By Claire Downing |
Teaser: FIFA’s organization of the World Cup, a beloved global sporting event, masks an apparent lack of concern for human rights in the countries it partners with. How can the international community take action?
By Naima Green-Riley |
In bringing the United States to the brink of trade war with China, President Donald Trump wants to narrow the US trade deficit and loosen business restrictions. But what does China want?
By Wanida Lewis |
Investing in economic empowerment for all women – regardless of color – will not only give women the ability to participate equally, it will also drive US economic growth. Choosing to preserve the status quo will result in a $4.4 trillion missed opportunity.
By Adam Ratzlaff |
Sen. Rick Scott claims that tariffs on China can combat rising Chinese influence in Latin America but this would only serve to increase Chinese influence in the Americas.
By Wazim Mowla |
As China’s influence in the Caribbean grows, the United States will need to use soft power to build on its relationship with the region and to compete with Chinese engagement.
US-China trade tensions allow Beijing to hide unfair trade practices and human rights abuses behind politicized rhetoric. Trump administration critics should ensure their criticisms don’t overshadow China’s responsibility for its actions.
By Shane Szarkowski |
There are economic and national security arguments to be made for the Jones Act, but they're being made dishonestly.
By Kristen Cheriegate |
The US is struggling to adapt to the emerging digital market and cryptocurrencies. This creates potential security gaps which actors like Iran have the potential to exploit.
By John Ashley |
Italy recently made the news with the announcement that it had decided to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), making it the first G7 nation to do so. The BRI has become one of China’s signature foreign policy and economic initiatives. Many states in Central and South Asia, as well as some in Africa,…
By Emile Fabre |
The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit last October marked the 40th anniversary of the formal relations between the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The biennial event, which gathered more than fifty heads of state, offers a unique platform for these two regional bodies to exchange their shared goals and differences.…
By Connor Collins |
The 21st Century has seen an explosion in the growth of Chinese foreign investment. The Middle Kingdom is spending billions of dollars internationally in an effort to gain geopolitical favor and clout among the international community. China’s foreign spending came to preeminence with the announcement of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a massive program…
By Cameron McCord |
China’s influence continues to spread closer to America’s borders, having now reached Central America. If the United States is not vigilant, it risks losing decades of democratic progress and carefully cultivated strategic relationships. China’s ambitions reach much further than common media narratives suggest, with a rapidly expanding international development agenda looking well beyond the South…
By Alex Psilakis |
Instead of leading France forward, Macron continues to hold the republic back. As his poll numbers continue to plummet, President Emmanuel Macron of France has done little to aid his own reputation. In July, French media outlets revealed that Macron’s personal bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, illegally posed as a French police officer on May Day and…