Allies and Adversaries!

Established in January 2021, Allies and Adversaries explores U.S. foreign policy by analyzing America’s relationships with its allies and adversaries, with a touch of historical context.

Latest Posts

Why Does Ukraine Matter to the United States?

Nearly two months after Russia invaded Ukraine, much of the news reports center on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s endgame. In an interview with Ian Bremmer on his podcast, the former Finnish Prime Minister, Alexander Stubb, succinctly summarized Putin’s objectives: “You have to remember that Mr. Putin has three aims at the moment. Number one – […]

Scandal Dominates the Politics of America’s Closest Ally

Scandal has erupted within the government of America’s closest ally. Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, became the first prime minister to be found to have broken the law while in office last week when the Metropolitan Police fined him, along with his wife and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, for attending his […]

The Solomon Islands Caught in Great Power Politics

It’s not very often that the Solomon Islands finds itself at the center of U.S. foreign policy. This week, however, the Solomon Islands – located in a strategic and politically volatile part of the world best known on for the first land battles between the United States and its allies and Imperial Japan in the […]

The United States Needs a Democratic India as a Partner

On April 11, U.S. President Joe Biden and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a virtual summit that kicked off the 2+2 Dialogue, during which Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hosted their Indian counterparts. Started in 2018 as part of an effort to deepen ties between the U.S. and India, […]


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