"Today's China does not remotely compare to the USSR of the 1950s and 1960s. No doubt the PRC is a competitor. But the terms of the competition are radically different from what they were during the Cold War."
Photo Credit: Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo/DVIDS By Scott Strgacich On June 17, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the 2002 Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. Donald Rumsfeld, the war's chief architect, died just two weeks later at age 88. Prepare for the impending onslaught of respectable opinion. Eulogies … Continue reading The Only Known Known: Rumsfeld, Iraq and the End of Both
By Megan Waardenburg Studying foreign policy and aiming to establish a basis of knowledge in the face of a rising group of talented workers is difficult, especially when knowing where to start looking for areas to specialize in. With an array of endless regions and topics to research, it’s easy to get lost in the … Continue reading Library of a Realist- Books That Every Foreign Policy Fan Should Read
Image: Natalie Wu By: Scott Strgacich Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman strikes an interesting figure. To some, he represents the vanguard of Saudi liberalization and modernization. To others, an ambitious scion of a blood-stained dynasty with a Cheshire cat grin and a hawkish bent. To still others, he is an utter enigma. Of … Continue reading Yemen’s Nightmare: A Time to Refrain from Embracing
By Caroline Caywood Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meet at the 2017 G-20 Hamburg Summit by Kremlin.ru On July 16 the world will watch as President Trump initiates his fourth meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Located in Helsinki, these negotiations will come on the heels of a NATO summit in Brussels just days before … Continue reading What to Expect From Trump-Putin Summit
by Anna Gordon The Yemeni civil war has left 22 million people in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. The Secretary-general of the United Nations referred to the conflict in Yemen as “the world’s worst human rights crisis.” Over the past two weeks, battle has raged over the city of Hodeida, the main port through which … Continue reading War in Yemen – Causes & Consequences
By Keith Blankfield Graffiti on the wall of the closed US embassy in Tehran. © David Holt On May 8, 2018, US President Donald Trump announced his decision to impose new sanctions on Iran, thus violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and jeopardizing the 2015 nuclear nonproliferation agreement between Iran and the West. Like … Continue reading Violating the Iran Nuclear Deal: Reducing American Leverage