The Power of Our Example

United States domestic policies under President Trump have obvious implications within the US, but internationally as well.  Some nations have publicly decried these beliefs, but interestingly, these governments tend to be strong and its citizens generally safe.  Few of these countries have spoken up for the newer or emerging republics, or the governmentally struggling.  Trump’s … Continue reading The Power of Our Example

Mackinder and Mahan: The Chinese Geopolitics in South Asia

Geopolitics are always at play within international relations, but none more so than the current role the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has in South Asia.  Sir Halford Mackinder explained the Heartland Theory in “The Geographical Pivot of History” in 1904.  Whichever nation controlled Eastern Europe would control the Heartland (the core of Eurasia); subsequently … Continue reading Mackinder and Mahan: The Chinese Geopolitics in South Asia

Target: Delhi Lashkar-e-Taiba and an Improvised Nuclear Device

Abstract Since the independence of the British subcontinent, India and Pakistan have been at odds.  Religious and political differences have led to warfare, border clashes, nuclear missile testing, and terrorist attacks.  The biggest concern, however, is the Province of Jammu and Kashmir, who should control it, and the lack of follow through with Indian promises … Continue reading Target: Delhi Lashkar-e-Taiba and an Improvised Nuclear Device