Q-pop is the latest phenomenon hitting the airwaves in Kazakhstan. The musical genre features infectious pop tunes, tightly choreographed dance routines, and flamboyant fashion trends and make-up. Behind this seemingly
In late March, news about major Russian military build-up near Ukrainian border began to emerge in Ukraianian media space. Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba later confirmed that Russia has been
Inner Mongolia, a province located in the northeastern corner of China, has become a battleground for the freedom to express linguistic and cultural identity. The crisis stems from the Chinese
The strategic partnership between Russia and China is one of the significant axes of contemporary world affairs, where energy cooperation has contributed immensely to the development of bilateral ties. With
Cuba and the US are big players in the field of health diplomacy as they have been at the front in numerous global health crises and natural disasters. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Cuba has sent more than fifty medical teams to twenty countries across the world.
The U.S.-Russia relations are arguably at their lowest point since the Cold War. Back in 2016, Donald Trump pledged to improve bilateral relations with Russia, however, little substantial progress has
Despite all the negative hype created around their cooperation during the COVID-10 outbreak, Russia and China managed to bounce back together.
Ukraine faces economic crisis, continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and an ongoing war in the Donbas region. The last thing the country needs is more pressure and scrutiny of Ukrainian domestic politics from the West.
BY DONG YON KIM (Op-Ed Contributor) While South Korea fights with Japan over the economy and past history, the Sino-Russian alliance — joined by North Korea — is getting stronger, forming
BY SEAN CROWLEY Last week, President Donald J. Trump called for the creation of a sixth branch of the United States Armed Forces – the Space Force. As of now,
BY AUSTEN DOWELL Neighbors Tajikistan and Uzbekistan seem to be close to reaching an understanding on one of the issues that has most plagued the relationship between these two countries
BY DAVIT SAHAKYAN (Op-Ed Contributor) This week’s G7 summit in Charlevoix, Quebec was less about highlighting the common grounds among the world’s leading nations and more about trying to conceal
BY SIDNEY BALABAN A formidable Soviet project, the Farhod Hydropower Plant (HPP), stands immovable on the border of Northern Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, in the Spitamen District of the Sughd Province.
BY BRIAN BLONDER Relations between the People’s Republic of China and the United States have been tense for some time, with the issues of China’s expansionism in the South China
BY WENDY WILSON The United Nations, through a variety of treaties and conventions like the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), establishes education as a human right that
BY BRIAN BLONDER China’s military exercise on July 14th in which 6 H-6 bombers flew through the Miyako Strait, a strait very close to Japanese islands through which Chinese military
BY LORETA MATULEVIC In the International Criminal Court’s long history of investigating war crimes, the 2008 five-day Russia-Georgia armed conflict was the first conflict outside of Africa to attract the
BY KEFEI WU Many scholars around the world have been studying China’s currency regime and have labeled China as a currency manipulator. Tracing its history, the RMB “has seen many
BY JULIA GABRIEL With populism on the rise across Europe and the globe, there is frequent talk of how to restrain extremism on both the left and the right. Amid
BY LORETA MATULEVIC Geneva talks began with the 1954 Geneva Conference, which aimed at a peaceful dialogue and communication for conflict settlement and resolution. The initial disputes that spurred the
BY GAYATHREE DEVI K. T. The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Initiative helmed by the People’s Republic of China proposes an array of infrastructure projects that connect the territory of the
Can Donald Trump’s Economic Nationalism be Countered by the Upswing of Economic Liberalism in Europe and Asia?
BY DAVIT SAHAKYAN (Op-Ed Contributor) With America implementing its newly adopted economic nationalism by withdrawing from multilateral agreements as well as imposing new barriers to trade and the UK mired
BY WILL HAMMER On May 6, Zoran Zaev, the leader of Macedonia’s Social Democratic Union (SDSM), finally received a mandate to form a new government from President Gjorge Ivanov after
BY RICK LIPMAN As governments across the Middle East have toppled or been plunged into bitter wars over the last several years, the few that have escaped such fates have
BY RICK LIPMAN The expansion of Iranian influence and Iran’s role as a state sponsor of terrorism are evergreen topics of concern in the U.S. security community, but the Islamic
BY CASEY MADDEN On January 22, 2009, United States President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13492, calling for the prompt closure of the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (GTMO).
BY BABKEN MATEVOSYAN, PHD From Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen to Hungarian Jobbik Party, Geert Wilders’ Dutch Party for Freedom and UKIP in Great Britain, many of the Western
BY BABKEN MATEVOSYAN, PhD We asked ERA Institute experts what to expect from the upcoming July 8-9 NATO Summit in Warsaw and how it may affect relations with Russia and
BY LAUREN KAO The Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) is a territory under dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan that has recently erupted in fighting after a 20 year truce. During the April 1
BY MICHAEL ZELLER It is a tumultuous time in British politics; intra- and inter-party forces are wreaking havoc on the previously durable ‘two-and-a-half-party system’ of the United Kingdom. The Scottish
BY AKHIL SHAH (Op-Ed Contributor) This article was originally published by Gulf State Analytics: http://goo.gl/2WZKZ6 Recent reports suggest that officials in the Sultanate of Oman and the Islamic Republic of
BY TAIMUR ALI (Op-Ed Contributor) This article was originally published by Gulf State Analytics: http://goo.gl/xrYYeJ Not long ago Qatar was known merely as a micro-state in the Middle East. Despite the Persian
BY ARMEN V. SAHAKYAN Article was originally published by the European Affairs: http://goo.gl/J4BHEq Over the course of the past 18 months a new foreign policy doctrine has emerged in the Republic of