Chinese Oil Dependence and U.S. National Security

By: Wyatt Scott On Wednesday, March 22, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and Georgetown University’s Center for Security Studies  hosted an all day multi-panel discussion concerning China’s impact on local and international efforts to reduce violent conflict. Throughout the discussions, the panelists agreed on one topic in particular: China’s unquenchable thirst for oil…

Deterioration of US-Turkey Relations?

By: Konstantin Veit This essay discusses the articles U.S.-Turkey Relations: How to Proceed after Obama by Mehmet Yegin and Hasan Selim Özertem, and Turkey and the United States: Friends or Foes? by Nathanael Bennett. Bennett analyzes extensively where U.S. and Turkish interests and policies converge and diverge in recent years, while Yegin and Özertem focus on…