A Sea Change: France, Aukus and the Future of American Security

By Daniel Durgavich President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron at the Normandy American Cemetery to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day Image Credit: REUTERS/Carlos Barria Last Friday was supposed to be a night of celebration in Washington, as the French embassy had been preparing to … Continue reading A Sea Change: France, Aukus and the Future of American Security

A Tale of Two Tragedies: Why Is Cuba More Important than Ethiopia?

US policy can be counterintuitive: while politicians might have caring words for the Cuban people, they have taken significantly more action on the situation in Tigray. Although executive offices addressed both international crises, the Cuban riots seemed to elicit a strong public response and the Ethiopian crisis a more diplomatic one.

Afghan National Army? Neither National Nor an Army

The countless years of conflict and numerous casualties Afghan soldiers endured could’ve been a tell-tale sign of what outcome would unfold after U.S. forces inevitably retreated from the region. Given the circumstances in which Afghan forces had to fight, perhaps it is no surprise that soldiers would rather live to die another day than fight a reinvigorated Taliban force.