Student Research Project

Bookends of Stability: President Trump’s India Policy

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This paper examines the Trump administration’s policy towards India. Given the administration’s repeated assertion that the long-term interests of the two states are aligned, the analysis identifies the major trends that drive the two countries together in the areas of…

The Dilemma of China’s Strategy in the Western Pacific

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China’s recent actions in the western Pacific are strategically challenging for the United States. This paper explores how China’s history, specifically the Century of Humiliation, influences and shapes China’s strategies in the East and South China Seas. In addition to…

North Korea’s Ruling Party through an Orwellian Lens

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With the development of nuclear weapons capable of reaching the entire United States (U.S.), the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK) has significantly elevated the threat it poses to U.S. national security. With a historic summit between the U.S. and…

The Arctic: A New Security Dilemma?

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This paper first addresses the current environmental state of the Arctic, particularly the issue of sea ice extent and global warming. It then reviews the opportunities that the Arctic opening provides and the related economic implications. The paper explores U.S.…

Arctic Airpower: Searching for an Air Force Strategy

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The North American Arctic is a vital region for the United States (U.S.) and the Air Force. Decreasing polar ice has allowed for increased maritime access to the Arctic. Additionally, it has brought a renewed focus by American allies and…

Religious Diplomacy: Exporting Military Chaplain Professionalism

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Religious and cultural factors have been routinely ignored in the development and execution of United States foreign policy, creating diplomats, politicians, and military leaders who are uncomfortable with engaging in religious dialog or with religious leaders. Joint doctrine now reflects…