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The US-China Trade War: Where Will it End?

The trade war between the US and China that began last year has now entered into its worst phase. In 2018, the US started...

Hong Kong – Xi Jinping’s Paramount Leader Trap

In the wake of the 2019 Anti-Extradition Law protests in Hong Kong, the escalating chain of mass public demonstrations represents a significant event within...

Understanding Jokowi’s Return to Power in Indonesia

Indonesia, the fourth most populous country in the world spanning over 17,000 islands, held its Presidential elections on 17 April, which saw the revival...

Why Pakistan Should Re-think on Its Visa Policy Toward Afghanistan

As the sun sets and darkness spreads, it’s time for hundreds of Afghans to go and lineup in front of Pakistani visa offices in...

China Zeroes in on Djibouti, the Potential Singapore of East Africa

Djibouti’s privileged location between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, one of the most traversed sea routes of the Southern Hemisphere, has...

What Drives Sino-Russian Rapprochement?

China and Russia have come close together over the last few years. The chief reason being the soured ties between China and the USA,...

A Battle for the Ethos of Afghanistan

Between May 28 and May 30 of 2019, a delegation of Afghan political leaders from the opposition met with the leadership of the Taliban in Moscow....

From Strategic Ambivalence to Hedging: How Should India Respond to BRI?

India-China relations are too complex to fit into the neat binaries of ‘friend’ and ‘foe’. Instead they constitute a mosaic of cooperation, coexistence, coordination,...

Sanctions Might Not Bring the Political Change the West Wants in Cambodia

Cambodia’s economic growth remains under threat, as the European Union (EU) begins the process of removing the country from the Everything-But-Arms (EBA) scheme, and...

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