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American Exceptionalism: The Gender Factor

American Exceptionalism: The Gender Factor

To undo the conceit of American exceptionalism, we have to undo the power of sovereign masculinity and address the seduction it exercises across the political spectrum.

Russia, Ukraine, and the Testing of American Hegemony

Russia, Ukraine, and the Testing of American Hegemony

In response to Russia’s aggression in Crimea the US must take into account the strategic realities of the international system.

China’s “Near Seas” Threat – Less than Meets the Eye?

China’s “Near Seas” Threat – Less than Meets the Eye?

There’s no denying that China has made some important progress in building its military capabilities. But it may be premature to consider it a rival to the US at the moment.

Syria: Par for the Course

Syria: Par for the Course

When all else fails, an agreement to meet again is trumpeted as success. If the talks fail, they should do so in a way that leaves open the possibility of reconvening.

Can Legalism Avoid War in the South China Sea?

Can Legalism Avoid War in the South China Sea?

The focus of peace effort for the past decade in the region has been on a specific Code of Conduct, a set of norms that recognizes the rule of UNCLOS in the settlement of maritime territorial disputes. The more the disputes become a matter of legal norms, the less benefits could be achieved by means of dangerous military demonstrations.

China’s ADIZ in the East China Sea

China’s ADIZ in the East China Sea

China’s recently-established ADIZ has been met with a variety of responses from countries both near and far, all of which have strategic implications for the security and stability of the region.

The Iran Nuclear Deal – A Preliminary Analysis

The Iran Nuclear Deal – A Preliminary Analysis

The recent interim agreement between Iran and the P5+1 raises interesting implications for regional peace and stability in the Middle East, particularly in relation to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Beyond Chemical Weapons Control: Securing a Ceasefire and Broadening the Diplomatic Agenda on Syria

Beyond Chemical Weapons Control: Securing a Ceasefire and Broadening the Diplomatic Agenda on Syria

With diplomatic relations improving between the US and Russia, it is time to consider diplomacy-driven measures to achieve a UN Security Council Resolution that establishes a durable Syrian peace process.

The Syrian Deadlock – Bashar al-Assad and Barak Obama’s Moment of Truth

The Syrian Deadlock – Bashar al-Assad and Barak Obama’s Moment of Truth

Bashar al-Assad may play his cards well and stay in power in Syria, however, the future of the Middle East – as well as the future of the Syrian campaign – is likely to be decided by Washington.

Chemical Weapons, the Red Line and Beyond: Evidence and Intransigence over Syria

Chemical Weapons, the Red Line and Beyond: Evidence and Intransigence over Syria

Many argue international intervention in Syria is now a foregone conclusion but what purpose would this serve and what effect would it have on the conflict and civilians on the ground?

Iran, the Arab Street and Avoiding a Military Strike

Iran, the Arab Street and Avoiding a Military Strike

Iran’s influence on the Arab world is waning. The regime faces increasing domestic and international pressures, and is looking for a game changer. This is why a military strike on Iran must be avoided.

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