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Brest-Litovsk and the Lessons Putin Should Learn

Heads of State usually struggle to balance international affairs with domestic needs. In today’s unpredictable global climate, world leaders should look to and learn from history. Here, ...

The Olympic Battle for the Human Rights Narrative

In the wake of the 2018 Winter Games, Andrew Elliott Cha reflects on North Korea's charm offensive and what the Trump administration must do to form a credible response.  At the recently...

Trump and the Iran Nuclear Accord: The Legal Hurdles

The Trump adminsitration has repeatedly signalled its willingness to scuttle the Iran nuclear deal despite all indicators that Tehran is in compliance. Here, Kaveh L. Afrasiabi argues that...

Romania’s Struggles: Between Democratic Training Wheels and Victimhood Citizenship

Romania's democracy has been faltering in the last few years. The country has been struggling to shed off its communist history and has seen protest after protest in the last few years as the youth...

Afghans Look to Trump for Protection

Devastating attacks rocked Kabul this month, killing over a hundred people and raising concerns over a resurgent Taliban. Repeated failures by the national government, Camelia Entekhabifard...

Winning the Cyber War

The United States must balance its need to defend against cyber threats with the important advantages of its current policy that enshrines internet openness. In this argument, Professor Matthew Flynn...

The Iran Deal: The Case for Cooperation under the International System

The Trump administration's vocal pessimism regarding the Iran deal threatens the legitimacy of the entire nonproliferation regime. Here, Sina Azodi argues that their bad faith stems from a realist...

Global Threat Convergence & the Crime-Terror Nexus

The forces of globalization have opened borders and linked societies. But, globalization has also impacted nonstate actors, allowing for transnational criminal activity and providing new...

Senate Wants to Ramp up Blame on Russian Cyber Attacks

The United States is improving its ability to crack down on Russian hacking but even aggressive deterrence measures are unlikely to influence Putin. The 2018 Senate Intelligence Authorization...

Why Suu Kyi’s Title as a Nobel Laureate Should Be Revoked

Suu Kyi rightfully received the Nobel Peace Prize of 1991, but her silence over human rights violations against the Rohingya betrays her past ideals The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the...

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