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Debunking the Asian Century Myth

Many commentators have hailed the current century as the 'Asian Century, reminiscent of the previous Western-led century. Analysts view this as the supersession of United States as the world...

United States and Iran: Confrontation or Dialogue?

The Trump Administration has bracketed the previous Iran containment policy in favor of a confrontational approach based on coercive sanctions aiming to cripple the Islamic Republic and bring about a...

Samsung in India

Debalina Ghoshal examines Samsung's choices in the changing dynamics of the market for smartphones in Asia, specifically focusing on the two countries with the largest populations in the region:...

Resettling the White Helmets: A Dangerous Foreign Policy Precedent for Health in Syria

The White Helmets, a group of emergency response volunteers, have received international acclaim for their heroic work in the Syrian civil war. On 21 July 2018, approximately 422 White Helmet...

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...

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