Thucydides Trap: US & China Relations

Warning, the following post briefly discusses ancient history, so if you haven’t had your coffee yet, you may want to click the “back” button and avoid this post at all costs!!! Thucydides, an Athenian (ancient Greek) historian, is considered to be a father figure of international relations theory. This is thanks to his seminal work…

Russian Rapprochement: Getting them out of the Asian Markets and back into Europe

President-elect Trump’s campaign rhetoric regarding a reset in US-Russia relations is taking form in his pick of Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ExxonMobil. Mr. Tillerson is an appointment that aligns with the President-elect’s geopolitical beliefs and tendencies. Mr. Trump has spoken of an “America First” foreign policy, but that…