Washington is strangling young foreign policy professionals

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Uzair Younus

“Over the last decade, a new generation of foreign policy professionals has risen through the ranks in Washington. The post-9/11 world shaped its worldview, and despite diverse experiences and backgrounds, this cohort has developed shared values on issues ranging from global democratic norms to the need for changing the conversation on global terrorism. Many of us who belong to this cohort fundamentally believed that Washington’s foreign policy institutions were evolving to be more inclusive and nuanced. But the U.S. response to the Hamas terror attack on Israel, Israel’s disproportionate response, and the conversation dominating the Washington foreign policy elite, has shattered that illusion.” (04/01/24)