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U.S. Foreign Policy: From the Force of Politics to the Politics of Force

Michal Bokša and Caitlyn Hendricks-Costello examine the recent U.S. turn toward "politics of force" and its potential long-term ripple effects for NATO and NAFTA. With a look back at Moscow in the...

Trouble in Paradise: Oscar Temaru on Nuclear Testing and Independence Aspirations

French Polynesia (FP) is composed of more than 100 islands in the South Pacific, spanning an area larger than continental Europe. France has governed this remote island nation since 1842, although FP...

Brazil En Route to Authoritarianism Following First Round of Elections

Rogerio Schlegel argues that the popularity of right-wing populist Jair Bolsonaro reflects part of Brazilian society’s deep-seated aversion to equality. Ideally, the second round of elections on 28...

Brazil's Sisyphean Election

Andre Pagliarini argues that at the anniversary of the 1988 Constitution, Brazilian presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s potential election threatens to revert the country’s progress toward...

The U.S.-India 2+2 Dialogue

On 6 September 2018, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will meet their Indian counterparts in New Delhi. The inaugral 2+2 Dialogue is an opportunity for both...

Debunking the Asian Century Myth

Many commentators have hailed the current century as the 'Asian Century, reminiscent of the previous Western-led century. Analysts view this as the supersession of United States as the world...

United States and Iran: Confrontation or Dialogue?

The Trump Administration has bracketed the previous Iran containment policy in favor of a confrontational approach based on coercive sanctions aiming to cripple the Islamic Republic and bring about a...

Samsung in India

Debalina Ghoshal examines Samsung's choices in the changing dynamics of the market for smartphones in Asia, specifically focusing on the two countries with the largest populations in the region:...

Resettling the White Helmets: A Dangerous Foreign Policy Precedent for Health in Syria

The White Helmets, a group of emergency response volunteers, have received international acclaim for their heroic work in the Syrian civil war. On 21 July 2018, approximately 422 White Helmet...

American Covert Regime Change Operations: From the Cold War to the War on Terror

During the early years of the twenty-first century, the United States has relied upon many measures in the struggle against Islamic extremist organizations. Much has been written about the...

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