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From World War I to Cold War II

Professor Richard K. Betts reflects on lessons learned since the Great War and its continuing relevance in today’s foreign policy. With the possibility of a new Cold War on the rise, what can we...

Orthodox Schism Reveals Political Dynamics in Russia and Ukraine

The Russian Orthodox Church announced on 15 October 2018 that it would break communion with the leader of Eastern Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, over the decision to...

Risking Democracy in Afghanistan: Voting, Violence, and the Struggle for Parliament

Robert D. Crews analyzes the impact that a growing young urban population and civil society will have on Afghanistan’s upcoming parliamentary elections. In a country rife with political instability,...

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...

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