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Should the US buy Greenland?


Should the US buy Greenland?

Background Trump: Purchasing Greenland “Strategically Interesting.” (2019)  President Trump on Sunday said buying Greenland is “strategically” interesting amid reported interest from the administration last week. Speaking to reporters as he left his Bedminster, N.J., golf club, Trump acknowledged that purchasing the landmass owned by Denmark has been discussed. “Denmark essentially owns it. We’re very good allies with Denmark. We protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world,” he said. Trump

Is trade protectionism desirable?

Background Douglas Brown & Chad Irwin, September-October, 2018, Trump’s assault on the global trading system. Donald Trump has been true to his word. After excoriating free trade while campaigning for the U.S. presidency, he has made economic nationalism a centerpiece of his agenda in office. His administration has pulled out of some trade deals, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), and renegotiated others, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)

Will the collapse of the INF treaty lead to a new arms race between the U.S. and Russia?

What the INF’s Treaty’s collapse means for nuclear proliferation (2019).  On Friday, the United States is set to withdraw from a Cold War–era agreement, the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, that banned Washington and Moscow from using certain types of missiles. The end of the treaty could spark a new nuclear arms race. What’s in the treaty? These weapons systems are considered particularly destabilizing because the missiles can reach their

Will India and Pakistan go to war?

Background The India-Pakistan conflict General India and Pakistan: Two nations always on the brink of war(2019) 20 years later, India-Pakistan remain tense over Kashmir(2019) Here’s what it’s like on the border between India and Pakistan  (2019) Yes How India plans to win a war against China or Pakistan(2019) Need for Detente: Cyberwarefare in India-Pakistan conflict (2019) No What happened 20 years ago over Kargil and why it’s unlikely to happen


Is a cold war brewing in the Arctic? (2019) Russia-China offer Arctic challenges (2019) America is losing the battle of the Arctic (2019). By ignoring climate change and failing to coordinate an Arctic strategy, America is handing the Arctic to Russia and China.

Are Russia and China threats in the Grey zone?

Related: China Threat  Russia threat  More China *Introduction Military planning and doctrine has traditionally centered on what to do when a country is either at war or not at war.  US military planning seems to continue to embrace this dichotomy, but the United States’ primary adversaries — Russia and China — have embraced a new military doctrine: Conflict in the “gray zone.” The “gray zone” is hard to define, but

The Korean Crisis

General Research Resources North Korea @ National Interest Updates North Korea Tests a Second Set of Missiles (7-30-19).  North Korea appears to have tested its second set of missiles in just a week — a sign that its displeasure with South Korea and the US is growing. The South Korean military says its northern neighbor launched two short-range missiles near Wonsan, a city on the North Korea’s eastern coast, early Wednesday

Should the US take new action to prevent Ebola?

Ebola America should take the lead in fighting Ebola (2019) Containing Ebola: How to Fight the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ebola outbreak (2019) Ebola in Uganda and the dynamics of a different outbreak (2019) The health risks of cannabis legalization (2019) A Wall Street bailout for student loans/ We already have that (2019) Who owns the most student debt? (2019)