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President Vladimir Putin & Nicolás Maduro
A great game is gaining momentum in Venezuela pitting the US against the entrenched interests of China and Russia. Over the years, as Hugo Chávez and then Nicolás Maduro mismanaged the economy and systematically eroded the rule of law, the increasingly ostracized regime turned to Moscow and Beijing for...

Christchurch Mosque Shootings: Diplomacy for Whom and for What?

A popular reaction immediately following the Christchurch mosque shootings was one of shock, because of where it happened: But how could it have happened...
President Vladimir Putin & Nicolás Maduro

The Geopolitics of the Venezuelan Crisis

A great game is gaining momentum in Venezuela pitting the US against the entrenched interests of China and Russia. Over the years, as Hugo...
Colombia Political Map

Understanding the Current Violence of the ELN in Colombia

Colombia begins to go through circumstances that move away from the old dynamics of irregular conflict. The overflow of violence is not directly proportional...

The US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal: Expectations and Outcomes

With the name of the Middle East, one directly lands on two thoughts: ubiquitous ‘Syrian Crisis’ and the nascent confrontation between regional players. Out...
A delegation from the European Union will visit Cambodia next week as part of the process of withdrawing duty-free access to EU markets under the Everything But Arms agreement. The delegation, I believe, will not be misled by what they are told. The intention of the European Union in granting...
Vietnam has been in the news in recent weeks because the Summit between the U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un was held in its capital city – Hanoi. While the summit may have not been successful in the context of denuclearization of North Korea, it...
Myanmar has witnessed a drop in Foreign Direct Investment. In 2017-2018, it received 5.7 billion USD, down from over 6.6 billion in the previous year. A number of investors have also begun to complain about the lack of investment-friendly policies and political stability. With a view to sending out the...
The global money laundering watchdog Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in February put Cambodia on its "grey" watchlist because of concerns over money laundering. The decision highlights the need for concerted international action against a corrupt and repressive regime that provides a haven for dubious cash flows. Cambodia was removed...