Editors' Pick

President Hassan Rouhani

Preparing to Withdraw from the Nuclear Agreement: A Heated Debate in Tehran

Following the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), U.S. President Donald Trump has...
Sri Lanka's former President Rajapaksa is sworn in as the Prime Minister before President Sirisena in Colombo

A Gordian Knot for India and China: Foreign Policy Implications of Rajapaksa’s Return

October 26 would be remembered as a dreadful day in the political history of Sri Lanka, when a major upheaval shook the island nation,...
PM Theresa May

B-Day: What Next for Britain’s Beleaguered Brexit Government?

With several days of Brexit related chaos behind us, it is worth taking stock of Britain's position and direction, with the proviso that things...
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil

What is Behind Jair Bolsonaro’s Rise in Brazil?

Almost the entire world has heard about Jair Bolsonaro by this moment, the most likely next president of the Latin American largest country. He...
President Donald Trump

U.S. vs. Iran: Poorly Calculated Strong-Arm Tactics Likely to Backfire. Is It Not Time...

On August 7, the United States imposed new economic sanctions on Iran, de facto violating UN Security Council Resolution 2231. This event is only...
Hodeidah Port

A Strategic Blunder in the Battle of Hodeidah

Recently, the ongoing war in Yemen has taken another turn. This time the issue is the control of north Yemen’s support lifeline, the Port...

South Korea’s Local Elections Underscore a Political Shift

On June 13, for the first time since the thaw in inter-Korean relations earlier this year, South Koreans went to the polls. They voted...
Belt and Road Initiative Outline

Geopolitical and Economic Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative

The One Belt One Road (OBOR) or the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an ambitious project initiated by the Chinese president Xi Jinping....
PM Narendra Modi of India

Strategic Hedging Through Foreign Policy: Exploring India’s Options

India should end ambiguity in its foreign policy, especially one that sways between the pulls of its erstwhile non-aligned stance and the need for...