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.
January 15, 2021 – By Caitlyn Bess: If conditions of the February 2019 Doha agreement are met, the U.S. will pull all troops out of Afghanistan by 1 May 2021. This is something Americans from all sides have wanted for a long time. President-elect Joe Biden never wanted a large military presence there in the first place, and counseled President Obama in 2009 against the surge in favor of a limited counterterrorism presence. There is little that has happened in the past 11 years to have likely changed his mind.
A Shift in East Asia’s Balance of Influence is Coming: The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement
December 21, 2020 – By Adriel Arguelles: The greatest impact of East Asia’s newest multilateral free trade agreement, the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) Agreement, may prove to be a power shift among states in their capabilities to influence the region rather than an increase in the region’s economic prosperity.
A New Look at Deterrence: What Do a Series of Attacks on Iran and the Karabakh War Tell Us About Next Generation Warfare?
December 16, 2020 – By Ramil Kazimov: Application of next-generation technologies against Iran, and during the Karabakh war, are harbingers of future warfare. They present a new way of ensuring deterrence for states. This should not sound as a doomsday for security organizations like NATO or states with predominantly conventional armaments in their arsenal.
November 24, 2020 – By Audrey Kuhnle: The United States is not the global hegemon it once was. Being challenged by the rising strength of China, the United States needs to concentrate on balancing the power of China. If the United States stays on its current trajectory, China will shift the world to be bipolar and eventually overtake the United States in the global world order.
November 16, 2020 – By CJ Godkin: On September 24, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proposed changes to the policy framework concerning F, J, and I nonimmigrant visas. These changes would impose a fixed period of stay for different groups including “academic students” and “exchange visitors” based on country of origin and citizenship.
September 30, 2020 | By Niko Pittore
Time to Look Forward: How Washington Needs a New Iran Strategy
August 18, 2020 | By Ramil Kazimov
Why the US should have a new grand strategy for the Middle East
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 Jacob Williams
Unifying U.S. Cyber Response
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. 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