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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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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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Climate Change Is Also a Major Casualty of the War in Ukraine
Climate Change Is Also a Major Casualty of the War in Ukraine

The Russian invasion of Ukraine raises the question, again, why the world fails repeatedly to sets its priorities in the right order. By C.J. Polychroniou. (04/19/2022)

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What is to be done: burning issues for Western democracies regarding Ukraine
What is to be done: burning issues for Western democracies regarding Ukraine

Current key failures by Western democracies to help Ukraine and what's needed to apply pressure on Putin's Russia.  By Dr. Andreas V Georgiou. (04/18/2022)

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Emotions and Unlearnt Lessons – Ukraine and Beyond
Emotions and Unlearnt Lessons – Ukraine and Beyond

Author examines how current events in the Ukrainian-Russian scene are depicted in mainstream Western media, what this teaches us about our way of looking at international affairs, and how we can tr... Read More...



Ukraine Invasion: A Dress Rehearsal for More of the Same Around the Globe
Ukraine Invasion: A Dress Rehearsal for More of the Same Around the Globe

Unless thwarted, the Ukrainian invasion by Russia can offer a blueprint for authoritarian states to seek expansion. By Dr. Andreas V Georgiou. (03/07/2022)

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The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: The East-West Divide and NATOs Inadequate Strategy
The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: The East-West Divide and NATOs Inadequate Strategy

Author argues that the invasion of Ukraine has marked the modern solidification between Western and Eastern Europe and confirms that NATO can’t comprehend Russia or revisionist powers.  By Samuel D... Read More...



President Biden is Right in Staying the Course in Kabul
President Biden is Right in Staying the Course in Kabul

In spite of the recent terrorist bombings in Kabul, President Bident is correct to move forward in Afghanistan. By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (08/28/2021)

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What Next In Afghanistan?
What Next In Afghanistan?

What should be the response to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan?  By Dr. Sohail Mahmood. (08/18/2021)

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Holding Hands Could Make a Baby: China’s Problem with Sex-ed
Holding Hands Could Make a Baby: China’s Problem with Sex-ed

The impact and causes of China's lack of sex education. By Judy (Hexuan) Wang.  (07/26/2021)

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A Static Strategy in a Dynamic World: Expect Israel to Mow the Grass Again
A Static Strategy in a Dynamic World: Expect Israel to Mow the Grass Again

Israel's strategy in Gaza and its implications. By Albin Touma. (07/08/2021)

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Oman Protests: Larger Implications of Structural Economic Changes and Political Crisis in the Gulf
Oman Protests: Larger Implications of Structural Economic Changes and Political Crisis in the Gulf

What do the protests in Oman say about the state of the Middle East? By Falit Sijariya. (06/19/2021)

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China-Russia: The Unlikely Alliance,
China-Russia: The Unlikely Alliance,

Examining the China-Russia relationship and the hypotheses of an alliance between them. By Dr. Manlio Graziano. (06/18/2021)

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The Syrian Elections: Like Father, Like Son
The Syrian Elections: Like Father, Like Son

Examining Bashar al-Assad's election and its ramifications.  By Omar S. Abdellatif. (06/17/2021)

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The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: What Next?
The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: What Next?

What are the implications from the recent Palestinian-Israeli conflict? By Dr. Sohail Mahmood.  (05/17/2021) 

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President Trump Turns Off the Light and Bolts the Door as He Leaves the White House
President Trump Turns Off the Light and Bolts the Door as He Leaves the White House

Ramifications of the U.S. withdrawal The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and what lies ahead.  By Nacer Ben Driouich. (12/30/2020)

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The Forthcoming Sino-US Rift
The Forthcoming Sino-US Rift

Yet another Binarization of International Relations? By Prof. Anis H. Bajrektarevic. (12/10/2020)

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Why The Jordanian Dinar being Pegged To The U.S Dollar Is A Smart Idea
Why The Jordanian Dinar being Pegged To The U.S Dollar Is A Smart Idea

Jordan faces increasing unemployment rates and diminished foreign investment.  Pegging the Jordanian Dinar to the U.S. Dollar could help.  By Sara Alghanmeh. (12/01/2020)

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Boogaloo Bois and al-Hashd al-Shaabi: Two Sides of the Same Coin
Boogaloo Bois and al-Hashd al-Shaabi: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Examining commonalities between insurgent forces and U.S. far-right groups.  What are the effects on each state?  By Blake Vieira. (10/12/2020)

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China is changing its strategy towards U.S. sanctions
China is changing its strategy towards U.S. sanctions

Trump bans TikTok and WeChat but Beijing no longer retaliates against U.S. companies.  By Dr. Tao Peng. (09/25/2020)

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Can the BLM movement be equated with China’s Cultural Revolution?
Can the BLM movement be equated with China’s Cultural Revolution?

Analyzing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement to the Cultural Movement. By Dr. Tao Peng. (07/15/2020)

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The Untapped Resource In The MENA Region
The Untapped Resource In The MENA Region

Author analyzes the current situation for women in the MENA region, focusing on women's employment gap, and suggests ways to empower women both in the workplace and politics.  By Fati... Read More...



Iron Fist for Pacific East
Iron Fist for Pacific East

A recap of Sino-Far East/Pacific relations to understand possible epilogue and outcomes of the C-19 crisis. By Stephen R. Nagy.  (06/09/2020)

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After four months of Hariri’s stepdown, Lebanon's Revolution: A Revolution of Counter-Productivity
After four months of Hariri’s stepdown, Lebanon's Revolution: A Revolution of Counter-Productivity

What have been the real impacts of the Lebanese revolutionary movement?  By Omar S. Abdellatif. (06/09/2020)

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Necessary but Ill-timed: the ICC Investigation into the Afghanistan Situation
Necessary but Ill-timed: the ICC Investigation into the Afghanistan Situation

Author analyzes and critiqus recent ICC authorization to investigate war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan. By Faith Fisher. (06/01/2020)

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Controlling Coronavirus and Egypt’s Government
Controlling Coronavirus and Egypt’s Government

Controlling power in Egypt during the COVID-19 crisis.  By Maria Ahmed. (05/21/2020)

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Removing Assad
Removing Assad

What are the implications of removing the Assad government in Syria?  By Shannon Sutherland. (05/18/2020)

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Could the New Four Trillion Stimulus Plan Save China's Economy after the COVID-19 disaster?
Could the New Four Trillion Stimulus Plan Save China's Economy after the COVID-19 disaster?

Will China's new round of economic stimulus repeat the "Four Trillions" plan of 2008 and how much it will boost China‘s economy in its search to recover from the coronavirus cri... Read More...



Soleimani’s assassination triggers US-Iran standoff
Soleimani’s assassination triggers US-Iran standoff

A precarious situation in the Middle East between the United States and Iran. By Malik Ayub Sumba. (01/07/2020)

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Is the Balkans splitting the EU apart?
Is the Balkans splitting the EU apart?

The EU's recent foreign policy move, which came as a rift between the French and German foreign policy positions, is widening. By Pyotr Iskenderov. (10/29/2019)

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