Regions

China’s Vaccine Diplomacy: Another Political Inducement to the Southeast Asian Region?

The pandemic of the Covid-19 has significantly triggered the dynamics in the interaction between countries. Most of the advancing economies still competing with each...
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A Storm Ahead for the ASEAN-China Code of Conduct Negotiations

In 2019, during the 22nd ASEAN-China Summit in Thailand, the regional bloc agreed to a three-year deadline China proposed on the finalization of the...
President Évariste Ndayishimiye

Burundi’s New President Faces Daunting Challenges

Burundi has had 10 leaders since independence in 1962, three of whom were overthrown, two assassinated, and one who died in office. The series...
Former Taliban fighters line up to handover their Rifles to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Peace in Afghanistan: So Close Yet So Far

The Afghan government and Taliban leadership hold peace talks on Sep. 12, 2020, to end two decades of civil war in Afghanistan. The peace talks...
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Russian Military buildup in the Far East: Building Security for Insecurity

On Sep. 17, news surfaced that Russia announced its intention to increase its deployment in the Russian Far East. Accordingly, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu...
President Putin's meeting with Government members, on Aug. 11, 2020 via videoconference, at which he announced a conditionally registered vaccine against COVID-19

Russian COVID-19 Vaccine Has Permitted Putin to Weaponize the Anti-Vaxxers Movement

OXFORD, HONG KONG – On August 11, a wave of push notifications lit up screens all around the world: Vladimir Putin announced that a...
Paul Kagame Rwandan President

Why Some African Youth Prefer Stability to Democracy

A new survey shows that Africa’s youth population is divided when it comes to the question of democracy versus stability. This makes sense. The...
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The EU and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict – Why Can’t Europe Find Its Voice?

Since 2016 the EU Council has not been able to reach any significant conclusion on the Middle East peace process. Thus, the U.S. recognition...
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Sri Lankan War Wounds Still Not Healed

After more than 25 years of tense, protracted, and bloody civil war, the guns fell silent in Sri Lanka. In May of 2009 the...