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What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

What New Declassifications Reveal about the 1953 Coup in Iran

The papers provide more detail on the hypocrisy of the US as a promoter of democratic values yet also a conspirer to remove an elected government.

The Colonial Politics of Recognition in Trudeau’s Relationship with Indigenous Nations

The Colonial Politics of Recognition in Trudeau’s Relationship with Indigenous Nations

Trudeau recognizes Indigenous peoples not as territorial-based nations, but as historically oppressed cultural groups requiring state protection.

Back to the Future? Martial Law and the Peace Processes in the Philippines

Back to the Future? Martial Law and the Peace Processes in the Philippines

Military rule and restrictive measures towards civilians will spark more discontent and violence in Mindanao, meaning that peace is unlikely to happen anytime soon.

Pakistan’s Role in Western and Middle East Security

Pakistan’s Role in Western and Middle East Security

Pakistan’s Army is playing an important role in securing stability in the West and Middle East and is leading the fight against terror in an increasingly volatile world.

European Defense: Back to Tervuren?

European Defense: Back to Tervuren?

The EU has an opportunity to relaunch its military coordination and work towards the Tervuren Summit’s goals: more coordinated and integrated military defense in Europe.

Can the Liberal International Order Survive the ‘Age of Trump’?

Can the Liberal International Order Survive the ‘Age of Trump’?

Now is the time to find out if the liberal international order can indeed operate multilaterally with coalitions and importantly with and without the United States.

Deciphering the Numbers: Employment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Deciphering the Numbers: Employment in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The conditions that affect the progress of the CPEC – including number and quality of jobs generated – should be matters of concern to policymakers in the neighbourhood.

Decolonising and Queering Praxis: The Unanswerable Questions for ‘Queer Asia’

Decolonising and Queering Praxis: The Unanswerable Questions for ‘Queer Asia’

In the light of the wariness of contemporary political-cultural conjuncture, the denial of access to a liveable life has been legitimated in the name of decolonisation.

The Fallacies of the Cyprus “Problem”

The Fallacies of the Cyprus “Problem”

If anyone wants genuinely to find a solution to the Cyprus “problem”, they should start where all negotiations should have had started since 1974: Turkey.

The Qatar Standoff and US Interests

The Qatar Standoff and US Interests

US policymakers must recognise that from this dispute no winners will emerge and that the lines between good and bad are not as clear as the protagonists believe.

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option

Despite the dangers of a cyber response to North Korea, the US could block North Korea’s access to cyber-space and make it clear that the they were behind the attacks.

On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges

On the Verge of the Darkness: Dystopic Movies and Contemporary Global Challenges

Critiquing dystopic movies as representations of the here and now is a good method to raise interest about modern challenges and stimulate a debate over the solutions.

The Role of Policewomen in Ending Gender Violence in Afghanistan

The Role of Policewomen in Ending Gender Violence in Afghanistan

Afghanistan remains unpredictable and unsafe. Education, equal rights, and the rule of law through women’s empowerment are pivotal in improving the country’s security.

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