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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...

A Year After the Coup, Myanmar Mired in Conflict and Catastrophe

Feb. 1, 2022 — marks a year since the military of Myanmar, popularly known as Tatmadaw, orchestrated a coup to seize power after rejecting...

China’s Economy Must Still Naviagte Challenges

The temptation to be flippantly Wildean and evoke the spirit of Oscar is sometimes too tempting for the mortal flesh. For the United States...

US-Russia-Iran Triangle and the Changing World Order

The meeting on Jan. 21, 2022 at Geneva between US Secretary State of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov understandably focused...

Ray of Hope From Paris for Victims of Political Violence in Cambodia

Today we commemorate the 18th anniversary of the assassination in Phnom Penh of popular trade union leader Chea Vichea on Jan. 22, 2004. Those...

Should Kim Jong Un Suddenly Exit His Reign, It Would Spell the End of the DPRK

There is the distinct possibility that Kim Jong Un may suddenly end his reign as a result of his tumultuous health. This risk has...

Afghanistan and the Road Ahead

Despite all odds and uncertainties facing Afghanistan, the caretaker government needs to win international support and confidence to open the door for the opportunities in all walks of life.

The Importance of Soft Power in Punjab-Punjab Ties

While it is true that diplomacy is complex business and ties between India and Pakistan are driven by a myriad of factors, there is no reason for civil society, activists and academics to stop making attempts towards improving relations between both countries.

China-US ties: Realities vs Rhetoric

Former Chinese Ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai while speaking last month at a symposium organized by a research institute linked to the Chinese...

Kazakhstan: Fabric of The East

The violent protests that left dozens killed and hundreds arrested in the Central Asian state of Kazakhstan continue to send ripple effects throughout the...

Demographic Changes in Balochistan: The Baloch Identity

Balochistan is the westernmost largest province of  Pakistan. It has a common border with Iran in the west, Afghanistan in the northwest, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab provinces in northeast and...

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Aliyev’s Milosevic Tactics Towards Armenia

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In a matter of days, things have suddenly taken...

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