Asia/Pacific (students)

World Bank

Globalization: A Created Mechanism for the Restructuring of Developing States

Globalization tends to work to the detriment of developing states and has been a powerful tool employed by Northern states with a recent proliferation of modern players.

The Role of Civil Society in Shaping India’s Development Partnerships

The Role of Civil Society in Shaping India’s Development Partnerships

Given the potential it has to emerge as a leader in SSDC initiatives, it is important to evaluate the dynamics of cooperation and partnership in the Indian context.

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The Racialisation of Rape Narratives in British Media Coverage of the Delhi Rape

The symbolic and emotive potential of rape narratives has, throughout colonial and post-colonial history, been powerfully employed in connection with race.

Snake Oil: US Foreign Policy, Afghanistan, and the Cold War

Snake Oil: US Foreign Policy, Afghanistan, and the Cold War

Afghanistan has become a “snake country”: where loyalty can only be rented, solutions are always temporary, and the law of the stronger prevails.

( Brazil Jose Rubens De La Rosa, Russia Sergey Katryrin, SA Patrice Motespe, India Onkar Kanwar, China MA Zehua ) Chairmen of the BRICS countries during the media briefing at the first meeting of the BRICS Business Council held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. 20/08/2013

The BRICS: Rhetoric or Reality?

The BRICs have been portrayed as a new paradigm threatening the contemporary liberal world order. Yet, there is also disagreement and competition between BRICs states.

The Growing “Discomfort” with Comfort Women between South Korea and Japan

The Growing “Discomfort” with Comfort Women between South Korea and Japan

The comfort women issue has been a boiling point between South Korea and Japan, one that won’t likely simmer anytime soon.

Pakistan in The New Great Game: On Gwadar Port

Pakistan in The New Great Game: On Gwadar Port

The port of Gwadar (Baluchistan, Pakistan) is a site of potential major geopolitical importance. There, Pakistan, China, India & the US are vying for strategic influence.

Australian National Security and Climate Change

Australian National Security and Climate Change

Schwartz and Randall’s hypotheses based upon their influential climate change report have missed the mark in predicting the current geo-political climate in Australia

The Fundamental Dynamics of East Asia Security by PRC Maritime Expansion

The Fundamental Dynamics of East Asia Security by PRC Maritime Expansion

China is seeking to construct a Sino-centric order. However, Chinese foreign policy aims cause debate over whether or not its expansion is a threat to regional security.

Gunnery Sgt. Todd Leahey, the 81mm mortar platoon sergeant for Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, motions toward impacting rounds while supporting Kilo Company, 3/3, during Exercise Clear, Hold, Build 2 on Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., Sept. 16. The battalion’s line companies — India, Kilo and Lima — each arrived by helicopters or tracked vehicles to clear enemy activity from the village, establish security and re-build rapport with local nationals. During the Enhanced Mojave Viper training exercise here, the Marines of “America’s Battalion” are training to kill enemy fighters by practicing counterinsurgency operations. Next month, they’ll deploy to Afghanistan’s Helmand province to support Operation Enduring Freedom. Leahey, 34, is from St. Peters, Mo.

Beyond Thompson and Malaya: The Search for a Usable Counterinsurgency Past

Though modern British COIN doctrine has shaken off some of British COIN’s persistent myths, a more thorough and far-sighted questioning of its base principles is needed.

How Has China Been Safeguarding Its Oil Imports from the Middle East and Africa?

How Has China Been Safeguarding Its Oil Imports from the Middle East and Africa?

Although oil is significant for Chinese economic development, the country’s ‘peaceful rise’ advocated as Chinese strategy of development should be called into question.

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations Headquarters. 30/Dec/2005. UN Photo/Joao Araujo Pinto. www.unmultimedia.org/photo/

Crouching Tiger, Blue Helmet: Chinese Combat Troops in UN Peace Operations

Introduction of combat soldiers reaffirms China’s commitment to support the fulfillment of UN peacekeeping mandates—mandates that China endorsed in the Security Council.