Understanding the Situation: North Korea & the United States

By: Matt McGuigan There is no question President Trump is tackling N. Korea in ways dissimilar than previous administrations. Early in August, N. Korea threatened to fire upon the island of Guam. President Trump responded with a round of rhetoric containing stern warnings such as “fire and fury” and reiterating “all options are on the…

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…