Vice-President Joseph R. Biden Jr. poses with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroschenko during the 51st Munich Security Conference in 2015. Photo Credit: Marc Müller With the 2020 US presidential election, it’s important to remember that Americans have not only elected the President of the United States, but also the leader of … Continue reading Biden’s Plans for NATO Strategically Reimagine the Transatlantic Relationship
Businesswoman explaining new business strategy to coworkers sitting around table in conference room. Photo credit: Shutterstock/Jacob Lund Over the last 40 years, women have gained greater representation across the United States national security establishment.[i] From 1992-2012, the proportion of men and women in the general scale of federal service came closer to approaching equality overall; … Continue reading Who’s in the Room? Part II: The Case for Women’s Voices in National Security
Photo Credit: US Department of State Careers International relations and security have long been acknowledged as “good old boys’ clubs” fields, particularly mired by white privilege and sexism, as well as lacking in religious, geographic, age, and educational diversity, among other factors. The present political climate in the United States has drawn attention to this … Continue reading Who’s in the Room? Part I: The Case for a More Diverse State Department
Boris Johnson led a meeting about the coronavirus remotely from the prime minister’s residence on Downing Street on Saturday after testing positive for the virus. Photo Credit: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing St. By now, many of us are familiar with the tale of Brexit: a referendum that asked citizens of the United Kingdom (UK) whether they … Continue reading What’s Next for Brexit and the United Kingdom Amidst COVID-19?
A corona virus model. Photo Credit: Food and Drug Administration. If you turn on the news right now, you’ll likely see stories on the scramble for face masks, images of ghost towns deserted in quarantines areas, and a steady rise of fateful numbers: as of March 5, just over 95,000 reported cases and more than … Continue reading Coronavirus Will Stall China’s Rise
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting with members of the Security Council at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia January 20, 2020. Photo Credit: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin. On January 16, 2020, the world awoke to the news that the entire Russian government had resigned in response to President Vladimir Putin’s constitutional reforms announced in his … Continue reading How Putin’s Government Shakeup Could Enable a Feminist Perspective to Emerge in Russia