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Hong Kong’s Fugitive bill Analyses & Assessments

Hong Kong’s Fugitive bill

A new blanket extradition law in Hong Kong has sparked concerns that China will use the bill to extradite whoever it wants from the territory....

Canada’s trash in Philippines Analyses & Assessments

Canada’s trash in Philippines

Canada will take back tonnes of waste shipped to the Philippines between 2013-14 which was causing a diplomatic sink. Are developing nations which...

Pakistan to get Saudi oil on deferred payments Analyses & Assessments

Pakistan to get Saudi oil on deferred payments

Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Pakistan PM’s finance adviser has indicated that Saudi Arabia will supply oil worth USD 3.2billion per year on deferred payments...

US arms sale to allies Analyses & Assessments

US arms sale to allies

United States has approved the sale of air defense missiles to South Korea and Japan amidst the re-emergence of tensions in the Korean peninsula....

A Timely Act Op-Eds

A Timely Act

The unprecedented rise of China and several other Asian nations has led to a global transformation. While this has a positive impact on much of the...

Trump's new immigration plan Analyses & Assessments

Trump's new immigration plan

The White House unveils a new plan to further apply pressure on illegal immigrants. How likely is the program to be passed into law and does it...

Iran coordinates proxy wars with militias Analyses & Assessments

Iran coordinates proxy wars with militias

A prominent leader of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is believed to have met capable Shia militias in Iraq, telling them to prepare for a proxy war...

US-China Trade War Analyses & Assessments

US-China Trade War

The United States and China – the world’s largest economies have been held up in a trade war for nearly ten months. With its inevitable impact on...

Taiwan to counter Chinese infiltration Analyses & Assessments

Taiwan to counter Chinese infiltration

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen convened national security agencies to counter China’s infiltration. Will Taiwan, a US ally succeed?

Pompeo visits Russia Analyses & Assessments

Pompeo visits Russia

US Secretary of State visits Russia for the first high-level meeting between the countries since the Mueller Report. With the Trump administration...

Iran delivers an ultimatum Analyses & Assessments

Iran delivers an ultimatum

Tensions between Iran and the US are mounting. The US has steadily enforced more sanctions, while Iran recently announced that it was suspending...

Sri Lanka bombings, who did it? Analyses & Assessments

Sri Lanka bombings, who did it?

Tensions caused by the Easter Sunday bombings are heightened by Sri Lanka's history of ethnic and religious conflict. ISIS claims that the attacks...

 Trump threatens more tariffs against China Analyses & Assessments

Trump threatens more tariffs against China

America warns of additional tariffs on China after the countries were expected to sign an agreement ending their trade war. What has caused the Trump...

Military expansion to protect OBOR Analyses & Assessments

Military expansion to protect OBOR

The US Defence Department expects China to add military bases around the world to protect the One Belt One Road (OBOR) infrastructure program. What...

Israel, the Gaza Strip and Eurovision Analyses & Assessments

Israel, the Gaza Strip and Eurovision

Israel and the Gaza Strip regularly engage in violent exchanges. Israel recently employed targeted assassinations after years of restraint. Why has...

US restricts Chinese visas Analyses & Assessments

US restricts Chinese visas

Amidst economic and geopolitical tensions, America tightens its visa procedures for prospective Chinese students. Does the US gain from protectionist...

The Dome of Argus Analyses & Assessments

The Dome of Argus

China and America are extending their geopolitical heft to an ice dome in the Antarctic. Why is Dome Argus at the centre of competition between the...

Ukraine’s President-elect rejects passport plan Analyses & Assessments

Ukraine’s President-elect rejects passport plan

Ukraine's president-elect and former comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has mocked Russia's offer to give passports to citizens in the disputed territories...

  India’s ASW readiness Analyses & Assessments

India’s ASW readiness

China has stepped up its activity in the Indian Ocean while maintaining a sizeable number advantage to India’s submarines. Can India adapt its...

Belarus to join Russia? Analyses & Assessments

Belarus to join Russia?

President Vladimir Putin may look beyond Russia for a window to retain status quo after his current term ends. Is President Putin looking to force...