Author: Matt Reisener
North Korea and America 2021: What Comes Next?
No matter who wins the White House come November 3rd, either Donald Trump or Joe Biden will have no choice but to make critical choices when it comes to North Korea, the threat its weapons of mass destruction and missile programs pose to the United States and its allies, and the policies Washington could pursueMORE
Will the Israel-UAE Agreement Bring Peace or Instability to the Middle East?
What are the regional implications of the recently-signed Israel–United Arab Emirates peace agreement? The agreement has been heralded as a new breakthrough in Israel’s relations with the Arab world and has won bi-partisan support in Washington. Many experts believe that this accord will lead other Arab states to normalize relations with Israel, and that Israel inMORE
Belarus: Eye of a New Geopolitical Storm in Europe?
Will Belarus become a geopolitical pivot point that leads to a dangerous divide in Europe? The rapidly developing situation in Belarus could potentially trigger the most significant shift in the European status quo since events in Ukraine in 2014. How likely is regime change in Minsk? Could Russia realistically take military action to forestall it? Might an incipient struggleMORE
Taiwan, Hong Kong, and US National Interests
Taiwan has long been an important American ally in East Asia and a critical element of America’s interests in the region. However, China’s recent imposition of a new national security law that strips Hong Kong of its unique legal status and autonomy calls into question the future of the tenuous relationship between China and Taiwan,MORE
The Future of Diego Garcia: Can America Maintain Its “Footprint of Freedom?”
The US naval facility at Diego Garcia has long been critical to American operations in the Indian Ocean, and its importance is only growing as Chinese naval power advances. But Diego Garcia’s status as a British possession is disputed by Mauritius, which is asserting its claims to the atoll with increasing determination. What should theMORE