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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...

The US Factor in the China-Taiwan Imbroglio

Geographically, the island of Taiwan is separated from the Chinese mainland by the Strait of Taiwan. Politically, the People's Republic of China (PRC) considers...

Can a Renewed Iran Nuclear Deal Solve Europe’s Energy Problems?

When one year ago I discussed the potential for a renewed Iran nuclear deal with Mr. Raffael Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic...

Role of Donald Trump in Biden’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

Indo-Pacific, as defined by the US Indo-pacific strategy report, spans from the west coast of the Americas to the eastern shores of the African...

Revival of the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Are Tehran and Washington Really Interested?

While in recent days, there has been talk with regard to revival of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)/Iran Nuclear Deal 2015, Goldman...

Predictable Military Exercises Following Congressional Trip to Taiwan

Earlier this month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and congressional leadership landed in Taiwan to meet with President Tsai Ing-wen, becoming “the most-senior U.S. political...

US Needs to Match Rhetoric With Action Over Imprisoned Cambodian Activist Theary Seng

Authoritarian governments and the dissidents they are tempted to lock up are carefully watching the reaction of the US to the case of imprisoned...

Will Kishida Go for Amendment in the Constitution?

Four events within the span of just five months have suddenly refueled a chronic seething debate on the possibilities of the amendments in the...

Vietnam’s A2-AD Web: Deterring China Through Assassin’s Mace

China, now equipped with its third aircraft carrier Fujian, can use it to coerce claimant states in the South China Sea (SCS) dispute. Vietnam,...

Cost and Affordability of a Healthy Diet in India

The UN-FAO report, “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World”, published in 2022, highlights certain glaring concerns with global hunger and poverty that...

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Heirs of the Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo v. Malaysia – Explaining the controversial Ad-hoc Arbitration Case

On Feb. 28, 2022, the arbitrator, Dr. Gonzalo Stampa,...

Philippines Foreign Policy Under Marcos Junior: Driven by Economic Interests and Pragmatism

US President Joe Biden and his Philippines counterpart Ferdinand...

Pakistani Taliban is a Volcano Waiting to Erupt

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June this year declared an...

The US Factor in the China-Taiwan Imbroglio

Geographically, the island of Taiwan is separated from the...

Can Britain Escape Its Colonial Past?

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II generated a new...