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Masood Azhar: A Tale of Chinese Realpolitik

The technical hold of China at UNSC 1267 Committee came as a little surprise to India as it was China’s fourth ‘block’ on the...
President Donald Trump

Growing Friction in US-China Relations: Manageable Differences or Major Crisis?

Major tensions on crucial security issues have not come in the way of economic and people-to-people ties between Washington DC and Beijing, over the...
Christchurch Square New Zealand

Christchurch Shootings: Terror That Brought a Nation to a Halt

What happened in Christchurch on March 15, 2019, was heartbreaking. The carnage attests to the fact that extremism obeys no boundaries, no borders, no...

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...
PM Jacinda Ardern

Christchurch Mosque Shootings: Public Diplomacy on Display?

The recent tragic attacks on mosques in New Zealand sent shock waves across the world. While international community expressed their condolences and support to...

The Hanoi Setback and Tokyo’s North Korea Problem

The abrupt halt to talks in Hanoi between President Donald J. Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un has intensified criticism of the U.S....

A Tale of Two Cities: Singapore and Hanoi

President Donald Trump travels to Vietnam next week for his second summit with Chairman Kim. Trump believes he enters the meeting having achieved a...

The Looming Taiwan Crisis

Much of lasting significance happened in 1979. There was the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Iran’s Islamic Revolution, which brought to power a regime...

How Resilient is the Conservative Party of Canada to Shifting Conservative Norms?

Traditionally those of a conservative disposition have favored a political approach that valued, and attempted to construct, societies of consistency and stability. However, in...

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