Author: Lev Klarnet

A Conversation with Emma Ashford on Oil and National Security

A Conversation with Emma Ashford on Oil and National Security

Emma Ashford, a research fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute, lead a wide-ranging discussion on oil and national security at an event hosted by the International Affairs Society on Monday. Ashford framed the discussion in an interesting way. She argued that, given the recent fracking boom and increase in the […]

HANGZHOU, CHINA SEPTEMBER 5, 2016: US President Barack Obama (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry meet with Russia's President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Alexei Druzhinin/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS (Photo by Alexei DruzhininTASS via Getty Images)

American Prestige in Decline, Thanks Obama

Upon Air Force One’s landing in Hangzhou, China, for the G20 summit in early September – amid U.S.-China tensions and the general perception of U.S. decline – Chinese officials refused to roll out the red-carpet staircase for President Barack Obama. Instead, he had to, as one expert put it, leave […]