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Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman

Saudi Arabia’s Response to the Weakening of Relations With the Biden Administration: A...

Under Trump, Saudi Arabia's relationship with the United States was based on Trump's maximum financial advantage over the monarchy. Saudi Arabia was one of...
Zalmay Khalilzad, Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation

What Makes Afghanistan Peace Process a Tricky Affair?

The United States is seeking a dignified end to its war in Afghanistan. The Biden administration has taken a diplomatic route to ensure that...
French President Emmanuel Macron

What Does It Mean If Europe Is No Longer “Naïve” About China?

Naïve is becoming something of a buzzword for European leaders to describe why it is only now that they can see there might be...

Learning About COVID-19 From Those Who Don’t Have It

When Edward Jenner, a young English doctor at the end of the eighteenth century, produced the first smallpox vaccination, he was unaware of the...

Global Banks Share Responsibility for Cambodia’s Microfinance Disaster

Cambodia’s microfinance loans are a slow-motion car crash with millions of victims, for which the world’s banks share responsibility. The Cambodian League for the Promotion...
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Can Japan Jumpstart Its Growth While Finding a “Happy” Middle Ground?

While the COVID-19 crisis first hit China and then reverberated like a shock wave around the world, Japan decided to break its supply chain...
Immunity Passport

Lack of COVID-19 Vaccination Means Immunity Passports Essential

Immunity passports or certificates are simple common sense and a precious tool to safely restart the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. This health document...
Johns Hopkins University covid-19 map

Why Are Southeast Asia, India and Africa Relatively Spared by COVID-19?

In my article in The Geopolitics on May 13, "Why Southeast Asia Is Relatively Spared by COVID-19", I presented the cases of five countries in Southeast...
Vietnam Flag

Vietnam Should Be ASEAN’s First Among Equals

As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) faces renewed scrutiny in light of its comparatively weak response to the coronavirus crisis, the perennial...

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