The Use of Sports in Diplomacy

February 28, 2023
With the culmination of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and events such as the 2023 World Baseball Classic and the 2024 Summer Olympics on the horizon, the use of sports as more than a game is becoming continuously more important. Soft Power, as defined by Joseph Nye, can be defined as “a nation’s ability to […]

Desertification in the Middle East

November 29, 2022
Desertification is the process by which fertile becomes desert. This land degradation is typically a result of drought, deforestation, or inappropriate human activities and agriculture. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions are the most vulnerable places in the world to climate change, specifically desertification. Desertification plays a considerable toll on water scarcity, which […]

The Tibet Question: Its Significance for China and the Conflict with India for Control over the Region

November 28, 2022
The U.S. military is scheduled to take part on a joint military exercise with India near its disputed border with China in the Tibetan region in October[i]. This event only tops the list of increased tensions between both powers for control over the region. In 2020, a clash between soldiers from both nations in the […]

“America First” In A World Crisis

April 28, 2020
America First is clearly a failed policy – for the United States and the world at large. This Trumpian isolationist doctrine appeals to a small base of nativist Americans who subscribe to hard-core isolationist views. As America pulls back from the very international institutions it helped establish in the post-World War II era, the guardrails […]