U.S. Weekly Articles
In early January 2023, U.S. President Joe Biden visited the border town of El Paso in southern Texas, one of the most vivid symbols of the decades-long breakdown in America’s immigration system.
Tensions in the Taiwan Strait soared last year when former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei in August 2022. The continued events drove the White House to reassert China as a direct and imminent threat on its National Security Strategy (NSS) in October of the same year. And later during the year, tensions between the superpowers remained high in the wake of the Bali summit in November.
Since the end of the Gulf War, American strategic interests in the Middle East have set the pace of Saudi and U.S. relations. However, diverging stands on key issues like energy, human rights, military security and oil trading have accumulated for the last six years culminating in Saudia Arabia finding common ground with other partners, including China.
Democrats outperformed expectations in the U.S. midterm elections held on November 8, 2022, against a Republican take-over of the House. Six states had multiple critical races including; Georgia, Arizona, Wisconsin, Nevada, Michigan and Pennsylvania. Only Pennsylvania flipped to blue on the countdown.
The rivalry between the US and China has been intensifying since 2018. And, since October 12, 2022, the White House’s reasserted National Security Strategy (NSS) has highlighted China as a direct and imminent threat.
Potential worsening of U.S. – North Korea relations following Pyongyang’s successful test missile launch
In a recent stunt, North Korea launched an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM) landing near Japanese waters. South Korean officials suspect the missile to be a Hwasong-17, Pyongyang’s most powerful ICBM.
Recently, global leaders from the Group of 20 (G20) concluded a summit in Bali, Indonesia. Topics of discussion included Russian aggression in Ukraine, food insecurity, the global economy, and U.S.-China relations.
The 2022 U.S. midterm elections are underway. In every state across the nation, Americans are voting for congressional representatives and senators to Congress. The elections come at a time where the United States has found itself in numerous predicaments that affect each citizen.
The United States formally took possession of Alaska through the Alaska Treaty, ratified by U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Andrew Johnson in 1867. The state was admitted as the 49th state of the United States back in 1959. Purchasing a vast area north of Canada was not just a folly, which proves how strategically important Alaska is. This text describes the role of Alaska in the geopolitical chessboard now.
The Arctic is home to more than four million people. Despite its low population densities, the Arctic has strategic importance due to its extensive natural resources and military context. The Biden administration has pursued a comprehensive foreign policy, as evidenced by its new Arctic strategy seeking to grant Washington an advantage over other Arctic claimant nations.
Thousands of refugees have passed through the city of Rzeszow, Poland following the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on the 24 of February 2022. The city has now become a temporary home to US troops after establishing a US permanent military base in Poland back in June 2022. In a similar setting, the city of Poznan inaugurated the ‘Abrams Academy’, in reference to the military Abrams MBT tanks, where American technicians, instructors, and crews who operate these tanks train and collaborate with Polish soldiers.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted the Partners in the Blue Pacific (PBP) countries on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. The event gathered foreign ministers of Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Japan. Attendees also included France, India, Germany, and South Korea in their observing capacity.
Did U.S. Neglect Relationship With South Pacific? U.S. Navy Pacific Fleet Commander Announces Changes
U.S. Navy Pacific fleet commander Admiral Samuel J. Paparo visited New Zealand in mid-September. The visit to New Zealand underscored the United States’ commitment to strengthening partnerships for an enduring free and open Indo-Pacific amid renewed Chinese efforts.
With the adoption of its Strategic Concept of 2022 in July 2022 in Madrid, Spain, NATO introduced its new action plan under its 2030 Agenda. However, the reality across the world presents enhanced challenges in today’s critical security landscape, suggesting that written commitments require effective actions.