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A Brief History of International Influence in Afghanistan
Introduction Many observers and commentators were caught by surprise by the speed with which the Afghan national government was replaced by the Taliban, officially the Islamic Emirate of...
China and the Nordics: Tracing Trends in Relations
Summary Diplomatic relations between Modern China and the Nordic States grew from different points of departure yet followed roughly congruent paths, adhering closely to Beijing’s domestic and regional...
The EU and PRC Exchange Sanctions
Abstract For the first time since the crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Beijing in 1989, the European Union has decided to impose significant restrictive measures on Chinese officials....
Taiwan-Honduras Relations Hanging by a Thread
On November 28, Hondurans will take to the polls in a presidential election that will likely have a major impact on the Central American nation’s foreign policy….
Beijing and Beirut at Cross-Roads
This week marks the 50th anniversary of China and Lebanon establishing diplomatic relations in November 1971. Much has changed since then for both Beijing and Beirut, but…
People’s Tribunal versus People’s Republic
This weekend something unusual is going to happen. From June 4th to 7th an independent tribunal in the UK will hear evidence about human rights abuses against…
Deferred Results: China’s Seventh National Population Census
Every ten years the Chinese government dispatches teams of census takers throughout the country to compile data on its population. Accurate information about the people who live…
Taiwan-Paraguay Relations: Convergent Trajectories
Abstract Paraguay’s ongoing diplomatic recognition of Taiwan rests upon a common historical foundation and reflects a parallel trajectory. Successive regimes have maintained diplomatic relations even as the external...
Combating Narcotics and Trafficking: Revisiting the Opioid Crisis
Crises Merging While the Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly become the most attention-grabbing public health crisis globally, opioid abuse continues to exercise a tight grip on large swathes of...