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Interview: CGSRS’ Hirah Azhar on the Syria Civil War

  Geopoliticalmonitor sits down with Hirah Azhar from the Centre for Geopolitics Security in Realism Studies (CGSRS) to discuss the Syria civil war.   What are the prospects of the current UN-brokered peace talks? Despite the UN’s claims that the talks have been merely ‘paused’ (they are scheduled to resume on February 25), the negotiations […]

Japan in the Eye of an Economic Hurricane?

Japan in the Eye of an Economic Hurricane?

  The decision by Bank of Japan (BOJ) Governor Haruhiko Kuroda to adopt a negative interest rate caught many off guard. It’s also proving to…

Lithuania-Belarus Relations on the Rise

  The success of any country’s foreign policy is very often measured by its relationship with its neighbors. Situated in Western Europe, Lithuania shares borders…

Libya: The Next Frontline against Islamic State

Libya: The Next Frontline against Islamic State

  Positive signs in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have recently been tempered by signs that the militant group is making…

India Jihadi Groups Splinter as Rivalries Intensify

  The rivalry between Islamic State and Al Qaeda is a well-known fact. Several times in the recent past, Islamic State has openly criticised Al…

Global Forecast (02-08-16)

Global Forecast (02-08-16)

      The GPM Global Forecast is a bi-weekly, members-only article series for 2016. It provides analysis and…

Hong Kong: Seafood, Tourism, and Severe Pollution

  Environmental pollution in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is highly noticeable. Rapid urbanization, poor environmental education,…

South China Sea Dispute Compels Washington to Ratify Sea Law

  The upcoming US-ASEAN summit on February 15-16 in Rancho Mirage, California provides an opportunity for the Obama…

Refocus on Deterrence Needed in a Golden Age of Proliferation

  In light of the recent North Korean nuclear detonation and the recent nuclear deal negotiated by the…

Wahhabism, ISIS, and the Saudi Connection

  The rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has become somewhat of a revelation…

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