Dismantling the Nuclear Umbrella and the Nonproliferation Regime

In the post-Cold War order, many states have relied on American power and influence to guarantee their security. Through alliances, agreements, and the United States’ desire for global stability to advance its interests, the United States has used a combination of its military and economic might to deter aggression and promote stability. This ability has largely hinged on American credibility in the eyes of foreign nations, which has traditionally been high. However, through the course of the pa...
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Yemen in Crisis: A New Middle East Proxy War?

On Sunday, September 21, Shiite Houthi rebels from the north of Yemen stormed the capital Sana’a, seizing government facilities and forcing a conciliatory ceasefire agreement from the Sunni central government led by President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi. To understand this conflict, it is critical to know who the Houthis are. They are followers of a branch of Islam known as Zaidism. The Zaidis ruled northern Yemen for nearly 1,000 years, with their reign coming to an end in 1962. The name “Houthi” ...
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