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International relations need to be de-colonized

International relations need to be de-colonized
March 3, 2016

Some of my colleagues who know that I am unapologetically a neorealist might be surprised that I am penning something like this. I am not flip-flopping; I still believe in neorealism and it’s more pragmatic...

Qatar should host World Cup despite debate

Qatar should host World Cup despite debate
February 25, 2016

In December of 2010, FIFA stunned the world when it granted Qatar the opportunity to host the 2022 World Cup. This added to the state’s persistent craving to use international sporting forms to achieve...

Tunisia’s fight for democracy is being sacrificed

Tunisia’s fight for democracy is being sacrificed
February 18, 2016

On Dec. 17, 2010, a young street fruit vendor set himself on fire after being embarrassed by the police who had forbid him from getting his meagre living. Mohamed Bouazizi died a few days later and wasn’t...

Saudi Arabia, Iran must resolve disputes diplomatically

Saudi Arabia, Iran must resolve disputes diplomatically
January 21, 2016

The international political fallout from the killing of a “dissident” Saudi cleric, Nimr Al Nimr, echoes several years of rising sectarian tensions, driven by geopolitical competition in the Middle...

U.S. Russia sanctions are unproductive

U.S. Russia sanctions are unproductive
December 3, 2015

It was an excellent achievement when Nixon and Kissinger took advantage of Beijing’s fears of the U.S.S.R. with the historic opening of China’s borders. That chess move created a strategic triangle,...

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