Munich Did Nothing to Appease Cold War 2.0 Fears
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Munich Did Nothing to Appease Cold War 2.0 Fears

The Munich Security Conference is supposed to be an annual lofty gathering of global politicians, and military and intelligence experts. Theoretically, they discuss serious security matters under a cool professional eye in an informed setting. Yet, in these times of doom and gloom, what the 54th conference yielded was another Russophobia show – a direct…

The Unscathed Legitimacy of the Kashmiri Freedom Struggle Against India
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The Unscathed Legitimacy of the Kashmiri Freedom Struggle Against India

The deterioration of the situation in the Indian-occupied part of Kashmir after the selection by the Indian nation of a Hindu extremist party[1] to govern the country in 2014 has arguably provided some semblance of an increase in attention to the woes of the Kashmiris residing on that side of the de facto ‘border’ line…

Battleground Malaysia: China Extends Crackdown on Uygurs Across Borders
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Battleground Malaysia: China Extends Crackdown on Uygurs Across Borders

Malaysia has emerged as the latest battleground pitting Chinese efforts to export its security notions against principles of the rule of law. The Malaysian Bar Association warned in a pithy statement last week that granting a Chinese demand for the extradition of 11 Uygurs from Malaysia would constitute a violation of international law. If Malaysia’s…

Syria’s Afrin Move: “Artful Assistance to Allies” or “Armageddon in the Making”?
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Syria’s Afrin Move: “Artful Assistance to Allies” or “Armageddon in the Making”?

Syria reportedly agreed to the Kurdish PYD-YPG “federalist” militia’s request to enter Afrin and stop the Turks’ military advance, though it still remains to be seen whether Damascus will actually carry through on this decision or not. There have been conflicting reports on this topic all across the past week, but the official “Syrian Arab…