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Understanding foreign relations between India and Iran

Rick Rowden

The India-Iran relationship is often ignored yet it provides insights into shifting geostrategic relationships within Asia The West tends to view India and Iran one at a time, each in isolation. But what about India-Iran foreign relations? The often-overlooked bilateral relations between India and Iran are not only fascinating, but provide a prism by which to view and understand a … Continue reading

12 July 2017 by
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The world as we know it is a world that never was

Craig Berry

Donald Trump’s election reminds us that world order is based on American imperial power, not liberal ideals – the American empire’s unravelling will now be accelerated There has been much anxiety expressed in recent days on what the election of Donald Trump in the United States, on the back of the Brexit vote in Britain, says about ‘us’ (whether the … Continue reading

7 December 2016 by
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Creeping towards the EU

The ‘new born states’ of the former Yugoslavia still face real economic and political problems The opening of an accession chapter with Montenegro and the tying of accession for Serbia to the normalisation of relations with Kosovo demonstrate a piecemeal approach to policy making by the European Union in the south-east corner of Europe.   In part, these strategies are shaped … Continue reading

21 April 2015 by
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German power under the spotlight

Simon Bulmer

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, German institutions, politics and values still present formidable obstacles to real change It is 25 years this coming weekend since the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989.  The opening of the border set off complex international and internal German negotiations that enabled unification to take place swiftly in … Continue reading

6 November 2014 by
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