Can the Winter Olympics 2018 melt the icy relationship between South and North Korea?

As stated by Jung Woo Lee in his online article, ´A political history of the Winter Olympics´, “the Winter Olympic Games is a relatively humble sporting event in comparison with its summer counterpart”. Personally, I agree with Woo Lee´s introductory sentence, which maps the political history of previous winter Olympic Games, as indeed it is…Read More

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

What Drives North Korea’s Nuclear Ambition?

With the latest test of Hydrogen bomb on Sunday in North Korea, it may seem as if this country is mad and its leader is senseless. In sharp contrast to ordinary belief, North Korea knows what it is doing, and it continues to do so in defiance to international community namely the United States of…Read More

United States vs. North Korea: who will win???

The current confrontation between United States and North Korea has been seen such a high tensional that it reminds us the devastating consequences of World War. Not only for Korean peninsula bur also a deep concern for world community because may it start another massacre in history. So, what’s the background actually and who will…Read More

Transboundary Pollution from China and Its Impact on South Korea: A Road to Health and Environmental Degradation

Abstract: South Korea is confronted with occasional natural debacles as pollution blowing from China. During winter, the source is generally unreasonable burning of coal utilized in China for heating purposes. In the spring, yellow residue from the deserts of northern China and Mongolia are blown across Northeast Asia, carrying soot and cancer-causing agents from China-based…Read More

The US-Japan Strategic Alliance: Eagle and Chrysanthemum

Abstract: The U.S. and Japan alliance is an essential alliance based on shared interests. These interests have compelled both parties to ensure the continuity of this alliance even when it has passed through some bumps with the international political environment testing its resilience. The US-Japan alliance has experienced a roller-coaster journey where international circumstances influence…Read More

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

Anarchy: A Perennial Feature of World Politics or an Outdated Dogma of Realist International Relations Scholarship?

This short article will briefly seek to expose some flaws in the neorealist explanation of international system in terms of a perpetual state of anarchy which succeeds doing so by adopting a positivist epistemology, focusing on structure rather than process and drawing a strict dichotomy between domestic and international politics, suggesting the latter remains anarchical…Read More

Nepal-EU Relations: Donor-Receiver or a Mutual One

Abstract The piece is an attempt to explain the Nepal-EU relations.  In the first part, the historical context of EU-Nepal relation has been explained. It mainly focuses on the beginning of Nepal and Britain relation through military cooperation. Then, the relations developed on the onset of the emergence of global agencies have been developed. After…Read More