Huge Costs for American Debacle in Afghanistan

The last deadly double explosions in the grounds of Kabul airport put in sharp relief - if one more was ever needed - of the US and its allies’ utter failure in the twenty-year Afghanistan democratization project. International news agencies reported that at least ninety Afghan civilians and thirteen American…

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Turkey and Pakistan Working in Tandem

Often, the preoccupation with our national problem lacks international comparative analysis. It borders navel gazing. In this article, I wish to highlight Ankara’s success story in getting its own man fill in one of the UN’s top jobs along with forging of close relations with nuclear power Muslim Pakistan, a…

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Arctic Circle Melts: Which Geopolitical Consequences?

Theoretical Basis of the Geopolitical Thought & Practice of the Western World In the Rimland Theory, the renowned American political scientist Nickolas Spykman introduces the Inner Crescent Theory. The theory’s introduction forms the basis of America’s geopolitical thought and in extension the practice of the Western World. The Inner Crescent…

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Iran’s Nuclear Programme Back on Track But ‘Fully Reversible’

On January 4, with the dawn of the new decade, Tehran announced that it had resumed uranium enrichment activities. This negative development is not surprising granted that the reconciliation path between Iran and the rest of the world was on the receiving end of several blows in the five-year period…

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The United States and China in the Mediterranean: New Great Power Conflicts in an Ancient World

As the Trump administration came into power after 2016, the United States found itself increasingly in conflict with Beijing on a variety of issues in the international system, ranging from trade, security in the Eastern-Pacific, intellectual property theft and economic competition. A confrontation that became even more pronounced as China…

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Will the Georgian Ajaria region follow the fate of Northern Cyprus?

Hamlet Chipashvili, a well-known Georgian political scientist and for long years senior advisor to late Eduard Shevardnadze (1928-2014) predicted last October the gradual loss of the autonomous region of Ajaria to Turkey. According to Chipashvili, the financial activity of Ankara on the Georgian Black Sea coast has gone far beyond…

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ISF Director Participates in 8th EU Disarmament Conference, Brussels

International Security Forum Director, Prof. Dr. Yiorghos Leventis, participated in the eighth EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference held at Palais d’ Egmont, Brussels on the 13th and 14th December 2019. The EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference is the annual flagship event of the European network of independent non-proliferation and disarmament…

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