This paper examines Iran’s relationship with the West and how that relationship has
led Iran to define its interests as fundamentally opposed to the United States’ interests
in the Middle East. Following from this, it examines Iran’s relationships with nonstate
terror groups, especially in...
This paper explores the potential areas of conflict and cooperation in the Arctic with a special focus on territorial claims and energy resources. The paper will first present the legal framework governing the Arctic region, with a focus on the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)....
This paper’s purpose is to picture possible space ‘schemas’ of China two-to-three decades from now. Following the introduction, section two assesses various drives which could impact the future of China’s space program. These are derived from contemporary political and technological trends,...
On 12 July 2016, the South China Sea arbitration reveals a dangerous relapse of the
country’s nationalist tendencies in foreign policy. Cultural topography, an
intelligence analysis technique, allows us to integrate existing findings into a
systematic analytical framework from a fresh...
Shira Robinson is an Associate Professor of
History and International Affairs at the George
Washington University Elliott School of
International Affairs. This interview was
conducted on May 17th, before President Trump
made his first international trip to the Middle
A close U.S. ally, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has informal links
to terrorism, and many young Saudis have traveled abroad to take
part in Islamic militancy across the Middle East. This paper
examines how religious institutions, rather than religious beliefs,
influence social norms, and...