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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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Conflict, Heartbreak and the Full Picture
Conflict, Heartbreak and the Full Picture

With the recent terror attacks in Israel as a starting point, this essay focuses on reactions to extreme violence in conflict situations and on how they contribute to mutually exclusive narratives.... Read More...



Key to Ukraine: Re-calibration, contextualization, de-escalation
Key to Ukraine: Re-calibration, contextualization, de-escalation

Analyzing strategic arms control in a light of the escalating crisis over Ukraine. By Alexander G. Savelyev and Olga M. Alexandria.  04/21/2022

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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...



Interview with Noam Chomsky: A No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine Could Unleash Untold Violence
Interview with Noam Chomsky: A No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine Could Unleash Untold Violence

Noah Chomsky discusses the Ukraine-Russia War and related issues from post-World War II global architecture.  By C.J. Polychronou. (03/11/2022)

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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...



Escalating tension in Russian-Ukrainian relations
Escalating tension in Russian-Ukrainian relations

Examing the history of Russian-Ukrainian tensions.  By Fatma Tawfik. (02/25/2022)

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Public Transportation Uptake  in the Arab Region: Where are the  Private Car Deterrents?
Public Transportation Uptake in the Arab Region: Where are the Private Car Deterrents?

Examining the needs for the Arab region's 'Car Culture' needs to be curbed.  By Elliott J. Neal. (02/23/2022)

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