The Tug of War Between BRI & FOIP and its Economic Implications on Bangladesh

The Tug of War Between BRI & FOIP and its Economic Implications on Bangladesh

ABSTRACT Belt and Road Initiative has been one of the master strokes of the Chinese President Xi Jinping since he joined the office in 2013. This project aims to connect Europe, Asia and Africa. The progressive approaches of the project is also visible in many countries. However, the success of BRI is not without any…Read More

Contribution of Muslim Rulers in the Society of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain)

Abstract The Iberian Peninsula is a mountainous region in Europe located in the present days in Spain and Portugal. Muslims recognized this region as Andalusia. Gibraltar channel had separated Europe and Africa on the southern side of this peninsula. Different power rules this land in multiple periods of history. In the medieval period, this area…Read More

Global Cooperation and Collaboration Through the Leadership of the Big Two: China

Global Cooperation and Collaboration Through the Leadership of the Big Two: China and the USA

Abstract In today’s globalized world the two primary powers are the United States (the hegemon) and China (the rising challenger). Their respective models of global leadership could shape the future of 21st Century international relations. However, their styles could not be more different. While America has long relied on an international order of liberal and…Read More

Maritime Rivalry of the Two Rising Superpowers: India and China’s Quest to Dominate the Indian Ocean

Abstract: The Sino-Indian rivalry includes an inexorably noticeable naval dimension amid the nations’ maritime developments and deployments in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). The geographical positioning of China and India has made them fall under the rivalry even if they do not share a naval boundary. The Indian Ocean is the route to global trade…Read More

Role of China in South Asia as a Country Leading the BRI

Potential Role of China in South Asia as a Country Leading the BRI

Abstract China has been eyeing South Asia for its economic endeavors for a long time. With the motivation to check India’s power status in the region, coupled with intentions to assert socio-economic and political influence in the region, the Belt and Road Initiative, designed from Chinese heritage and ancient past, has created a shining path…Read More

The Dangers of “the Emergency of Emergence” in Africa

This is a continental phenomenon. Following the roaring 2000s that saw the fast growth of middle-income countries in the global South – epitomized by the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) – many African countries defined in the early 2010sas a priority the attainment of this status of emergence. This is the case of…Read More

Energy Trilemm: a critical analysis

How Important are Natural Resources for African Development?

Today, Noé Michalon breaks the myth of natural resources being a key factor of either the development or the decay of African countries. They surely played a role in emphasizing pre-existing factors but should be put in the background to focus on more important core activities. When it comes to natural resources in Africa comes…Read More

Power Struggle in Arabian Sea: a contemporary analysis

Power Struggle in Arabian Sea: a contemporary analysis

The Arabian Sea, especially Strait of Hormuz, has always been of great importance because of neighboring resource-rich countries. A significant amount of world oil trade passes through this. This part of the Arabian Sea is of prime significance for almost all the regional and global players including India, Pakistan, China, and the US.   read…Read More

North Korea’s New Strategy: Charm Offensive

North Korea’s New Strategy: Charm Offensive

North Korea has been on the headline every now and then whenever there is either a joint military exercise between South Korea and the United States or a nuclear test by its regime. It may seem as if this country is on a suicidal path for testing its nuclear weapons ignoring the sanctions being imposed…Read More

geopolitical importance of turkey

Turkey on the Offensive: Operation Olive Branch

The Middle East is one of the most volatile regions in the world. There are many players with different interests sometimes at odds with one another. Turkey is one of those players. In 2016 it has taken the spotlight for launching Operation Euphrates Shield into Syrian territory to push back against the Islamic States. Turkey…Read More