Lydia Brown

Lydia Brown is a recent graduate of American University’s School of International Service with a Master's in International Relations. Her interests include American foreign policy, conflict & security studies, and soccer.  

The Copper Rush: How a Common Mineral is Reshaping Foreign Relations

In all this discourse surrounding semiconductor chips, we have seemingly forgotten the conductive material that makes it all possible - copper. Having accompanied man...

More Than Rhetoric: Tunisia’s Democratic Backsliding

From calls for foreign aid to be suspended, to migrants being driven out, democratic backsliding has brought Tunisia back into the headlines. Despite leading...

Flying into Uncertainty: The Shadow Cast by Israel’s Drone Strikes

Over the weekend, the Israeli Intelligence Agency carried out an attack on an Iranian missile facility located in Isfahan, Iran. Iranian officials allege that...

Outsourcing Instability: How the Wagner Group Got a Foothold in Mali

Since 2021, rumors have swirled about “white soldiers” who have been setting fire to villages and gunning down suspected Islamic militants in Mali. In...

What Lies Behind the Crisis in Haiti?

Despite not routinely making the front page of the news, world leaders, scholars, and human rights activists have been expressing their concerns regarding the...

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