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• U.S.: — Trump’s Unilateralism & Exceptionalism– From Crisis to Confrontation in Iran• Climate Change: Existential Threat to Humankind• Turkey: Again “the Sick Man of Europe”

BY SHASHI MALLA United States: Trump Against the World Thanks to US President Donald J. Trump, world politics has become extremely unstable, perhaps not at any time more so than since the end of the harrowing Cold War, after the implosion and collapse of the Communist Soviet Union and the …

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• India’s Parliamentary Elections

BY SHASHI MALLA Range & Breadth of the Indian Elections India’s parliamentary elections for the lower house or Lok Sabha are being keenly observed throughout the world for obvious reasons. At stake are 543 seats covering the country’s 29 states and seven union territories. India is a pivotal geopolitical player …

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• India’s General Elections • Venezuela’s Crisis Unending • Brunei Promulgates Punitive Islamic Laws • Thailand Awaits New Government & Tensions Rise

BY SHASHI MALLAIndia A suicide bomb attack in the Indian part of the disputed Kashmir & Jammu state killed 40 paramilitary police last month. The Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad immediately claimed responsibility. This in turn led to a soaring of tensions with arch-rival neighbouring Pakistan. There was an exchange of …

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• South Asia & US “Indo-Pacific” Strategy

By Shashi Malla The region “South Asia” has become crucial in international relations, not least because it is at the crossroads of the political “East” and “West”. Two of the states are nuclear armed and at daggers-drawn, posing a grave danger not only for the region, but for the wider …

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