In the final part of a four part series looking at what factors allow states to punch above their weight in international affairs, Brazil’s failure to leverage key factors highlights that states can push to far in leveraging...
Satellites have become indispensable to modern life. What would happen if this satellite system was attacked and disabled?
As the UK leaves the EU, there are underexplored implications for the UK’s international development policy, with Brexit providing an opportunity for the UK to reduce trade barriers with developing countries and develop a...
Part three of a four-part series looking at what factors allow states to punch above their weight in international affairs. This segment examines three ideational factors: identity, moral authority, and strategic positioning.
Middle East & North Africa
As the Syrian Civil War slowly draws to a close, diplomatic, strategic and ethical questions come to the forefront of the Arab League, which will debate Syria's readmission later this month.
Part II of When Pawns Become Queens explores three material factors that allow states to punch above their weight in international relations: geography, control of strategic resources, and the asymmetric projection of power.
Parallels between Kosovo in the last twenty years and Germany in the decades after World War II provide hope for Kosovo’s future.
America in Afghanistan: Foreign Policy and Decision Making from Bush to Obama to Trump By Sharifullah Dorani I.B. Tauris, 328 pp, January 2019 In the winter of 1940, the philosopher Simone Weil published her essay “The Iliad, or...
As Venezuela's government is increasingly marginalized, China, Russia and Turkey will look to Guyana to fill natural resource needs. This poses dangers to Guyana's emerging democratic institutions.
Part 1 of a 4-part series on how less powerful states create outsize geopolitical impacts. This piece explores why less powerful states are under-analyzed in foreign policy theory, why this is problematic, and how it can be...