Ratko Mladic is Convicted of War Crimes

November 25, 2017

Ratko Mladić has been convicted, but justice hasn’t entirely been served in The Hague. The conviction of Ratko Mladić in The Hague for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed during the Bosnian War hardly came as a big surprise. The evidence was strong and stacked up...

Another One Bites the Dust in Washington

October 02, 2017

Scandals and unfilled positions continue to plague the Trump administration as another senior cabinet member resigns. On September 29, US Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price was forced to resign after a series of stories by Politico revealed his extensive use of taxpayer money to fund...

Hardline Tories, Move Aside

September 26, 2017

Theresa May's decision to keep Britain in the European Arrest Warrant mechanism is a win-win for courts in Europe and UK alike. In a long-awaited paper, the United Kingdom has finally articulated its strategy for future security cooperation with post-Brexit Europe. The new Future Partnership...

Dragging Out the Doklam Conflict is Futile for Both India and China

August 23, 2017

If China doesn’t want its territorial sovereignty breached, it needs to respect that of its neighbors. Last week, China’s Xinhua News’ The Spark show had a unique guest: A turbaned man, with a visibly Indian accent, appears clueless about India’s seven “sins,” as the video goes on to...

North Korea’s Growing Nuclear Threat

July 10, 2017

Will Donald Trump be the fourth consecutive US president to fail in preventing North Korea from expanding its nuclear capability? When North Korea launched its latest missile on July 4, it was yet another auspiciously timed message for the world that the country is armed and dangerous. Calling...

Europe’s Refugee Crisis Has Not Gone Away

July 04, 2017

The refugee crisis in the Mediterranean sees record-high death tolls. Though it might have temporarily disappeared from news headlines, the European migrant and refugee crisis has not gone away. On the contrary, the situation is drastic and urgent. Most recent estimates by the UN Refugee Agency...

DRC: Once Again Africa’s Next Tinderbox?

June 30, 2017

Just how much can the country take before unravelling? Congolese security forces and a militia battling them have killed more than 3,000 people in the central province of Kasai since October 2016, according to a staggering new report from Congo’s Catholic Church released on June 20. The...

America’s Values Should Guide its Foreign Policy

May 23, 2017

Without the compass of values to guide foreign policy, we descend to profit and power and sacrifice principle and people. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson addressed his State Department employees in Washington earlier this month. It was his first significant encounter with his charges since...

WannaCry: The Role of Government in Cyber-Intrusions

May 18, 2017

What role should governments play when it comes to cybersecurity? The WannaCry cyber-incident of May 12, which involved the British National Health Service (NHS), has received a good deal of coverage. Comments focused on whether the attack was preventable and if it presents increased...

Suu Kyi Continues Denial of Rohingya Abuses

April 07, 2017

Aung San Suu Kyi continued a pattern of denial and unwillingness to criticize the Myanmar military over crimes against the Rohingya.  In a rare interview with an international news network, Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi downplayed atrocities committed against the Rohingya people in the...

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