Israel/Palestine: Challenging Narratives

September 14, 2020 Grayson Peters

This article is the third of five pieces from our summer series for 2020. The…


Globalization: its discontents and untapped potential

September 9, 2020 Kosi Ogbuli

The world continues to change in ways that make turning inwards and shutting the door…

Society and Culture

Can Social Media Undermine Democracy?

September 8, 2020 Zachary Durkee

Ten years ago, optimism surrounding the internet ran high. So much so that then Secretary…


Will Putin Rescue Lukashenko from the Jaws of Death?

September 4, 2020 Alex Choy

Authoritarian leader of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, is currently confronted with massive protests over accusations of…

Arms Control

From the “New Frontier” to the “New Arena” for an Arms Race: What the US, China, and Russia are doing to Prompt the Weaponization of Space

September 2, 2020 Taylor Fairless

Outer space has been called the “new frontier” since the 1960s, but today is being named the “new arena” for an arms race. With the United States, Russia, and China coming to a head in space weaponry and lacking cooperation on arms control treaties, the destruction of the “new frontier” amidst an arms race is increasingly likely and should worry the international community.


Why Dismantling Monuments Does Not Always Constitute Erasing History

August 23, 2020 Zachary Durkee

This article is the first of five pieces from our summer series for 2020. The…


La Francafrique: Africa’s Last Colonies

August 22, 2020 Kosi Ogbuli

The era of what we referred to as ‘Françafrique’ is coming to an end. There…

East Asia

The History Problem: How a Troubled Past Distorts Contemporary Relations Between South Korea and Japan

July 23, 2020 Zachary Durkee

Introduction: History often serves as a potent force in global affairs. Its power over them…

Middle East

Pakistani Power Politics: Subversion, Deception and India in the GWOT

July 23, 2020 Alex Choy

For years, Pakistan, a ‘shadowy hand’ in Central Asian politics, has covertly aided the Afghan…

Nuclear Deterrence

Relinquishing the Third Largest Nuclear Arsenal in the World: What Ukraine Teaches about Nuclear Proliferation

July 9, 2020 Taylor Fairless

The nuclear proliferation puzzle has long been thought of in relation to national security: states will build the bomb when they are placed in a significant military threat to which all other alternatives fail to suffice. Yet, Ukraine provides a counterfactual to security considerations by disinheriting one of the most powerful arsenals in the world amid military threats.