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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....

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

This weekend’s opening ceremony in Sofia of a gas pipeline of geostrategic importance will surely irk Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria...

How Nord Stream Pipelines Helped Russia in Invading Ukraine

On the afternoon of Sept 26, the operators of the Nord Stream pipeline noticed a significant fall in pressure in the pipelines. Norway and...

Is Myanmar’s Military Junta Losing Its Political and Military Influence?

The military junta in Myanmar has been facing a number of unexpected challenges since it usurped state power. There are several signs that the...

Pakistan-US Ties: The Complexities and Challenges

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif while addressing a reception at the US Embassy, Islamabad, on Sept. 29, 2022, stated that Pakistan’s ties with the...

Featuring ‘Ukraine War’ in the 77th UNGA Session: How Was Bangladesh Different?

War neither brings peace nor solution; rather brings endless woe and hardship. The whiff of the Ukraine war also is not different in this...

What Does China Really Want?

The 73rd National Day of China on Oct. 1 brings a new reflection on its global purpose. Its future orientations remain mired in both...

Biden’s Plan for the Pacific Island Countries Falls Through

President Joe Biden's Summit of Pacific Island Countries taking place at the White House this week is showing cracks before talks have even started...

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...

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...

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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...