Geopolitics

Geopolitics

Geopolitics of Rohingya Crisis

The timing of the current Rohingya crisis is very crucial because the crisis surfaced again at the time when the Sino-Indian relation worsened due to Doklam standoff and the tension in Korean peninsula are heated up. Geopolitically, the current Rohingya crisis is a potential Anglo-Saxon globalist plot that is being executed by regional players to disrupt the Chinese envisioned and...

There’s a Simple Reason Why Iran Isn’t in BRICS – Saudi Arabia

Many multipolar proponents have been hoping that Iran would be invited to a BRICS Summit one of these years, but that likely won’t happen anytime soon so long as the Eurasian BRICS Triangle of Russia, India, and China are wooing Saudi Arabia. There was a heavy disappointment in the Alt-Media Community when it was confirmed that Iran wasn’t on...

US-China Rupture and North Korea

There is a shift in international security order from Euro-Atlantic to Asia, and more precisely Asia-Pacific. The US is still the sole super power, though struggling, its power has been challenged, if not ended, in the Asian affairs. China’s rise and the resurgence of Russia have made the Asian continent to look at other alternatives than the US. But...

Who Benefits from Syrian Crisis?

“Cui Bono” is a phrase from Latin and over the years, it has seen a unique increase in its literal use in political commentary. It means, “who benefits?”. When it comes to politics, especially in the international arena, it serves as the perfect backdrop, the perfect background to initiate an inquiry into what it all means. Different players, multiple...

Gwadar and Chabahar aren’t China and India’s Only “Dueling Ports”

The “dueling ports” of Gwadar and Chabahar in Pakistani and Iranian Balochistan have come to symbolize the Great Power competition between China and India, respectively, but there are actually two more pairs of ports in the Bay of Bengal which are paid comparatively less attention to by most observers despite their high-level collective importance in terms of the New...

Armenia Abandoning Russia: Consequences for the Caucasus

A well-known Kremlin insider has voiced worried concern about Armenia’s participation in several NATO drills lately, signaling that Yerevan might be in the process of a pro-Western pivot which would have very destabilizing consequences for the Caucasus. Markov, The Man Behind The Scenes Sergey Markov is the chairman of Russia’s National Strategic Council and accordingly holds considerable weight in influencing...

Syria: Why Ceasefire Deal Irks Israel?

The US-Russian brokered cease-fire agreement and supported by Jordan in Southwestern Syria suggests that this time the two major powers have more interests to cooperate on their spheres of shared interests regardless of how partial and non-inclusive they could be. The deal claimed to be, one of major developments towards peace, may help in reducing differences between Pro Syrian Government militias...

Russian Approach on Multipolarity: Historical Perspective

Many ascribe the first steps in developing a strategy for multipolarity in international relations to Russia as well. Indeed, this claim has some merit. In Moscow on April 23rd, 1997, Russia and China signed the “Joint Declaration on a Multipolar World and the Establishment of a New International Order”, and on May 15th the declaration was registered in the...

Brexit: Tracing the Roots

Last year United Kingdom voted to leave EU in a nation-wide referendum. The vote saw dramatic repercussions, economic and political, at home and abroad. It brought with it uncertainty and instability at domestic and regional level with no foreseeable respite. This complexity made people call for broader introspection as to why UK ended up leaving EU. The debate still...

Kathmandu’s The Kingmaker In The Donglang Drama

Nepal is the fifth, but most pivotal, actor affecting the dynamics of the ongoing Donglang Drama that the US helped create between China, India, and Bhutan, and Kathmandu’s unseen hand could determine the future geopolitics of South Asia. The Bhutanese Border Imbroglio China and India have been engaged in a tense standoff over the past week dangerously reminiscent of...

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