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Donald Trump may be considered as the president with the least democratic and the most autocratic characteristics in modern American history. As Trump has usually been mild, if not silent, on human rights abuses and encroachment of Western democratic values, and never concealed affinity and admiration for dictators and...

Demystifying Trump Administration’s “Human Rights” Approach towards China

Donald Trump may be considered as the president with the least democratic and the most autocratic characteristics in modern American history. As Trump has...

Why China-U.S. Trade War is a Test for Autocratic and Democratic...

When the China-U.S. trade war started a year ago, China was apparently on the defensive. It promised astronomical amount of imports from the U.S....
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Towards a Neo-Monroe Doctrine: American Hegemony in the Trump Era

A profound change was taking place across the Americas in the 1820s. The gigantic realm of New Spain, once a pinnacle in the European...
For 330 years visionaries have dreamt of this geopolitical fantasy that is now showing signs of shaping up. It is still a decade away from fruition, though. The idea of ‘Kra canal’ cutting through Thailand to connect the South China Sea and the Andaman Sea, linking the Indian and...
It is official now. An attempt is in operation to resolve the eighteen-year long war in Afghanistan to the utter satisfaction of the warring parties: the US and the Taliban. Meanwhile, the US appears both enthusiastic and desperate in its quest for a negotiated end to the long-pending crisis....
On July 7th and 8th of 2019 a broad delegation of representatives from Afghan society partook in an Intra-Afghan dialogue session with the militant group, the Taliban. The talks in the Qatari capital which were jointly organized by the Gulf State and Germany marked the first time that such a diverse...
No one can deny the fact that China’s economic clout in Cambodia is unmatched. Figures pertaining to Chinese FDI in Cambodia and bilateral trade between China and Cambodia strongly reiterate this point. As soon as one lands at the Phnom Penh airport, one can see hoardings of Chinese companies such...