Restoring America’s position as team captain: Why international cooperation is in the nation’s best interest

President Joseph R. Biden prepares to deliver remarks on U.S. foreign policy at City University of New York in July 2019. Photo Credit: Adam Schultz/Biden for President This piece was originally run in "The Diplomatic Pouch" (https://medium.com/the-diplomatic-pouch/analysis-restoring-americas-position-as-team-captain-f48affeb47a6) Since the end of World War II, and until “America First,” U.S. foreign policy championed a system of … Continue reading Restoring America’s position as team captain: Why international cooperation is in the nation’s best interest

SecDef to Delhi: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Credit: US Department of Defense The Visit On March 20th, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited India, capping off an Asian tour that saw the secretary visit Japan and the Republic of Korea. The visit by Austin constituted part of a larger American effort to show diplomatic strength in the run up to a … Continue reading SecDef to Delhi: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The Biden Administration Should Stand Up to Turkish Violations of US Sanctions

Turkish state bank Halkbank has been at the forefront of an effort by Turkish government officials to circumvent US sanctions against Iran. Photo Credit: Flickr On October 15, 2019, the Southern District of New York indicted Turkish-state owned bank Halkbank for violating US sanctions against Iran. The indictment was the culmination of years of investigation … Continue reading The Biden Administration Should Stand Up to Turkish Violations of US Sanctions

The Recent Rise of the Far-Right

Photo Credit: Getty Images The January 6th events at the Capitol were heinous, lethal, and extreme. They were also predictable. For a nation that touts itself as the beacon of a liberal world order, many were left scratching their heads and wondering, “how could this happen here?” The answer to that question has been hiding … Continue reading The Recent Rise of the Far-Right

The January 6 Attack Deserves A Strong and Bipartisan Congressional Response

The heart of American democracy was attacked on Jan. 6. Congress cannot even agree on appointing an independent commission to investigate. Photo Credit: Pixabay On January 6 the Capitol building was invaded for only the second time in American history. Hundreds of individuals stormed the Capitol, threatened lawmakers, and attacked police and security officials.  The … Continue reading The January 6 Attack Deserves A Strong and Bipartisan Congressional Response

Biden’s Plans for NATO Strategically Reimagine the Transatlantic Relationship

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

Our Adversaries are Interfering in the 2020 U.S. Election: What Do They Want and How Can We Stop Them?

The 2020 U.S. Election is upon us. Are we being manipulated? Photo Credit: Element5 Digital Russia, China, and Iran are interfering in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election.  Just this past week, intelligence officials warned that Iran and Russia had obtained voter data, and that Iran in particular had targeted voters with threatening emails.[i]  While the … Continue reading Our Adversaries are Interfering in the 2020 U.S. Election: What Do They Want and How Can We Stop Them?

National Security is One Thing Both Republicans and Democrats Care about. So Why Aren’t We talking about It?

President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joe Biden respond to questions posed by moderator Chris Wallace during the first 2020 presidential debate. Photo Credit: Adam Schultz / Biden for President Both Republican and Democratic voters cite foreign policy as a topic of concern for this election cycle. Presidential candidates of both major parties have ample … Continue reading National Security is One Thing Both Republicans and Democrats Care about. So Why Aren’t We talking about It?

Lying to Ourselves: Senator Johnson Shows that the Disinformation Problem Starts at Home

Declining trust in traditional news media and civic institutions goes hand in hand. Photo Credit: Unsplash/Nijwam Swargiary On October 8, 2020, The Wall Street Journal made the decision to publish an op-ed by Senator Ron Johnson entitled “An American Coup Attempt.” The piece argues that the United States is in a constitutional crisis because unelected … Continue reading Lying to Ourselves: Senator Johnson Shows that the Disinformation Problem Starts at Home

Checkmating Chavismo: An Evaluation of US Sanctions Against Venezuela

In this article, guest contributor Dr. Ryan C. Berg and columnist Josh Chang evaluate the effectiveness of US sanctions on the Maduro regime in Venezuela and offer recommendations on how to improve the sanctions framework with the ultimate goal of facilitating a democratic transition in the country.