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Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

Trump´s “big stick” foreign policy.

One of President Theodore Roosevelt’s many iconic phrases is his summation of American foreign policy: ‘Speak softly and carry a big stick.’ Over the past century, however, American presidents have…

Mattis NATO ultimatum do not move Merkel´s plans.

Mattis NATO ultimatum do not move Merkel´s plans.

Responses so far have ranged from agreement and support from the UK’s Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon, to the steadfast resolve of Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel in stating that Germany…

Scrutinizing Polythink, tool for Strategic Thinking.

Scrutinizing Polythink, tool  for Strategic Thinking.

Why do presidents and their advisors often make sub-optional decisions on military interventions, escalation, de-escalation and termination of conflicts? The leading concept of group dynamics, groupthink, offers one explanation: policy-…

U.S.: police-community partnerships

U.S.: police-community partnerships

America is a nation of democracy, freedom, ethical principles, and the rule of law. Therefore, policing in America is unique compared to many countries throughout the world. Policing, inseparable from…

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

U.S. President Trump on foreign policy: defeat of ISIS is “highest priority.”

Just moments after President Donald Trump was sworn into office, the official White House website was updated with the 45th president’s position on foreign policy, which proclaims the defeat of…

Controversial Cuban figure Fidel Castro dead at 90.

Controversial Cuban figure Fidel Castro dead at 90.

Shortly after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, Fidel Castro met with a group of journalists on a visit to Mexico. We pressed him repeatedly about the fall of communism…

Foreign Affairs Magazine´s “Trump and American Political Decay”.

Foreign Affairs Magazine´s “Trump and American Political Decay”.

Donald Trump’s impressive victory over Hillary Clinton on November 8 demonstrates that American democracy is still working in one important sense. Trump brilliantly succeeded in mobilizing a neglected and underrepresented…

U.S. President Elect Donald Trump: challenges in foreign policy and national security.

U.S. President Elect Donald Trump: challenges in foreign policy and national security.

President Elect Donald Trump will face an unprecedentedly complex world and a wide range of challenges in foreign policy and national security. Here is a quick summary Ryan Vogel (…

Foreign Policy: U.S.’s Counterterrorism Allies: What Are They Good For?

Foreign Policy: U.S.’s Counterterrorism Allies: What Are They Good For?

Published by Lawfare, Nov.8th 2016.- The United States cannot fight terrorism without allies, but these alliances bring with them new problems and at times make counterterrorism far more complicated, to…

In Mosul, President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

In Mosul, President Obama’s military doctrine facing greatest test yet.

WASHINGTON — As Iraqi forces launch their long-awaited campaign to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State, President Obama’s doctrine of aiding other countries militarily rather than leading every…

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