Great Power Competition Is Back in Vogue

The United States’ defense apparatus is like a massive battleship, bristling with weapons, offering unparalleled firepower. Its also is a behemoth that takes time to change direction. At this moment, however, calls are coming from the bridge to redirect course. The newly released 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) is a remarkable document, in which the… Read More Great Power Competition Is Back in Vogue

The Case for Gender Quotas in American Politics

We are living through a unique moment in American history. Following the election of a man who bragged about sexually assaulting women, some high-profile men in politics, media and entertainment are finally being held (somewhat) responsible for their behavior toward women, behavior that has ranged from boorish to criminal. This wave of social condemnation of… Read More The Case for Gender Quotas in American Politics

The Fall of ISIS and the Dissolution of the Coalition

United in the fight against Nazi Germany, the United States and the USSR were staunch allies. However, once the Third Reich was vanquished, it was a matter of mere months before tensions started to rise between the two powers. The lesson to be drawn from this history is that without a guiding, unifying purpose, coalitions… Read More The Fall of ISIS and the Dissolution of the Coalition