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August 14, 2019

Political Islam has served as one of the most contentious topics in modern political discourse, and with the regional order in the Middle East still in its early phases of transition, the tenets of political Islam and their evolution have never been so relevant.

But wh...

August 5, 2019

In 2016, Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman introduced Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, a plan aiming to reduce the country’s dependence on oil, diversify its economy, boost private industry and improve its public sectors.

Vision 2030 is an ambitious plan and one with va...

July 29, 2019

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO), formed in 2001, is political, economic and security alliance that has been expanding and consolidation in regional and global power since its inception.

The SCO has the potential for establishing a new world order, with its c...

July 22, 2019

On the 4th of July, the British Navy detained an Iranian tanker, the Grace 1, on the suspicion that it was shipping oil to Syria. Such a shipment would be in breach of EU sanctions and therefore violate international law, making its seizure off the coast of Gibraltar l...

July 1, 2019

Ethical constraints on the Intelligence Community are not only a necessary deterrent that limits the abuse of power but also in preserving America’s moral compass which is guiding by social norms in an ever-changing environment.

Arthur Applbaum, an ethics specialist at...

June 24, 2019

The issue of corruption is one that burdens governments and institutions world-wide. Given the long bureaucratic tradition of the Asian Pacific, staffed by well educated, extensively connected and highly influential officials, it is often misconstrued that this system...

June 10, 2019

In the midst of the Conservative Leadership Election, Jason Montaner offers his take on a declaration made by one of the front-runners.

The contest to become the new leader of the UK's Conservative Party has begun and candidates have been vying to impress their fellow...

May 25, 2019

Against the backdrop of a global movement for gender equality, guest contributor Abbianca Makoni explores the revisions of Japan's rape laws and how there is still plenty more to be done.

Protestors and #MeToo activists are campaigning for a review and reform of Japan’s...

May 22, 2019

Over the past year, President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jung-un have pursued a political rapprochement. Trump and Kim have met twice - once in Singapore and once in Hanoi - to discuss the possibility of the denuclearization of North Korea. After the breakdown of th...

May 14, 2019

Upon arriving in Accra, Ghana, a handful of things clear to me very quickly. Accra is a friendly, colourful, progressive and interesting city that makes Ghana the country that it is. But with these observations also comes the opportunity to see what issues are still pr...

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