Japan-France bilateral partnership: what future direction for strategic and non-traditional security cooperation?

The nature of the relationship between France and Japan has historically been centered on economic engagement. France is the second …

One Year of The New Security Law in Hong Kong: An Assessment of the State of Democracy

Two years ago protests broke in Hong Kong against the undemocratic practices of the Chinese regime. One year ago The New Security Law paved the way to a series of attacks to democracy in the city. How has China achieved this? What is its strategy?

[ANALYSIS] Multi-level Politics in Argentina

Argentinian democracy has been classified as a “flawed democracy” in the 2021 Global Democracy Index. Although the consolidation of a bipartisan coalitional party system has given balance to the national arena in Argentina, the subnational level has its own dynamic, where the “strongmen” of many provinces have reportedly bent the rules of democracy to tilt the playing field in their favor.

A New Dawn of the EU-US Relationship in Digital and Tech Issues

With the appointment of Joe Biden as president of the United States, the lawmakers of both the European Union and the United States have expressed their desire for a new dawn in transatlantic ties. Hence, the new president of the US was seen by MEPs as a chance to reinforce the EU-US relationship to tackle common challenges. Particularly emphasising the need to regulate tech giants.

Countercultures of Overworking: Socio-Economic Implications of 21st Century Burnout

Young people all over the world are standing in opposition to “traditional” post-industrial expectations placed on them through societal pressure. This article examines two distinct examples of young people expressing their discontent and distinguishes between mere trends and real, formidable movements.

A Prominent Middle Power No More: Canada’s Fledgling Foreign Policy

With a deepening contested and competitive global order, Canada needs to review its foreign policy. This first entry of a three-part analysis identifies four major areas Canada has mismanaged in its foreign policy.

[ANALYSIS] The Geopolitical Context of Increased Involvement of Great Powers and Middle Powers in Central Asia

Central Asia countries (CAC) are located in a competitive neighbourhood and have had to become adept at realpolitik since the disintegration of the Soviet Union. CAC have been compelled to leverage their respective ties with China to counterbalance Russia as well as develop linkages with the Western power centres to balance against both local hegemons, Russia, and China. This has attracted the attention and interest of Middle Powers as well.