Post Tagged with: "USA"

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

By reembracing the norm of interventionism, the world’s major powers are rediscovering the very reason why it was banished at Westphalia so many years ago.

Xi and the North Korea Challenge in the Trump Era

Xi and the North Korea Challenge in the Trump Era

The United States and China must jointly address the North Korea challenge, based on the consensus that North Korea is a common security threat and peace is possible.

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

What Next for Iraq after the Battle of Mosul?

The battle for Mosul is a proxy for a complex set of interests competing for hegemony. It is not the end, rather the beginning of the next waves of conflict Iraq faces.

Revisiting the Clash of Civilizations Thesis After 9/11

Revisiting the Clash of Civilizations Thesis After 9/11

Afghans believing in the Taliban/al-Qaida discourse will succumb to the intellectual insights of Huntington’s thesis which endorses the same worldview in a reverse guise.

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?

The Obama administration’s two-pronged approach of closing legal gaps and studying effective means of interrogation, in fact, helps illuminate the moral point at stake.

Afghanistan: A Critical Insight into Huntington’s Civilizational Approach

Afghanistan: A Critical Insight into Huntington’s Civilizational Approach

Understanding 9/11 and the US-led war on terror in Afghanistan as exemplifications of a clash of civilizations seems to be thoroughly misleading and dangerous.

Donald Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Donald Trump and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

President Trump can instill a sense of urgency in Israel and Palestine and create a new chapter in which people recognise the many similarities that exist between them.

Sino-UK Relations and the Impact of Trump

Sino-UK Relations and the Impact of Trump

There are going to be some rocky moments between the US-UK and UK-China equations. The UK’s attempts to lie between the US and China may prove the wisdom of the adage.

Analysing but Not Seeing: What’s Missing When We Forget Images in IR

Analysing but Not Seeing: What’s Missing When We Forget Images in IR

Security is not solely constructed discursively but also visually. Dominant securitization theory ignores the latter, leaving it somewhat decontextualized.

America’s New Best Friend: The UK vs Japan

America’s New Best Friend: The UK vs Japan

The challenge in the months ahead will be to ensure that Britain’s isolation can be reversed with the discovery of a new purpose at the centre of world affairs.

The End of Pax Americana or a New Realignment?

The End of Pax Americana or a New Realignment?

The international shift from cooperation to conflict that Trump’s administration has made is based on the continuation of the Obama administration, with opposite means.

Hitler’s Long Shadow: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

Hitler’s Long Shadow: Donald Trump and Angela Merkel

In a volatile world, the US and Germany ought to cooperate with each other. Perhaps Donald Trump will realise that international cooperation, is advantageous to the US.

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