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November 15, 2023

Meeting Low Expectations: Analyzing President Biden’s Summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping

President Biden’s meeting with Chinese President Xi was an opportunity to stabilize U.S.-China relations and yielded some important deliverables, but the bilateral relationship will continue to be de…

U.S. President Joe Biden holds a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Filoli Estate in Woodside, California.

October 13, 2023

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Happy 248th Birthday, U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy marks 248 years of service.

Navy ship

October 12, 2023

1100 Kenyans Will Not Save Haiti

The UN-authorized Kenyan peace mission to Haiti is a welcome gesture, but it falls drastically short of the help the country urgently needs to establish a modern state.

A convoy of cars from the Haitian National Police (PNH) are pictured being led by two men on motorcycles.

August 30, 2023

Taiwan Announced a Record Defense Budget: But Is It Enough to Deter China?

While Taiwan has significantly increased its defense spending over the past seven years, it needs to invest more to deter China and prevent the military balance from shifting decisively in Beijing’s …

Taiwan's military holds a drill at a military base in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

August 22, 2023

Kenya’s Governance Dilemma

With no clear end in sight for Kenya’s cost of living crisis, the Ruto administration will struggle to promote calm while managing expectations.

Red and white flowers lay before a vigil of photos showing Kenyans who had been killed in recent protests in July 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya.

July 31, 2023

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Meet Will Hurd, Republican Presidential Candidate

The former CIA clandestine officer and former congressman from Texas is a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

Will Hurd

July 31, 2023

Pax Nigeriana

Nigeria should lead an Afro-Western alliance to flush out Niger’s military junta and restore democracy in the country.   

A general view of billowing smoke can be seen alongside supporters of the Nigerien defense and security forces attacking the headquarters of the Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS).