Russia’s invasion of Ukraine produced a mixed diplomatic response from Africa. This article explores the reasons why Africa did not vote as a bloc to condemn the Russian invasion and asks if Africa will be drawn into a new version of the old Cold War. How can that be avoided and what measures should the West take to revamp and refresh its relationships with Africa at a time when the international order is rapidly changing?
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Sino-Indian rivalry has intensified throughout South Asia. While the future of Sino-Indian relations is uncertain, smaller countries in the region of South Asia seek to maximise their economic benefits by playing China and India against each other.
Carl Cargill, a leading American industry expert in standardisation, discusses causes behind today’s geopolitical conflicts around global high-tech standards and provides his observations about the existing issues of standardisation.
Alan Doss, former Under Secretary General of the UN, provides a historical background of the crisis in Burma and outlines the way to a unified nation.
This article discusses core challenges the Russian invasion posited for international law, exploring reforming the veto system of UN Security Council.
The crudity with which an open aggressive war trespasses on the core grounding principle of the United Nations has raised questions about how to prosecute war crimes or the crime of aggression.