What’s the Difference, if Any?
The 2012 presidential campaign has shown that there is not much daylight between President Obama and Governor Romney when it comes to foreign policy. The difference is more in tone than in substance with Governor Romney attacking the President for being weak and apologetic. The President on the other hand has played his Commander-in-Chief card. In this policy brief ISDP Senior Fellow Roger Svensson argues that regardless of who becomes the next President, American foreign and security policy will be decided by events rather than grand strategy.
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 […]