While the United States continues to move out of the CENTCOM area of responsibility and look elsewhere in Europe and the Indo-Pacific, ensuring regional denuclearization in the Middle East and establishing a free flow of oil must remain in America’s national interest.
Ultimately, intimidation and psychological warfare against innocent civilians contributed to the group’s success just as much as physical destruction did.
Pakistan’s political stalemate is built upon months of internal security threats and scrutiny from the international community over Prime Minister Khan’s courtship with Russia and his endorsement of the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan.
As Russia ammasses more troops on the Ukrainian border, how will the West impose costs on Putin’s regime? Amidst mounting tensions in the Eastern European bloc, the U.S. looks to Ukraine to subvert the Russian agenda.
As deterrence and punitive measures have proven to be ineffective, incentivizing Putin to pivot from his use of force and assertive policies must be a priority for Western policymakers.
Washington’s reliance on economic sanctions has garnered minimal benefits, which has prompted the Biden Administration to move away from coercive measures and instead engage diplomatically through AUKUS.
American strategy towards the Middle East is characterized by an overemphasis on military aid, rather than a long-term developmental strategy to safeguard American interests.
While it is undeniable that China’s economic rise poses security risks to the U.S. and undermines its national interests, the dangers of a Cold War mentality cannot be overstressed.
Tunisia emerged as the democratic success story of the Arab Spring, but President Saied is changing course.
After ending the 20 year-long stalemate with Eritrea, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed now oversees one of Ethiopia’s most brutal civil wars—this time in the Tigray region.