Thank you for reading the Observer. Our first articles of the academic year capture an uneasy world of emerging threats and destabilizing alliances. Developments in Australia and Taiwan have yanked the center of global conflict toward the Eastern Hemisphere. Angus Soderberg ’22 breaks down the implications of the AUKUS agreement between Australia, the U.K., and
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An unceremonius, ugly end to the war in Afghanistan makes clear that U.S. counterinsurgency tactics are inadequate to deal with the very type of conflict they were designed for.
In America, President Biden rode anti-incumbent sentiment to victory. Labour candidate Keith Starmer will need more than that to win over British voters.
A cranky member state calls the European Union’s enforcement power into question.
China’s intensifying displays of aggression have renewed focus on the ambiguous U.S. stance toward the contested island.
A new coalition in the Anglosphere marks a big step in the “pivot to Asia.” Is the global balance of power sliding back to capitalist vs. communist great-power competition, or lurching into uncharted territory?