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Recapping NATO’s 75th Birthday

Last week, President Biden hosted leaders from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in DC to celebrate the alliance’s 75th anniversary. Created in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and 10 Western European countries, NATO sought to provide collective security against the Soviet Union. Since its founding, 20 more countries have joined the alliance, the...

The Great European Shakeup

In May, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called for general elections as Britons faced challenges at home and abroad like increasing inflation, high living costs, deteriorating public services, economic recession, and war in Ukraine. The elections last month did not go as expected for Rishi Sunak and his Conservative Party, as Britons handed the Tories...

Peninsular Tensions Rise Again

Following its defeat at the end of the Second World War, Japan was forced to end its colonial rule over Korea, which it had maintained for 35 years. With its infrastructure and institutions destroyed and its population left destitute and traumatized by Japanese domination, Korea was a hotbed of political and societal unrest. The peninsula...

Boots on the Ground: The Special Relationship

This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Connor Cowman: Thank you for joining us! Where in the world did you study abroad and what were you doing there? Thaddian Burson: For this last semester, I spent a term studying abroad in Oxford, England at the University of Oxford. I took two tutorials from...

Israel and Iran: A Shadow War Emerging into the Open

Since the 1979 Iranian Revolution, Israel and Iran have been mortal enemies. In a speech given to his people on Iranian New Year in 1980, the ideological and political leader of the fundamentalist revolution, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, declared that his government would “fight against the Western world — devourers led by America, Israel, and Zionism.”...