Category Archives: Commentaries

The “Decisive Storm” that Changed the Geopolitical Balance of the Red Sea by Shaul Shay

admin   May 9, 2016   Comments Off on The “Decisive Storm” that Changed the Geopolitical Balance of the Red Sea by Shaul Shay

The “Decisive Storm” that Changed the Geopolitical Balance of the Red Sea Shaul Shay A year has passed since the Saudi-led Arab coalition launched a war in Yemen after the legitimate government was overthrown by the Iranian backed Houthi rebels.  Saudi Arabia under a new king, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al… Read more »

Egypt’s Nuclear Energy Initiative

admin   March 2, 2015   Comments Off on Egypt’s Nuclear Energy Initiative

By Shaul Shay* Talks between the P5+1 negotiating team and Iranian foreign minister and lead negotiator, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on a comprehensive nuclear deal, took place during the February 6-8 annual Munich Security Conference. The P5+1 seeks a comprehensive, verifiable nuclear agreement that would block Iran’s major potential pathways to… Read more »

China’s Nine-Dashed Map: Maritime Source of Geopolitical Tension

admin   October 30, 2014   Comments Off on China’s Nine-Dashed Map: Maritime Source of Geopolitical Tension

By Bert Chapman Government Information, Political Science, & Economics Librarian/Professor of Library Science, Purdue University Libraries, West Lafayette, IN. Posted October 30, 2014. Abstract:   The South China Sea  (SCS) is becoming an increasingly contentious source of geopolitical tension due to its significance as an international trade route, possessor of… Read more »

At Play in Mackinder’s World: A Cartographic Essay

admin   December 7, 2010   Comments Off on At Play in Mackinder’s World: A Cartographic Essay

“As we consider this rapid review of the broader currents of history, does not a certain persistence of geographical relationship become evident? Is not the pivot region of the world’s politics that vast area of Euro-Asia which is inaccessible to ships, but in antiquity lay open to the horse-riding nomads,… Read more »