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A Chinese Game of Go: How China Can Rise Peacefully
A Chinese Game of Go: How China Can Rise Peacefully

Impacts of China's rise on regional security.  By David McKee. (04/01/2019)

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Russian Derzhavnost, Grand Strategy, and the Black Sea

Essay examines Russian strategy in the Black Sea region.  By Joe Kyle. (03/31/2019)

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Back to the Afghan Future
Back to the Afghan Future

The security challenges of Afghanistan's reconstruction and development.  By Dr. Gilles-Emmanuel Jacquet . (03/22/2019)

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Chad’s Tactical Alliance with Israel: Will Sudan follow?
Chad’s Tactical Alliance with Israel: Will Sudan follow?

Can relations between Sudan and Israel be restored?  An analysis and outlook.  By Eline Rosenhart. (03/19/2019)

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Gunboat Diplomacy? Japanese Nationalism and its Role in the Gwanggaeto Incident
Gunboat Diplomacy? Japanese Nationalism and its Role in the Gwanggaeto Incident

The growing rift in the historically delicate relationship between Japan and South Korea, and the consequences of this development on the region. By Sandy Milne. (02/05/2019)

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The Importance of Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy as a Foreign Policy Initiative
The Importance of Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy as a Foreign Policy Initiative

Examining Japan’s Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy and what it means in the region.  By Timothy Bovy. (01/29/2019)

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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...



RUSI - Syrian Returning Fighters
RUSI - Syrian Returning Fighters (02/20/2018)


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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