Americas

Nuclear Power and Nuclear Weapons


With the rising problem of climate change, countries are searching for non-carbon producing forms of power generation. Concurrently, global demand for electricity is increasing. In this context, Saudi Arabia is seeking to purchase nuclear power technology from the United States. Nuclear power technology, while a...

Americas

President Trump’s Incoherent Foreign Policy Strains Alliances


“October surprises” are traditionally reserved for American election politics, but this October both the Saudi-Khashoggi Affair and the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) beg to redefine the phrase. While...

Middle East

Living With a Nuclear-Armed Iran


Since becoming president, Donald Trump has sought to undo the Obama Administration’s policies towards Iran, especially regarding the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. He has withdrawn the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and staffed...

Middle East

Fuel for Hamas’ Fire


The Palestinian territories are once again on the brink of instability. Rumors of President Mahmoud Abbas’ failing health suggest that the Palestinian Authority may soon be without a leader. Abbas, first elected in 2005, solidified his indefinite hold on the...

Americas

Is it too Late to Counter the Slow Creep of Chinese Expansion in Central America?


China’s influence continues to spread closer to America’s borders, having now reached Central America. If the United States is not vigilant, it risks losing decades of democratic progress and carefully cultivated strategic relationships. China’s ambitions...

Europe

A Land Swap in the Former Yugoslavia Must Be Considered


The dissolution of Yugoslavia in the 1990s marked the worst bout of bloodshed seen in Europe since the Second World War. The continued tension between Serbia and Kosovo is one of the last remaining major conflict in the Western Balkans. Since Kosovo declared...