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The Geopolitics of the New Oil: Semiconductors

The world witnessed the skyrocketing demand and severity of the global semiconductor shortage when Toyota, Ford, and Volvo had to either slow or temporarily...

UN Veto: Need for Regulation and the Way Forward

A resolution (A/77/L.52) has been adopted on April 26, 2022 by the United Nations General Assembly requiring five permanent members of the Security Council to...

Civilians in the Gray Zone: New Rules for New Hybrid Wars?

The active conflicts in Ethiopia, Syria, Ukraine, and Yemen are replete with reminders of the gruesome nature of violence that state entities are capable...

Regime Change Cannot Be a Foreign Policy Option for Any World Leaders

The U.S. President Joe Biden was on a two-day visit to Poland in March and concluded it with a speech about the Russo-Ukrainian War...

Overcoming the Growing Inflationary Pressures in Emerging Markets by Integrating Monetary and Economic Indicators With Geospatial Strategies

With the growing inflationary pressures in emerging markets, monetary policymakers must consider new types of trade-offs, approaches, and solutions. These include integrating geospatial systems...

Mind the Gap: What We Do and Don’t Know About Gaming and Radicalization

Gaming and its potential (mis-)use by extremist actors is the new hot topic in radicalization and extremism studies. After the 2019 right-wing extremist attack...

Fighting Food Insecurity Through Local Action

Despite all its convenience, contemporary life has myriad downsides, especially in undeveloped nations. Poverty, food insecurity, and freshwater access are among the most glaring...

International and Regional Refugee Laws at a Glance

In 2017, the world was rocked by the mass exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar into Bangladesh. This was a result of a deadly crackdown...

Crypto’s Geopolitical Stress Test

It would have seemed far-fetched to affirm in 2009 that the fledgling cryptocurrency technology, in less than twenty years, would become a major political...

The Persecution of Uyghur Intellectual and Cultural Producers: Genocide Through Eliticide

Gulnisa Imin, a Uyghur literature teacher and talented writer, contributed extensively to modern Uyghur poetry within the Chinese state’s narrow limits of censorship. In...

Poverty’s Strain: How Poverty Relates to Health in Global Contexts

Around the world, individual health is determined by several factors, both physical and mental. Even those of us with an active lifestyle can be...

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How Korean War Continues to Shape South Korean Politics

The Korean War (1950-53) which marked North Korea's unilateral...

Afghan Sikhs: Their Immediate Challenges and Emotional Dilemma

While at one point in the 1970s the population...

Iran: The Huseyniyyun Brigade and Iran’s Latest Campaign Against Azerbaijan

Iran’s media outlets, clerics, and students from the theological...

Higher Out of Pocket Expenditure: A Concern in India?

Health spending drives over a hundred million people into...

The Indonesia Haze and ASEAN’s Regional Framework: The Way Ahead

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)...