Geopolitics

Backgrounder: India-China Skirmishes in Galwan Valley

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Recent fighting in the Galwan Valley marks the first time lives have been lost along the disputed China-India border since 1975.

Dear Geopolitical European Commission: Crawl before You Run!

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Can the European Union bridge the gap between theoretical and actual power?

The Emerging Nexus of Strategic Intelligence, Geopolitics, and Finance

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In terms of intelligence-gathering, the lines between public and private are becoming increasingly blurred. So too are those separating geopolitics from the world of finance.

The New “Twenty Years’ Crisis”: 2000-2020

Peace in our time, cc Flickr Segunda Guerra Mundial, modified, https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/mark/1.0/

Is COVID-19 the death knell of liberal internationalism?

Denmark Throws a Wrench into Russia’s Nord Stream 2 Plans

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Denmark’s regulatory foot-dragging on Nord Stream 2 could frustrate Russian attempts to isolate Ukraine on a new gas transit deal.

Is Another Russia-Georgia War Looming on the Horizon?

A Georgian ship sunk in the 2008 war, cc Flickr Gavin, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Another former Soviet republic is pushing for EU and NATO membership, stoking fears of another Ukraine crisis.

Geopolitics and Conflict Potential in Central Asia and South Caucasus

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How has Central Asia avoided the protracted territorial disputes of Ukraine and the South Caucasus? In a word: geography.

Cambodia-Laos Border Dispute: Geopolitical Flashpoint or Playing Politics?

CambodiaElection, cc Flickr Michael Coghlan, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The Cambodia-Laos border dispute has a peculiar a way of only flaring up ahead of election season.

Egypt’s Samir Al Ghatas on the Nature of Terrorism

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Is terrorism fueled by economic, social, religious, or psychological factors?

Grim Prospects for Turkey-Saudi Relations

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As is often the case in the Middle East, third-party bilateral relationships are driving Turkey and Saudi Arabia further apart.

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