International Affairs

Strengthening the NATO-EU Strategic Partnership

Strengthening the NATO-EU Strategic Partnership

Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single plan. It will be built through concrete achievements which first create a de facto solidarity. —Robert Schuman If you know nothing else about European politics, you’re likely at least familiar the existence […]

Iran Deal or No Deal

Iran Deal or No Deal

What’s the deal with the Iran Deal? Political analyst Anna Yurkova breaks it down.

Why We’re More Together Than We Think – The Story of IGOs

Why We’re More Together Than We Think – The Story of IGOs

“More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that is why we have the United Nations.” – Kofi Annan The First World War in 1914 was supposed to be the […]

How Immigration Has Shaped the Modern World

How Immigration Has Shaped the Modern World

If migrants around the world were to create their own nation-state, it would be the fifth most populated country in the world. One out of every 35 people in the world is a migrant; it’s not a new phenomenon, but rather a common and important […]

An Age of Uncertainty (Final)

An Age of Uncertainty (Final)

With US influence in Asia declining, and increasing tensions in the region, we are in an uncertain age where no issues are as straightforward as they’re often presented.

The Power of Xi (Part 5)

The Power of Xi (Part 5)

From his sweeping anti-corruption to doubling down on interests in the South China Sea, Xi Jinping continues to tirelessly pursue his agenda.

China’s Historical Government Part 3

China’s Historical Government Part 3

Last week, we discussed what the Chinese government has been doing to address catastrophic air pollution. Looking at the history of environmental policy, I mentioned that the Chinese government initially didn’t prioritize enforcement of environmental laws. Of course, this changed in the mid-2000s, and now […]

China Summit: An Avoidable Collision Course with Unavoidable Consequences

China Summit: An Avoidable Collision Course with Unavoidable Consequences

On April 6th, President Xi Jinping will have arrived in Florida for a two-day summit at President Trump’s Mar-a-lago resort —the importance of which cannot be understated. The first summit between a new US President and any world-leader is always important; however, in keeping with […]

Death by Breath (Part 1)

Death by Breath (Part 1)

To kick off my series on China, we jump head first into the ever-cheery topic of catastrophic air pollution!