Potential Peacemaker or Just Another Spectator?: China’s Relations w ...

Participants of the Belt and Road Forum. Introduction   Many experts have recently taken a keener eye to the activities of China in the Middle East, especially following heightened Chinese involvement there after recent international developments such […]

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Coverage and Reach, Affordability and Capacity? Gauging the Feasibilit ...

Abstract With cash transfer programmes, food subsidies, and other social protections, Mozambique’s welfare state addresses several critical areas of extreme poverty or vulnerability. Yet, the government, under Frelimo leadership, has been unable to extend coverage to […]

Cyber-defense Strategies for Contending with Non-state Actors: A Revie ...

Uniformed and civilian cyber and military intelligence specialists monitor Army networks in the Cyber Mission Unit’s Cyber Operations Center.  # Introduction With the development of cyberspace and the Internet beginning in the 1980s and 1990s, new potential […]

North Korean Nuclear Proliferation: Causes and Responses

North Korean Unha-3 rocket at launch pad. North Korea’s nuclear proliferation has long been a significant worry in world politics and for North Korea’s neighbors. Since 2002, North Korea has renewed its interests in nuclear activities, […]

Hafez Assad: National Hero or a Tragic Alternative?

“Most Syrians, especially the generation that never knew any other ruler, came to see no alternative” were Hunnebusch’s words when writing about Hafez Al-Assad’s personality cult. The definition of a national hero is relative, and due […]

A Question of Necessity? Need for Clarity on Torture in Israeli Law

Palestinian children march outside the Red Cross Headquarters in Gaza on Palestinian Prisoners Day (Reuters) 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War, a deeply impactful conflict with ramifications still felt today. While the most […]

A People in Suffering: A Look at the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

Yemeni children wander through the rubble after a coalition air raid. (AP) Yemen has for long been the poorest country of the Middle East. For decades, the people have suffered from a lagging economy and an […]

A Short Examination of the Causes of the 1992 Algerian Civil War

People try to identify relatives after a massacre at Rais in the Sidi Moussa region of Algeria on Aug. 29, 1997. (AP) The Algerian civil war, commonly referred to as “the dirty war” (la sale guerre), […]

Understanding US-Pakistan Relations: Interview with Ambassador Husain ...

Husain Haqqani is former Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States (2008–2011). He is currently Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at the Hudson Institute and co-edits the journal ‘Current Trends in Islamist Ideology’ […]

The Myth of Microfinance

The myth of microfinance is powerful. The idea that providing small loans to people in poverty will alleviate their conditions both satisfies our longing to be more altruistic and appeals directly to our belief in “old-fashioned […]

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