Food insecurity is both a consequence and a cause of conflict, making it inexorably linked with political stability at regional, national, and international levels. Lack of access to affordable food has proven to trigger revolutions and spark unrest across the world.
International development assistance has been a critical tool for expanding political freedom, economic progress, and global security since the Marshall Plan following World War II. The security challenges facing the United States are broad and varied, and an effective administration will use the full array of tools at its disposal.
After nearly four decades of unrivaled expansion, democracies worldwide appear to be back on their heels.
Economic sanctions have become the tool of choice for American foreign policy. This is particularly true after recent painful experience with military interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq and because of the perceived success of past economic sanctions.
Perhaps the most popular term used among strategic analysts in the past year is “Thucydides trap”—the notion that a rising power and the incumbent power are destined for war—because of the growing rivalry between the United States and China.
The world relies heavily on fossil fuels to meet its energy needs, and the development and trade of those fuels has influenced relationships among countries throughout modern history.
Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea and intervention in eastern Ukraine mark an end to the European post–cold war security order—but only if the united states and Europe assent to it. The West has additional policy cards to play, and should do so with confidence.
Countries and companies of all sizes continue to adjust to the new economic and market realities following the oil price collapse of 2014. And while the growth in U.S.
Imagine that a new parliamentary political faction is suddenly formed in the European parliament consisting of 38 members from over eight European countries.
In the 1980s, commentators predicted that conventional precision-strike systems would become capable of strategic effects that formerly only nuclear weapons could do.