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Granules & Geopolitics: Conflicts over Sand

Sand, the most abundant of all minerals, is present around us. After air and water, it is the most consumed natural resource on earth....

Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket launchers (MBRL) to Armenia. The cost of this deal is estimated to be $250 million....

UN Working Group on Disappearance Should Rethink Data Collection Method to Avoid Unwanted Mistakes

On Sept. 21, the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearance (WGEID) published its annual report. It was the 128th session of...

The Belligerence of Myanmar: How Should We Hold It Accountable?

The mounting bellicosity of Myanmar has heightened tensions in the South and Southeast Asian Region. In particular, its recent provocative military acts on the...

The Land of The Rising Militarism

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party, in its budget request for fiscal year 2023, expects to double its defence spending over five years from the...

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...

The US Factor in the China-Taiwan Imbroglio

Geographically, the island of Taiwan is separated from the Chinese mainland by the Strait of Taiwan. Politically, the People's Republic of China (PRC) considers...

Can Britain Escape Its Colonial Past?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II generated a new opening in global outlook and debate on Britain's colonial past, creating a pretext for nations...

Malaysia’s China Dilemma

Decades of progress are expected to yield the desired outcome in charting Malaysia's own autonomous and independent orientation of survival and interests but as...

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Granules & Geopolitics: Conflicts over Sand

Sand, the most abundant of all minerals, is present...

Defence Exports Could Address the Gaps in India’s Foreign Engagements

India is set to export indigenous Pinaka multi-barrel rocket...

UN Working Group on Disappearance Should Rethink Data Collection Method to Avoid Unwanted Mistakes

On Sept. 21, the United Nations Working Group on...

The Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria Kick Starts With a Swanky Ceremony in Sofia

This weekend’s opening ceremony in Sofia of a gas...

How Nord Stream Pipelines Helped Russia in Invading Ukraine

On the afternoon of Sept 26, the operators of...