If the U.S. is serious about reducing cartel violence in Mexico and drug trafficking into the U.S., then it needs to revise its policy away from securitized efforts, like the Mérida initiative, and support efforts for socio-economic development
By Kathryn Urban |
The policy of assassinating organization leaders — a mainstay of U.S. counterterrorism efforts — is insufficient to curbing the spread of terrorist groups or to diminishing the lethality of their attacks.
By Benjamin Zimmer |
As the United States-North Korea relationship becomes more complex, a key hurdle for the two nations to address is a growing lack of trust. Addressing this lack of trust in the relationship can create a situation in which diplomacy can be effective.
By Nick Lokker |
The outcome of the EU's negotiations around its next long-term budget will have a pivotal effect on the bloc's ambitions to become a stronger geopolitical actor on the global stage. To make these ambitions a reality, the bloc's leaders must reconsider their spending priorities.
By Michael Purzycki |
Questioning assumptions about war, and remaining committed to NATO, prepared the United States to stare down a Russian march toward Kyiv.
By Shannon McNaught |
As we mark the first year since the United States’ withdrawal from UNESCO, what does the future hold for American geocultural influence and who is waiting in the wings to fill the void?
By Nick Lokker |
The United Kingdom’s recent departure from the European Union may disrupt Europe’s ability to effectively cooperate and deal with various threats to its security. To mitigate this disruption, the UK should remain closely involved in EU security and defense efforts, and a European Security Council should be established.