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A Familiar Scene: Protests and Police Brutality in Hong Kong

Each attempt by the Chinese government to increase its control over Hong Kong has triggered grassroots anti-China, pro-democracy movements that draw the attention of foreign powers

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Brookings: China-U.S. Tension Expected to Escalate

A latest analysis of Brooking Institutions by Ryan Hass says China-U.S. tensions will likely to escalate amidst changing nature of their relations and China’s greater ambitions

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Why would Support for Democracy Decline in the Middle East and North Africa?

Democracy’s image has taken a beating in the Middle East and North Africa as insecurity and socioeconomic woes forced publics across the region to prioritize stability over participatory politics, thereby facilitating authoritarian backsliding.

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Could India be an Alternative to China?

Recent international pressures placed on China during and before the COVID-19 pandemic could stand to benefit India’s geopolitical position and economic development, albeit it at a potential cost.

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COVID-19 and the Past and Future of Pandemics

The novel coronavirus will cause diverse systemic changes across the globe, but it isn’t the first and certainly won’t be the last pandemic to threaten life as we know it