Rethinking Resort Islands: American Efforts to Shore up Connections to the South China Sea

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By Haley Grizzell Since its independence from the United Kingdom in 1965, other countries have known the Republic of Maldives mostly as a honeymoon destination for Bollywood actors. However, the archipelago is now seeing renewed attention for a more strategic purpose. The sea surrounding the islands is the Laccadive Sea,…

North Korea and Russian Relations

On September 23, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Taylor Hill,Uncategorized, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on North Korea and Russian Relations

By Taylor Hill As a founding member of the United Nations and member of the UN security council, the USSR was expected to abide by UN resolutions in order to further the common interest. However, during the 1950 Soviet boycott of the UN (initiated to protest the exclusion of the…

The Six-Party Talks in Context

On September 19, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports,Uncategorized, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Six-Party Talks in Context

By Hunter Huillet Denuclearization talks have come to the forefront of the Trump administration’s foreign policy concerns and now even tops the list of international issues. Negotiations with North Korea have been pursued for many years and over numerous administrations with varying success. Some of the most in-depth and involved…

Mongolia and North Korea

On August 17, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports,Uncategorized, By ,, , With Comments Off on Mongolia and North Korea

By Taylor Hill Mongolia, once the center of the largest contiguous land empire of all time, is now seldom seriously considered in terms of current global politics. In fact, when U.S. National Security advisor John Bolton was assigned to visit Mongolia during President Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong Un, it…

Japan’s Role in Denuclearization Negotiations

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By Hunter Huillet Kim Jong-Un’s 2017 threat to “bring nuclear clouds to the Japanese archipelago”[1] shocked the world and forced Japan to recognize that their small, North Korean neighbor was a significant threat to the safety of their country, and they meant business. Though North Korean missile tests began as…