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Opinion – The Aam Aadmi Party’s Effect on Indian Politics

Opinion – The Aam Aadmi Party’s Effect on Indian Politics

While pro-government voices are eager to emblazon the AAP’s victory in Delhi as a victory of Hindutva ideology, they fail to understand the essence of the party which is beyond any ideology.

Age of the Deal: Donald Trump Won the Battle of Seattle

Age of the Deal: Donald Trump Won the Battle of Seattle

Donald Trump emerged as the unlikely victor of the Battle of Seattle, despite many underestimating his political muscle, causing multilateralism to suffer accordingly.

An Examination of Chinese Humanism

An Examination of Chinese Humanism

In Western-humanist discourses, it is commonly believed that the strong always triumphs over the weak, due to its superiority in strength. The Chinese disagrees.

Opinion – Iran 2020: Election Polls, Panics and Predictions

Opinion – Iran 2020: Election Polls, Panics and Predictions

Iran’s parliamentary election is best understood as one held by a regime in fear of its unraveling in the hands of Iranian people, paralyzed with international isolation.

Opinion – The Contours of the Saudi Arabia-Pakistan Relationship

Opinion – The Contours of the Saudi Arabia-Pakistan Relationship

With India causing discomfort to Islamabad, the long-standing Islamic alliance will continue on the basis of strategic, political and economic convergences that are crucial for both countries.

Members of the Mongolian Armed Forces observe a demonstration of mine May 25 during the minefield self-extraction training portion of Khaan Quest 2016 at Five Hills Training Area near Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The training provided MAF members with the skills to safely identify and mark potential threats in a minefield. Khaan Quest 2016 is an annual, multinational peacekeeping operations exercise hosted by the Mongolian Armed Forces, co-sponsored by U.S. Pacific Command, and supported by U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. Khaan Quest, in its 14th iteration, is the capstone exercise for this year’s Global Peace Operations Initiative program. The exercise focuses on training activities to enhance international interoperability, develop peacekeeping capabilities, build to mil-to-mil relationships, and enhance military readiness. (U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Cpl. Janessa K. Pon)

Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping: The Problem of Viewing Women as a ‘Quick Fix’

Sexual exploitation is about power more than gender or any physical attraction to a particularly sexed body. In the realm of peacekeeping, it is about the uniform.

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

The Precarious History of the UN towards Self-Determination

Moving beyond the existing UN paradigm might bring forward better and sustainable solutions for some of the world’s longest-lasting conflicts.

Now Recruiting – Climate, Environment and Food Editors

Now Recruiting – Climate, Environment and Food Editors

We are seeking early career scholars and students to help us develop our academic coverage of scholarly debates focused around climate change, environmental politics and food security.

Climate Change and Food Security in the Pacific

Climate Change and Food Security in the Pacific

There are multiple disasters such as sea level rise, drought, cyclones and flooding which directly impact the food security of the region and could send millions of its already impoverished population to destitution.

Opinion – Estonia’s Soft Power through Technology

Opinion – Estonia’s Soft Power through Technology

Whilst Estonian domestic politics continues to be somewhat chaotic, its expansive foreign policy continues to embrace e-Governance as a soft power tool of the future.

Opinion – The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on Central Asia and the South Caucasus

Opinion – The Impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative on Central Asia and the South Caucasus

Maximizing the benefits of the BRI while minimizing the costs will require an eye to ensuring the well-being of host economies and citizens is properly safeguarded.

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