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The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

Nuclear weapons have the potential to leave the Earth uninhabitable. Will humanity be its next sacrifice in the interest of national security?

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UNCLOS Arbitration Award in the South China Sea Dispute

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Foreign Relations, Law of the Sea, News & Events  /  No Comments

By Ryan Poitras Background: In June 2016, the United Nations’ Permanent Court of Arbitration Tribunal handed out its final award in Philippines v. China. The dispute centers around various islands and maritime zones in the South China Sea, specifically in the Spratly archipelago [1]. China’s “nine-dash line” is based on a map of the South China […]

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Will Obama's Recent National Security Strategy Incite A Color Revolution?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

Under the authority of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, President Obama’s recently updated National Security Strategy may incite a color revolution in Russia.[1] A color revolution is a peaceful, political revolution with the intent to oust a corrupt governing regime. [2]  It has been seen in the past few years in states like Georgia and Ukraine. [3] […]

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Russia, NATO, and Article V

By   /  March 7, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Will Richmond The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most important military alliance in the World. It underpins U.S. foreign policy from Washington D.C., to Islamabad, and beyond. The U.S. signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949, and after all parties’ treaty ratified it, the treaty came into force on August […]

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Frack you, Putin

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  Economy / Trade, Foreign Relations  /  No Comments

Russia is a net exporter of oil, with mineral fuels comprising almost 60% of Russia’s dollar value gained from exports.  This dependence on one export product, while lucrative in the short term, creates the danger of a drastic reversal of fortunes should market forces cause a sharp decline in price.  Ordinarily, a cut in revenue might lead […]

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