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American Sanctions are Devastating Afghanistan

Written by: Pranav Krishnan The tragedy of Afghanistan did not end with the conclusion of the war. Today, the Afghan people are facing what some now consider to be the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Last year’s American and NATO military withdrawal from Afghanistan and the following Taliban victory saw the collapse of the country’s democratic…

Return of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action: What Does the Iran Nuclear Deal Mean in 2022?

Written by: Kate Roglieri Since the first use of an atomic weapon, nuclear proliferation has been an important part of international relations. Nuclear weapons cause destruction like no other weapon humanity created. When nations with conflicting interests use and expand their nuclear arsenal, it puts the international community on high alert, because no one wants…

Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador’s Experiment with Democracy

Written by: Harry Colvin Throughout March and early April, Mexico City was filled with fliers, signs and billboards encouraging the public to vote on whether or not President Manuel López Obrador, often referred to as AMLO, should remain in office or not. One flier supporting AMLO’s stay in office read, “If you don’t participate, the…

Geopolitics of Climate Change: Climate Refugees

Written by: Calvin Floyd The words, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” is inscribed upon the Statue of Liberty, greeting every immigrant that has come to America since June of 1885. These words on one of our most well known national landmarks have long stood as both a…

Deterring China Demands Unambiguous Support for Taiwan

Written by: Pranav Krishnan The American-led, liberal-world order has ushered in an era of unprecedented peace and prosperity around the globe. It can not subsist, however, without free and democratic states knowing that they need not take exorbitant measures to arm themselves or align with autocratic powers to preserve their sovereignty. Thus, the United States…

Yuan Some Dollars With That?

Written by: Christopher Ploudimis The Chinese yuan is becoming stronger and more widely accepted as a currency. Morgan Stanley predicts that in the next ten years the Chinese yuan will be the world’s third-largest reserve currency, behind the euro and the U.S. dollar. Analysts have been projecting that the yuan will account for five to…

Conflict Over the Nile River: An Intersection between Climate Change and Geopolitics

Written by: Canaan Odeh Geopolitics has traditionally focused on territorial autonomy and enforcement of state interest through militaristic hegemony, evolving to nuclear threats and deterrence. In recent years, climate change is emerging as another source of conflict to global security. For example, territorial disputes in the South China Sea have fueled tensions among the Philippines,…

The African Union’s Border Policy and Peace in Africa

Written by: Peter LaBelle On the eve of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in response to Russia’s recognition of the “People’s Republics” in Luhansk and Donetsk, Kenya’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) addressed the UN Security Council. Martin Kimani asked the Russians to pursue a diplomatic solution to the crisis, not an irredentist war in…

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