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Keeping Nuclear Arms Control Alive
Keeping Nuclear Arms Control Alive

Overview of the strategic disarmament between US and RF/USSR. By Alexander Savelyev. (08/16/2018)

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Why is the Korean Reunification not to Work anytime soon?
Why is the Korean Reunification not to Work anytime soon?

Denuclearization of the Far East is a long way ahead.  By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (05/24/2018)

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The North Korean Femme Fatale Duo As a Ma-Kim-avellian Strategy: Beware!
The North Korean Femme Fatale Duo As a Ma-Kim-avellian Strategy: Beware!

A closer look at Kim Jong-un’s charismatic younger sister, Kim Yo Jong.  By April Xiaoyi Xu. (05/08/2018)

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The Syrian Civil War: Analysis of Recent Developments
The Syrian Civil War: Analysis of Recent Developments

Essay examines current situation in the Syrian Civil War. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (04/27/2018)

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Unified Korea – A stepchild of Asia
Unified Korea – A stepchild of Asia

Renewed diplomatic initiative in the Far East, and eventual geopolitical implication of eventual reunification of Koreas.By Prof. Joseph H. Chung. (04/24/2018)

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The End of History? China's Trilateral Triumph
The End of History? China's Trilateral Triumph

Three crucial factors to China's contemporary success. By Benjamin Moore. (03/29/2018)

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Russia-China Emerging Ties in Asia: Its Implications for US Hegemony (post Cold-War analysis)
Russia-China Emerging Ties in Asia: Its Implications for US Hegemony (post Cold-War analysis)

Paper focuses on the notions of the established partnership between Russia and China and how it contributes to be a potential threat for US’s hegemony in Asia. By Faiza Farid. (02/21/2018)Read More...



China’s Global Ambitions: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)
China’s Global Ambitions: The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

Implications of China's Belt Road Initiative (BRI). By Prof. Sohail Mahmood. (02/18/2018)

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Russia the Invincible. But Weak?
Russia the Invincible. But Weak?

Is Russia's power status a facade? By Otabek Akromov. (11/27/2017)

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China and the Race for a New Form of State
China and the Race for a New Form of State

Will China emerge as the model for a new form of state?  By Timothy Bovy. (11/16/2017)

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Is Lenin Still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution
Is Lenin Still In? The 100 years after the October Revolution

Reflecting on Russian communism on the anniversary of its revolution. By Eric Mann. (11/12/2017)

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Is China being aggressive with India? A case study on Doklam
Is China being aggressive with India? A case study on Doklam

Analysis of China-India security relations, seen through the lens of Doklam. By Ashna Joy. (10/20/2017)

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Rehabilitating Vulnerable, Weak and Failing Economies
Rehabilitating Vulnerable, Weak and Failing Economies

Examination of revitalizing problematic economies in MENA countries By Nathir Haimoun. (07/26/2017)

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Far Greater Game in Syria: wide range of actors and perennial clash of interests
Far Greater Game in Syria: wide range of actors and perennial clash of interests

The conflict in Syria can be coined the 'Far Greater Game.' What does it mean for the involved parties?  By Otabek Akromov. (07/23/2017)

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Regional Security Architectures: Comparing Asia and Europe
Regional Security Architectures: Comparing Asia and Europe

Interview with Dr. Anis Bajrektarevic. (07/11/2017) First published by The Diplomat.

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South China Sea Ruling: The Need for a Firm Stance
South China Sea Ruling: The Need for a Firm Stance

Essay provides an analysis of the South China Sea dispute, focusing on the developments throughout the years. By Apala Chaturvedi. (05/31/2017)

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A More Nuanced Perspective on China’s Embrace of Globalization
A More Nuanced Perspective on China’s Embrace of Globalization

An analysis of globalization's effects on Chinese society and economic development. By Michael McCall. (05/26/2017)

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Hamas Still Hamas
Hamas Still Hamas

An analysis of the state of Hamas, through interpreting the Document of General Principles and Policies issued by Hamas in 2017. By Prof. Mohammed Al-Azdee. (05/23/2017)

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The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The Political Economy Analyzed
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC): The Political Economy Analyzed

Analysis of CPEC and its implications to the political economy. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/08/2017)

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China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Brief Analysis
China’s Belt and Road Initiative: A Brief Analysis

A look at China's Belt and Road Initiative, and its implications. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/08/2017)

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Australia, Afghanistan and Trump’s allure
Australia, Afghanistan and Trump’s allure

Australia's aid issue with Afghanistan. By Aiden Parkes. (03/16/2017)

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Concerting for peace in Afghanistan: Will the ‘meeting of six’ have a tune to play?
Concerting for peace in Afghanistan: Will the ‘meeting of six’ have a tune to play?

What's the hope for Afghanistan's current peace process involving regional powers?  By Chayanika Saxena. (03/19/2017)

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What Factors Have Perpetuated Instability in Yemen?
What Factors Have Perpetuated Instability in Yemen?

Parper examines destabilizing factors plaguing Yemen. By Austin Rock. (01/24/2017) 

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Chinese Foreign Policy in East Asia: A 2016 Assessment of Strategy and Goals
Chinese Foreign Policy in East Asia: A 2016 Assessment of Strategy and Goals

An analysis of China’s strategy and policy goals for advancing its interests in East Asia and its potential impacts. By Daniel Urchick. (01/09/2016)

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COIN: the effectiveness of counterinsurgency strategies in Afghanistan from 2001 until 2014
COIN: the effectiveness of counterinsurgency strategies in Afghanistan from 2001 until 2014

Analysis of counerinsurgency strategies used in Afghanistan. By Nathan Down. (12/24/2016)

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Boiling Frogs of the ASEAN
Boiling Frogs of the ASEAN

Chinese economic and military power strategies in the South China Sea.  By Eric Szandzik. (12/16/2016)

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End of nuclear monopoly, Israeli dreams for regional hegemony?
End of nuclear monopoly, Israeli dreams for regional hegemony?

Would the rise of a nuclear Iran restore regional balance and hinder Israel’s hegemonic moves? By Arslan Ayan. (11/30/2016)

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A Safe Haven or Route for New Conflict
A Safe Haven or Route for New Conflict

Analyis of Safe Haven, an explicit favoring of one religion/ ethnic group against another in the face of atrocities committed by ISIS. By Mustafa Akhwand. (09/30/2016)

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MENA Region: Colonial Dependence versus Regional Interdependence
MENA Region: Colonial Dependence versus Regional Interdependence

MENA colonial historial must be understood to gain a proper understanding of its current circumstances. By Dr. Bendebka Ramzi. (09/05/2016)

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Examination of Saudi-Iranian relations and their potential impact on the Middle East. By Dr. Mohammed Nuruzzaman. (08/28/2016)

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