Security and Defense

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How Will Brazil Stand Amidst the Competition Between the U.S. and China?

For a good part of the last two centuries, the U.S. wielded dominant influence on South America and its largest country, Brazil. Bilateral relations...

China’s Emerging Strategy for Power Projection in the Indian Ocean

New Chinese Strategy is complex and sophisticated unlike previously imagined In a speech delivered at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China...
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Legislating National Security in the Philippines

Today, the Philippines faces numerous security problems. The pandemic response continues to be a priority as the country faces new COVID-19 variants and struggles...
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The Philippine Military’s Self-Interests in a Maritime Military-Industrial Complex

While the Philippines wants to be seen as a young liberal democracy on the path to discovering its own place on the international stage,...
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Afghanistan: A Perpetual Geopolitical Battleground

At the heart of the historic silk road, a crucial dynamic transformation is taking place. After the two-decades-long tiresome conflict, the United States of...
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Will China-Iran Ties Deepen as a Result of Instability in Afghanistan?

As a result of the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, after the withdrawal of US troops from there, and the bus explosion in Upper...
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Germany and Italy Should Be Strong Military Powers: European Security Demands It

As the world enters into a new period of instability and great power competition, European security cannot be given for granted anymore. The times...
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As COVID-19 Distracts the World, IS Regroups in the Shadows

In the shadows of the COVID-19 pandemic and with the world’s attention focused on the virus, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (IS) ...

The Rationale of US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

President Biden has announced Aug. 31 as the completion of the U.S. military mission in Afghanistan, a process that was effectively complete when the...

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