Though his presidential term is coming to a close, Obama is showing little signs of slowing down. Catherine Gao examines the potential for Obama’s seven-day Asia tour to shape his successor’s foreign policy in the region.
Our Program Editors and Research Analysts look at the ongoing threat the Russian state poses to NATO.
Michael Kang explores the political and economic dynamics of the complex diplomatic relation between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Russian activities in Ukraine and Syria share similar motivating factors. Sandy Vingoe examines Russia’s global strategy of aggressively countering threats to Russia’s political buffer states.
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.
Matt Korda explores the sinister side of Putin’s newest presidential decree.
Will the Iran Nuclear Deal make the world a safer place? Or is it a weak agreement with strong geopolitical backlash? Our Editors weigh in.
Kristyn Byrnes discusses how escalating violence in Ukraine is likely to extend Western sanctions against Russia while Putin looks to China for survival.
Hasan Siddiqui articulates Russia’s military ambitions, contextualizes it within the broader geopolitical situation in Europe as well as analysing NATO’s attitude towards it.