Author: Kien Pham

South China Sea Series: Vietnam

One of the most important regions of the world, the South China Sea is a site of conflict between six competing nations: China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Brunei. Recent years witnessed a steady increase in tension, as China began its expansionist agenda, building military bases in many of the disputed islands. Numerous policy… Read more »

The Collapse of European Far-Right Parties?

On September 24th, the 2017 German federal election took place as the people of Germany voted for their 19th Bundestag, the lower house of the German parliament, electing a Chancellor in the process. In the aftermath, Angela Merkel, after a hard-fought campaign, secured her fourth term as Chancellor. Nevertheless, her victory was bittersweet, overshadowed by… Read more »