• The Belt and Road Bubble Is Starting to Burst0

    China’s hasty international investments are beginning to drag down its own economy. By David G. Landry June 27, 2018 China’s President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Joseph Kabila at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Sept. 4, 2015. (LINTAO ZHANG/AFP/Getty Images) In a sense, the Sicomines resources-for-infrastructure

  • Islamic State presence confirmed in Kashmir0

    Indian state’s government admits for the first time that the terrorist group is operating in the region A Kashmiri man carries an Islamic State group flag during clashes between protesters and Indian government forces in Srinagar on June 16. (Photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP) Umar Manzoor Shah, Srinagar India June 28, 2018 The so-called Islamic State (IS)

  • The United States’ Failures with JCPOA Compliance0

    May 28, 2018 By AIC Research Fellow Gabriela Billini The United States has now withdrawn from the JCPOA, citing Iran’s failure to comply with its commitments, despite repeated confirmation from a diverse array of partners who solidly confirm the opposite. There have been accusations since the JCPOA’s signing that Iran has not acted in the


  • Employment Deprivation and Anti Quota Protest in Bangladesh0

    The last few days newspaper reports have surfaced the vicious and brutal faces of Bangladesh government screwed up with hate, thrashing and smashing students protesting against the present quota system. It has caused a stir and chaos in every corner of Bangladesh, which pressurized the Prime Minister to intervene into the issue. But don’t expect

  • State of the Contemporary World-Order and Pakistan Foreign Policy0

    The contemporary world order is in a painful transition from unipolarity to multipolarity. It is facing an unprecedented degree of dislocation in the contemporary situation since its inception after WWII. The foreign policy-discourse at international level is observing two-predominant patterns in response to this abnormal-situation (dislocation), which can best be subsumed in an agreement with

  • The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of the Politics of Middle Eastern Soccer0

    By James M. Dorsey     12/4/2018   Edited remarks at The Beautiful Game? Identity, Resentment, and Discrimination in Football and Fan Cultures conference, Center for Research on Antisemitism, Berlin, 12-13 April 2018 The virtually continuous role of soccer as a key player in the history and development of the Middle East and North Africa dating

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