Ashley Young

Ashley Young is an intern for Providence. She is currently earning her undergraduate degree in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations and a minor in Global Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Taiwan Has Opportunities after Success during COVID-19
Taiwan Has Opportunities after Success during COVID-19

Taiwan and the US should develop a policy for if, and when, tensions with the People’s Republic of China escalate. For Taiwan, the opportunities of COVID-19 present the perfect time to do so.

Singapore’s Fears about US-China Relations, and Three Wishes

Last month Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong offered three recommendations for the US government to enhance its relationships in Asia in the context of US-China tensions.

Reaffirming the Importance of the State During COVID-19
Reaffirming the Importance of the State during COVID-19

The pandemic has only confirmed the importance of states.

Conflict Intensifies in Nigeria’s Middle Belt
Conflict Intensifies in Nigeria’s Middle Belt

It is important to view Nigeria’s Middle Belt conflict in the context of Islamic extremism across the Sahel.