• What is an American?

    Posted on The American Review of Books, Blogs, and Bull
    What does it mean to be an American? Is being an American a function of blood, race, or language, or is it something else? When one asks such questions, one is really asking this: in what respect is America a “nation”? Is there an American “nationalism” and if so, ...

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  • U.S. Soldiers conduct a key leader engagement at Qayyarah West Airfield

    Iraq: Post-conflict Stabilization Redux

    Posted on E-Notes
    As the U.S.-backed forces in Iraq move to reclaim west Mosul, the Islamic State’s (IS) final territorial stronghold in Iraq, U.S. policymakers are certain that the group will be eradicated, but are uncertain as to what will follow. ...

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  • U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House.

    Trump and Trudeau: A Successful “First Date”

    Posted on E-Notes
    One of the classic descriptions of the U.S.-Canada bilateral relationship is that “We are best friends—like it or not.” And all too often “not” has been in ascendancy. The practical parameters of that simple characterization are relatively complex. Trying for a good “fit” between the governing parties ...

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  • President Donald Trump (left) and Map of Baltic states (right) (Source: (right) Lokal_Profil/Wikimedia Commons)

    Trumping Up Baltic Foreign and Security Policies

    Posted on Baltic Bulletin
    The Baltic states appear to be underestimating President Donald Trump, just as others have before. Baltic elites should use caution when dealing with Trump’s America. The elite in America underestimated Trump’s ability to win and underestimate his ability to implement his radical agenda. At every stage (primary election, general ...

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  • Darker Shades of Gray: Why Gray Zone Conflicts Will Become More Frequent and Complex

    Posted on E-Notes
    The United States has long fielded the world’s most capable armed forces. It spends more on its military than the next nine nations combined, of which five are U.S. treaty allies. It fields more active-duty military personnel than any country other than China, and its weaponry and ...

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Uber’s Taiwan Trauma

If you were planning to take an Uber in Taiwan, you’re too late: the ride-hailing app has ceased operations on the island. According to a company statement released on February 2, Uber decided to “press pause” on February 10 ...

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