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GEO-POLITICS OF THE ROHINGYAS: A BENGALI PERSPECTIVE

While the world has been rallied to the moral and humanitarian case to support the Rohingyas in their flight from ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar state and their plight in Bangladesh, let us not forget the geo-politics of their situation. Notwithstanding the grandstanding of the Security Council at the UN, it is the Chinese Belt […]


Turkey’s assertive foreign policy and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  By Irakli Tusiashvili   Looking at the Middle East, whether through Realist or Constructivist lenses, it is clear that the region remains one of the most contested places in the world. The ongoing strategic and ideological competition incorporates regional and external powers, competing for power and influence. This regional competition ranges from rivalry from […]


Briefing Note: Mexico

A briefing note on a seminar at the Latin America Conference 2016, on violence and corruption in Mexico. Written for Liberation by Justice Mexico Now.    When Enrique Pena Nieto, the former governor of the state of Mexico, won the country’s general election in 2012, voters hoped they would see a sharp downturn in the […]


The New President and the Iran Nuclear Deal: Why the Islamic Republic could see Trump as a threat

  Donald Trump’s election win raised interest because of the difficulty of making accurate policy predictions owing to his unpredictability. The President-elect could pursue one of his main foreign policy objectives based on his pre-election campaign call to dismantle the Iran nuclear deal, known by its formal name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), […]