Category: Foreign Policy

How China could use trade to force North Korea to play nice with the West

China can end the Korean nuclear crisis with considerable economic leverage and a security apparatus to contain any unforeseen consequence. Until recently, Beijing was seemingly wary of engaging itself further in a potentially disastrous and...

Is Energy ‘Dominance’ the Right Goal for U.S. Policy?

“American Energy Dominance” and U.S. Foreign Policy In recent weeks, a new energy buzzword has taken flight from Washington, D.C., making stops in Alaska, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and more: “American energy dominance.” Taking a...

What can Europe expect from a Macron government?

French President Emmanuel Macron’s party, La République en Marche (Republic on the Move), captured a decisive majority on Sunday, June 18, in elections for the National Assembly, France’s lower and more powerful legislative chamber. The...

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Russian National Security & Foreign Policy under Putin

The security perspective from Moscow Under the leadership of President Vladimir V. Putin, Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, subsequently invading eastern Ukraine to foment a nationalist civil war, and directly engaged in the conflict and the subsequent...

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Russian Military, Politics, and Foreign Policy

Russia’s Foreign Policy and National Security Interests The natural environment of Russia gives it many advantages over many other countries. Russia has land along five different coastlines. Russia has coastlines on the Arctic Ocean, Pacific...