North Korea Crisis

Between the diplomatic back-and-forth between North Korea and its neighbors, appeasement has appeared in recent years with its southern counterpart. On the other hand, its relations with others are heating up, especially over the nuclear issue. How can North Korea’s relations with its neighbors become, and remain, stable and peaceful in such a particular cultural, […]

Why is the Conflict in Lebanon So Intractable?

On October 17th of this year, Lebanese people took to the streets in an exceptional protest against government corruption following the announcement that there would be taxes imposed on the use of the free, internet-based messenger service WhatsApp. Distrusting sentiment towards the sectarian government has been brewing for as long as Lebanon has existed with […]

Significance of multilateral institutions in trade dispute management

The antagonism in international trade negotiations impacts many countries. Small states find themselves engrossing in bilateral talks within which leaves them in weaker positions with time advancement. A multilateral agreement is pivotal even if it is evasive. An impactful trade agreement can mitigate the current volatile global economy to facilitate sustainable markets. (Koldunova, 2019) A […]

Storm Clouds Gather Over Ethiopia

The armed conflict which began on 4 November 2020 between the central government of Ethiopia and the semi-autonomous province of Tigray – bordering Eritrea and Sudan – has raised fears of a wider conflict.  Hundreds of people have already been killed, and the United Nations has warned of a massive refugee flow.  Details are difficult […]

Nagorno-Karabakh: Starting the Second Month of War

27 September 2020 marked the start of a renewed armed conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh among the forces of Azerbaijan, the Armenian-populated Republic of Artsakh, and Armenia.  The conflict has provoked a loss of life and the destruction of civilian property.  Of the 150,000 persons living in the Republic of Artsakh prior to the start of the […]

Is there a realistic chance for Yemen to come to peace?

The worst humanitarian crisis – that is saying something in a world with all sorts of problems. Yemen didn’t have it easy in the last decades and it has gotten worse since 2015 when the government changed violently. Several agreements, UN sanctions and dialogues happened during the last 5 years. Steps forward, step backwards. A complex game about […]

The Global Democracy stressing out under the Pandemic Cords

The current democracy situation at international level during election times under the Pandemic phase is facing changes and pressures. The democratic legitimacy is evaluated by comparing its effects within the aims of the state rulers that may see the Pandemic as an opportunity to prolong their power or even to influence people to get reconfirmed […]

An outlook on the Sabarimala issue

The Sabarimala issue is a tug-of-war between women’s fundamental right to equality under article 14 and the believer’s right to freely practice religion under 24 and 25 of ‘The Constitution of India’. Women have been prohibited from entering the Sanctum sanctorum, this discrimination has been clearly prohibited under the Article 15 of the Constitution of […]

The US’s unconditional support to Israel

Is the U.S. foreign policy agenda, and more specifically the U.S. position before the Israeli – Palestinian conflict, dictated by the Israeli lobby? If so, why? Abstract The Israeli – Palestinian conflict is ongoing and no real progress in peace negotiations is taking place. In the meantime, Israel is continuously building further settlements in Palestinian […]

Mindful Reflection on Resource Conflicts in Nepal

Nepal is a country in South Asia, well-known for its impressive mountains, natural beauty, and cultural diversity. Surrounded by its giant neighbors and global players India and China, the country is one of the poorest in the world. Nevertheless, its natural treasure is impressive. Water, forests, and natural biodiversity are crucial for the country, its […]