Category: International Relations

Failed Coup Attempt and its Global Implications

The attempted coup the Turkish government faced on the 15th of July 2016, was distinguishable from the Kemalist armed coups in the last six decades in the country. The Turks and the Turkish Government have blamed the moderate islamist Gulenist officers in the military for the attempted insurgency this time. The Gulenists had strengthened their […]

The Political Economy of No-Resistance to Ebola Virus

“You have to love its simplicity. It’s one-billionth our size and it’s beating us.” – Sam Daniels (Dustin Hoffman), Outbreak. There are no borders for a pandemic. It increases, exponentially, so much so as that even thousand miles away one starts asking himself “Am I really safe?” In 1976, the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) or Ebola […]

Drug trafficking in Latin America

Drug is defined as “a substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of a disease or as a component of a medication”. A definition like that sounds fine. They include the usual medicines (with prescribed doses) we intake. However, when drug is defined as “a chemical substance, such as a narcotic or hallucinogen that […]

The Left-wing Government in Greece and the Introduction of a New Currency

Nestled between Yugoslavia and the Mediterranean Sea, marking the south eastern edge of Europe, Greece always had a fascinating history to draw the world’s attention towards itself.  However, today, there’s a new history in the making, a break with the past, a newly emerging political and economic order that has wedged a significant crack on […]

The South China Sea Dispute in a Nutshell

The South China Sea is an area of about 3,500,000 sq. kms in the Pacific Ocean, lying between the Karimata and Malacca Straits and the Strait of Taiwan. It is an important trade route, with an estimated 270 merchant ships using the route each day in 1980; a figure three times that of Suez Canal […]

Climate Change Refugees

Climate change in the modern era has been accelerated manifold by industrialisation primarily in the Global North. Greenhouse gas emissions, dumping of industrial waste in water bodies, and other human activity has led to an increase in global temperatures, leading to disastrous consequences in the international sphere. Some effects of global warming include rise in […]

Call for Papers

Alexis Foundation hereby invites original research papers on the following themes for publication in a book series: Theme 1 – War, Terrorism and National Security Sub-Themes 1. Forms of Terrorism that have plagued the world 2. New forms of warfare e.g. Cyber etc and measures to counter them 3. Using National Security to violate/oppress the […]

The Umbrella Movement – Hong Kong’s demand for self-determination

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of China has a unique alliance and system of governance, the ‘one country two systems’ rule. While it follows a capitalist system and is a global financial centre and is autonomous in that sense, its policies are highly regulated by the Chinese mainland especially in areas of defense […]

Brexit – The British Exit

As Britain gears up for a referendum on June 23rd on whether or not to remain within the EU, the campaign for both sides has gone up a notch. The Remain campaigners include the Labour Party, the Scottish National Party and the Social Democratic and Labour Party among others. The Leave campaigners include the Eurosceptic […]

Water Security in the 21st Century

Water is one of the fundamental aspects for life on Earth and an inalienable substance for all living beings. However, with the influence of climate change, global warming and the effects of the ever-changing technological and industrial advancements we have come to endanger our water resources, which are vital for our prosperity, survival and stability. […]

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