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…

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,…

Rejecting the Dayton Agreement: Milorad Dodik and Bosnia

Written by: Adam Peterson Intro In recent months, a variety of actors have voiced their support for the dissolution or partition of the state of Bosnia-Herzegovina; a memo allegedly procured by the Slovenian Prime Minister, Janez Jansa has recently been circulated calling for such a proposal. Whether the memo was strategically leaked or the result…

Serbia-Kosovo Land Swap: Path to Peace, or Road to War?

Written by: Adam Peterson The province of Kosovo has been one of Europe’s most hotly contested issues for more than three decades. Roughly half of the international community recognizes Kosovo as an independent nation, while the other half views Kosovo as an integral, historic region of Serbia. The beginning of the contemporary conflict over Kosovo…

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: Life or Death for Egypt?

Written by: Saul Brodkey As anyone can tell you, all human life is predicated on ready access to fresh water. Naturally, droughts, or any shortage of water, can have devastating impacts on local ecosystems, humans and vegetation alike. Case in point, the Nile River and the Nile Delta are home to 95% of the rapidly…

Is a Strategic Realignment Coming to the Middle East?

Written by: Cooper Stewart On December 10, 2020, Israel and Morocco agreed to formalize relations with one another in a landmark deal mediated by the United States. This makes Morocco the fourth Arab League member to open official ties with Israel in 2020, following the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, which signed the Abraham…

Social Media: The Influencer of Global Politics

Written by: Pooja Gundimeda  Brexit, the name given to represent the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union, sent the world and especially Europe, into a frenzy back in 2016. The history between the United Kingdom and the EU dates back to the mid-1940s, when the United Kingdom initially chose not to join…

The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: What This Could Mean for the United States Hegemony

Written by: Jadalyn Eagens On September 27, after 25 years of tenuous peace, war erupted once again between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the long disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. To understand this conflict, one needs to understand the significance of the region.  Armenia and Azerbaijan are geographically located in a region called the Caucasus which lies…

The Crumbling East Asian Alliance

Written by: Michael Sauer Escalating tensions between Japan and South Korea, foundational members of the East Asian Alliance, are threatening to upend the region’s geopolitical balance. The alliance of three liberal democracies, comprising of the United States, South Korea, and Japan, serves as the bedrock of security, prosperity, and peace in East Asia. Conjoined despite…