Andre Ishii

China vs. the EU: The Influence War that Only One Side Is Fighting

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China’s covert influencing activities are potentially far more consequential to the EU than those of Russia. So why is no one talking about them?

The Rebirth of Russia’s Global Interests

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In a case of history repeating, Moscow is making new diplomatic inroads into both the DPRK crisis and the Israel-Palestine peace process.

Great Britain Returns to a Multipolar Eurasia

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Newly freed from Brussels’ bureaucracy, Great Britain is attempting to reestablish itself as a player in Eurasian affairs.

Four Empires on the Rise, Part Two

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In part two of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

Four Empires on the Rise, Part One

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In part one of a two-part series, Andre Ishii explores how classical geopolitics will increasingly manifest in the years to come.

The Decline of Democracy in the West

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Illiberal tendencies are on the rise around the world, and the West is no exception.

Brexit and the Rise of Global Cities

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The relationship between the state and its major metropolitan areas is changing around the world.

Sudan’s Historical Moment as Bridge between Sunni and Shiite Islam

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Part two explains how Sudan was a key player in not just the early rise of al-Qaeda, but also early attempts to bridge the gap between Sunni and Shiite Islam.

Tracing Sudan’s Geopolitical History in the MENA

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Part one of a two-part series, this article explores Sudan’s history in the MENA as well as the possibility of Shiite-Sunni geopolitical cooperation.

The Geopolitical Impact of Tax Evasion and Offshoring: A Background

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Second in a two-part series, this article examines how offshoring grew from the financial practices of one of history’s largest empires.

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