Jon is a staff writer for Charged Affairs and an English language business consultant and trainer based in Mannheim, Germany. He has a Linguistics degree from Truman State University and a Masters in Diplomacy from the University of Kentucky. His interests are primarily in arms control and nuclear weapons policy. Follow Jonathan on Twitter @jonstutte.
The Chinese Navy has surrounded the Penghu Islands, located kilometers off the Taiwanese coast. Seen as a warning and a rebuke to Taiwan’s recent rapid foreign policy shift away from China, this piece examines what China might want and how Taiwan can respond.
Should United States President Donald Trump be reelected this November, his biggest obstacle to a successful North Korean foreign policy will be achieving cooperation with necessary partners China and South Korea.
Arms talks between the United States and North Korea have been stalled since February 2019, and now that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to his self-imposed nuclear weapons and missile testing moratorium there’s little immediate hope for talks to continue.
Prior to his election, US President Joe Biden promised a tougher stance on Saudi Arabia, calling the Middle Eastern country a pariah over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Canceling pending arms sales to the Saudis suggested that Biden would make good on his promise to reorient relations with Riyadh. However, the release of a…
Charged Affairs Staff Writer interviewed IDS International CEO Nick Dowling -- an acknowledged expert in the foreign policy and security spaces -- on what President-Elect Biden's foreign policy will look like.
Jon Stutte: In the final presidential debate where both candidates detailed their respective foreign policies, Biden diverged sharply from Trump where he detailed a return to Obama’s foreign policy. How strongly do you see Biden leaning back on Obama’s vision or is he more likely to forge his own path? Nick Dowling: I would put…
If Western countries had pursued the elimination strategies to fighting COVID-19 as East Asian countries had, they could be avoiding lengthy shutdowns and high death tolls. Until western countries begin seriously adopting eradication strategies, they’ll find themselves isolated from international travel until they find a vaccine or adopt better strategies.
An examination of three countries—Taiwan, Germany, and the United States—and their responses to the global pandemic reveals what’s working, what's not, and what’s in store.