Steady the Ship: EU-US Relationship in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis

Written by: Aleksander Cwalina The transatlantic relationship is back. In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February, the United States and its European allies in the European Union have marched in lockstep against Russian aggression. This has included sending arms and supplies to embattled Ukraine and severely sanctioning Russia – cutting…

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…

Geopolitics of Climate Change: Race for the Arctic

Written by: Calvin Floyd The United States, China and Russia are competing in a race for the Arctic that is driven by anthropogenic climate change and profit. Seeing economic opportunities in resource extraction and shipping routes made available by melting Arctic ice, China has been driven to stake claims in the region in the last…

The Implications of the US Military Pullout from Afghanistan

Written by: Ken Wang The United States first stepped into the sphere of Afghanistan in the 1950s. We began our first military operation during the 1970s and further expanded our operations in 2001 after President Bush declared a War on Terror, vowing to hunt down Osama bin Laden, the man responsible for the 9/11 attack…

The Jakarta Game

Written by: Nils Peterson As the United States completed its military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Indo-Pacific began to loom ever larger in American geopolitical strategy. War is a two-sided game, however, and military conflict with terrorist groups like al-Qaeda will not end simply because the United States took its ball and went home from Afghanistan….

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…

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…

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…

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…