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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.

Can the United States and China avoid A Thucydides Trap?

Can the United States and China avoid A Thucydides Trap?

“The Thucydides Trap” may prove to be moot. There is nothing inevitable about China’s rise but if it continues to rise, the dangers do not lie with “THE” Thucydides Trap.

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Critical Questions on the US-Cuba Rapprochement

It could be naive to think that Obama’s openings to Cuba were just a move to improve relations without expecting any reciprocation in terms of democracy and human rights.

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US: The Takeaways

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US: The Takeaways

The change of guard in India and its emphasis on economic revitalization has lent new life to a relationship that was criticized for a lack of bold initiatives.

Review – United States-Africa Security Relations

Review – United States-Africa Security Relations

Kalu & Kieh’s edited collection presents a key understanding of where US-Africa relations should be going, instead of an adequate analysis of where they are now.

Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

R2P contains glaring theoretical drawbacks and its practice by Western powers creates the scope for a mix up of humanitarian concerns with their strategic interests.

The Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations

The Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations

If President Obama can summon the courage to take bold steps, he could secure a place in history as the president who finally solved the riddle of Cuba.

Gateways to Peace in Syria: Going Beyond Geneva II

Gateways to Peace in Syria: Going Beyond Geneva II

When negotiations between the US, Russia and Iran grow best in the dark, as they are bound to, Assad will realise that he is an expendable pawn in the game of nations.

The Khobragade Fiasco and the State of Diplomatic Immunity

The Khobragade Fiasco and the State of Diplomatic Immunity

The Devyani Khobragade incident has highlighted the larger issue of diplomatic immunity, with the India-U.S. spat arising out of differing interpretations of this concept.

What Lies Ahead: Accelerating Growth or Secular Stagnation?

What Lies Ahead: Accelerating Growth or Secular Stagnation?

Although recent statistics point to the end of the recession in the Eurozone and the UK, and to economic growth in the US, there are some good reasons to critically examine these ‘recoveries’.

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

Finding a conclusion to the civil war and the ‘War on Terror’ is reliant upon fulfilling the will of the Syrian people without letting them fracture to the point of continuing civil unrest.

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