China’s Interest in Afghanistan

by Kathleen Taylor China’s interest in Afghanistan can be defined by its desire to supplant the United States as the preeminent power in Asia and ultimately prove itself to be an undisputed global power.  Photo: CCTV News China’s delayed interest in Afghanistan is a recent phenomenon that began […]

Nuclear Disarmament Gravely Ill, but not Dead

by Scott Sharon Scholars in the nuclear policy community have written off the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Conference as a failure, without any acknowledgment of the notable progress that has been made within the past few years.  IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano at the NPT Conference in New York on […]

Why The Pope Stirred The Turkish Pot

by Hannah Gais While much of the world, including the United States, has consistently failed to recognize Turkey’s World War I massacre of 1.5 million Armenians as genocide, Pope Francis’s April 12 comments made crystal clear his and the Roman Catholic Church’s stance on the matter.