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Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa, notified Malaysia to pay the heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo $14.92...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. -- son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos -- commonly referred to as...

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an indefinite ceasefire to facilitate peace talks being brokered by the Afghan Taliban. But there have...

Will Current Scare over China Influence Develop into Global New McCarthyism?

In recent years, China has been moving to reshape the new world order to become what is described as “an illiberal state seeking leadership...

Rationalizing ASEAN’s Charm Defensive Approach on North Korea Issue

The world witnessed a historic moment of peace and reconciliation between two Koreas on April 27, 2018. The Korean Peninsula turned upside down after...

Scrapping Iran Deal Sets Wrong Precedents for Global Non-Proliferation Regime

The Iran nuclear deal – or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) – finalized in 2015 after almost 15 years of intense diplomacy, between...

From JCPOA to SCO: India’s Move Through the Asian Geopolitical Chessboard

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit from June 9-10 went largely along expected lines. The Indian PM Narendra Modi, met the Chinese President, Xi...

Small Signs of Resistance to Chinese Dominance in Southeast Asia

When the American strategic ‘pivot’ to Asia collapsed, China took the mantle of hegemonic leadership in Southeast Asia. The question of how to respond...

Vatican and China Deal: A Microcosm of Control

The Vatican and the Chinese government experienced difficulties in their relationship following the successful capture of power by the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) after...

Global Ethics, an Elusive Dream

According to The World Bank , 766 million people survived on only $1.90 a day in 2013, and 1.5 billion people suffered a form...

India-US-Russia and the S-400 Conundrum

Despite the Indian Defense Minister’s recent hint that the S-400 Triumf air defense missile systems for the Indian Air Force is in the final...

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Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa,...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand...

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an...

The US Factor in the China-Taiwan Imbroglio

Geographically, the island of Taiwan is separated from the...

Can Britain Escape Its Colonial Past?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II generated a new...