• GEOPOLITICS
    Is Russia’s Demographic Decline Irreversible?

    In today’s global strategic environment, Russia is one of the international system’s major players along with the US and China. Its national power encompasses formidable military, intelligence, and technological capabilities, as well as the world’s largest nuclear arsenal and an assertive diplomatic projection that relies on asymmetric equalizers and force multipliers. Likewise, the Kremlin has […]

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    A World Remade? Lessons from the Ukraine War

    By Jose Miguel Alonso-Trabanco To say that the early 21st century is a turbulent era is an understatement. In the last two decades, the international system has experienced the incremental reactivation and intensification of geopolitical rivalries. As any historian can attest, such phenomenon is hardly surprising in the grand scheme of things. In this respect, […]

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    Russia’s Geopolitical Projection in the American Hemisphere

    By Jose Miguel Alonso-Trabanco As a great power that has risen from the ashes of the former Soviet Union, Russia has gone to great lengths to restore its geopolitical hegemony in the post-Soviet space in order to rollback Western influence, enhance its national security, overturn a correlation of forces regarded as detrimental, and rewrite European […]

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    Japan’s Indian Ocean Dilemma

    By Jay Maniyar Japan is a key security-oriented actor in the regional and global domains and has played a rather influential role across the entire seaboard of the Asian continent. As an avowed promoter of a free and open Indo-Pacific strategy (F&OIP), Japan is poised to encompass the maritime domain not just because it is a […]

  • GEOPOLITICS
    Russia’s Geopolitical Projection in the American Hemisphere

    By Jose Miguel Alonso-Trabanco As a great power that has risen from the ashes of the former Soviet Union, Russia has gone to great lengths to restore its geopolitical hegemony in the post-Soviet space in order to rollback Western influence, enhance its national security, overturn a correlation of forces regarded as detrimental, and rewrite European security […]

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    Was China Betting on Russian Defeat All Along?

    By Csaba Barnabas Horvath China has been seen by many as the most important ally of Russia in the invasion of Ukraine. However, after nearly two weeks of fighting, confusing episodes have been culminating around China’s attitude to the war. Regarding both the UN Security Council and General Assembly resolutions, China has abstained rather than voted […]

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    Russia-Ukraine Conflict: Implications for Investors and Businesses in Vietnam

    By Randall Puah Ukraine has come under a full-blown invasion by the Russian military since Putin’s 24 February 2022 shock announcement of a “special military operation” in the country’s south-eastern Donbass region. The conflict has already caused market jitters, commodity price hikes, and exacerbated supply chain disruptions. It has also prompted a well-planned and coordinated effort […]

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    Creating a Crisis: Canada and the Foreign Fighter Phenomenon

    By Dr. Scott N. Romaniuk The phenomenon of informal combatants – à la Spanish Civil War where approximately 1,500 Canadians and thousands more Britons went – appears to have a “romantic” tone in the minds of some nations and perhaps especially in Western countries (ostensibly the liberal democracies), and one should be overwhelmingly concerned for the […]