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American Covert Regime Change Operations: From the Cold War to the War on Terror

During the early years of the twenty-first century, the United States has relied upon many measures in the struggle against Islamic extremist organizations. Much has been written about the...

The Wrong Model: Libya and the U.S.-North Korea Negotiations

In the lead-up to the much-publicized Trump-Kim summit held in Singapore on June 12, the question of how North Korea could be convinced to de-nuclearize was often raised. Among the most prominent...

The Dragon's Increasing Supremacy in the Indian Ocean

The People’s Republic of China’s rising interest in the Indian Ocean is causing tensions for its neighbors. While Chinese intentions regarding the South China Sea are known in the international...

India's Choice: Bilateral and Quadrilateral?

In this article, Aayush Mohanty examines India's foreign policy choices in response to increasing Chinese assertiveness in Asia. The two choices are that India pursues closer bilateral ties...

Hong Kong-Filipino Deadlock Over Filipino Domestic Helper Issues

This article is based on an interview with Cynthia Abdon, the General Manager of the Mission for Migrant Workers. It addresses the deep-seated master-labor relationship between Hong Kong Chinese...

Democratic Blending: The New Model of Dictatorships in Latin America

Dictatorships in 21st century Latin America are increasingly using democracy as a tool to legitimize authority, consolidate power, and repress their citizens. This piece considers the recent examples...

Digital Media Revolution and the Iron Fist: The Online Media Landscape in Personalist Governments

The global rise of personalist ‘strongman’ regimes has transformed the way autocracies use digital media to spread ideologies and influence public sentiment. Camille Laurente explores...

Imprisoned Kurdish Leader Could Be the Kingmaker in Turkish Elections

The Kurdish leader Selahattin Demirtaş and his Kurdish constituency could decide the fate of Turkey, argue researchers Huseyin Tunc and Dr. Haluk Baran Bingol. Turkey will hold general and...

The Art of the Deal: Speaking Trump’s language to advise him on the hamburger summit

As the landmark meeting between American President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un becomes more likely to occur in the next month or so, Katrin Katz provides a guide on how to...

In Libya, Skip National and Link Local to External

To cope with a lack of functioning national institutions in Libya, foreign governments and multilateral institutions should start coordinating directly with local authorities in the country. Linking...

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