AUKUS and Nuclear Submarines: Not Enough, But a Step in the Right Direction

Although not enough to combat an increasingly belligerent China, Australia’s purchase of eight nuclear-powered submarines is a step in the right direction towards security in the Indo-Pacific.


NATO & Cyber Security: A Modernisation of Article 5

As international pressure grows to combat the increasing pervasiveness of major cyberattacks, an update to Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty requires urgent attention.


In Reprimanding China’s Authoritarianism, the United States Must Stand with Taiwan

China’s global encroachment represents an existential threat to the United States and international democracy. By displaying its support for Taiwan, the U.S. can push back against this threat on China’s doorstep.


Our apathy is the single greatest tool that vicious political groups will seek to weaponise as we head into the European election

So far Ireland has rejected the toxic political rhetoric of far-right nationalism and Euroscepticism – but elsewhere in Europe that populist dogma is spreading.

As An Autonomous Nation, Ireland Must Not Be Intimidated by Foreign Aggressors

On November 15th, 2020, John Mooney of The Sunday Times reported in an online piece that Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ireland’s Ceann Comhairle, the speaker of the lower house of Ireland’s parliament, has been accused of overstepping his remit by passing representations of a threatening nature on behalf of the Chinese government to his colleagues inContinue reading “As An Autonomous Nation, Ireland Must Not Be Intimidated by Foreign Aggressors”

In the Wake of COVID-19, Ireland Needs a Drastic Rethink of its Trading Relationship With China

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that Ireland is too reliant on single-source supply chains to sustain its economy during a crisis. It’s time to change that.

Be Wary of American Interest in Venezuela

US recognition of Juan Guaidó as the Venezuelan president, an action in stark contrast with the Trump administration’s typical anti-interventionist stance, should be treated with a healthy dose of skepticism to avoid pitfalls of the past.