The Ice Dragon: The Way to a Win-Win in Sino-American Relations

Introduction The Arctic Circle’s once inhospitable environment is changing dramatically.  The geopolitics of the region have changed dramatically over the last ten years and climate change is part of this.  Russia planted their flag on the seabed of the North Pole in 2007 and have been building up military installments ever since.  China has been … Continue reading The Ice Dragon: The Way to a Win-Win in Sino-American Relations

Putinization of the Arctic: Friend or Foe?

Introduction The Arctic Ocean is one of the few places left unexplored on Earth.  Its vast frozen landmass and seas encompass all that is north of 66° 33'N, otherwise known as the Arctic Circle. It is bordered by the United States (Alaska), Canada, Denmark (Greenland), Norway, Iceland, and of course, Russia.  Outside of the littoral … Continue reading Putinization of the Arctic: Friend or Foe?

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