The International Politics of the Iran Deal

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Yesterday the Biden Administration made a formal move to begin talks with Iran regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the 2015 Iran Deal. Slowing the “breakout time” and restarting the deal that would limit Iran’s ability to produce a nuclear weapon was a […]

Responsibility to Protect: A Failed Principle?

What is the Responsibility to Protect (R2P)? In 2005, with the World Summit Outcome document (A/RES/60/1), and reaffirmed in 2006 with UN Resolution 1674, the United Nations adopted the Responsibility to Protect (R2P). The principles of R2R were grounded in sovereignty as noted by the 2005 World Outcome Summit Document: “Each individual State has the […]

Biden’s Europe Problem

This week I was asked to comment on U.S.-European relations for MSSU’s school newspaper, The Chart. This got me thinking about how the United States has treated Europe during the Trump Administration and how that might affect Biden’s foreign policy in the region. The America First foreign policy stance was essentially a retreat from the […]