In the aftermath of the failed attempt at a military coup against the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, there is potential for major shifts in the current geopolitical alliances. Kristyn Byrne explores what this means for Turkey’s NATO membership and relations Turkey-U.S. relations.
Backlash Over THAAD U.S Missile System
The United States and South Korea have agreed to install an advanced missile system in the Korean Peninsula and both China and North Korea have reacted. Kristyn Byrne explores what an angry China and North Korea mean for international security.
Bangladesh in Denial about IS Presence
Over 20 people died in Bangladesh on July 1st in an attack claimed by IS. Kristyn Byrne explores how the Bangladeshi government is responding to this tragedy.
NAFTA’S Fight to Show Unity Post Brexit
Brexit has been felt the strongest in the EU but the effects have reached beyond the single market. Kristyn Byrne discusses what growing protectionist tendencies mean for NAFTA.
Putin’s Fears Over Russia’s Upcoming Elections
Russia’s lower house will hold parliamentary elections on September 18. Kristyn Byrne explores how this election will effect Putin’s prospects for the 2018 presidential election.
Venezuela: In the Midst of a Political and Economic Crisis
Venezuela is quickly heading in the direction of a failed state and the Organization of American States is looking expel it. Kristyn Byrne discusses the internal economic and political crises taking place in Venezuela today and what they may mean for the future of Venezuela’s membership in the OAS.
India Joining The Nuclear Suppliers Group: Should Exceptions be Made?
The United States is supporting India’s bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group event though the state refuses to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Kristyn Byrne explores the political dynamics surrounding India’s possible entrance into this exclusive club.
China’s Cultural Revolution: 50 Year Anniversary Marked with Silence
Kristyn Byrne explores the China’s reaction to its Cultural Revolution.
The Question of Sovereignty in The South China Sea
China recently turned down a port call request by U.S. aircraft carrier Stennis in Hong Kong, indicating an ever chillier relationship between the two countries. Kristyn Byrne explores this relationship by looking at disputes over the South China Sea.
Climate Change and India’s ‘Right to Development’
Kristyn discusses the pollution problems in India and how this rising power works to lower its carbon footprint.