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Rodrigo Duterte and the Erosion of American-ASEAN Ties

On August 15, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Rodrigo Duterte and the Erosion of American-ASEAN Ties

By Haley Grizzell Filipino policy has changed drastically in the last few years, with ramifications for Southeast Asian geopolitics. President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a campaign to break up “oligarchies” in the Philippines’ economy, stripped journalists critical of his policies of their licensing, and conceded to Chinese claims in the…

Here to Stay: What Putin’s Referendum Means for Russia and the World

On August 14, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Here to Stay: What Putin’s Referendum Means for Russia and the World

By Nate McGhie Russians went to the polls July 1st to vote on a referendum that will make sweeping changes to their constitution, most notably greatly expanding President Vladimir Putin’s federal power and extending his potential presidency to the year 2036. The longtime Russian leader’s term limit was set to…

Post-Baghdadi ISIL

On July 9, 2020, Posted by , In Middle East, With Comments Off on Post-Baghdadi ISIL

By: Christian Hawkes Summary The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) has faced major setbacks in the past year. The twin shocks of the previous year — the loss of the group’s final territories in Syria in March 2019 and the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi during…

UAE-Iranian Relations

On May 24, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on UAE-Iranian Relations

By: Nathan McQuarrie The UAE’s primary goals in its relations with Iran are to avoid conflict and prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Recently, the UAE has pursued these goals through a warming of relations with Iran. Traditionally however, the UAE pursued those goals by joining the Saudi-U.S.-led pressure campaign…

Insurgency in North East India

On May 24, 2020, Posted by , In Uncategorized, With Comments Off on Insurgency in North East India

By: Sarah Pearce For decades, Northeastern India has faced relentless violence from rebel groups seeking autonomy from the Indian government. Militant groups started with India’s independence in 1947, when they felt like their voices weren’t heard by the government, “Militants in India’s northeast once enjoyed vast popular support since they,…