Explaining the Incongruence Between the Iranian & Syrian Stances Towards Nagorno-Karabakh
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Explaining the Incongruence Between the Iranian & Syrian Stances Towards Nagorno-Karabakh

Wartime allies Iran and Syria are on opposite sides in Nagorno-Karabakh just like they are in Libya after the first-mentioned reaffirmed its support for Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity and demanded Armenia’s withdrawal from the occupied territories while the second couldn’t pass up the opportunity to blame Turkey for the conflict, though they’re both in agreement concerning…

France’s Crisis’ with Islam: A Legacy of 200 Years of Colonial Brutality
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France’s Crisis’ with Islam: A Legacy of 200 Years of Colonial Brutality

France is in crisis. Official and unofficial Christian French radical extremism, legitimising itself under the umbrella of what the French ostentatiously call laicité, continues to increase its attacks on French and non-French Muslims. The Collectif contre l’islamophobie en France (CCIF) listed 1,043 Islamophobic incidents that occurred in 2019 (a 77 percent increase since 2017) – 68 physical attacks…

Quadruple Trouble for China? Why Washington’s hopes of Creating an anti-Beijing NATO-style Bloc in the Region is a Pipe Dream
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Quadruple Trouble for China? Why Washington’s hopes of Creating an anti-Beijing NATO-style Bloc in the Region is a Pipe Dream

Mike Pompeo wants to turn the “Quad” – an informal coalition of Australia, India, Japan, and the US – into a military alliance to counter Beijing. But it’s not going to happen, because of China’s economic clout. In China, the term ‘Gang of Four’ is used to refer to an infamous clique who advocated Mao…

Influx of Foreign Fighters to Nagorno-Karabakh Could Lead to Region-wide Conflict
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Influx of Foreign Fighters to Nagorno-Karabakh Could Lead to Region-wide Conflict

The war in Artsakh, or more commonly known as Nagorno-Karabakh, is becoming increasingly internationalized as foreigners are arriving to fight on both sides of the conflict. Artsakh, despite being internationally recognized as a part of Azerbaijan, has had a de facto independence since 1994 when Armenian forces won a decisive victory. On September 25, it…

President Xi’s 2020 UNGA Activities Were an Expression of His Political Theories
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President Xi’s 2020 UNGA Activities Were an Expression of His Political Theories

President’s Xi’s articulation of these concepts during his UNGA activities and Foreign Minister Wang’s detailed analysis of them can point mankind in the most peaceful, prosperous, and successful direction. Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave an overview last week of President Xi’s 2020 activities at this year’s UN General Assembly. He intriguingly framed everything through what’s…

China’s High-Speed Rail Reaches into Southeast Asia
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China’s High-Speed Rail Reaches into Southeast Asia

There is a significant reason why political unrest fueled by US interference is flaring up across Southeast Asia – an attempt at derailing Beijing’s ambitious One Belt, One Road (OBOR) initiative. When completed, it will cement not only China’s regional rise, but permanently replace the United States as Asia’s largest and most influential power. The…