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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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Erdogan’s War? Analysing Turkish Motivations for Possible Syrian Invasion
Erdogan’s War? Analysing Turkish Motivations for Possible Syrian Invasion

What are the possibilities for Turkish invasion of Syria? By Nivan Bagchi. (01/18/2022)

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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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Revolutions Reversed
Revolutions Reversed

Reflecting on the Arab Sprint and its impacts. By Damilare Oyebobola. (01/02/2023)

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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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How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Encourages Mutual Cooperation
How China’s Belt and Road Initiative Encourages Mutual Cooperation

Author argue that the BRI has created mutually beneficial agreements between China and developing nations across the world. By Kaushik Sampath. (10/31/2022) 

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The Personal Dimension in Saudi-U.S. Relations
The Personal Dimension in Saudi-U.S. Relations

Relations between Saudi Arabia and the United States are largely set by the respective  leaders and the nature of the relationship between them. By Dr. Moran Zaga and Kobby Barda. (10/31/2022)

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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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The Troubled Waters of Taiwan
The Troubled Waters of Taiwan

Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was part of intensifying tensions in the region. By Sartaj Chaudhary. (08/16/2022)

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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 Washington Avert a Thucydides Trap with Beijing?
Can Washington Avert a Thucydides Trap with Beijing?

Is there reasonable cause for concern about the China-US relationship? By Collins Chong Yew Keat. (07/30/2022)

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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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The torture in the next room: the morally and strategically deficient policy response of the West on Ukraine
The torture in the next room: the morally and strategically deficient policy response of the West on Ukraine

Author calls for strong economic pressure against Russia and military support to end the conflict in Ukraine as quickly as possible. By Andreas V. Georgiou. (06/03/2022)

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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...



Misfiring Countermeasures and Declining Deterrence Impact
Misfiring Countermeasures and Declining Deterrence Impact

North Korea's sabre rattling and regional impacts.  By Collins Chong Yew Keat. (05/20/2022)

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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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Russkiy mir: The Return of Religious War to Europe
Russkiy mir: The Return of Religious War to Europe

The concept of "Russia mir" or “Russian World” and how it's impacting Russian politics and power.  By Kurt Gmunder. (05/15/2022)

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Ukrainianization of Europe or Europeanisation of Ukraine
Ukrainianization of Europe or Europeanisation of Ukraine

The looming crisis over Ukraine. By  Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/04/2022)

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The Arms are Fair
The Arms are Fair

How did the free world let the Ukrainian invasion happen? By Sartaj Chaudhary. (04/30/2022)

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