Posted Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 7:48am
Although Russia’s military involvement in Syria has been officially underway since September 2015, its actions over the past several weeks and months have brought into sharp relief its deliberate targeting of civilians, most notably in Aleppo. As in Ukraine, the Kremlin had hoped that the “fog of war” would interfere with the attribution of the barbarism and alleged war crimes taking place. Western ...
Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 10:43pm
Following Thailand’s May 2014 military coup, relations with the United States soured, while those with China improved considerably. This was yet another case of China’s “no strings attached” policy, combined with the prospect of significant economic and financial investment, altering the geopolitical alignments of a developing country.
Posted Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 9:52pm
Over the past several decades, the economic and financial relationship between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing has grown considerably, with clear political implications that have become more pronounced over the past few years. Moreover, Malaysia’s position along the Strait of Malacca increases the stature bestowed on the country by Beijing as a valued strategic partner.