John P Ruehl

Breaking Europe’s Hold on Football

Initiatives from Saudi Arabia and the United States continue to put pressure on Europe’s traditional stranglehold over FIFA. The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar brought together nations from around…

Where Are the World’s Water Stresses?

Around the world, significant issues are negatively impacting water security. While the situation appears dire, cooperation initiatives show some signs of relief. In May 2023, the Arizona Department of Water…

Moscow’s Leverage in the Balkans

Since September, Kosovo’s fragile stability that has endured since 1999, following intervention by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), has grown progressively precarious. Clashes between ethnic Serbians and Kosovo security forces saw Serbia’s military placed…

Where Does Russia Receive Its Aid From?

While Ukraine has received enormous aid from around the world since the Russian invasion began in February, open support for Russia should not be dismissed. On August 24, Ukraine’s independence…

Why Biden Can’t Woo the Middle East

For decades, U.S. policy in the Middle East has relied on coordination with the Saudi-led Gulf states, Israel, Egypt and Turkey. Since the Obama administration, however, relations between Washington and its core…

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