November 23, 2017

Tag Archives: Cold War

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Why is Turkey So Eager to be Led Down the Belt and Road?

The magic of the Belt and Road Initiative is not the economic benefits it will offer Turkey or China. Rather, it is how the BRI taps into Ankara’s desperation to find alternatives to its economic and strategic partners such as Germany and the United States, and how it supports China’s desire to establish its own economic architecture. Read More »

Thailand’s Delicate Dance with the Major Powers

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s recent visit to Thai capital suggests that Thailand is now strategically courting authoritarian major powers, namely Russia and China, in defiance of Western criticism of Bangkok’s coup and military regime. Read More »

The Price of Coexistence Between the EU and Russia

Considering the current domestic political developments in Russia, a long period of relative instability and recurring tensions seems unavoidable. But this doesn’t mean that we are approaching a new Cold War. Read More »

Book Review: Cambodia’s Remarkable Journey

Amazingly, Cambodia's transition out of rule by the Khmer Rouge, its long civil war, and its descent into electoral authoritarianism have all been guided by one man. A new book looks at his legacy. Read More »

Is Europe Going the Yugoslavia Way?

Europe should be the world's superpower. So why is it on the verge of collapse? Why its growth is anemic at best and socio-economic inequality is on the rise. Read More »

A View from Bangladesh: A Moderate Message

From Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan to Bangladesh and Indonesia in the east, a network of Arab charities is funding militancy and mayhem to coerce Muslims of diverse traditions to conform to the Salafi and Wahabi traditions. Bangladesh needs to be steered away from becoming a Pakistan or an Afghanistan, says one Bangladeshi analyst. Read More »

U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014

In the decades since the last Moon landing in 1972, America’s horizons have shrunk and withered. Human spaceflight remains a core American success, but it has lost direction and, since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, basic capability. Read More »

East Asia: A Farewell to Arms

With climate change upon us, it's time to bury the hatchet in one of the world's most volatile regions. Read More »

Japan’s Constitutional Dilemma in a Changing Northeast Asia

Japan’s ‘defenseless on all sides’ security strategy has served it well through the post-war period, underwritten as it has been by America’s security guarantee and continuing presence on Japanese soil. Despite the steady accretion of its military capabilities, the ‘peace’ constitution allayed anxieties within Japan’s neighbors, China, South Korea and the newly independent Southeast Asian nations, about Japanese military intentions. Even ... Read More »