was a stark reminder that hate crimes and religious persecution threaten not just individuals and communities, but undermine fundamental human freedoms. A new ISD report on “Religious Intolerance and America’s Image and Policies Abroad” examines the rise in domestic hate crimes against Jews, Muslims, and other faith communities in America – and how the impact of domestic religious intolerance and bigotry extends far beyond the U.S. border. The report, based on a March 2018 working group and public forum with experts from the diplomatic corps, academia, nongovernment organizations, and U.S.-based faith communities, explores these dynamics and ways in which governments and civil society can mitigate the dangerous consequences. Click here for a summary page; click here to download the full report. Click here for video of March 22 panel discussion on Religious Intolerance and America’s Image and Policies Abroad.
A July 2018 ISD report on "The New Arctic: Navigating the Realities, Possibilities, and Problems" explores the implications of the New Arctic, and the broader geopolitical repercussions of these changes. Click here for a summary page; click here to download the full report.
The Arctic region has become a New Global Common. Increasingly navigable seaways and new access to natural resources create both opportunities for greater collaboration between Arctic and non-Arctic nations, as well as potential flashpoints, environmental disasters, and threats to indigenous communities. The challenge is to mitigate all of these potential threats, and develop the policies, partnerships, and infrastructure to help guide Arctic diplomacy in the decades to come.
From bustling megacities to remote Pacific islands, climate change has profound implications for how people live and work -- and whether conflicts over water, land, and other resources become local or global security challenges. A new report by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy's New Global Commons working group explores the nexus between climate change and human migration.