On 24 February, the European Parliament ratified a movement calling on EU countries to halt all arms transfers to Saudi Arabia. This legislation was specifically…View More Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen: How Complicit is Europe?
On 10 June 2014, the Islamic State (IS) occupied Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Since then, ethnic and religious minorities have been prosecuted while IS…View More Putting the Dam in Damocles: Iraq’s Largest Dam at Risk of Collapse
The dry season offensive in Myanmar has become somewhat of a tradition. This year, the refusal of various ethnic groups to sign a ‘National Ceasefire…View More Another Year, Another Dry Season Offensive in Myanmar
On 29 January, Japan’s Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency unveiled its new X-2 demonstration fighter. Meant as a demonstration of capabilities, the plane is officially…View More ‘Japan’s New Stealth Aircraft Prototype: How Disruptive Will It Be?
On 8 November, millions of citizens of Myanmar flocked to the polls in the country’s first democratic elections. Aung San Suu Kyi of the National…View More Democracy in Myanmar?
Back in 2011, French shipbuilders DCNS and the Russian corporation Rosoboronexport signed a deal which would have sent two French-designed Mistral-class assault ships to the…View More Egypt Purchases Mistral-class Assault Ships: Problems and Possibilities
On 12 October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (colloquially just the…View More Angus Deaton: Who is he and Why Does he Matter?
On 14 September, 2015, Malcolm Turnbull defeated Tony Abbott in a leadership spill within Australia’s Liberal Party. For much of his tenure, Abbott was not…View More Australian Foreign Policy: A Turn(bull) for the Better?
Maritime security in Southeast Asia is a hot topic in international affairs. And there’s no shortage of maritime security issues to be addressed. An increasingly…View More Advance Australia Fair: Australia’s Place in the Southeast Asian Arms Race
There is little doubt that China is becoming more assertive on the world stage. Once again, China has set off concerns in its South Asian…View More Trouble Brewing on the Brahmaputra
It is well documented that a gap does exist between International Relations and the foreign policy establishment. Nicholas Kristof prominently referred to political science in…View More What Does the Policy-Academia Gap Really Look Like?
‘Mind the Gap’ is a biweekly column focusing on the link and at times lack thereof between academia and policy-making in international relations. President Obama’s…View More Is ‘Don’t do stupid Shit’ a Valid Foreign Policy?