Cherry Hitkari

Shifting Alliances: China, Saudi Arabia and the United States

The Chinese President Xi Jinping has received an invitation from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to visit Riyadh. Interestingly, the invitation comes amidst...

“Speeding” Development: The Mallima Movement and North Korea’s Political Economy

Speed Battles (속도전) or time bound, mass socialist construction campaigns have been a recurrent feature of the North Korean political economy since the very...

The Weakness of the Strongest Institution: South Korea’s Presidential System

Like all post-colonial democratic societies, South Korea suffers from an imbalance of power between the three organs of governance -- Executive, Legislature and the...

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: Biden’s North Korea Policy

North Korea started the year 2022 with literally a 'bang' as a spree of missile launches were conducted including an intermediate range ballistic missile,...

The Friend Between the Foes: China, Saudi Arabia and Iran

China's proximity to Saudi Arabia comes to the fore yet again as reports claim Beijing to be helping Riyadh in developing its own ballistic...

Whither Sino-US Relations?: Key Takeaways From the Virtual Summit

Nov. 16 brought what many across the world were eagerly waiting for -- a bilateral meeting between the United States and China. Though the...

Is It Possible to Move on? 20 Years of 9/11 and the Afghanistan Debacle

Perhaps there is nothing more tragic than seeing the Taliban officially inaugurating its government in Kabul just 4 days prior to the 20th anniversary...

China’s Place in NATO 2030 Agenda

The recent Summit at Brussels of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on June 14 claims to open a new chapter in the transatlantic...

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