Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea
Megan G. Oprea is the managing editor of the Texas National Security Review. She is a senior contributor to The Federalist and editor of the foreign policy newsletter INBOUND. She holds a PhD in French linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. You can follow her on Twitter.
The Problem With The North Korea Breakthrough Is That Trump Said ‘Yes’ To Talks

The president is setting a dangerous precedent about rewarding bad behavior — in this case, from a designated state sponsor of terrorism.

Putin’s Anti-US Rhetoric Is Heating Up, And We Should Take Him Seriously

Russia’s economy might be weak, and the country might have demographic problems, but on international standing and regional influence, Putin is no lightweight.

Why It’s Insane To Welcome North Korea To The Olympic Games

Before you start popping champagne bottles or using white-out on your map of North and South Korea, let’s pause and consider what led to this announcement and its consequences.

Do Mass Protests In Tunisia Mark The Start Of A New Arab Spring?

As if by some cosmic irony, Tunisia is once again being rocked by mass protests and its government, once again, is cracking down.

Is The Diplomatic Breakthrough Between South And North Korea A Good Thing?

The South’s acceptance of the North’s overtures without at least some acknowledgement from Pyongyang that it needs to disarm undermines America’s hard-line approach.

Iranian Protests Offer Opportunity For A Real U.S. Reset In The Middle East

Over the past four days, Iranians have taken to the streets in several cities to protest corruption and living conditions in the repressive Islamic Republic.

Trump’s National Security Strategy Reverses Obama’s Policy Of Leading From Behind

Now that the National Security Strategy has been released, the American public can get a closer look at what the Trump administration considers important for foreign policy.

Tillerson’s ‘No Preconditions’ For North Korea Means Things Are Worse Than We Thought

Rex Tillerson’s startling comments signal that Pyongyang is truly on the cusp of having a nuclear-capable intercontinental missile and that a military conflict might be fast approaching.

The Yemen Civil War Just Got Even Worse

Yemen desperately needed a way out of this conflict, which is brutalizing its people. Now, that hope has dissipated and the country is worse off than ever.

No Surprise U.S. Wants Out Of U.N. Migration Pact Given Europe’s Track Record

While many are calling this a sign of American isolationism, administration officials maintain the real problem is that the compact threatens U.S. sovereignty.

The Philippines’ President Spurns The U.S. To Flirt With China

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte wants to be free to pivot toward China without entirely losing the United States as an ally and as a trading partner, having his cake and eating it too.

Here Are The Real Reasons Syria Decided To Sign The Paris Climate Deal

The questions people should really be asking are why Syria joined the Paris agreement and why it chose to do so now, two years after the agreement was first adopted.

What You Need To Know About Saudi Arabia’s Mass Arrests

The weekend purge in Saudi Arabia was a move by the new crown prince to consolidate power, push back against the clerics, and keep a young populace happy.

ISIS-Inspired Truck Attacks Come To New York City

This attack marks the first significant instance in America of the kind of vehicular ISIS attacks that have become frequent in European countries.

Why Schools Shouldn’t Stop Teaching ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Because Of The N-Word

A Mississippi school district is going after Harper Lee’s classic work, contending that its difficult themes will make students too uncomfortable.

Austria’s Rightward Swing Marks Accelerated Political Shifts In Europe

Sebastian Kurz’s win marks the latest sign of Europe’s slow march away from the European Union and toward a renaissance, for better or for worse, of national sovereignty.

Will Madrid Let The Catalan Independence Movement Back Down?

After signing the independence declaration, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont announced he is suspending it for several weeks in order to leave room for re-negotiating with Madrid.

Don’t Be Too Quick To Condemn France’s Terrorism-Prompted Restrictions On Civil Liberties

Just two days after the Marseille knife attack, the French parliament assembled to vote on a new and controversial counter-terrorism bill proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Is More Careful And Defensible

Although the order is more carefully crafted following months of review, Trump’s opponents will still fight it. But that doesn’t mean it will work.

Is Spain Going to Explode Over Catalonian Secession?

The conflict reveals a deep tension between ethnic groups who want self-determination, and countries seeking to maintain their borders and sovereignty.