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Countering Domestic Terrorism Requires More than a Counterterrorist Strategy

Paul R. Pillar No matter how much counterterrorist work is done through interagency task forces, information sharing, and some of the other measures the new strategy document mentions, the problem of domestic terrorism will remain as long as this larger underlying problem of political attitudes and loyalties remains. …

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The Future of U.S. Trade Policy: An Emerging Bipartisan Consensus?

Biden officials have signaled acceptance of Trump-negotiated trade agreements and maintained tariffs and export controls targeting China—at least for now. Will this situation last? Activists Worry Anti-Trans Health Care Law Will Go Into Effect   The Biden administration has made major changes to foreign policy, but it has …

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The problems of climate change

Giancarlo Valori In recent years, increasing evidence has shown that the world is warming. Scientists’ research tells us that the cause of global warming in recent decades is most likely to be a large number of greenhouse gases released as a result of industrial production and everyday life …

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Shifting Paradigms in Contemporary Security Studies

Zaeem Hassan Mehmoud “Every age has its own kind of war, its own limiting conditions, and its own peculiar preconceptions. Each period therefore, would have held its own theory of war, even if the urge had always and universally existed to ensure security on scientific principles”              -Carl von …

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The Nuclear future of East Asia

Sze-Fung Fee In the face of North Korea and China’s continuous expansion and advancement in their nuclear arsenal in the past decade, the nuclear question for East Asian countries is now more urgent than ever—especially when U.S.’s credibility of extended deterrence has been shrinking since the post-cold war …

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The New World Order: the conspiracy theory and the power of the Internet

Giancarlo Valori “The Illuminati, a mysterious international organisation made up of the world’s top political and social elites, controls the workings of the entire world behind the scenes”. This is the world’s most famous conspiracy theory about the New World Order. For hundreds of years, legends about the …

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Reforms Key to Romania’s Resilient Recovery

Anna Bjerde Over the past decade, Romania has achieved a remarkable track record of high economic growth, sustained poverty reduction, and rising household incomes. An EU member since 2007, the country’s economic growth was one of the highest in the EU during the period 2010-2020. Like the rest …

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Quad Infrastructure Diplomacy: An Attempt to Resist the Belt and Road Initiative

Artyom Garin Over the years, the competition between the great powers in the dual space of the Indian and Pacific Oceans has been rapidly increasing. In the face of the aggravation of relations between the PRC and the United States, the defence dimension of the rivalry between the …

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Politics by Other Means: A Case Study of the 1991 Gulf War

Alan Cunningham War has been around since the dawn of man and is spawned by innate human characteristics. Often, when efforts at resolving conflicts fail diplomatically (be it at the nation or international level), war is what follows and seemingly the only other option. As Clausewitz, the famed …

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