Skip to content

Seth Berman

Criticizing the King: A Democratic Right

If there is one thing that unites Americans, it is the ability to insult their political leaders in the public forum.  This cherished tradition certainly reared its head during the election-cycle. Rallying around these insults, people from across the political spectrum used these vitriolic messages to push for their preferred candidate. For better or worse,…

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 harm are prevented from doing so. This, of course, is an impossible mission. Segments of…

The Pacific Arms Race 101: Strategic Bombers in Asia

Though unlikely to devolve into open conflict, military presence in the South China Sea is crucial to ensure global security. Military posturing plays a key part in ensuring that diplomacy in the region – especially between the United States and China – can work. The threat of force needs to be seen as realistic by…

Regime Change in Central Asia: A New Era…of what?

With the passing this week of Uzbekistan’s leader of 27 years, Islam Karimov, the future of the nation and its foreign allegiances in the geopolitical landscape comes into question as the three superpowers – the United States, the Russian Federation, and China – all will be forced to revisit their central Asian policies. A change of…

Criticizing the King: A Democratic Right

If there is one thing that unites Americans, it is the ability to insult their political leaders in the public forum.  This cherished tradition certainly reared its head during the election-cycle. Rallying around these insults, people from across the political spectrum used these vitriolic messages to push for their preferred candidate. For better or worse,…

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 harm are prevented from doing so. This, of course, is an impossible mission. Segments of…

The Pacific Arms Race 101: Strategic Bombers in Asia

Though unlikely to devolve into open conflict, military presence in the South China Sea is crucial to ensure global security. Military posturing plays a key part in ensuring that diplomacy in the region – especially between the United States and China – can work. The threat of force needs to be seen as realistic by…

Regime Change in Central Asia: A New Era…of what?

With the passing this week of Uzbekistan’s leader of 27 years, Islam Karimov, the future of the nation and its foreign allegiances in the geopolitical landscape comes into question as the three superpowers – the United States, the Russian Federation, and China – all will be forced to revisit their central Asian policies. A change of…