October 2014

Asia-Pacific Low-Cost Carrier Strategy: Holding Pattern or Cleared for Landing?

By Clay Moran
Contributing Writer
October 28, 2014

Low-cost airline carriers must move quickly to respond to the demands of the growing East Asian middle class.

Japan Must Tailor its Rearmament Plan

By Davis Florick
Contributing Writer
October 28, 2014

Regional sensitivities demand that Tokyo balance rearmament initiatives with confidence-building measures.

Argentina v. the Vulture Funds: End the Blame Game

By Jesse Smith
Contributing Writer
October 28, 2014

A pragmatic view of the Argentinian debt case shows why the lack of intervention is bad for U.S. interests in the international financial system.

The Islamic State’s North Africa Advance is a Mirage

By Collin Hunt
Contributing Writer
October 21, 2014

The U.S. must proactively counter misconceptions about jihadism in North Africa to avoid compromising the mission in Iraq and Syria.

China’s Rise: Offensive Realists’ Hits and Misses

By Nicole Golliher
Contributing Writer
October 21, 2014

Though offensive realists overestimate the likelihood of Sino-American conflict, the United States must still take steps to guard against a Chinese push for regional hegemony.

Why Beijing Needs Universal Suffrage in Hong Kong

By Shiyun Lu
Contributing Writer
October 14, 2014

The Chinese government’s reaction to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong will have direct implications for China’s internal development and its future role in the region.

Why Sarkozy Will Succeed in his Comeback

By Szymon Jagiello
Contributing Writer
October 10, 2014

Nicolas Sarkozy has decided to return to the French political stage in hopes of becoming the next president of the conservative party Union pour un Mouvement Populaire (UMP). He will also seek to win the French presidential election in 2017. Evidence suggests that Sarkozy will achieve his objectives.

Mitigating the Effects of Terrorism and Creating Energy Policy Opportunities

By Thomas Stephenson
Contributing Writer
October 7, 2014

Although radioactive materials and radiation are dangerous, the fear of them is magnified and distorted by a lack of understanding, on behalf of the public, of the risks and issues. There is justifiable fear of radiation and accidents such as Fukushima, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl. The fear of radiation can be exploited by terrorists and adversely impacts policy possibilities. This fear, however, can be mitigated by a program informing the public, which will allow for more informed decisions by policymakers. Furthermore, this program will ensure that the public understands the risks and issues and is less susceptible to hysteria.

Are Offensive Realists Overreacting about China’s Military Modernization?

By Rongfei Gou
Contributing Writer
October 7, 2014

Chinese military modernization is a strictly defensive move taken in response to aggressive neighboring states.

Why the U.S. Must Fight an Information War Against ISIL

By Nicole Bailey
Contributing Writer
September 30, 2014

To ensure the success of the international coalition against the Islamic State, the United States must improve its public image in the Middle East by articulating a meaningful strategy to fight violent extremism worldwide.


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