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International Space Station: Terrestrial Confrontation to Orbital Cooperation

International Space Station: Terrestrial Confrontation to Orbital Cooperation

Russia is selective on its acts of cooperation in the outer space. It is on the US to find a way to engage it in the outer space to resolve their issues on the Earth.

Vladimir Putin: Making of the National Hero

Vladimir Putin: Making of the National Hero

The secret of Putin’s success is his ability to recreate a narrative of the Russian structure in the new form and embrace the search for self-rediscovery of the society.

Putin’s Nationalism Problem

Putin’s Nationalism Problem

The Ukraine crisis had contributed to the increase of support for Putin, but he will most likely fail to satisfy the aspirations of such a diverse group of supporters.

‘Hybrid War’ and ‘Little Green Men’: How It Works, and How It Doesn’t

‘Hybrid War’ and ‘Little Green Men’: How It Works, and How It Doesn’t

While Russia won the military war to create Novorossiya and intelligence war to support combat operations, it has not achieved its aims and is losing the political war.

Net Neutrality and Its Relationship to National Security

Net Neutrality and Its Relationship to National Security

Net neutrality was never really connected to the national security debate but there definitely a connection between the two; though contentious and problematic at best.

Between East & West: NATO Enlargement & the Geopolitics of the Ukraine Crisis

Between East & West: NATO Enlargement & the Geopolitics of the Ukraine Crisis

The post-Cold War security architecture and the enlargement of NATO have played the main role in creating the conditions for and exacerbating the Ukraine crisis.

Offshore Interdiction Operations and the Refugee Rights of Irregular Migrants

Offshore Interdiction Operations and the Refugee Rights of Irregular Migrants

In fear that ISIL fighters might enter Europe as irregular asylum-seekers, EU policymakers are scrambling to implement new policies to prevent the arrival of these groups

ISIS: Sectarianism, Geopolitics and Strong/Weak Horses

ISIS: Sectarianism, Geopolitics and Strong/Weak Horses

There are many reasons, both endogenous and exogenous as to why people would join ISIS. Still, questions remain as to what motivates an individual to travel and fight.

India’s Daughter and the Limits of Transnational Feminist Solidarity

India’s Daughter and the Limits of Transnational Feminist Solidarity

India’s Daughter matters because it launched intense public dialogues around long-repressed societal problems of sexual violence and misogyny, in India and elsewhere.

An Unnecessary War: The Geopolitical Roots of the Ukraine Crisis

An Unnecessary War: The Geopolitical Roots of the Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine’s geopolitical position, and the interventions of competing outside powers pursuing their own self-interest led to the continuing civil war in Ukraine.

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act: World-leading or a Timid Start?

Britain’s Modern Slavery Act: World-leading or a Timid Start?

It has become clear that both the scale of modern slavery is much larger than presumed, and that its scope is much wider. New forms of slavery are becoming apparent.

The Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Transforming Russian Nationalism Landscape

The Ukraine Crisis and its Impact on Transforming Russian Nationalism Landscape

The Ukraine crisis has fragmented the ‘national-democrat’ scene and has strengthened aspirations for the recreation of Soviet power and the Eurasian Union project.