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China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy

China’s Rise in the African Franc Zone and France’s Containment Policy

Any curtailment to China’s ambitions in Franc Zone Africa would only dent people’s prospects of benefiting from its unmatched commitment to the continent.

Anatomies of Revolution

Anatomies of Revolution

Revolutions have existed throughout human history, their greatest impact has been felt under modernity – the configuration of political, economic and symbolic processes.

Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament

Creating an Environment for Nuclear Disarmament

CEND could play a leading role to the comprehension of states’ rivalries and threat perceptions that compel them to achieve technological efficiency and sufficiency.

Hatred and Fear: Bolsonaro and the Return of Irrational Politics

Hatred and Fear: Bolsonaro and the Return of Irrational Politics

Brazil is yet another case of liberal politics deteriorating into the fetid morass of hatred, fear, baseless accusations and prosecutions against those seen as enemies.

Trump is Right About Iran, Yet Wrong

Trump is Right About Iran, Yet Wrong

President Trump has inherited a limited range and scope of choices in confronting Iran. Right or wrong, he has no option in dealing with Iran but to deal with Iran.

An Ontological Reading of Turkey’s AK Party – Gülen Movement Conflict

An Ontological Reading of Turkey’s AK Party – Gülen Movement Conflict

An alliance that once existed gradually turned to conflict post-2010 because both sides began to fear an erosion in their self-identities as a source of distinctiveness.

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

Hunger Strikes, Iran and Universal Human Rights

The notion of a human right, enshrined in the UN Convention, is nonetheless vital in the context of the rise of the far right and the rise of religious fundamentalism.

Wrecking Ball-In-Chief: Trump’s Withdrawals from International Commitments

Wrecking Ball-In-Chief: Trump’s Withdrawals from International Commitments

Trump’s withdrawal from international agreements raises concerns on the unreliability of democracies in international affairs. These concerns are unwarranted. Here’s why.

George H.W. Bush and International Relations: A World in Motion After the Berlin Wall

George H.W. Bush and International Relations: A World in Motion After the Berlin Wall

The Bush years were marked by economic competition with rising Asian powers (Japan) and renewed institutional investments in Latin America after re-democratization.

Adding ‘T’ to BRICS: A NATO Ally in Transition

Adding ‘T’ to BRICS: A NATO Ally in Transition

Turkey’s increasing aspiration to become a member of the BRICS grouping holds economic, political, and ontological benefits for it, but will a “T” be added to BRICS soon?

Criminals, Kleptocrats, and the NGO

Criminals, Kleptocrats, and the NGO

Fewer organizations have polarized opinion as the Open Dialogue Foundation has, given its advocacy on behalf of oligarchs and those accused of committing crimes.

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