Russia’s Strategy of Reconquering the Arctic

This article was written by IWP alumna Patricia Schouker.  Although Russia’s foreign policy is fundamentally reactive in nature, Moscow’s approach to the Arctic is pro-active. While the COVID-19 pandemic has of late garnered most of the world’s attention, in the Far North, Russia has one ambition: “to reconquer the Arctic.” The Arctic is not the…

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Why North Korea’s Anti-Coronavirus Efforts Are so Terrifying

This article was written by IWP alumna Patricia Schouker.  Too little, too late? On March 21, 2020, Pyongyang fired two short range missiles towards the Sea of Japan. According to the South Korean army, the two missiles were launched from North Pyongan province in the west of the country. Seoul deemed the launches as “extremely…

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