Are the recent arrests of FIFA officials an empty distraction from more pressing geopolitical problems? Sunil Dasgupta doesn’t think so. He also thinks the arrests illustrate a key feature of American soft power – i.e., the legal and diplomatic leverage the country enjoys is attributable to its status as a major marketplace.
Dr. Taj Hashmi writes on the greater value of Western lives than non-Western ones, “Washington not only considers some lives more important than others, but it also categorises Western casualties of friendly fire as ‘innocent victims’, while non-Western victims of such attacks are considered integral to the ubiquitous ‘collateral damage’.”
James Bruno, a former US diplomat argues that the unpredictable nature of Putin makes him dangerous whereas the former Soviet Union was very much predictable.
Extinction is not just a matter of life and death, it is the hinge between existence and non-being. Today, the rising threat of mass extinction poses an unprecedented challenge for security, and to the ontology and ethics that attend it.
Does Obama have a coherent foreign policy? Does it matter? In this article Dr. Cooper identifies some basic principles of Obama’s foreign policy whilst dismissing simplistic categorizations such as realist or liberal. Whilst the seeming lack of consistency in Obama’s policies isn’t historically unusual, it does pose problems for predicting how America will respond to foreign policy challenges in the near future.
In this powerful analysis, Professor Ali Riaz explains the legacy, logic and construction of Indian foreign policy to Bangladesh and South Asia. In this article, Dr. Riaz argues that India and Bangladesh have mispercieved each other and that an accord between the two states is possible, even as India persues great power status.