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After the 2017 Snap Election, Brexit Could Go Either Way

In my predictions for the 2017 snap election, I claimed that in all likelihood, Theresa May and the Tories would…

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The Implications of Hybrid Warfare on European Security

What exactly is “hybrid warfare”? The term has received criticism for being too vague. Michael Kofman and Matthew Rojansky have…

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What the 2017 Snap Election means for Brexit

Despite repeatedly claiming that she wouldn’t do so, British Prime Minister Theresa May called for a snap election to be…

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The Little Blue Men of the South China Sea

In recent years, China has become much more aggressive in its claims in the South China Sea. The Chinese government…

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What an Independent Kashmir Can Offer

Tensions have been rising between India and Pakistan over Kashmir again. Both India and Pakistan lay claim to the Kashmir,…

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The Economic and Political Case for Accepting Refugees

In 2015, an estimated 1.8 million refugees attempted to seek asylum within the borders of the European Union. Most of…

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What the 2016 LegCo elections mean for Hong Kong

The last time I discussed the political situation of Hong Kong a few months ago, I predicted that the Hong Kong Legislative…

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On The Current South African Political Crisis and the Failure to Fully Eradicate Apartheid

  The year was 1994, and the Apartheid regime had finally been replaced by majority rule. With it, the highly…

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The Rise of the Far-Right in Europe

  “We are ready to open the ovens. We will turn them into soap… to wash cars and pavements. We…

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Will the Umbrella Revolution Return? Probably.

In 2014, when the Chinese Communist party announced that it would require preapproval of candidates for Hong Kong’s highest office…