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Category: Political Science

The argument for aid: Why the U.S. should continue its foreign aid spending

Posted on November 10th, by Department of Political Science in Political Science. Comments Off on The argument for aid: Why the U.S. should continue its foreign aid spending

By Chris Pugh

In simplest terms, foreign aid is a common tool used by nations all over the world to alleviate the issues and crises of less fortunate countries that are usually unable to manage said problems on their own. …

Are We Ready?

Posted on November 10th, by Department of Political Science in Political Science. Comments Off on Are We Ready?

By Sarah Gonda

On October 4, a US Special Operations Task Force was in Niger on a mission to collect intelligence with 30 Nigerien soldiers (Park, 2017). While on this mission, the group was ambushed by what were believed to …

President Trump’s Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

Posted on November 8th, by Department of Political Science in Political Science. Comments Off on President Trump’s Militarization of U.S. Foreign Policy

By Jacob Hemenway

U.S. foreign policy is complex and involves many moving parts. However, it seems more often than not the military is the force that typically controls foreign policy. President Trump seems to be reinforcing this idea and involving …

The American Peace

Posted on November 7th, by Department of Political Science in Political Science. Comments Off on The American Peace

By Matthew Arnold

History tells us that humans are violent creatures, and never was that more boldly highlighted then in the second world war. But in the ashes of war, a new international system, made in America, set up the …

The State Department of the Future

Posted on November 7th, by Department of Political Science in Political Science. Comments Off on The State Department of the Future

By Nate Aikins

When Donald Trump won the presidency last November, he promised to “drain the swamp”, and we started to see glimpses of this by appointing cabinet members that like him, had no prior governmental office experience. One of …

Donald Trump Over the Past Week

Posted on October 25th, by Department of Political Science in Political Science. Comments Off on Donald Trump Over the Past Week

By Joseph Palmquist

The worst storm since 1928 just destroyed Puerto Rico. Not only was hurricane Maria a category five storm, but it was the tenth largest Atlantic hurricane in recorded history. With that being said, what has been President …

President Trump’s War of Words

by Nick Kalis

Since President Donald Trump took office in January, his presidency has been nothing short of controversial. Everything from his use of social media to amplify tense situations, to publicly calling out international leaders has shown that President …

Will Paul Manafort Cost Trump Control of Foreign Affairs?

By: Spencer Whyte

The power to control foreign policy has long been singularly enjoyed by the President. However, recent sanctions against Russia and the shocking investigation of Paul Manafort may begin to lessen the President’s authority in this realm.

The …

Those Who Ignore History Are Doomed to Repeat It

by Zach Kaplan

Following World War II, the United States had a very clear foreign policy: oppose anything that benefitted the Soviet Union and communism. This policy (which came to be known as containment) was easy to adopt because there …

Pre-emptive Attack, Reprisal Raid, or Peaceful Resolution?

by Shizuka Kuramitsu

The U.S. president Donald Trump mentioned DPRK in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 19th[1]. Is it feasible to “totally destroy North Korea” as exactly he stated? Of course, …