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Asia Pacific Economics

Japan faces Russia on the diplomatic path to Central Asia

Japan’s interests in the Far East and Central Asia are increasingly linked with Russia standing tough on the Kuril Islands dispute.

Asia Pacific Politics

BRICS caught between India and China

The 8th BRICS summit, held in Goa, once again exposed geopolitical fault lines which divide the diverse grouping — most notably between India and China.

North America Politics

Will Trump’s election change the US-Russia relationship?

With the election of Russia’s preferred candidate — Republican President-elect Donald Trump — the future of Russia-US relations remains uncertain.

North America Technology and infrastructure

Three reasons why Russia may be hacking the U.S. election

Understanding why Russia is disrupting the U.S. electoral race through cyber attacks is an important step in preventing it.

Europe North America

Implications of the DNC hack for U.S.-Russia cooperation

Whether or not the Russian government is blamed for the DNC hack, a forecast of implications for the U.S.-Russian relationship should be premeditated.

Europe Security

How Turkey’s attempted military coup hurts NATO

Under Erdoğan, Turkey has increasingly become an obstruction to NATO and Western foreign policy implementation in the region.

Europe Security

Will Brexit bring down NATO?

As the NATO Summit in Warsaw approaches, speculation of Brexit contagion abounds. But will Brexit affect NATO?

Europe Security

The Russian National Guard: Putin’s bodyguards or a modern security force?

Rather than a tool of political oppression, the National Guard could be a reform to assist Russian security institutions in response to new challenges.

Economics Europe

Putin emerges as a winner in the Panama Papers scandal

the Panama Papers revelations of corruption will not pose a  significant threat to the stability of Putin’s regime but will worsen Russia-US relations and the country’s image in the West.

Europe Security

The emerging Islamic State Threat in the North Caucasus

The expansion of Islamic State operations in the North Caucasus is part of the group’s wider international strategy. It also highlights ISIS ongoing power struggle with al-Qaeda-linked groups. Since the