Americas

Taiwan’s Bad News from the Western Hemisphere


Since the end of the Chinese Civil War, the official “state” of China has been in flux as a result of the One China policy. While Mao Zedong won the Chinese Revolution in 1950, the Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists fled to the island of Formosa. Since this time, the country has lived under the One China policy in which...

Global

Keep Your Friends Close: The Case for NATO


Recent NATO summits have been tense. Since his presidential campaign, President Trump has repeatedly hammered the other NATO members for not contributing adequately to the alliance. This streak of criticisms, spun as a means to get other NATO members to contribute more, has only served to drive a wedge between the...

Europe

Mein Gott! Would Germany Build a Bomb?


In August 2018, an article was published in The National Interest suggesting that Germany should develop its own nuclear arsenal. Since the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, the idea of Germany developing its own, or a “European,” nuclear deterrent has...

Americas

Venezuela and the Risk of “Democratic” Coup D’états


Venezuela continues to face political and economic turmoil. The Chavista regimes of Venezuelan Presidents Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro cracked down on the media and political opposition. The economic situation in the country is, if possible, even more dire,...

Global

Ensuring the Long-Term Success of U.S. Information Operations


In December 2016, Congress codified into law the Global Engagement Center (GEC), an entity housed in the U.S. State Department and established to counter the threat of global information operations from countries like Russia and China, and non-state actors...

Americas

China’s Next Target: Silicon Valley


The Sino-American Trade War is heating up.  As U.S. trade representatives wrapped up high-level trade talks in Beijing last week, all indications are that China rejected two of the United States’ biggest requests: a $100 billion cut in the $375 billion trade...

Europe

A Response to Germany’s Austerity


The European Union (EU) is at a crossroads, with increased economic inequality across the member states having the potential to further break apart the EU. Germany has a unique opportunity to step up, and fight this fracturing. To do so, Chancellor Angela...