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Old Hands Turned New Hires – Chinese Espionage in the American Intelligence Community

On September 18, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With 1 Comment

By Haley Grizzell The People’s Republic of China has been recruiting retired intelligence officers to leak classified information to the Chinese government. In just the latest part of uncovering this trend, the United States arrested Alexander Yuk Ching Ma, a former CIA officer, on August 14, 2020. In response to…

Rodrigo Duterte and the Erosion of American-ASEAN Ties

On August 15, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Rodrigo Duterte and the Erosion of American-ASEAN Ties

By Haley Grizzell Filipino policy has changed drastically in the last few years, with ramifications for Southeast Asian geopolitics. President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a campaign to break up “oligarchies” in the Philippines’ economy, stripped journalists critical of his policies of their licensing, and conceded to Chinese claims in the…

Here to Stay: What Putin’s Referendum Means for Russia and the World

On August 14, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Here to Stay: What Putin’s Referendum Means for Russia and the World

By Nate McGhie Russians went to the polls July 1st to vote on a referendum that will make sweeping changes to their constitution, most notably greatly expanding President Vladimir Putin’s federal power and extending his potential presidency to the year 2036. The longtime Russian leader’s term limit was set to…

To Win or to Lose: The Battle of COVID: Comparing Methodologies of the U.S., Italy, and South Korea

On June 15, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, By ,, , With Comments Off on To Win or to Lose: The Battle of COVID: Comparing Methodologies of the U.S., Italy, and South Korea

By: Amanda Gach and Samantha Pearse April 24, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has infected over two and a half million people, with numbers quickly rising each day. Impacting the respiratory functions of the body, this virus ravages the elderly and those with underlying health conditions such as asthma and diabetes….

UAE-Iranian Relations

On May 24, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on UAE-Iranian Relations

By: Nathan McQuarrie The UAE’s primary goals in its relations with Iran are to avoid conflict and prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Recently, the UAE has pursued these goals through a warming of relations with Iran. Traditionally however, the UAE pursued those goals by joining the Saudi-U.S.-led pressure campaign…