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Timeline of escalations in the Middle East
Timeline of escalations in the Middle East

Timeline of escalations in the Middle East. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. 02/08/2024

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Korean Peninsula: Partition Studies’ Lasting Success
Korean Peninsula: Partition Studies’ Lasting Success

Analysis of ongoing tensions in East Asia and South China Sea. By Gabriela Bernal. (01/24/2024)

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The Intersection of K-pop and Political Tensions
The Intersection of K-pop and Political Tensions

Korean soft power, via the country's K-pop industry, and how it has impacted South Korea-Japan relations. By Kristin Hynes. (10/16/2023)

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China - a Partner or a Foe?
China - a Partner or a Foe?

Analyzing whether China is actually a foe on the world stage. By Asya Gasparyan. (09/20/2023)

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U.S.-China Relations Have No Bright Future Amid Mutual Confrontation
U.S.-China Relations Have No Bright Future Amid Mutual Confrontation

Current US-China relations are marked by a lack of sufficient will and ability on both sides to establish and maintain a set of international behavior rules and order that all parties (at least) ba... Read More...



Intelligence analysis of Iraq’s nuclear potential ahead of the 2003 war was flawed
Intelligence analysis of Iraq’s nuclear potential ahead of the 2003 war was flawed

Essay argues that the intelligence analysis was flawed owing to politicization and inefficiencies in the intelligence cycle. By Lakshmy Ramakrishnan. (09/03/2023)

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China in the Middle East: Neo-colonialism or mutual benefit?
China in the Middle East: Neo-colonialism or mutual benefit?

Analysis of Chinese expansion in the Middle East and reactions to it. By Dunia Essam. (08/12/2023)

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Coup in Russia: A Dent to Putinism
Coup in Russia: A Dent to Putinism

Author explore the concept of Putinism and how the recent coup attempt has dented the concept and Putin's power. By Ali Bin Haroon. (08/08/2023)

 

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Rural-Urban Differentials in China
Rural-Urban Differentials in China

China should analyze rural- urban differentials to better education, labor mobility, and investment. By Aaron Xiong. (07/31/2023)

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Legal Amelioration for Ukrainian Healthcare Incursions
Legal Amelioration for Ukrainian Healthcare Incursions

Author examines explores the legal and historical frameworks of international human rights law (IHRL) and international humanitarian law (IHL) in the context of the Ukraine conflict. By Charlotte H... Read More...



The Iraq War at 20: The Groundwork for the US-Led Invasion Was Laid Long before 2003
The Iraq War at 20: The Groundwork for the US-Led Invasion Was Laid Long before 2003

On the 20th anniversary of the US-led invasion of Iraq, reflections on policy issues leading up to the war. By Professor Joe Renouard. (03/20/2023)

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The Unresolved Sino-Indian Border Disputes: Limited Room for Engagement
The Unresolved Sino-Indian Border Disputes: Limited Room for Engagement

India and China have long-standing border issues.  What is the prognosis for resovling it? An analysis by Ho Ting (Bosco) Hung. (01/26/2023)

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Could Iran Become a Great Power Once Again?
Could Iran Become a Great Power Once Again?

An in-depth analysis of Iran, including its history, current status, and place in the international community.  By Giordani Dimitrov. (01/19/2022)

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China and the World after Xi Jinping's Third Re-Election
China and the World after Xi Jinping's Third Re-Election

Analysis of Xi Jinping's third term and what it means for China, the region, and other nations. By Dr. Tao Peng. (12/22/2022)

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Post-Reform China and Marxist Ideology
Post-Reform China and Marxist Ideology

Paper provides an argument that Communist Party of China can still be considered Marxist because of their adherence to dialectical and historical materialism. By Kaushik Sampath. (12/07/2022)

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Xi Jinping's Bid for Re-Election is Full of Variables
Xi Jinping's Bid for Re-Election is Full of Variables

Xi Jinping's bid for re-election may not be as easy as thought by many. He may even lose - at least part - of his power.  By Dr. Tao Peng. (10/22/2022)

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Why the Arctic is Unlikely to Lift Russia's Curse
Why the Arctic is Unlikely to Lift Russia's Curse

What are the prospects for the Arctic to become Moscow's 'new ocean'?  An analysis. By Andrea Restaldi. (10/05/2022)

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“Soft” Power in Cultural Diplomacy: Pandas in Ancient China, China’s Big Lie, and Its Use of Pandas
“Soft” Power in Cultural Diplomacy: Pandas in Ancient China, China’s Big Lie, and Its Use of Pandas

Paper examines Chinese Panda diplomacy and impacts on Chinese culture in the twenty-first century. By Jingyuan Chen. (09/01/2022)

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Zero-Covid Strategy is a Double-edged Sword for China and North Korea
Zero-Covid Strategy is a Double-edged Sword for China and North Korea

China and North Korea's zero-Covid policies present the countries with numerous challenges.  By Lin (Kirin) PU and Jules Hanisee. (08/31/2022)

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Increased Regional Tension as Fallout of the Pelosi Visit to Taiwan
Increased Regional Tension as Fallout of the Pelosi Visit to Taiwan

Author discusses fallout from Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan and its implications. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (08/19/2022)

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Interview with Noam Chomsky: US Foreign Policy Shaped by Fear of China's Rise
Interview with Noam Chomsky: US Foreign Policy Shaped by Fear of China's Rise

In this interview, Nom Chomsky says, 21st-Century US foreign policy Is shaped by fears of China’s rise.  By C.J. Polychronou. (08/05/2022)

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Is America Doomed for a Clash with China?
Is America Doomed for a Clash with China?

Is a clash betwen the US and China avoidable? By Collins Chong Yew Keat . (08/04/2022)

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Can Taipei Escape Beijing’s Claws?
Can Taipei Escape Beijing’s Claws?

Challenges facing Taipei in holding off the China threat. By Collins Chong Yew Keat. (07/27/2022)

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Interview with Noam Chomsky: Biden’s Middle East Trip Contains Echoes of Trump’s Policies
Interview with Noam Chomsky: Biden’s Middle East Trip Contains Echoes of Trump’s Policies

Noam Chomsky reflects on President Biden's current Middle East trip.  Interview by C.J. Polychronou.  (07/15/2022)

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South Ossetia After the Presidential Elections.
South Ossetia After the Presidential Elections.

Ukraine isn't the only hotspot in the post-Soviet area.  Author examines scenarios in Souh Ossetia after their elections. By Francesco Stuffer. (06/27/2022)

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Ukraine: Looming crisis, fracturing International Order
Ukraine: Looming crisis, fracturing International Order

Author Ukrainian crisis and its impact on the international legal order. By Betselot Kebede Kassa, (06/06/2022)

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War between Russia and Ukraine (2022): Analyzing Information and International Relations
War between Russia and Ukraine (2022): Analyzing Information and International Relations

Interview with Professor Maria Repnikova (Georgia State University, United States). (06/01/2022)

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Ukrainian crisis: Meanings, Consequences, Outcome
Ukrainian crisis: Meanings, Consequences, Outcome

Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic discusses the Ukrainian crisis.  By Covadonga Romero. (05/31/2022)

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Timeline of the JCPOA
Timeline of the JCPOA

Author examines a timeline of the JCPOA, how the nuclear deal came about, what happened to it during the Trump administration, and what is being done about it in the current Biden administration. B... Read More...



Kim's Nuclear Brinkmanship and Power Trap
Kim's Nuclear Brinkmanship and Power Trap

Kim Jong-un's strategic shifts put nuclear balance in peril. By Collins Chong Yew Keat. (05/18/2022)

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