Obama on a Roll
In the last month, there has been a flurry of foreign and security policy activities from the Obama administration. These were a nuclear arms deal with Russia, a revised U.S. nuclear strategy, the withholding of a report condemning China as a currency manipulator which opened up the possibility of China letting its currency strengthen, and most recently a nuclear summit in Washington that started with the Ukraine promising to get rid of its enriched uranium. So much for potential successes; the Israeli–U.S. relations are in dire straits. Iran is a ticking time bomb. The Afghan President might be a problem on par with the Taliban in the process of state (if not nation) building that has to parallel the military effort by the U.S. led forces.
Quad Plus EU: A Viable Option for the Times?
Today, the primary Indo-Pacific contest is not just about the China-US hegemony. It also involves a range of so-called “middle powers” – including Australia, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, […]
The New External Politics of the Horn of Africa: Competition and Cooperation
In light of increasing global tensions exacerbated by the Russia-Ukraine war and the return of great power strategic competition, ISDP’s Asia Program intern Lwanga Egbewatt Arrey sat down with international […]
Towards a Sustainable Arctic: International Security, Climate Change and Green Shipping
The Arctic’s environment, economics, and politics are changing rapidly, and the conflicting interests among stakeholders mean that it lacks sustainable political and military cooperation. States bordering the Arctic — Russia, […]
Promise And Peril In The Caucasus
America’s national security bureaucracy separates the Caucasus and the Middle East into different bureaus, with Central Asia in yet another office. This is part of the reason the U.S. has […]
What might 2023 bring for the security situation in Europe in view of the ongoing rivalry between the superpowers, the war in Ukraine and the economic crisis?
The ramifications of the era-defining year that was 2022 will continue to be felt in 2023 – from the return of war to Europe and its multifaceted aftermath (social, humanitarian, […]
The AI Race: Collaboration to Counter Chinese Aggression
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to replace humans, as it can help overcome language barriers, improve governance, deliver better healthcare, and create art. However, AI also has the potential […]