Robert Clarke // Sending strong policy signals to the Baltic capitals could help defuse the danger of unintended conflict between the Baltics and Russia that would lead the U.S. into war.
The Ogaden War: The Lasting Impact of the Cold War Conflict In East Africa
Nick Kimble // The world has not always viewed East Africa as a "failed state." The change in perception is rooted in a Cold War proxy conflict in which the United States and the Soviet Union played a significant role, negatively transforming the region's image for decades.
The Ukraine Lab: Shock Therapy and Its Discontents
Noah Schwartz // Instead of promoting post-war economic measures that look to trim away the state, the United States should seek to harness the newly found sense of civic nationalism to promote a post-war Ukrainian state that takes an active role in promoting its own defense industrial policy, expropriating oligarchs, and managing its own economic affairs.
The Future of Nuclear Proliferation in Finland
Carson Webb // So why did Finland, which is aggressively against proliferation, so harshly protest the signing and ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons?
Unraveling the Enigma: The National Security Implications of UFOs and UAPs
Jacob Bosen // There are many possibilities for the origin of UFOs. These possibilities include black projects, adversarial powers, and extraterrestrial sources. Some arguments are stronger than others, and it is most likely that the origin of UFOs and UAP is a mixture of all claimed sources of origin.
Tilapia Diplomacy: Science’s Crucial Role in International Dialogue
Lake Dodson // The revolutionary breakthrough of using tilapia skins to heal burn victims is yet another example of science’s crucial role in international diplomacy.
Is Poland America’s Most Important Partner in Europe?
Dylan Waste // Despite previously failing to amplify the voice of post-Soviet NATO members, there is ample opportunity for U.S. policies to further empower Poland’s emergence as a bulwark of American interests on the alliance’s integral Eastern flank.
Why the U.S. Needs to Reassess Its Relationship With Turkey
Aiden Zhang // Given its detrimental effects on NATO's ability to operate, Washington would be wise to recognize this shift in Turkish strategic thought and to reassess and deinstitutionalize the relationship accordingly.
Haiti Needs Help, but the U.S. Needs To Change Before It Can Provide It
Xiomara Jean-Louis // Rather than wipe its hands of involvement after having contributed to Haiti’s squalor, the United States should shift from an interventionist view to a introspective one and reflect on how its policies create the conditions for harm outside its borders—intentionally or not.
Lake Dodson // In such critical times as these, any kind of rift between France and America would be a failing of international diplomacy and statesmanship, in other words, a major faux pas