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How Will the U.S. Respond to Russia-OPEC Cooperation?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is considering a closer relationship with Russia as the cartel seeks to limit global oil production...
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Post-Truth Politics: The Symptom, the Cause and the Way Forward

Post-truth age, implicitly and explicitly, denotes the loss of truth, narrative and meaning. Thereafter, truth is merely a relic, an artifact, a notion, an...
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The Changing Contours of World Politics: From Globalization to Regionalization

After the end of World War II, the world was divided into two ideological camps - the United States-led capitalist West and the Soviet...
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The Geopolitical Flash Points of 2019

If 2018 was a year marked by international challenges that percolated but did not boil over into full-blown crises, next year may well be...
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Oil, Geopolitics, and the Shifting Trade Winds

As the world’s most traded commodity, crude oil continues to exercise substantial leverage over the myriad geopolitical and geoeconomic imperatives that shape the global...
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Islamophobia as a Threat to Global Peace: Politics, Media and Rhetoric

Etymologically, Islamophobia, as the combination of the words “Islam” and “Phobia” which derived from Phobos, known as “the god of horror” in ancient Greece,...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

NATO Should Save the INF Treaty

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty a short reprieve this week. Rather than announcing that the United States...
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Why China Is Worried About the End of the INF Treaty

The U.S. withdrawal from the INF Treaty reflects Washington’s long-standing concern that the treaty constrained its ability to counter China’s fast-growing missile forces in...
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How THAAD Can Change the Proliferation Calculus

The relative increase in the number of countries seeking nuclear weapons represents the defining threat to humanity, thus making non-proliferation a vital goal of...