Shifting Geopolitics Make US Leadership More Important than Ever

NATO Flags, cc Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, flickr, modified, The 29 flags of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are on display during the opening session of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Military Committee Conference in Warsaw, Poland Sept. 29, 2018. (DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro),

Emerging challenges in the new geopolitical context need more, not less, US leadership and trans-Atlantic cooperation.

Understanding Turkey’s Foray into Russia’s Backyard

Graffiti in Hamburg, cc Flickr Itmost, modified,

Ankara has long deferred to Moscow’s interests in the South Caucuses, and nowhere is this more apparent than on Nagorno-Karabakh. What changed?

Four Reforms to Save the Lebanese Economy

The 2020 explosion only added to the problems faced by the Lebanese economy, cc Mehrnews, modified, photographer: mehdi shojaeian,

These four reforms could help overcome the dysfunction of recent years and put the Lebanese economy back on a path toward rejuvenation.

Ivory Coast Election Is Heading Off the Rails

President and First Lady of Côte d'Ivoire, CC Flickr, Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Modified,,

Ivory Coast has all of the necessary elements for conflict over the upcoming October election.

East Coast Rail Link: Full Steam Ahead for China’s Belt and Road in Malaysia

Malaysia Train, CC Flickr, Khairil Yusof, Modified,,

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin has vowed to go ahead with large-scale Chinese-backed infrastructure projects, notably the renegotiated East Coast Rail Link (ECRL), to boost Malaysia’ COVID19-hit economy.

Prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Deal under a Biden Presidency

cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified,

Cancelling the TPP was one of the first moves President Trump made upon taking office. Would the decision be reversed under a Biden presidency?

US Federal Debt: How Much Is Too Much?

USDebt, cc FLickr Kurtis Garbutt, modified,

The COVID-19 pandemic has US public debt running at levels not seen since World War II. But the global economy of 2020 offers far fewer avenues of growth-driven escape.

Closer India-Vietnam Relations: Implications for Southeast Asia

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Examining the geopolitical impact of a closer India-Vietnam alignment in Southeast Asia.

In Search of an Independent China Policy in Post-Duterte Philippines

Rodrigo Duterte, CC Flickr, Casino Connection, Modified,

A more holistic approach will be needed if the Philippines is to craft a China policy that’s actually fit for purpose.

Resolving the EU’s Rule of Law Conundrum?

European Commission, CC Flickr, Carlos Moreno, Modified,

The EU’s COVID-19 response fund may be historic, but will it be money well spent?

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