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29 march
2017
Samuel Ramani

Russia and the GCC: A Rising Partnership?

Even though relations between Russia and the GCC have been strained by divergent views on Syria and Moscow's growing alliance with Iran, the prospects of a long-term strategic partnership between Russia and the Gulf monarchies are more favorable than many analysts have assumed. Russia's recent cooperation with the GCC bloc on oil prices, increased diplomatic consultation on Assad's future and shared counter-terrorism goals could be harbinger of the GCC's emergence as an increasingly important vector of Russia's Middle East strategy in the years to come. 

24 march
2017
Ahmad Khan

Indian Space Doctrine

On 15 February 2017, Indian space agency created history; launched 104 satellites in one go. This historical moment in space history tells the beginning of a real space race in Asia and which eventually surpass the Cold War space race. However, this also germinates an important question; does India have a space doctrine or it is simply a show of technology without a doctrine.

22 march
2017
Salam AL Rabadi

Water Issue in International Relations

Necessary and very important for us study the issue of water in international relations in order to try to  cast a spotlight on the thorny topics and problems dealing with human life and his future in the fields of security, politics, economy, knowledge, culture. They reflect the reality of global variables, associated with a range of strategic themes in terms of world politics. Including: Global governance and ecological political, The effects of technological progress, Limits of military power, Human rights and sustainable development, Energy and natural resources, Demographic issue and food security, The problematic relationship between industrialized countries and developing countries.

Rating: 2

17 march
2017
Guilherme Schneider

Trump's choice for US Ambassador in Russia

It is unlikely that a lifetime critic of the Russian regime will support any tentative to good relations with Russia. Apparently, Washington will endup with similar approach as the proposed by the UK Parliamentary report on the UK-Russia relations that suggested to the UK to engage with Russia but with care  adopting the line that "Russia can't be ignored but can't be trusted". 

17 march
2017
Mathew Maavak

Did Wikileaks Sound the Death Knell of Western Tech Dominance?

Exactly three years after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines MH370 on March 7 2014 (17:19 UTC time), the international whistleblowing site Wikileaks dropped a bombshell on how the US Central Intelligence Agency could weaponize just about every “smart device” on the planet.  

 

This article originally appeared as an Opinion piece at Sputnik News.

16 march
2017
James Rawlings

The Weaponization of Russia in US Domestic Politics

In domestic American political discourse, Russia has become a bludgeon with which the liberal establishment seeks to beat President Donald Trump and his administration. In effect, by appealing to Russia as the source of Trump’s electoral success, the American deep state is working to delegitimise the new administration. In the view of this narrative, Trump’s policies, especially in the foreign policy realm, cannot be trusted, as they are serving the interest of a foreign power rather than the interest of the United States. There are many reasons as to how Russia has become a bogeyman in American politics, ranging from genuine geo-political disagreements, to the liberal establishment using it to explain away their dismal electoral performance. While a full analysis of this phenomenon and its associated nuances is beyond the scope of this blog post, attention will be drawn to its background and utility for the American liberals in their anti-Trump effort.

16 march
2017
Patricia E. Dowden and Philip M. Nichols

Improving Ethical Culture by Measuring Stakeholder Trust

Every business firm has a unique culture. Its culture is made up of the cumulative knowledge, experiences, institutions, beliefs, attitudes, and other social artifacts acquired over time. Whether acknowledged or not, the culture of a firm has a powerful influence on how that firm interacts with society, and a very powerful effect on how people within that firm interact with each other. Understanding and improving its culture could be very valuable to a business firm. Stakeholder trust might be the most illuminating window into the ethicality of its culture, and measuring stakeholder trust might be the most effective practical method of improving the ethicality of that culture.

15 march
2017
Salam AL Rabadi

Vital Area for Arab Women's Rights

If there is the desire of serious and sincere in Arab societies for the recognition of women's rights as one of the fundamental rights of the human being. this means that we must re-examine everything has to do with institutions: family, religion and culture based on the developments of intellectual and contemporary human. Which prompts us to try to think ethically in those rights. That need to be completely different vision From the past.

Rating: 5