Europe Responds to Agrarian Crisis

EU countries have imposed restrictive measures on agricultural trade given domestic and regional triggers such as the farmers’ protests and the Russia–Ukraine war.

June 26, 2024

US Presidential Elections and the ‘Natural-Born Citizen’ Requirement

The ‘natural-born citizen’ clause is an anomaly in a nation that prides itself as a nation of immigrants.

May 31, 2024

Sogvare Out, Manele In: Making Sense of the Solomon Islands Elections

Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele may continue his predecessor’s policy of close cooperation with the PRC while toning down the anti-West rhetoric.

May 31, 2024

Vietnam’s Political Environment and the Anti-Graft Campaign

The ongoing clamp down on corruption in Vietnam is expected to have some negative economic impact in the short term.

May 29, 2024

China’s Pivot to ASEAN for BRI Reboot

Geo-political, geo-economic as well as ecological factors will increasingly impact the implementation of new BRI projects in ASEAN region.

May 24, 2024

Indo-US Defence Industrial Cooperation: Reaching for the Next Level or a Bridge Too Far?

Successful implementation of the Reciprocal Defense Procurement Agreement (RDPA) will require a deep understanding of the nuances and requirements of both the US and Indian defence procurement systems.

May 17, 2024

Deterrence, Escalation Management and the Iran–Israel Conflict

Iran and Israel have shown preference for a carefully controlled escalation while avoiding a conflict spiral.

May 20, 2024

Armenia’s French Connection

Armenia–France ties are now shaping regional geopolitics in the Caucasus, and their bilateral relationship has become more meaningful after the Nagorno-Karabakh war.

April 23, 2024

The Escalating Israel–Iran Conflict

Israel’s successful interception of Iranian missiles and drones has restored its image as a superior military power regionally, an image which was dented by the October 2023 Hamas attacks.

April 22, 2024

Ukraine War: A Thorn in the Arms Control Talks

The Russia–Ukraine war has not only exacerbated already broken relations between the US and Russia but has emerged as a major hindrance to the conduct of the arms control talks.

April 18, 2024