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What the 2012 Elections Portend for the Future of the Republican Party

What the 2012 Elections Portend for the Future of the Republican Party

To remain competitive the Republicans need to expand their appeal beyond their 2012 voter base, particularly in order to capture votes from women, young people and the Latino population.

What Can Africa Expect from a Romney Administration?

What Can Africa Expect from a Romney Administration?

Aside from reforms to foreign assistance, Africans should not anticipate any major shifts. US policy toward the region is driven by strategic priorities and limited by financial constraints—factors that would change little if Romney took office.

Walter Russell Mead, Anklebiters, and Romney’s Vision of the Future

Walter Russell Mead, Anklebiters, and Romney’s Vision of the Future

Romney has been quite vocal in his push for energy independence in North America by 2020. This has more to do with generating domestic economic growth than America’s national security.

Noopolitik in the Arctic

Noopolitik in the Arctic

The Arctic Game is much more significant than a mere geopolitical race between a fractured NATO, Russia and China. It will reveal the maturity, or lack thereof, of all its players.

The Republican Party and US Foreign Policy

The Republican Party and US Foreign Policy

In a Romney administration few prominent realists would likely gain top decision-making posts. While erstwhile hawks, nationalists and neocons who do make it into positions of influence will likely be ‘captured by reality’.

The Meaning of Mars

The Meaning of Mars

The idea of a new space race is unlikely to become a reality. Why in the globalization era should nations cooperate to get to Mars? Perhaps the most pragmatic reason is because none of them will be able to afford it alone.

Still Exchanging? The History, Relevance, and Effect of International Exchange Programs

Still Exchanging? The History, Relevance, and Effect of International Exchange Programs

In an era of increasing international tensions over issues such as territory, natural resources and wealth distribution, exchange programs enhance cross-border understanding.

Baghdad’s Security Cooperation Dilemma: Military Assistance to Iraq in 2012 and Beyond

Baghdad’s Security Cooperation Dilemma: Military Assistance to Iraq in 2012 and Beyond

Washington’s best long-term strategy in Iraq is to seek economic, political, and security cooperation while recognizing the difficulties in Baghdad, as Iraqi policymakers attempt to rebuild a country caught up in a larger geopolitical tug-of-war.

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Different From George W. Bush’s?

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Different From George W. Bush’s?

Obama’s successes have come when he has followed the policies of the Bush administration. His failures have come when he has attempted to implement his own initiatives.

Contesting Sovereignty Over Pacific Islands During WWII

Contesting Sovereignty Over Pacific Islands During WWII

During World War II, the Pacific Islands were an area of great power rivalry between the otherwise allied Britain and the United States The catalyst for this rivalry was the expansion of civil and military aviation.

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