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Belarus: Waiting for Destabilization

Presidential election in Belarus, scheduled for Aug. 9, will be the most interesting one in the past 26 years. President Alexander Lukashenko, who has...
C17 Globemaster flying over Blue Ridge Mountain

Realignment of US Military Presence in Europe

On June 15, President Trump first confirmed his plans for limiting the number of troops stationed in Germany. The news which was first reported...
Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany’s “Change Through Trade” Fallacy With China

Germany’s Economy Minister Peter Altmaier confirmed last week what many pundits suspected: German officials still firmly believe Beijing will make progressive reforms if Europe...
French President Emmanuel Macron

What Does It Mean If Europe Is No Longer “Naïve” About China?

Naïve is becoming something of a buzzword for European leaders to describe why it is only now that they can see there might be...

Are Russia and Belarus Decoupling?

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is fighting his probably most important political battle. Although he is expected to easily win presidential election scheduled for August...

Sino-British Ties at a Crossroads: What Lies Ahead?

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party had been clear-eyed about the challenges of a relationship with China and also had...
Muslim women

How Covid-19 Exposes Britain’s Islamophobia: An Oxford Study on Conspiracy Beliefs

Rumors and conspiracy theories blossom lavishly in an era of low confidence and low trust.  It is, therefore, not surprising that myriads of stories...
PM Boris Johnson

Why UK Needs Asia in a Post-Covid World

The Boris Johnson administration has clearly indicated that the nature of economic links with China in a post-Covid world is likely to be significantly...
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Energy Security of the European Union: Current Challenges and the Road Ahead

Since the inception of modern international relations, natural resources have been of noteworthy significance to the power structure of the international system of states....