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Why Russia Is Biding Its Time on Nagorno-Karabakh

Many observers have expressed surprise that in the new war that has broken out between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia is not in a hurry to help its official Collective Security Treaty Organization ally, Armenia. The issue clearly isn’t just that the fighting is not taking place inside Armenia …

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To Prevent Proliferation, Stop Enrichment and Reprocessing in the Middle East

Victor Gilinsky There is a risk of a nuclear cascade across the region. The United States can stop it by enforcing the gold standard of nonproliferation. If Washington is serious about blocking the further spread of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, it must apply a firm rule: …

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Nagorno Karabakh, the small Thirty Years’ War in the Caucasus

Giancarlo Elia Valori From 1618 to 1648 Europe was shattered by the violent and relentless conflict between Protestants and Catholics. After the end of the crusades cycle that had seen the first conflict between Christians and Arabs breaking out, what historians later called the “Thirty Years’ War” was …

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Forget Counterterrorism, the United States Needs a Counter-Disinformation Strategy

Brian Raymond If the U.S. government wants to win the information wars, Cold War-era tactics won’t cut it anymore. A “misinformation newsstand” aiming to educate voters about disinformation ahead of the 2018 U.S. midterm elections as seen in Manhattan on Oct. 30, 2018.  ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images On …

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Do not panic, we are Chinese. China’s response to the pandemic.

Giancarlo Elia Valori In Europe, in the United States and in South America, the feared second wave of Covid-19 epidemic is spreading. It is generating not only panic among the public and the institutions, but it is beginning to put health systems and economies under stress. They were …

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Religious conflicts around the globe and a solution

Amna Shaukat “When adherents of one faith take to the extreme and force their religious views on those of other faiths, religious conflicts emerge” It is evident that prejudices arising from adherence to religious forms and imitation of ancestral beliefs  have hindered the progress of humanity thousands of …

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Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative

  James M. Dorsey Political scientists Alan Chong and Quang Min Pham bring with their edited volume, Critical Reflections on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (Palgrave MacMillan, 2020), originality as well as dimensions and perspectives to the discussion about the Belt and Road that are highly relevant but …

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Economies of The Future & Displaced Workers

Nassem Javed Pandemic may be over within the next 1000 days but the economic recovery may linger another next 10,000 days. Across the world, the future workers desperately seek “occupationalism” any occupational activities, like upskilling and reskilling to see their future clearly, otherwise, sluggish economies only headed towards …

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Nagorno-Karabakh: The Interplay of Community, Ambition and Strategy

Harish Thakur  Death toll has risen to thousands since the two ex-Soviet republics battle over the Nagorno-Karabakh (NK) region. The war over the Caucasus region of NK has invited the global attention over its myriad dimensions and colossal possibility of breaking into a global conflict or World War …

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