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Just or unjust War: An analysis of Hamas 7th October Attack
Just or unjust War: An analysis of Hamas 7th October Attack
Author explores the question of whether the war in Gaza is just or unjust. By Fahad Abdullah. (06/15/2024) Read More...


Comrades to Calculated Partners: How different Strategic Cultures Endanger China Russia Relations?
Comrades to Calculated Partners: How different Strategic Cultures Endanger China Russia Relations?
What does the future hold for China-Russia relations? By Syeda Fatima Gardazi. (06/05/2024) Read More...


Iran’s Foreign Policy after President Raisi - A Short Note
Iran’s Foreign Policy after President Raisi - A Short Note
How has Iran's foreign policy be affected by the death of President Raisi? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (05/30/2024) Read More...


Syria's Dilemma: From a Civil War to a Drug War
Syria's Dilemma: From a Civil War to a Drug War

President Bashar Al-Assad problematic efforts to harness illicit captagon trade should force Syria out of the Arab League. By Shahd Sharaf. (03/23/2024)

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All Quiet on the Election’s Front:  Pride and Prejudice
All Quiet on the Election’s Front: Pride and Prejudice

The fallout from Putin's power. By Lily Ong. (03/02/2024)

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Establishing Negative Peace: Lessons from the Past for Israel
Establishing Negative Peace: Lessons from the Past for Israel

Lessons can be learned from the Libyan intervention and historical experiences that can be applied to the conflict in Gaza. By Triveni Fotedar. (12/29/2023)

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Does Geopolitical Deterrence Still Explain the Development of the War in Ukraine and is it Enough for the Post-War Security of Europe?
Does Geopolitical Deterrence Still Explain the Development of the War in Ukraine and is it Enough for the Post-War Security of Europe?

Does geopolitical deterrence explain the war in Ukraine? What has the war mean for European security and NATO? By Alexander Kostyuk, PhD, DBA. (12/14/2023)

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Understanding Israel: The Story of Sderot
Understanding Israel: The Story of Sderot

The town of Sderot, site of the recent attack by Hamas, has a long history of suffering. By Logan M. Williams

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Letter to the Editor: Israel’s “Friendship” with Russia was Always a Farce
Letter to the Editor: Israel’s “Friendship” with Russia was Always a Farce

Russia's uneasy reactions to Israel, in light of the Israeli-Hamas conflict. By Logan M. Williams. (11/10/2023)

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The Daunting Question: Is Israel Playing Against Itself?
The Daunting Question: Is Israel Playing Against Itself?

Author reevaluates Israel's present military strategy. By Katarina Sikimic Martinovic. (11/07/2023)

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Palestine: The Land Deserves Peace
Palestine: The Land Deserves Peace

Author calls for a peaceful solution to be found soon in the Palestinan conflict. By yamna khajjak. (10/28/2023)

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Extremism in Israel and Palestine: A Roadblock to Peace
Extremism in Israel and Palestine: A Roadblock to Peace

Extremism is pulling the Middle East apart. By Iuri M. Piovezan. (10/23/2023)

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Russia Stays Silent, Abandoning Israel in the Face of Hamas' Brutal Attack on Innocent Civilians
Russia Stays Silent, Abandoning Israel in the Face of Hamas' Brutal Attack on Innocent Civilians

Russia has abandoned the “partnership” it claimed to have with Israel. By Logan M. Williams. (10/20/2023)

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Hamas Attack on China
Hamas Attack on China

Ramifications of the Hamas attack on Israel extend geopolitically around the world. By Dr. Manlio Graziano. (10/09/2023)

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The Impossible Chinese Order
The Impossible Chinese Order

Author argues that China cannot be the next hegemonic power. By Dr. Manlio Graziano. (09/27/2023)

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A Minor Issue with Global Consequences
A Minor Issue with Global Consequences

Can a Middle East deal be reached? By Dr. Alexander Loengarov. (09/27/2023)

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3rd Anniversary of the Abraham Accords
3rd Anniversary of the Abraham Accords

Reflecting on the Abraham Accords. By Amr Wagdy. (09/26/2023)

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Palestinian Terror is Not an Act of Fate
Palestinian Terror is Not an Act of Fate

To makes strides towards peace, Israelis and Palestinians must find balance and acceptance of their respective narratives. By Dr. Alexander Loengarov. (09/19/2023)

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Has the West Ever Wanted Ukraine to Win Its War Against Russia?
Has the West Ever Wanted Ukraine to Win Its War Against Russia?

Author argues that a sustainable solution to the Ukrainian war presumes a radical change in the Western foreign policy regarding it. By Nicola Stoev. (09/01/2023)

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The West’s strategy on Ukraine: with faults despite the good intentions
The West’s strategy on Ukraine: with faults despite the good intentions

Is the level of West assistance to Ukraine adequate? By Dr. Andreas V Georgiou. (08/21/2023)

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The Russia-Ukraine War: An Innovative Solution to an Insoluble Problem
The Russia-Ukraine War: An Innovative Solution to an Insoluble Problem

To break the Russia-Ukraine deadlock and pave the way for a potential resolution, a novel and innovative approach must be considered, allowing each side to claim victory, maintain domestic support,... Read More...



China’s Hostile Takeover of the Current International Order?
China’s Hostile Takeover of the Current International Order?

China’s Acquiescence, Appropriation, and Alternatives strategies and efforts needed to counter them. By Shaarif Sameer. (07/18/2023)

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Why Can't Global Diplomacy or International Law Cannot Stop War in Ukraine?
Why Can't Global Diplomacy or International Law Cannot Stop War in Ukraine?

What are the limitations of global diplomacy and international law in preventing the ongoing war in Ukraine? Author explains. By Paulina Buzaite. (05/23/2023)

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The one-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict boils down to institutionalizing the status quo. Only a two-state solution is desirable.
The one-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict boils down to institutionalizing the status quo. Only a two-state solution is desirable.

Rather than choosing the one-state solution out of pragmatism and leaving Palestinians to a miserable fate, the international community should carry working on the two-state solution. By Adrien Dan... Read More...



Can China Rise Without Reforming its Political System?
Can China Rise Without Reforming its Political System?

What challenges does China face for its development and can they be overcome?  By Beenish Ayub. (04/13/2023)

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Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Opportunities for Pakistan
Iran-Saudi Peace Deal: Opportunities for Pakistan

The Iran-Saudi rapprochement may provide Pakistan with numerous opportunities.  How so? By Maria Mansab. (04/11/2023)

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Reconsidering the Middle East: The Fate of Generation 1979 and Another Hiatus
Reconsidering the Middle East: The Fate of Generation 1979 and Another Hiatus

‘Generation 1979’ and its influnce on the Middle East's political and social landscape. By Saaq Iqbal. (04/06/2023)

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A Sandstorm is Imminent in the Arab World
A Sandstorm is Imminent in the Arab World

A political sandstorm is imminent in the Arab World, and it is bringing unification, sought-out alliances, reestablishment of ties, and a call to greater peace with it. By Muhammad Abdullah Hamid. ... Read More...



China’s Social Credit System: When Did Fiction Become Reality?
China’s Social Credit System: When Did Fiction Become Reality?

What does possible implementation of the China’s Social Credit System mean?  By Iuri M. Piovezan. (03/20/2023)

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Do Not Report This!: Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Times of War
Do Not Report This!: Restrictions on Freedom of Speech in Times of War

Author explores "right to have rights" in the context of the Ukrainian conflict and possible repercussion. By Victoria Portnaia. (03/07/2023)

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