Europe

Do Not Celebrate Macron’s Victory—Yet


Romain Keppene co-authored this article. He is a graduate student at the École des Haute Études Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, France. He formerly worked with the European Delegation to the United States in Washington, DC. European leaders across the continent celebrated Emmanuel Macron’s victory over Marine Le Pen in...

Asia

The People’s Liberation Army and the Periphery


The Communist Party of China (CPC) controls the largest armed force in the world, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). Since the PLA’s creation 90 years ago, it has operated as an enforcer of the CPC’s will and currently operates as China’s military. As an extension of the party instead of the state, the PLA protects...

Global

Challenges for a U.S.-U.K. Trade Agreement


In his recent visit to the United Kingdom, Speaker Paul Ryan emphasized the importance of a free trade agreement between the United States and the United Kingdom. Although prominent American and British leaders—including President Trump and Prime Minister May—favor a trade agreement, there are key challenges that both...

Middle East

Libya’s Grim Future


Last year, Libyan militias supported by U.S. special forces fought to oust the local Islamic State affiliate from the city of Sirte. After a grinding battle, the group was expelled from its primary stronghold in December. Success in Sirte never guaranteed long-term success. Competing governments and militias continue...