The Most Dangerous Game: The Case Against Court-Packing

In response to Trump’s ever-growing number of judicial appointments since taking office, a growing number of left-leaning pundits and Democratic candidates have become proponents of court-packing.  Have they forgotten the lessons of history? Transitions from one U.S. President to the next have long been characterized by a newly-elected President enthusiastically abrogating the policies and initiatives […]

Belt and Road Initiative: Understanding China’s Foreign Policy Strategy

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has been a contentious topic in international affairs since it was announced by President Xi Jinping in 2013. The mega-project aiming to connect Central Asia, Europe, and Africa via economic trade routes has received mixed responses from the international community for its lofty goals. Despite criticism about the plan’s […]

Making the Case for a Military Candidate in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election

The 2020 Democratic nomination is shaping up to be one of the most consequential on record. With 20 candidates in the running, the speculation is suffocating. But for all the animosity, divisiveness, and bickering soon to come, a common cause remains: ensuring Donald Trump becomes just the fourth one-term President since World War II. This […]

The Wandering Earth: China’s Cinematic Space Race

The Chinese science fiction film The Wandering Earth (Liu Lang Di Qiu) shattered boxes offices in 2019. Directed by Frant Gwo, the movie follows the Liu family’s post-apocalyptic space mission to save Earth from Jupiter’s gravitational orbit. The film’s thematic statements and successful public reception are a reflection of China’s increasing confidence in its space exploration program.