Global Security & Geopolitical Navigation Series

 

The goal of this blog series is to examine the impact of new and existing issues that greatly influence global security and geopolitical interests throughout the world.

 

New Friction Between the U.S., Iran, and China Makes Cyber Warfare More Attractive

This piece discusses the latest tensions between the U.S. and Iran with an emphasis on how it impacts China’s strategic interests in the region and how it impacts the growing trade war and great power competition it has with the United States. In addition, it discusses the expanding cyber war between the two nations and the likeliness of it escalating into a kinetic war in the near future.

How Qualcomm Became a Trade War and National Security Story

The Qualcomm saga of the past couple years can be characterized as being a potential mega merger gone badly, survivors of a hostile takeover bid, and a company that is constantly drenched in legal battles with a great corporate adversary. Blend this with the geopolitical and technological competition between the United States and China, and […]

Why U.S. National Security Will Supersede Huawei’s Global Aspirations In 5G

The U.S. blocking of the Chinese telecom giant, Huawei, is a national security policy that correlates with the serious grievances that have long been held within the U.S-China relationship.

Repairing US-Russian Relations is Necessary to the Future of U.S. Grand Strategy

President Trump recently made a controversial statement that indicated it was time to reinstate Russia back into the G7 (G8 with Russia), otherwise known as the group of seven major advanced and industrialized economies in the world. This idea was brought up at the tail end of the recent G7 summit in Quebec, Canada where […]

Renewed Russian Sanctions and its Impact on the China-Russia Relationship

Recently, U.S. President Donald Trump and Congress finalized the approval of renewed sanctions on the Russian Federation. This is a response to public outcry over allegations that Russia hacked the U.S. elections. However, it represents a continuation of U.S. sanctions policy toward Russia since their annexation of Crimea occurred in 2014. Main points that make […]