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President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev
After almost 32 years since the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics entered into a treaty to eliminate their Intermediate-Range and Short-Range Missiles, the Trump administration has withdrawn from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The move by the Trump administration begs the question regarding...

Should Xi Take the Blame for China’s Assertive Diplomacy?

China’s “assertiveness” has become a buzzword not only in media coverage but also in a growing body of scholarly works and the Chinese President...

The Military Way in Venezuela is an Entrance to the Regional...

Is a military intervention in Venezuela viable and pertinent? The previous question represents today a new scenario that had ended in 1989 with the invasion...
President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev

American Withdrawal From the INF Treaty: A Signal for a New...

After almost 32 years since the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics entered into a treaty to eliminate their...
Venezuelans Protest

The balkanization of Venezuela?

Several Venezuelan academicians from diverse background and political tendencies have suggested that Venezuela is on the way to a balkanization process. The Bolivarian Republic of...
The end game is approaching for Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen. The former Khmer Rouge commander who has held power since 1985 has returned Cambodia to a single-party dictatorship by banning the peaceful opposition, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). This is the only party that has enough support...
Early this January, 18-year old Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun captured the world’s attention when she barricaded herself in a Thai hotel room after fleeing abuse in Saudi Arabia. Alqunun was on her way to Australia, where she was planning on claiming asylum when she was stopped by Thai authorities and...
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen repeatedly lashed out at opponents last week in an attempt to respond to critics or potential rivals that could upend him in a coup d'etat. Cambodia’s strongman ruler, who has been entrenched in power for more than 30 years recently called upon his country’s...
A survey titled, " State of Southeast Asia: 2019"  by the Asean Studies Centre (conducted between November 18th and December 5, 2018, and released on January 7, 2019) at the think-tank, Iseas-Yusof Ishak Institute, came up with some interesting findings. The sample size of the survey was over 1,000 and consisted of policymakers,...