National Security

Will COVID-19 Sink Globalization?

Watching the news, it is easy to think that the COVID-19 pandemic will sink globalization. The number of cargo ships setting off for the United States declined by 10% in March compared to the previous year, the seventh consecutive...

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The Growing Threat Posed by Accelerationism and Accelerationist Groups Worldwide

As the world is paralyzed by the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), some violent non-state actors have welcomed the global pandemic as an opportunity to push their propaganda and ideology, and perhaps to strike at their perceived foes. White...

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The Impact of COVID-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean

Few will escape the dramatic impacts of the COVID-19 global pandemic. Latin America and the Caribbean are no exception. The crisis occurs at a time of relative, but fragile, stability in the region. As such, democracy, governance, and economic...

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Beyond COVID-19, Part 5: And Now For Something Completely Different

We’re entering the month of April and week three of social distancing and quarantine. The country has at least another month of abiding by the national guidelines to flatten the curve. Since April Fool’s Day was yesterday and people...

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Beyond COVID-19, Part 4: The U.S. “Angers” China and North Macedonia Joins NATO

Welcome to week three of social distancing and quarantine. Due to the increased number of cases in the United States, President Donald Trump has renewed all restrictions on social gatherings until the end of April. As everyone remains in...

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The Effect of COVID-19 on the U.S. Economy

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rips through America’s biggest cities, its effect is being felt far beyond the over 140,000 Americans who are confirmed infected. The quarantines and lockdowns that are needed to fight the virus’s spread are freezing...

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How the U.S. Department of Defense Is Fighting COVID-19

Until recently, Americans might easily have gotten the impression that their government was unconcerned about the effects of COVID-19. After all, as late as March 10, President Donald Trump said about the virus outbreak, “And we’re prepared, and we’re...

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Beyond COVID-19, Part 2: U.S. Marines Prepare for China and Russia Prepares to Vote

We are now in week two of self quarantine in the United States. As testing increases across the country, we are finally getting a sense of how widespread COVID-19 is. This is our second “installment” of Beyond COVID-19. The...

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Beyond COVID-19, Part 1: News Stories You Should Pay Attention To

As the United States and the world continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, much of the news coverage has rightfully centered on the constant changing situation that Americans face each day. The Foreign Policy Research Institute will continue...

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The “Reforming” Begins: An Analysis of Whether the Safeguarding Americans’ Private Records Act of 2020 Improves FISA