Tag Archives: Russia
Will the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Bring A New Era of Multilateralism?￼
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a Eurasian security bloc that consists of China, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. In 2001, it started as a regional forum to combat terrorism, separatism, and extremism whose main actors are Russia and China. Moscow and Beijing have sought to use the security architecture of the […]
U.S Withdrawal From Afghanistan Will Bring Regional Instability
America’s longest war is finally coming to an end. This is the sentiment of many in the mainstream press who support decreasing America’s military footprint abroad to refocus energy on domestic issues like infrastructure and healthcare. But will American troop withdrawal bring Afghanistan stability? By September 11, 2021 the 20-year war may be officially over […]
What Will American Power Look Like In A Multipolar International System?
America’s preeminence on the world stage, its unipolar moment, is over and Washington must redefine its role in the world before emerging powers do it for us. The coming multipolar world will be one where power is balanced based on the supremacy of technology. Global security will be defined by whoever controls the marketization of […]
Is The United States Ready For Next Generation Warfare?
Today’s politics is increasingly being defined by the resurgence of the old empires of past. China, Russia, Iran, and Turkey are steadily making inroads in defining their status as regional power brokers. Though each is facing a differing degree of economic turmoil they will continue to project embolden foreign policies relative to America’s diminishing ability […]
Retrograde Reset on Middle East Policy: Here’s Looking at You, Iran!
President Trump’s first foreign trip is turning out to be a strategic grand show of his worldview. His administration will attempt to shape Middle East policy in accordance with the Trumpian branding of winners and losers. Trump reaffirmed a strong commitment to building on the traditional alliance America has with both Saudi Arabia and Israel, […]
Deconfliction Fiction: America Has No Grand Strategy
Deconfliction. Is it the equivalent of a new age détente? Has the U.S been developing channels of communication to assert our interests and stabilize tensions with Russia, Syria, Iran, and now North Korea? Not quite so. Henry Kissinger’s policy of détente may have had the long-term success of breaking apart the Soviet Union and China, […]
Carrot, Stick, or Smash! Sounds Like Foreign Policy To Me
The foreign policy of the United States is influenced by varying factors that precipitate the way it behaves in the international community. Various decision-making processes and institutions formulate policy that protects the independence and sovereignty of the country. Congress oversees the varying, and sometimes overlapping, institutions that shape the president’s framework in crafting grand strategy. […]
Truthiness, Fake News, and an Investigation of How We Think
In light of the current controversy over the CIA/FBI’s publicized intelligence assessment on Donald Trump’s links to Russian FSB operatives and the consequential hacking of the Democratic National Committee, I thought it would be of good measure to take a step back from the battle being waged between America’s vital democratic institutions (the Executive branch, […]
Transnational Corporatism: Multilateralism of the Future?
Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks give some detail into the framework of his strategic outlook. His governance style may be intentionally arbitrary, but his picks for top posts provide a glimpse into how he will use the power of the presidency. Trump’s Cabinet is set to be the wealthiest in modern American history with a combined […]
Quick View: China in Syria: Is this the marking of China’s regional ascent?
China has entered the Syrian war. Whether it is official or unofficial is not of importance and is only a part of the battle of optics. Rear Admiral in China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy, Guan Youfei, visited Damascus on August 14 and met with both Syrian and Russian military officials. Chinese news outlets cited the […]