The Geopolitics of the Russian COVID-19 Vaccine

When Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia had developed an effective coronavirus vaccine in August of last year, the response from many Western nations was skeptical at best, and quite often outright dismissive. This initially seemed to be the logical perspective, given that the Russian’s vaccine was the first to be released, despite not …

To deal or not to deal. A study of the efficacy of sanctions with regards to Iran.

Economic sanctions can more often than not be considered a peaceful way of making war. Indeed, this tool of foreign policy seems to be the preferred mode of action when war is not an option. The first economic sanctions can be traced back as far as 432 B.C. – it was issued by the Athenians …

A rendezvous with former Ambassador of France Gérard Araud.

On Friday the 31st of January, as Brexit had just been officially announced, I met with Former Ambassador Gérard Araud in Paris to discuss this issue and many more. Ambassador Araud debuted a career dedicated to the field of diplomacy only one year after the election of Ronald Reagan, and it concluded two years after the election …

The Trump/Kim 2019 Hanoi Summit and a critic of modern US diplomacy

The United-States President Donald Trump met DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) President Kim Jong Un for a second two-day Summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, 27-28 February 2019. The Hanoi Summit is a follow up to the Singapore Summit, 12 June 2018, which was a historic moment in the US/DPRK tensed diplomatic history. The Singapore Summit …