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Implications of Hong Kong’s Extradition Bill

On November 5, 2019, Posted by , In Asia, By ,,,, , With No Comments

By Meghan Bedell Photo: Pixabay Western media has seen steady reports originating from Hong Kong in the last few months detailing the rising tension over the mainland-Chinese sponsored extradition bill, in which perpetrators of certain crimes can potentially be extradited to the mainland for prosecution. Hong Kong and China’s stark…

The International Response to the Attack on Saudi Arabia

On October 11, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Europe,Middle East, By ,,,,,,,,,,,, , With Comments Off on The International Response to the Attack on Saudi Arabia

n the coming weeks and months, the choices of European powers will greatly impact the future of the Iran-United States standoff. Iran risks alienating the Europeans if it continues to respond militarily in the face of American sanctions, but it also may encourage negotiations on its own terms if its pushback is successful. It remains to be seen how well France, Germany and the UK will balance the demands of their longtime American ally and the benefits of a new relationship with Iran.

Vietnamese Holding out the Rough Water in the South China Sea

On October 1, 2019, Posted by , In Asia, By ,, , With Comments Off on Vietnamese Holding out the Rough Water in the South China Sea

By: Jeff Bates Photo Credit: 2014. Vietnamese Stage Mass Anti-China Protests Amid Oil Rig Tensions. Tensions in the South China Sea have escalated between certain countries and have also de-escalated with others.  Vietnam—who shares a border with China—is particularly concerned about China’s aggressiveness in the region. Beijing has recently engaged…

North Korea and Russian Relations

On September 23, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Taylor Hill,Uncategorized, By ,,,, , With Comments Off on North Korea and Russian Relations

By Taylor Hill As a founding member of the United Nations and member of the UN security council, the USSR was expected to abide by UN resolutions in order to further the common interest. However, during the 1950 Soviet boycott of the UN (initiated to protest the exclusion of the…

The Six-Party Talks in Context

On September 19, 2019, Posted by , In Asia,Information Reports,Uncategorized, By ,,, , With Comments Off on The Six-Party Talks in Context

By Hunter Huillet Denuclearization talks have come to the forefront of the Trump administration’s foreign policy concerns and now even tops the list of international issues. Negotiations with North Korea have been pursued for many years and over numerous administrations with varying success. Some of the most in-depth and involved…