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Geopolitics

2019-06-14 18:56:43
by HJ Mai
US-Saudi Alliance Faces Increased Scrutiny Over MBS Behavior

WASHINGTON - The strategic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dates back to World War... Read More

WASHINGTON - The strategic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dates back to World War II, though the primary focus in the early years of the relationship at that time was oil. The alliance between... Read More

2019-05-24 19:01:35
by HJ Mai
Escalating US-Iran Tensions: Sanctions Often Don’t Work in Changing a State’s Behavior

The bilateral relationship between the United States and Iran has been strained for decades, but the recent tensions have led... Read More

The bilateral relationship between the United States and Iran has been strained for decades, but the recent tensions have led to growing concerns over a potential military conflict. The Trump administration this month deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, bombers... Read More

2019-05-21 21:38:28
by Dan McCue
After A Day of Briefings on Iran, House Democrats Decry Trump's Lack of a 'Coherent Strategy'

As tension continues to mount here and in the Persian Gulf over a potential armed conflict between the United States... Read More

As tension continues to mount here and in the Persian Gulf over a potential armed conflict between the United States and Iran, members of New Democrat Coalition in the House of Representatives say they are "deeply concerned" over the Trump... Read More

2019-05-10 20:32:18
by HJ Mai
Trump Administration Plays Catch-Up in Arctic

The Arctic’s environment is undergoing a dramatic shift, with temperatures in the region heating up faster than anywhere else in... Read More

The Arctic’s environment is undergoing a dramatic shift, with temperatures in the region heating up faster than anywhere else in the world. An area that has long been considered unforgiving to men and machinery could soon host the next global... Read More

2019-05-10 20:28:57
by Dan McCue
US-China Trade Talks Break Up With No Deal In Sight

High stakes trade talks between the United States and China ended Friday with no agreement in sight and mixed signals... Read More

High stakes trade talks between the United States and China ended Friday with no agreement in sight and mixed signals from the White House in regard to where things stand. In a pair of tweets sent shortly before the markets... Read More

2019-05-07 13:34:07
by HJ Mai
America Must Adapt to New Realities As Fight Against Terror Continues

In late March, United States-backed fighters took control of the last remaining ISIS stronghold in Syria. The battle for Baghouz,... Read More

In late March, United States-backed fighters took control of the last remaining ISIS stronghold in Syria. The battle for Baghouz, which dragged on for weeks, gave President Donald Trump his long-awaited military victory. But while the terror groups’ physical caliphate... Read More

2019-05-06 18:49:52
by Dan McCue
World Markets Shaken By Renewed Trump Tariff Threats for China

Securities markets around the world swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports at... Read More

Securities markets around the world swooned Monday after President Donald Trump threatened to dramatically increase tariffs on Chinese imports at a time when many believed the 10-month old trade war between the U.S. and China was coming to an end.... Read More

2019-04-26 20:22:43
by HJ Mai
China’s Xi Pledges ‘Zero Tolerance’ on Corruption to Calm Belt and Road Initiative Criticism

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged transparency and zero tolerance for corruption in an attempt to alleviate criticism for his country’s... Read More

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged transparency and zero tolerance for corruption in an attempt to alleviate criticism for his country’s Belt and Road Initiative from the United States that described the massive infrastructure project as a debt trap for poorer... Read More

2019-04-19 20:07:47
by HJ Mai
Bolton Declares Monroe Doctrine ‘Alive and Well’ As White House Eyes Venezuela

The Trump administration’s ongoing pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro out of office is based on an almost... Read More

The Trump administration’s ongoing pressure campaign to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro out of office is based on an almost 200-year-old doctrine – one that was never meant to be a doctrine after all. National Security Advisor John Bolton on... Read More

2019-04-05 20:22:03
by HJ Mai
As NATO Celebrates 70th Anniversary New Challenges Emerge

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrated its 70th anniversary this week, making it the longest lasting alliance in history. It... Read More

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization celebrated its 70th anniversary this week, making it the longest lasting alliance in history. It may also be the “most successful alliance” in history, according to current NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “No NATO ally... Read More

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