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Mattis Visits Southeast Asia: Strengthening the US Indo-Pacific Strategy

Last year U.S. President Donald Trump has frequently stated the term “free and open Indo-Pacific” during his Asia voyage, as this month U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has visited Southeast Asia to Indonesia and Vietnam in an effort to reach a consensus in defense issues and forge strong new partnerships. The Indo-Pacific policy aims to […]

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What will the Middle East look like in ten years?

The year is 2028. Much of the Gaza has become unlivable. Daesh (ISIS) has been destroyed, but another terrorist group looms close on the horizon. The Kurds have their own state, meaning Iraqi unity has been destroyed. The Assad regime is still in power, having vanquished the rebel forces thanks to Iranian and Russian military […]

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ISIS Threatens Eurasian Geopolitical Security

The threats of terrorism over Southeast Asia has never been new to the region, but with such groups like ISIS, this is another question to answer over what is going on in the region. In fact, the rise of ISIS in Southeast Asia seriously threatens the security of all regions in the area. The Region’s […]

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Economic Analysis: Future of the Chinese economy

China is still to this day one of the fastest growing economies in the world. High demand from other countries for Chinese exports along with cheap labor helped the country to succeed in reducing their trade deficit as well as capitalize on infrastructure and financial investments. China is not able to maintain same steam as […]

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India Ditches China’s OBOR Summit

The primary objective of the One Belt One Road initiative  is to improve connectivity and cooperation among Asian countries, Africa, China and Europe.Inspired by the Silk Road, the medieval trade routes between Europe and Asia, the emphasis is on increasing land as well as maritime routes. The policy is significant for China since it aims to boost domestic […]

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Is the World Advancing Towards a Cold War 2.0?

Relations between countries are degrading day by day. Tensions are rising. Military advancement, supporting adversaries of one country, terrorism are all contributing to the new state of affairs in International politics, which I believe, may or may not one day develop into a cold war. Let us check on a few regions. Indian Subcontinent This […]

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The Entire North Korea Situation, Decoded

Being self-reliant is often a goal for most of us in our daily lives, but in North Korea it comes in the form of an entire political ideology – Juche, or “self reliance.” The “Hermit Kingdom” as it’s called, is theoretically, a complete communist state with very little activity in terms of foreign trade and […]

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Trump and Trade Do Not Go Well Together

Donald Trump came out recently with arguably his first real decision on his relatively protectionist, isolationist and anti-globalist foreign policy. He decided to withdraw the United States of America from the negotiation process of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Firstly, the scope and extent of the TPP must be noted: It would reduce prices on imported consumer […]