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.


Assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative: threat or opportunity?

July 6, 2020 Corrado Chirico

In the early fall of 2013, China’s President Xi Jinping announced the launch of a…


A Briefing on Digital Authoritarianism – The Rise of Data-Driven Surveillance Technology

June 17, 2020 Zachary Durkee

Introduction Following the momentous events of the Arab Spring uprisings of 2010-2011, pundits have looked…

Middle East

Countering Violent Extremism in the Global War on Terror

June 14, 2020 Alex Choy

Despite being re-christened as ‘countering violent extremism’ by the Obama Administration, the Bush Administration’s Global…

Environmental Change

Young Chileans and the Fate of a Nation

June 14, 2020 Eden Ballard

“But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us I say we will never forgive you.” Young climate phenom Greta Thunberg delivered this line in a speech at a Climate Action


Young White Nationalism

June 8, 2020 Grayson Peters

This article originally appeared in The Generation Spring 2020 print edition. The theme for this…


The Story of Genocide, Hope, and Youth in East Timor

June 5, 2020 Taylor Fairless

“…We had no sense that they were in imminent danger. After all, we reasoned, what place could be safer than a bishop’s house in a predominantly Catholic country?”