Europe

Europe and the Day After the INF Treaty


In 1977, the Soviet Union deployed in its western territories the SS-20 Saber, an intermediate-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead and the capacity to reach Western Europe. The move precipitated an arms race and arms control negotiations, culminating in the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF)...

Middle East

The United States and Saudi Arabia: Is Partnership Necessary?


Jamal Khashoggi’s death has called into question the relationship between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. When a Saudi critic and lawful permanent resident of the United States is murdered, apparently at the behest of Crown Prince Mohammad...

Middle East

Syrian Women and the Peace Process: An Argument for Inclusion


How lessons learned from Bosnia’s post-conflict reconstruction can be applied to Syria

Asia

Restarting Nuclear Talks


The nuclear talks between the United States and North Korea (DPRK) seemed to have stalled. The meeting that was originally scheduled for early November in New York City was cancelled at the last minute. Some are speculating that that this is due to...

Africa

Chinese Investment in Africa: A Blessing or A Curse?


The 21st Century has seen an explosion in the growth of Chinese foreign investment. The Middle Kingdom is spending billions of dollars internationally in an effort to gain geopolitical favor and clout among the international community. China’s foreign...

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...