The current military stand-off between the United States and China in the Pacific Ocean may well become one of the defining geopolitical contests of the…View More The Chinese-American Dispute over the South China Sea: Recipe for Geopolitical Disaster?
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With the recent visits of President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry to Israel, there has been a renewal in negotiations surrounding the Arab-Israeli…View More Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
Ukraine is optimistic about the possibility of further EU-integration, but the country’s tense political situation is inhibiting it from reaching an official agreement with the…View More Ukraine’s Path Towards Euro-Integration: Where Does It Lead?
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This past Thursday, Sept 27, 2012, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the United Nations General Assembly that Iran will have amassed enough enriched…View More Netanyahu Draws a Red Line at the UN