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Saudi Arabia: The Forgotten Land  of the Arab Spring
Saudi Arabia: The Forgotten Land of the Arab Spring

Paper seeks to explain the underlying reasons for the Saudi government’s success in maintaining power throughout the Arab Spring. By Numan Aksoy. (07/22/2015)

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China is What States Make of It: Evaluating the Possibility of “Peaceful Rise”
China is What States Make of It: Evaluating the Possibility of “Peaceful Rise”

Paper evaluates the potential for China’s peaceful rise within the rubric of Alexander Wendt’s constructivist theory. By Barcley Bram Shoemaker. (07/14/2015)

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The Yuan Standard; Internationalization and Impending Inclusion in SDRs
The Yuan Standard; Internationalization and Impending Inclusion in SDRs

Paper explores internationalization of the Yuan and its impending inclusion in Special Drawing Rights.  By Alex Davis.  (07/14/2015)

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Globalization and Nationalism in China
Globalization and Nationalism in China

Paper explores the growing concern about nationalism in China. By Ying Chen.  (07/08/2015)

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Outsourcing Jihadists and Putin’s Foreign Policy
Outsourcing Jihadists and Putin’s Foreign Policy

Essay analyzes Russian terrorism policy in the Middle East and Caucasus. By Prof. Dmitry V. Shlapentokh. (07/01/2015)

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Why the Bear is Back in Vietnam
Why the Bear is Back in Vietnam

Russian-Vietnam relations are warming up.  What are the reasons and ramifications?  By Rakesh Krishnan Simha.  (06/25/2015)

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Reconsidering Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia – Past, Present and Future
Reconsidering Nuclear Deterrence in South Asia – Past, Present and Future

What has the impact of nuclear weapons had on Indian-Pakistani conflict?  By Dr. Mischa Hansel. (05/12/2015)

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GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 03/16/2015
GRI’s Weekly Risk Outlook - 03/16/2015

In this week’s GRI Risk Outlook: Nuclear talks with Iran,  possible increases in interest rates, Israeli PM Netanyahu faces reelection hiccups, and more. (Read More...



Sectarian Rise in Pakistan: Role of Saudi Arabia and Iran
Sectarian Rise in Pakistan: Role of Saudi Arabia and Iran

Paper analyzes Pakistan's issue of sectarian divides and offers solutions. By Zulqarnain Khan. (03/05/2015)

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China’s Minor(ity) Problem
China’s Minor(ity) Problem

What are the reasons for increased violence between the Chinese government and minority groups?  By Tristan Abbott. (03/03/2015) 

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Middle East Defense Spending Fuels Security Dilemma
Middle East Defense Spending Fuels Security Dilemma

MENA defense spending is expected reach $920 billion despite low oil prices. Is longer-term trend of spending risks instigating an unsettling arms race? By Madeleine Moreau. (Read More...



The Muslim Brotherhood and Their Relationship with Iran
The Muslim Brotherhood and Their Relationship with Iran

A historical examination of the Muslim Brotherhood's relationship with Iran. By Mohammed Salama.  (01/16/2015)

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Rise of China: The Debate and a Theoretical Analysis
Rise of China: The Debate and a Theoretical Analysis

Paper analyzes different viewpoints about the rise of China and whether it will do so peacefully. By Zeyu Peng. (01/15/2014)

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EU-China Trade Hampered by EU Divisions
EU-China Trade Hampered by EU Divisions

The unbalanced China-EU business relationship can be seen as the outcome of a divided EU and an opportunistic China. But there is scope for improvement. By Nicolas Jenny. (Read More...



Putin-Modi Dimensional Meeting
Putin-Modi Dimensional Meeting

A look at the India-Russia two-day annual meeting and its possible outcomes. By Kashi N Pandita.  (12/20/2014)

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Jordan-Israel Energy Deal Faces Public Opposition
Jordan-Israel Energy Deal Faces Public Opposition

With a struggling economy, Jordan must strike a careful balance between controversial energy deals and meaningful public appeasement. (Read More...



China-Egypt Partnership Fraught With Political Risk
China-Egypt Partnership Fraught With Political Risk

Egypt is aggressively courting China to attract more investment and stabilise the already fragile economy. But Beijing must proceed with caution. (Read More...



Expect increase in US activity in Middle East
Expect increase in US activity in Middle East

In efforts to build President Obama's legacy and help the Democarts, increased U.S involvement in the Middle East is expected. By Chris Solomon. (Read More...



Is China Afghanistan’s new best friend?
Is China Afghanistan’s new best friend?

What are the chances for success and pitfalls for a China-Afghanistan partnership? By Ernesto Gallo.  (Read More...



Three likely outcomes of the Iran nuclear talks
Three likely outcomes of the Iran nuclear talks

 What are the likely outcomes for the Nov. 24th deadline for a final agreement about Iran's nuclear program? By Jofi Joseph.  (11/13/2014)

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Islamic State takes advantage of cash economies in Iraq and Syria
Islamic State takes advantage of cash economies in Iraq and Syria

How has ISIS leveraged cash economies in Iraq and Syria?  How can be done?  By Rami Ayyub.  (Global Risk Insights, 10/17/2014)

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Pakistan's Monkey Business
Pakistan's Monkey Business

Pakistan's recent violatiions of the cease fire agreement of 2003 must end.  By Kashi Pandit. (10/14/2014)

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This is not 1989
This is not 1989

Contrary to what many believe, recent protests in Hong Kong to not compare well to Tiannanmen Square.  By Barclay Bram Shoemaker. (10/08/2014)

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The American Withdrawal from Iraq: The Debate
The American Withdrawal from Iraq: The Debate

Politicians point fingers about United States involvement and miscues in Iraq.  Who's to blame?  By Dr. Erik Lindell. (09/18/2014)

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Chaos in Iraq: Are the Kurds Truly Set to Win?

Artcle discusses scenarios and ramiffications for possible Kurdish independence. By Winston Harris. (Small Arms Journal, 08/28/2014)

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Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus
Address Dedovshchina or Face the Consequences of a Weakened and Ineffective Military Apparatus

Policy memo evaluates and provides policy recommendations on the practice of harassing junior recruits by senior staff in the Russian military. By Lea Lavut. (08/13/2014)

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Other Side of the Coin
Other Side of the Coin

Definding Israel's actions in Gaza.  By Kashi N Pandita

 

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Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine
Nuclear Security: A Casualty of Moscow’s Involvement in Ukraine

Where does the nuclear situation lie in Russia now?  An analysis. By Elizabeth Zolotukhina (07/08/2014)

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In the Pursuit of Strategic Stability
In the Pursuit of Strategic Stability

Improving strategic stability in South Asia through multilateral cooperation is imperative for improving standards of living across the region. By Davis Florick. (06/25/2014)

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Neutralize Yasukuni Visits: A Step towards Resolving  the Yasukuni Controversy
Neutralize Yasukuni Visits: A Step towards Resolving the Yasukuni Controversy

Paper explores the Yasukuni Controversy between Japan and China and proposes steps to resolve the dispute. By Mengjia Wan (06/18/2014)

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