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An Independent Catalonia May Promote Worldwide Independence Movements

An Independent Catalonia May Promote Worldwide Independence Movements

National governments in federally unified states rarely allow for a national legal process to break up its own federation.

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The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

An overview of what to expect in the coming week. Headlined by Brexit talks, the German election, and Trump's first official conference at the U.N.

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Are the “Asian Tigers” Hamstrung by Hidden Flaws?

Are the “Asian Tigers” Hamstrung by Hidden Flaws?

With bullish predictions and rhetoric of Asia’s rise we should be careful of buying into years of high economic growth. Asia faces serious challenges.

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Doklam Standoff Highlights India and China’s ‘Great Game’ over Bhutan

Doklam Standoff Highlights India and China’s ‘Great Game’ over Bhutan

As China and India continue to face off over a tiny patch of Himalayan highland, Bhutan is caught in the middle with the dispute as much about Bhutan’s foreign policy as it is about territory.

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Doklam: China’s War Drums and the India-Bhutan Treaty

Doklam: China’s War Drums and the India-Bhutan Treaty

In the last two months there have been rising tensions in the Himalayas between India and China over disputed territories, the world should take notice.

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Iraq’s Lost Generation: Indoctrinated to Hate

Iraq’s Lost Generation: Indoctrinated to Hate

While ISIS has been uprooted from most of Iraq, years of bitter struggles and wars have deprived an entire generation in Iraq.

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Beijing Threatens Hanoi Over Drilling in South China Sea

Beijing Threatens Hanoi Over Drilling in South China Sea

Following threats from Beijing, Vietnamese authorities have ordered a foreign joint venture to abandon its gas-drilling efforts in a disputed area of the South China Sea.

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Don’t Put Pakistan in the Rearview Mirror

Don’t Put Pakistan in the Rearview Mirror

As President Trump eyes a hardening line towards Pakistan, its clear that somehow my country has ended up in the rearview mirror.

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Jordan Holds Key to Syria

Jordan Holds Key to Syria

As heavy fighting in the city of Hama reminds us of the seemingly endless misery in Syria, a hopeful breakthrough has been overlooked in the media.

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America today: Will the center hold? If so, what might it look like?  

America today: Will the center hold? If so, what might it look like?  

There is much to make us wonder whether the American Center will hold. Yet, many will say, hold on, Armageddon is not nigh. We've been "here" before.

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Three Problems Facing Spain’s Government Today

Three Problems Facing Spain’s Government Today

The medium-term outlook in Spain is under pressure from three issues. Its politicians will have to act judiciously to avoid a constitutional crisis. 

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Domestic and Global Shocks of the Growing Water Crisis in China

Domestic and Global Shocks of the Growing Water Crisis in China

China is plagued by a growing water security crisis and its current solutions are far from sufficient. Similar matters have already had global implications.

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Algeria’s Battle Against Terror

Algeria’s Battle Against Terror

Since the 1990's Islamist groups have emerged in Algeria, but over the years their allegiances and identities have shifted according to geopolitical trends.

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Soft Power Gain for Taiwan

Soft Power Gain for Taiwan

According to Reporters Without Borders' global rankings last year, Taiwan has now become the freest country on the Asian continent.

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Remembering the Yezidi Genocide

Remembering the Yezidi Genocide

Lasted week, the international community marked the beginning of the Yezidi genocide when on August 3rd 2014, 40,000 Yezidis got stranded on Mount Sinjar.

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