Securing Paradise: The Need for Intentional Diplomacy in the Caribbean

There is trouble in paradise.  Ongoing political unrest in Haiti and Cuba have dominated headlines and have even led to talks of potential U.S. military intervention. The recent increase in American attention on the Caribbean is a reminder of the region’s often-overlooked strategic significance. 

How Will Coronavirus Impact Afghanistan’s Political Future?

By Alison O'Neil Afghanistan in the Coronavirus Era American news has covered Afghanistan for a number of reasons over the past six months, with coronavirus comprising the latest in a series of misfortunes. The December 2019 release of the Afghanistan Papers brought the American campaign into the public eye once again, just as the Trump administration … Continue reading How Will Coronavirus Impact Afghanistan’s Political Future?

Five Realist Lessons from the Coronavirus

By Jan Gerber Crises force us to adjust our narratives to come to terms with reality. They expose flaws in our thinking and vulnerabilities in our systems. The new coronavirus has shown how easily individuals give up their freedoms for security and how vehemently states hold on to power and compete for more with other … Continue reading Five Realist Lessons from the Coronavirus