Strategic Perspectives Through Research and Dialogue

Issue Brief on “Appointment of New Saudi Crown Prince: Implications for Iran and Pakistan”

So the Kingdom shall have a new crown prince. Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, the 51 year old nephew of King Salman has been replaced...

Issue Brief on “China-Vietnam Maritime Crisis: Trying to Strike a Balance”

Vietnam continues to drill oil in the disputed South China Sea despite strong reservations by China. It has led to the cancellation of much...

Issue Brief on “Emerging economic ties between China and EU”

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang arrived in Germany on May 31 for a two-day visit to Berlin which included meetings with German Chancellor Angela Merkel,...

Issue Brief on “Deconstructing the Islamic Military Alliance”

The Islamic Military Alliance or the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism (IMAFT) announced by the government of Saudi Arabia in December 2015 is...

Issue Brief on “US-Russia Improving Trade Relations”

On May 29, 2017, Russian Trade Envoy Alexander Stadnik said that the volume of the Russian exports to the United States is increasing despite...

Issue Brief on “Growing Chinese Investments in Sri Lanka”

Over the decade starting 2005-2015, China has emerged as the leading source of Official Development Assistance (ODA) and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Sri...

Issue Brief on “China: Moving away from coal towards greener energy mix”

The winter of 2013 was an “airpocolypse,” as dangerous smog shrouded China’s biggest cities, contributing to at least 90,000 deaths and left many affected...

Issue Brief on “Afghanistan: US-Russia cooperation necessary but nearly impossible”

At least 20 Afghan policemen were killed in Taliban ambushes in south central Afghanistan, officials said on May 21, 2017. The latest in a...

Issue Brief on “Russian Intervention in European and US Elections: An Act of War?”

It has been noticed that Russia has, for quite some time, been accused of meddling with US and European elections. In a classified calculation...

Issue Brief on “Joint Plan for the Establishment of New Safe Zones in Syria”

An agreement to set up "de-escalation zones" in Syria came into effect at midnight on May 5, 2017, but it will be at least another month...

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