These are short essays related to grand strategic topics authored by Bush School students. If you would like your work featured in this forum, please email your essay along with a brief bio to bushschoolCGS@tamu.edu.
October 16 – By Laura Leddy: On September 29, moderator Chris Wallace made history by asking the first climate question at a U.S. presidential debate in twenty years. Left off Wallace’s original list of debate topics, the climate crisis made the cut only after an environmental pressure campaign.
October 12 – By Jael Espinoza-Tischler: The Egyptian Coptic Church celebrated Easter in quarantine this year, echoing the aftermath of the 2017 ISIS bombings on Palm Sunday which barred communal worship inside church buildings. Now, as in 2017, churches are forced to find alternative ways to congregate while in mourning over lives lost. Despite 2,000 years of trials and tribulations, the Egyptian Coptic community has found a way to maintain its values despite the lack of government support.
September 30 – By Niko Pittore: On August 14, the United Nations Security Council voted against the United States’ resolution to indefinitely extend the arms embargo on Iran. In response, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo triggered a countdown to re-impose sanctions. Great Britain, France, and Germany, who abstained on the arms embargo vote, wrote letters in opposition.
Beyond PPE: The Health and National Security Threats Posed by the United States’ Reliance on China for Medical and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
August 26 – By Danyale C. Kellogg: The FDA estimates that 40% of finished pharmaceutical products and 80% of active ingredients used by U.S. patients are manufactured abroad, primarily from China and India. It is inherently dangerous for the United States to rely so heavily on any single other country for its drug supply.
August 18 2020 | By Ramil Kazimov
Why the US should have a new grand strategy for the Middle East
August 12 2020 | By CJ Godkin
Mightier Than the Sword: Preparing American Diplomacy for a Post-Primacy World
August 4, 2020 | By Michael E. Hollis
The Dragon and the Lion Come to Terms: Should the Eagle Object?
August 4, 2020 | By Niko Pittore
China and Iran: A Case Study in the Failure of American Overreach
July 27, 2020 | By Noah A. Stevens
On The Sustainability Of American Foreign Policy: A Case For Doing Less
July 27, 2020 | By Jacob Williams
Unifying U.S. Cyber Response
July 20, 2020 | By Caitlyn Bess
Running Out the Clock on China
July 5, 2020 | By Pal Brahmbhatt
H1B1 Reversal: Undervaluing the Soft Power of Immigration
June 9, 2020 | By Benjamin Zimmer
A Logical Friendship: The South Korea-United States Relationship
April 29, 2020 | By Toby Pope
U.S. Political Polarization And Grand Strategy
Feb. 20, 2020 | By Ramil Kazimov
America’s Undefined Interests in the Middle East
Feb. 10, 2020 | by J. Tedford Tyler
The Arctic’s Future Role in American Security and Prosperity
Oct. 11, 2019 | by Logan Wolff
Donald Trump Gives Turkey the Green Light to Invade Northern Syria