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Thailand: The Making of a Near-Antarctic State

Since the end of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, Arctic stakeholders have managed to keep the region relatively...
Jack Ma, Co-founder Ali Baba Group

Has ‘Liuzhi’ Turned Into an Instrument for Lasting Authoritarian Rule of CCP?

In late 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a “war on corruption,” promising to purge the government and Chinese Communist Party (CCP) of the...

The World Health Organization Must Revise Its Stance on Covid-19 Immunity Passports

Health authorities will be making a grave mistake if they don’t distinguish between those who have recovered from COVID-19 and others who need urgent...
Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani

Can Qatar Emerge as a Bridge Between Iran and the GCC?

Days after the solidarity and stability agreement was signed at the annual Gulf Cooperation Council summit (GCC) to end the blockade imposed by  Saudi...
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Deconstructing Recent Jihadi Attacks in Europe

The last couple of months have seen jihadist attacks in France and Austria, generating considerable news coverage and bringing the issue of terrorism back...

What to Expect from India’s Tenure at the United Nations Security Council

India has begun its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) since Jan. 01, 2021, the eighth time...
The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group.

New Cold War at Global Commons: A New U.S. Naval Strategy for the Great...

Although the entire human population lives on lands, more than two-thirds of our planet is covered by oceans. Considering that water constitutes two-thirds of...
Cuban President Raul Castro

Could Cuba Become the Next Battleground for US-China Technological Competition?

The U.S. and China are engaged in a battle for global technological advantage. In the eyes of the current Chinese leadership, technological prowess is...
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Who Doesn’t Like a Good Story? Why Narratives Are Essential in Counter-extremism Efforts

“The human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor. Everyone loves a good story; every culture bathes its children in stories.”, writes...