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Shifting Alliances

Shifting Alliances

The flagship publication of the US Council on Foreign Relations, the Foreign Affairs magazine, ran the words “Present at the Destruction” on its cover. The issue itself covered many aspects of Trump’s leadership ever since he assumed office in January. His campaign trail will likely become the benchmark of how […]

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The Compounding Woes of Venezuela

The Compounding Woes of Venezuela

Venezuela is on the cusp of an economic collapse as President Nicolas Maduro seems to be adamant on destroying the fragile democratic institutions or whatever little remains of them. It is quite a long way from the place that was once the most prosperous country in Latin America. It was […]

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Examining the Role of China and the West in Africa’s Resurgence

Examining the Role of China and the West in Africa’s Resurgence

Zheng He, an eminent 15th century Chinese explorer, set foot on the northern coasts of Kenya a long time before Columbus discovered the United States. There are records of trade between Chinese merchants and the Africans who exchanged exotica like ivory and zebras for Chinese goods. Indeed, there exists a […]

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Giving thought to Trump visit at the G20 Summit

Giving thought to Trump visit at the G20 Summit

“Whoever believes the problems of this world can be solved by isolationism and protectionism is making a tremendous error on their own face value”, these words not only represent a crude statement of obvious meaning but also seem to transcend the usual cloak and dagger approach to politics and diplomacy. […]

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Can Social Engineering save Afghanistan?

Can Social Engineering save Afghanistan?

When it comes to the Long Distance Social Engineering (LDSE) projects, particularly in Afghanistan, two main theoretical approaches can be thought of i.e. the Democratic Peace Theory and the Multiple Realism Deficiency Disorder (MRDD). As far as the Democratic Peace theory is concerned, it envisages that the democracies don’t fight […]

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Untangling the Qatar Labyrinth

Untangling the Qatar Labyrinth

The recent news of Saudi-led bloc’s diplomatic isolation of Qatar came as a surprise to many, including the United States. However, such a move has been in an offing for quite some time, and it is imperative to dissect the issue on factual lines rather than falling prey to populist […]

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The Postures of Washington

The Postures of Washington

Under normal circumstances, the prevalent news regarding NATO should have been the addition of Montenegro as its 29th member state. However, it was slighted; eclipsed by Mr. Trump’s U-turn regarding his views on the relevance of NATO in the 21st century. During his campaign trail, after his election, and notoriously […]

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A Pakistan nuclear-capable missile.
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The Myth of Fastest Growing Nuclear Arsenal

For anyone who has read ‘A Normal Nuclear Pakistan’ by Michael Krepon and Toby Delton this story will be familiar. Michael Krepon and Toby Delton predominantly talk about the inability of Pakistan to improve its credentials for non-proliferation. In their view Pakistan should reduce or stop its fissile material production. […]

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China's New Silk Road

Why CPEC matters to the World: Delivering Security through Economic Development

Introduction The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is part development scheme, part strategic gambit. Although the Sino-Pakistani friendship has been labelled as “higher than Himalayas”, perhaps it’s time to refashion it with a greater qualifier: the CPEC represents a watershed moment in the Sino-Pakistani partnership, a reflection of enhanced and deepened […]

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US Elections: The Presidency of Donald Trump

US Elections: The Presidency of Donald Trump

Briefs, Geopolitics, North America, Research Brief November 10, 2016 at 2:54 pm 1 comment

The election of Donald J Trump as President Elect of the United States in the 2016 elections has come as a shock for many. The controversial nature of Trump’s presidential campaign has raised many apprehensions inside the USA and around the world. CSCR has formulated a research Brief highlighting his […]

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