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BA in History and English from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, with study-abroad semester at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Specialization in International Relations with emphasis on American foreign policy.


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Back to the future: What the U.S. national defence strategy tells about the state of the world US Navy
On July 1 the U.S. Navy officially reconstituted the 2nd Fleet in Norfolk, previously deactivated in 2011 to preserve funds. The ceremony was the realization of a May 6 decision to resurrect the fleet as a step in the 2018 National Security Strategy (NDS) issued in January. Included was the decision to establish the U.S....
Soldiers of Fortune – The role of mercenaries in Middle Eastern politics soldiers, kettle mag
The term mercenary usually conjures up images of 15th century renaissance knights in shining armor, fighting for the highest bidder. Otherwise we tend to think of obscure Rambo look-alike veterans stimulating their lust for action in some war-torn country for a dubious employer. Just as mercenary forces in the employ of dukes and counts was...
An Old idea in new clothing: What to make of Pomepeo’s Iran policy announcement Mike Pompeo, kettle mag,
It should be crystal to the international community that the Trump administration’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the Iran nuclear accord, is a departure from the policy its predecessor. The Obama administration made efforts to counter nuclear proliferation by binding Iran closer into the international community through institutionalizing control with the country’s nuclear apparatus. However,...
Outsourcing security? What a proposed Arab force in Syria tells about US Middle East strategy US army, plane, kettle mag
For seven years the tragic civil war in Syria has been raging, causing a humanitarian crisis, the rise of ever-deadlier terror groups, and a politically volatile situation not seen for years. For the same seven-year period the international community has discussed possible solutions to the the civil war, but to no avail. Less than a...