Anvesh Jain advances an original theory on India’s strategic future, examining a growing network of relationships in three key areas of focus across Asia and the Indian Ocean Region.
Fulcrum of Hegemony: Investment Battle in Sri Lanka Marks Return of US Soft Power Agenda in Asia
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 Read More…
The Weaponization of Populations: What Erdogan’s strong-arming means for the European Project
Erdogan has threatened to drop out of the migrant deal should the EU not grant visa-free travel to Turkish citizens by October. Marko Gombac explores how the weaponization of populations sets a dangerous precedent for a Europe in crisis
Critical Defence Minerals: REEs
In the second part of a series analyzing REE’s and their defence implications, Ben looks at Chinese REE protectionism
NATO and the New Arc of Crisis Conference
A Conference entitled ‘NATO and the New Arc of Crisis’ took place on October 28 and 29 in Madrid, the NATO Association of Canada thanks YATA, the Real Instituto Elcano, and the Fundación Botín for their efforts in organizing this fruitful conference.
The Contest for Economic Supremacy in Central Asia
The entry of Chinese business into Central Asia has triggered a struggle for economic supremacy between Moscow and Beijing. Sandy Vingoe discusses what this would mean for the region.
Kunduz: The Rise of the Taliban (Part II)
In the second part of this series Hinna Hatif examines the implications that led to the rise of Taliban in Kunduz city.
Review—“Threat Perception in Central Asia in Response to Russia-Ukraine: Kazakhstan Will Not Be Next”
Kelly Rahardja reviews a research paper from the NATO Defense College discussing the potential for a Russian attack in Central Asia.
Kunduz: U.S. Airstrike on MSF Hospital (Part I)
In the first part of the this series Hinna Hatif examines the U.S. airstrike that killed 22 people when a Doctors Without Borders hospital was struck in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
Women Make a Difference in Peace Negotiations
Melanne Verveer, who served as U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, remarked that clashes had occurred in 31 of the world’s 39 active conflicts after peace settlements. None of the 31 cases had women involved in the peace process.