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The ‘China Factor’ in India’s Maritime Engagement with Southeast Asia

The ‘China Factor’ in India’s Maritime Engagement with Southeast Asia

China and India’s rise as major naval powers does not preclude the possibility of both developing a more cooperative dynamic in protecting the maritime ‘global commons’.

Public Diplomacy: China’s Newest Charm Offensive

Public Diplomacy: China’s Newest Charm Offensive

Though much remains uncertain due to China’s unique political system, trust remains a crucial ingredient for the success of its various endeavours abroad and ultimately, its public diplomacy.

Steps Toward Redress for Comfort Women

Steps Toward Redress for Comfort Women

For decades, the comfort women remained in the shadows because of the deep shame and guilt that they felt as a result of their experiences at the hands of Imperial Japan during the Second World War.

Peace Journalism in Theory and Practice

Peace Journalism in Theory and Practice

Peace journalism is a valid attempt for stripping war journalism from its deeply embedded bias that considers militarism as the most effective remedy to conflict.

Forty Years of Constructing Development: How China Adopted GDP Measurement

Forty Years of Constructing Development: How China Adopted GDP Measurement

Tracing how China adopted GDP measurement in the early reform period (1978-1993) tells us more about how GDP has shaped China’s current powerful status.

Moscow and the Baltic States: Experience of Relationships, 1917–1939

Moscow and the Baltic States: Experience of Relationships, 1917–1939

The Soviets did not understand what they wanted in the Baltic region. A hierarchisation of goals and objectives, and an adequate assessment of their own capabilities and resources was not conducted.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Brent Glover, 822nd Base Defense Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Ga., looks through binoculars during a field training exercise on the Nevada Test and Training Range as part of exercise Desert Eagle March 16, 2011. Desert Eagle is a joint training event with the RAF and the Air Force's 820th BDG designed to improve interoperability during contingency operations.

The Redemption of British-American Special Intelligence Relationship

American intelligence is credible compared with its equivalent in undemocratic societies, but in the interest of objectivity still needs to be challenged.

The Origins and Implementation of the Comfort Women System

The Origins and Implementation of the Comfort Women System

A Korean woman or girl who responded to an ad for work rarely had any idea of what awaited her when she arrived at a military camp in the Pacific War theater.

Cyber Power and The Return of Major War

Cyber Power and The Return of Major War

Without a working theory of cyber deterrence and with the many benefits of cyber exploitation, the major powers will continue to push each other towards major war.

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

Soft power is a term coined by Joseph Nye in the late 1980s. Soft or not, Chinese strategies are all-pervading although not necessarily sustainable in the current state.

Out of Illusion, Weakness: Liberalism and Its Blind Spots

Out of Illusion, Weakness: Liberalism and Its Blind Spots

The paradox is that, in order to save liberalism at home, liberal states may have to become more realist in their dealings with the illiberal world beyond.

The 2018 Elections and the Uncertain Future of Brazilian Democracy

The 2018 Elections and the Uncertain Future of Brazilian Democracy

The shadow that hovers over Brazilian democracy today will mobilize many people within and beyond Brazil to challenge and contain Bolsonaro’s authoritarian temptations.

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