US Military Bases
What might seem like an appealing option to US military planners is actually fraught with its own geopolitical perils.
In its competition with the United States, Beijing might be attempting to win without firing a shot.
The Visiting Forces Agreement was the glue that held the US-Philippines security relationship together.
The Northern Sea Route through the Arctic will alter global trade flows and in doing so create new geopolitical chokepoints. Chief among them is the Bering Strait, where US, Russian, and Chinese interests converge.
If Doraleh port goes the way of Hambantota in Sri Lanka and is ceded to China for non-payment of debt, the United States sprawling Camp Lemonnier could be rendered militarily unviable.
US economic and political influence is waning in the Horn of Africa, and that’s bad news for civil society there.
It didn’t take a gold medal for North Korea to score a major victory at the Olympics.
The fall of South Korea President Park Geun-hye has opened the door for major geopolitical shifts in East Asia.
North Korea’s recent missile test underscores the growing threat posed by the “Hermit Kingdom” to East Asian security. In responding to it, the Trump administration only has bad options to pick from.
US counter-terrorism operations rely on a discrete network of military bases around the world. How will these facilities fare under the Trump administration?