Washington’s insistence on staying in Syria under the pretext of “containing ISIS” is rather weak. The Iranian drone strike against the American military base in northern Syria that killed one American contractor and wounded six servicemen has once again called into question the purpose of the American presence, …Read More »
Future of Humanity and Artificial Intelligence: A Panacea or a Frankenstein Monster?
Rameem Siddiqui An Open letter is being called for that emphasizes putting a 6-month pause on ‘giant AI experiments’ attracting the signatures from the likes of Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, author and political scientist Yuval Noah Harari advocating for a 6-month moratorium to give …Read More »
Peace in the Middle East and Tension in Europe
The new doctrine of Russian foreign policy, which was recently signed by Putin, is actually a reaction against the new national security strategy of the United States, which considers Russia a “dangerous threat to the vital national interests of the United States” and China as a “fundamental and …Read More »
Economics as a Weapon of War: Ukraine, China and Beyond
Antonio Graceffo “Apply this economic, peaceful, silent, deadly remedy and there will be no need for force. It is a terrible remedy. It does not cost a life outside of the nation boycotted, but it brings a pressure upon that nation.” — Woodrow Wilson Economics has always played …Read More »
The Wagner Group and the Evolving Global Threat of Private Military Companies
Celeb Tall Amid the rise of great power competition, Russia and China, near peer competitors to the United States, have been working to advance their technology, economic power, and military prowess in order to attain the number one position in the post-Cold War international system. After the September …Read More »
Middle Corridor – a sign of Global Rebalancing
As the war in Ukraine enters its second year with no visible end in sight, the established trade/logistic routes connecting China with Europe via Russia (Northern Corridor) are being gradually replaced with the new alternatives. The Trans-Caspian East-West Corridor, also known as the Middle Corridor, is a strategically …Read More »
Is U.S. Diplomacy as Good as Dead?
Paul Pillar Whether the United States can follow other major powers in ending the dearth of diplomacy will depend heavily on the direction of domestic U.S. politics. Peter Baker, White House correspondent for the New York Times, published an analytic piece the other day that should be disturbing …Read More »
In Support of a Democratic Turkey
A unique opportunity exists for the United States to stand behind the Turkish people in their time of need. The United States and Europe have a vested interest in ensuring a free and fair electoral outcome in Turkey. On May 14, 2023, Turkish citizens will vote to decide …Read More »
Is Russia a Problem or an Opportunity for China?
Valerie Hudson In March, the new foreign minister of China, Qin Gang, waxed eloquent about the state of Sino-Russian relations. “The more unstable the world becomes the more imperative it is for China and Russia to steadily advance their relations . . . The strategic partnership will surely …Read More »