In 2005, the IMF and World Bank decided to forgive low–income countries, the majority of which were in Africa, of the crushing debt they owed to rich, developed countries. However, more than a decade later, many African countries are once ...

On February 22, well-known realist scholar and R. Wendell Harrison Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago John Mearsheimer spoke at USC in a talk titled “Liberal Dreams & International Realities.” Glimpse correspondents had the rare ...

Trade wars are unequivocally bad; most experts agree that economic efficiency is lost and everyday consumers ultimately bear the brunt of the pain. Both the United States and China have trillions of dollars in export revenues at stake in a ...

The Power of ‘Xi Jinping Thought’  Last October, the 19th National Congress of the People’s Republic of China took place in Beijing. Over the course of the week-long congress, top Chinese leaders met to discuss reforms, elect new leadership and ...

In July 2016, in response to North Korea’s rising nuclear threat, the US and South Korea announced their decision to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD), an antimissile battery built to intercept short- and medium-range ballistic missiles. China ...

In a notable departure from its longtime anti-war stance, the Japanese government is becoming increasingly assertive on the world stage. The Japanese have grown accustomed to their unique identity as one of the world’s few pacifist countries, and many resist ...

On March 28, 2015, Beijing introduced the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a Chinese-led venture that aims to connect parts of the Asian, European, and African continents with each other through infrastructure projects. Using a two-fold approach: the ‘Silk Road ...

Over the past few months, the US and North Korea have been exchanging a battle of rhetoric leaving many wondering whether war is looming across the Asia-Pacific. The UN Security Council recently passed  the harshest level of sanctions against North ...

In early April of this year, Chinese President Xi Jinping met with US President Trump for the first time. During the two-day summit held at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, the two world leaders discussed North Korea as well as ...

A version of this essay first appeared at The Hamiltonian Republican. This is Part II of a two-part series. III- A NEW NIXON DOCTRINE As mentioned at the beginning of this essay, the world post-2014 has undergone tectonic shifts in ...