Authoritarianism Finds a Friend in Germany

Written by: Audrey McGrory While Germany has positioned itself as the bulwark of European interests in intercontinental and foreign affairs, its murky dealings and relationships with authoritarian regimes have influenced important policy decisions, threatening the legitimacy of international institutions and democracy. Historically, Germany has been slow to condemn and challenge the authoritarian regimes of China…

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…

U.S. Foreign Policy in Yemen’s Civil War

Written by: Christopher Ploumidis Introduction  The Yemeni civil war is a bloody conflict that has left an estimated two-hundred and thirty thousand dead and resulted in what the United Nations call “the worst humanitarian crisis” since 2019. In recent years, this crisis has garnered massive international attention due to the sheer amount of human suffering…

Amidst Islamic State Decentralization, the U.S. Has No Counterterrorism Plan

Written by: Canaan Odeh When Britain, Germany, France, and other NATO members symbolically joined the United States war against Afghanistan in 2001, it was an initiative to end global terrorism. Ten years later, Osama Bin Laden was killed and President Obama marked the end of the combat mission through the following years. Last summer, the…

Cybersecurity Abroad: Insights from Successful Approaches

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow As the world continues to change at a rapid pace, so does the nature of Homeland Security. Since the advent of the pandemic, this dynamic has only become more and more prevalent, signaled particularly through the explosion of cyber-attacks. The data show that these incidents are on the rise as more…

To Preserve and Support

Written by: Nils Peterson As the United States continues to prioritize Asia in its foreign policy, Latin America enters an uncertain future marked by dim prospects for most of the population. Fears of an economic lost decade and dramatic upticks in inequality present severe challenges across the region. Chinese fishing fleets near the Galapagos Islands…

China as the New World Hegemon?

Written by: Gabrielle Toonen As China strives to reach the goal of expanding its empire and power, Americans ask themselves if they should worry. The answer: Yes. In the last two decades, China’s rise to power, starting with their entrance into the World Trade Organization in 2001, began slowly but has escalated into a severe…

The Soul of the Nation Remains Unwell

Written by: Riley Fink With the election over and the honorable Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. now brandishing the title of president-elect, we find ourselves in a period of painful transition. President Trump may for the time being lack liberal affection, but judging from the low bars he had to clear to earn their praise, and…