Thusydidian Reality in Sri Lanka

Thusydidian Reality in Sri Lanka and the Comments on Yuan Wang 5

The small state dilemma is a complex discourse in the realm of International Relations, which dates back to the classical epoch of Thucydides whose seminal work “The History of Peloponnesian War” has been regarded as the first illustration revealing a realist outlook toward interstate relations.  The most famous passage, which is known as the “Melian…Read More

Study of Russian Geostrategy

Geostrategic Dialect: A Case Study of Russian Geostrategy in 21st Century

ABSTRACT The role that geography play in the strategies of states falls under the domain of geostrategy. The pragmatic, meticulous, and rigorous strategic ambitions of Russia in the contemporary multi-polar world are based on the geographical significance of regions like the Mediterranean. The first half of this article deals with assumptions, pillars, models, and geo-strategic…Read More

AUKUS

AUKUS: The Latest Tango for Balance of Power in International Relations

The security partnership signed between the USA, Britain, and Australia on the 15th of September known as AUKUS made not a single explicit hint on China’s hostility in the Pacific. But the defense deal is a clear indication showing the West’s concern in China as an adversary. The paranoia that exists in Washington towards Beijing…Read More

Unilateralism In International Relations

The Force As a Dominant Component Of Global Powers’ Unilateralism In International Relations

Abstract The essence of geopolitics is most often sought and seen in political forces that fight each other, intending to achieve a dominant role in and over society. Within such views on politics, science undoubtedly owes the most to Machiavelli, whose works can be considered the first inspirers of modern realistic theories in political science….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