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The new Cold War: The birth of a resurgent conflict

October 17, 2016

By: Kyle R. Brady Twenty-five years after the end of the Cold War and the associated collapse of the Soviet Union, an exceedingly probable conclusion may be drawn from the interactions of the United States and the Soviet successor state of Russia:  a New Cold War has begun.[1] Roughly since the turn of the 21st … Continue reading “The new Cold War: The birth of a resurgent conflict”


Find the money-pot: Interagency budgetpolitik and American foreign policy

August 10, 2016

By Jackson Webster Gee, I wonder how much partner capacity we can build with the gold at the end of that rainbow!   In policymaking, as in politics, it’s usually wisest to ‘follow the money.’ This famous tagline of All the President’s Men was of course referring to corruption within the Nixon administration, but the … Continue reading “Find the money-pot: Interagency budgetpolitik and American foreign policy”


After the DNC: Hillary Clinton and the discontent of the Sandernistas

August 5, 2016

By: Andrew Smith   Image Credit: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-386144416.html   The Democrats need to unite their party or risk conceding the White House to Mr. Trump The DNC is over and yet again the Democrats showed that they know how to put on a show. From the highly personal speech of former president Bill Clinton, who presented … Continue reading “After the DNC: Hillary Clinton and the discontent of the Sandernistas”


Polska Walcząca: Poland and the United States at NATO

May 9, 2016

By: Jackson Webster On July 8th, heads-of-state and government figures from the 28 member-states of the world’s strongest military alliance will meet in the Stadion Narodowy in Warsaw, Poland. The NATO Summit occurs on an ad hoc basis and acts as a steering conference where the alliance’s leaders meet, discuss and decide on NATO’s new … Continue reading “Polska Walcząca: Poland and the United States at NATO”


NATO, State (Re)emergence, and Military Capabilities and Commitments: the Terms of the Debate

October 19, 2015

By: Alex Calvo   The possible (re)emergence of states within NATO, at a time of renewed international tensions and widespread concern over the capabilities and commitments of existing member states, means that any such country seeking recognition will have to answer a fundamental question: will the combined capabilities and commitments of the two resulting successor … Continue reading “NATO, State (Re)emergence, and Military Capabilities and Commitments: the Terms of the Debate”


Until the last drop (…of oil)

December 2, 2014

By Eugenio Lilli: Eight percent: that is how much the price of oil fell after OPEC’s decision last Thursday to maintain its oil output unaltered. This sharp drop was only the latest development in a trend that has seen oil prices on the world market tumble by nearly 40 percent since mid-June. At one point, … Continue reading “Until the last drop (…of oil)”


Why failures in American leadership endanger peace

November 16, 2013

by Avram Lytton Whether we like it or not, we live in a relatively stable time thanks to the presence of a single hegemonic super-power – the United States. Its political, military and economic power (current political dysfunction aside) remains unrivalled in its totality. It is therefore disheartening to see this power and clout squandered … Continue reading “Why failures in American leadership endanger peace”


The Day After Tomorrow

November 12, 2012

By Maura James Finally, after a brutal campaign season the United States has peacefully re-elected the forty-fourth president of the United States.  From four-year olds in the swing state of Ohio to grandmothers in the red state of Texas there is one fact over which all Americans are rejoicing this week – the campaign, including … Continue reading “The Day After Tomorrow”


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