Why Fracking is Here to Stay
Energy

Why Fracking is Here to Stay

Back in April, Bloomberg infamously predicted that “half of U.S. fracking companies would be dead or sold this year.” Despite continued slumps in oil, the expensive extraction process of fracking has remained and will likely continue to stay for the foreseeable future. Continue reading

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Next Steps for the U.S. in the South China Sea
China / Foreign Policy / National Security

Next Steps for the U.S. in the South China Sea

The recent FONOP has paved the way for the U.S.’ next move, which should be beginning preparations for securing an internationally recognized agreement to settle the Spratly Island issue once and for all. Continue reading

Why America Cares about “China’s” Sea
China / Foreign Policy / National Security

Why America Cares about “China’s” Sea

China has been building artificial islands near the Spratly Islands for years in an attempt to claim territorial sovereignty over the contested area. If the U.S. does not challenge these claims of sovereignty, then it could open the door for China to assert that all shipping passing through the South China Sea requires their approval. Continue reading