Global

Charged Affairs Fall 2017 Content Call


Prompt: Sixteen years later, the war in Afghanistan rages on with no clear end in sight. What can the international community do to achieve an enduring solution while denying terrorist safe havens in Afghanistan? We believe that the perspectives of NextGen professionals, and particularly veterans, are critical to the...

Middle East

The Qatar Crisis and the Future of the GCC


Qatar is no stranger to escalation from its fellow members of the Gulf Cooperation Council. In 2014, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain recalled their ambassadors, and severed ties with the country for “meddling in international affairs”. Before that, Saudi Arabia withdrew its diplomatic corps from...

Europe

Carrot Versus Stick: Encouraging Private Collections to Self-Audit Collections for Looted Cultural Property


There is no question that the serious legal consequences of acquiring looted cultural property—either purposefully or accidentally—is often a sufficient deterrent for private collectors to avoid pursuing artifacts from countries embroiled in conflict, like...

Americas

Trump’s Rhetoric and the Sino-Latin American Relationship


Before the turn of the 21st century, Chinese relations with Latin America were limited. However, since the 2008 financial crisis, China has pumped large amounts of aid and inter-governmental loans into Latin America. China has also become active in several...

Uncategorized

Difficult Road Ahead for Macron


Strong economic challenges lie ahead for French President Emmanuel Macron as he celebrates 100 days in office with historically low approval ratings. Although the French economy has performed well recently, it still suffers from chronic weaknesses—a...

Africa

Strategies of Reform: Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates


Since their inception, the Gulf monarchies have cultivated their oil wealth as a means of geopolitical power. They have leveraged this power for their own development, while insulating themselves from the destabilizing elements that have wreaked havoc on the...

Middle East

Revanchist Regimes of the New Middle East: Authoritarians on the Offensive


The modern Middle East has been wracked by chaos and instability. The hopes and aspirations of the Arab Spring and, in Turkey’s case, the liberalizing of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government, have given way to fear and discomfort. The...