In the wake of the G7, the 2018 BRICS Summit aimed to address a fracturing global economy characterized by rising protectionism and unilateralist policies. McCartney Lee discusses the BRICS and the 2018 Johannesburg Declaration in his latest article.
In his latest article Junior Research Fellow Ramesh Balakrishnan discusses how growth in global trade could be put at risk if current trade protectionist trends continue.
In diplomacy, success in promoting any given policy is never assured, especially when dealing with belligerent nations like North Korea. Yet, Research Analyst Yun Sik James Hwang explores how the recent Singapore summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is considered a major victory for Pyongyang.
Simran Sawhney writes on China’s lucrative Belt and Road Initiative and its appeal to NATO’s Eastern European allies.
The future of the Middle East and the secret to ensuring a truly balanced power structure does not occur by simply breaking up the region into spheres of influence, or by turning it into a zero-sum game.
Sri Lanka is currently the geopolitical fulcrum between the East and the West. Dominant states in their respective regions have utilized foreign direct investment as a tool of soft power to assert influence in Sri Lanka. Investor states have funded development initiatives, believing the compounded interest of good will, will pay strategic dividends for securing […]
France’s labour reforms, although popular, have ignited widespread union opposition. Maria Pepelassis discusses the enduring importance of political culture, and specifically, socialist politics in France.