In the Shadows of Giants: Middle Powers in Great Power Competition

Foreign Affairs with Future Leaders IN the Shadows of Giants: Middle Powers in Great Power Competition Sunday, May 16th 8pm EDT

When it comes to issues of nuclear security, particularly with regard to breakout states like Iran and North Korea, it is often assumed that that the great powers should lead and play the central roles in negotiating deals and resolving crises. However, this conventional wisdom overlooks the important role that middle powers play in diplomacy. In this event, Yeseul Woo will discuss the role of middle powers in nuclear weapon breakout challenges, the motivations for middle powers to participate in nuclear negotiations, and the differences between existing middle powers and emerging middle powers when it comes to nuclear diplomacy.

Foreign Affairs with Future Leaders is a series of youth-led discussions which analyze various international issues and topics by collaboratively addressing their most critical questions. They are co-hosted by the Onero Institute, the Delta Phi Epsilon Professional Foreign Service Fraternity and Sorority at GWU, the Women In International Security GW Student Branch, and the School for Ethics and Global Leadership.

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