Geopolitics

Temporal Threads: Unraveling the Texas-U.S. Standoff through Ibn Khaldun’s Lens

Navigating the Tapestry of History and Philosophy By Professor Habib Al-Badawi In the intricate tapestry of human existence, history and philosophy emerge as twin strands, interwoven and inseparable. As we embark on a journey to explore the Texas-United States conflict through the lenses of Ibn Khaldun’s profound insights, we find ourselves traversing the corridors of …

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Continuity and Change: The Intricacies of Japan-U.S. Relations in the Trump-Kishida Expected Era

By Professor Habib Al-Badawi Introduction  The historical panorama of Japan-U.S. relations provides a compelling overture to the complex narrative unfolding as Prime Minister Fumio Kishida grapples with the potential return of former President Donald Trump. This research note delves into the intricate tapestry of history, intertwining personal relationships, geopolitical dynamics, and the evolving landscape of …

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Geopolitical Tightrope: Navigating U.S. Arms Dilemma in Ukraine and Taiwan Amidst Rising Tensions

By Professor Habib Al-Badawi The evolving geopolitical landscape, marked by hotspots like Ukraine and contested regions such as Taiwan, presents the United States with an intricate challenge: how to support its allies while navigating the complexities of formidable adversaries? The delicate issue of providing arms has ignited discussions about the imminent need for the U.S. …

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Bharat vs China — who has a vision for the post-West era?

By Karthik Govil Bharat and Zhongguo are two big civilizational powers, and potentially the two big superpowers out of three on the global stage right now, and 2 of the 4 big cultural spheres of today. While China has secured their position as a global leader as the alternative to the West (namely the USA), Bharat is treading towards that direction as well. Are …

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Section 3 of the 14th Amendment: Assessing Trump’s Eligibility and Constitutional Implications

By Professor Habib Al-Badawi The fabric of American democracy is woven with a rich tapestry of constitutional principles that have shaped the nation’s governance and the conduct of its leaders. Since its inception, the United States Constitution has served as the bedrock of the nation’s legal framework, providing a blueprint for the balance of powers, …

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Political Turmoil and Reforms: Japan’s LDP Under Prime Minister Kishida

By Professor Habib Al Badawi Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s recent cabinet reshuffle on December 14 sent ripples through Japan’s political sphere, strategically replacing four cabinet ministers affiliated with the influential Shinzo Abe-led Seiwa-kai faction within the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). This shakeup was a direct response to mounting allegations of clandestine slush fund distribution …

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Echoes of Conflict: Unraveling the Geopolitical Tapestry in Gaza

By Professor Habib Al Badawi The conflict in Gaza, often relegated to headlines, unravels a complex web of geopolitical intricacies that transcend mere military exchanges between Israel’s government, led by Benjamin Netanyahu, and Hamas in Palestine. Beyond this focal point, the struggle has evolved into a delicate balance of terror, resonating across the region.  This …

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China Plans to Dominate the World; But This Time Through Football

(An exclusive ISSF investigation report) In December 2016, the global soccer community was abuzz with the rumor that London-based Chelsea football club’s star player Oscar was on his way to China to play for Shanghai SIPG. China? Really? This “rumor” was quickly dismissed by prominent football pundits. How could it be? Oscar was a generational …

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