Americas

The Non-Threat of Immigration


Preventing the next terrorist attack is the primary objective of national security apparatus. With the scar of September 11 ingrained into the American consciousness, there is a societal pressure on leaders to ensure that the nonstate actors who wish to cause...

Middle East

A Not So New Nuke Race in the Middle East


The Iran nuclear deal sparked an intense debate among experts, commentators, and  U.S. officials about whether such a deal will ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East. The argument suggests that the nuclear deal essentially green-lights an Iranian...

Global

Considering the Nuclear Option: Alternative Power Sources for a Post-Paris World


On September 3, China and the United States signed the Paris Climate Agreement, bringing the reality of its implementation that much closer. When 55 countries that together generate at least 55% of the world’s emissions sign on, the agreement will come...

Asia

One Belt, One Road: From Dream to Reality?


Although the Silk Road Fund has been well financed, many of the infrastructure projects have met significant obstacles. Will China see this aspiration of regional trading unity become a reality? China has made the “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative a top...

Asia

Chinese Foreign Investment Faces Stiff Opposition in the West


As the owner of the second-largest economy in the world, China has made foreign investment inroads everywhere, from natural resources and infrastructure in the developing world to prime real estate such as the Waldorf Astoria in New York. However, recent...