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  Risk Assessment


  American Elections

  Trumps Dangerous Foreign Policy Outlook

  By Dr Claude Rakisits


  April 13, 2016

  Global Security Study

 
  Where Are The US-Saudi Ties Heading?

  By Dr Peter Harris

  March 13, 2016

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

  US Middle East Challenge

  Mitigating Saudi Arabia, Iran Tensions
 
 Dr Claude Rakisits

 

  January 14, 2016

  Vantage Point Analysis


  Global Power Tussles In The Middle East 
  Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Syria


  December 3, 2015

  PoliTact's GIPSEE Forecast


  Quarterly Strategic Outlook:

  The Churchill Picket Report

 
  December 2, 2015

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

  US-China Ties 
  What To Make Of Xi Obama Meeting?
  Dr Claude Rakisits

 
October 5, 2015

  Global Security Study - Special

  A 5-Point Agenda For The Western Balkans

  Abdullah Khurram


  September 21, 2015

  Special Vantage Point Analysis


  China, US Race To Connect South Asia

  China's One Belt One Road And American Pacific Pivot
  Kulsoom Belal

  September 15, 2015

 

  Analysis of Perception and Perspective

 

  The Future Of the War Against ISIS    
  Why No One Wants To Hear About It In The US?
  Dr Claude Rakisits

 

  September 16, 2015

 

  Risk Assessment - Entropy Alert

 

  Understanding The Extremist Landscape In Yemen
  Al Qaeda And The Interplay Of Extremist Groups
  Adam Patterson

  September 15, 2015

 

  GIPSEE Forecast - 2015 Series

  Future Of The Campaign Against Extremism

  2014 State Department Report And Top 10 Characteristics

 
  June 29, 2015

 

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Churchill Picket

What Does The Chinese One Belt One Road, American Pacific Pivot Imply For South Asia?
Mon, 14 Sep 2015

By Kulsoom Belal

This article is part of PoliTact’s recently launched initiative to look at the events of the Pacific region from the vantage point of South Asia. In order to do this, one has to also study where South Asia belongs in the larger strategy of major international powers. Under this theme, various political, security and economic implications of the events of the wider region will be explored.

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American Elections: Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy Outlook
Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Dr Claude Rakisits

Following Senator Ted Cruz’s much expected defeat of Donald Trump in the 5 April Wisconsin primary, Trump’s goal of winning the majority of delegates by the time the Republican Party holds its convention in July has now become even more elusive. Although the odds of becoming his party’s presidential candidate are against him, it’s still possible that he could receive the nomination even if he doesn’t win in the first ballot.

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The Future of US Saudi Ties
Sun, 13 Mar 2016

By Dr Peter Harris

U.S.-Saudi relations are under intense scrutiny. Officials in Riyadh chafe at U.S. reluctance to engineer the overthrow of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad. More importantly, they fear that President Barack Obama’s diplomatic opening to Iran might prove to be a portent of normalized relations between Washington and Tehran. Meanwhile, U.S. lawmakers accuse the Saudis of manipulating oil production with the specific intent of bankrupting U.S. players in the energy industry – a hot button issue in this election year.

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A 5-Point Agenda For The Western Balkans
Mon, 21 Sep 2015

By Abdullah Khurram

The Balkan states have come a long way since the Yugoslav wars and the ethnic cleansing of the 90s. The region has improved both economically as well as politically. Slovenia and Croatia have become members of the EU while all other countries in the region are actively working towards this goal. However, despite the tremendous progress, the region is still confronted with considerable political, economic and security challenges.

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American Elections: Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy Outlook
Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Dr Claude Rakisits

Following Senator Ted Cruz’s much expected defeat of Donald Trump in the 5 April Wisconsin primary, Trump’s goal of winning the majority of delegates by the time the Republican Party holds its convention in July has now become even more elusive. Although the odds of becoming his party’s presidential candidate are against him, it’s still possible that he could receive the nomination even if he doesn’t win in the first ballot.

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The Future Of The War Against Extremists; The Arrival Of Stage III
Mon, 01 Jun 2015

By Arif Ansar

In earlier articles different facets and phases of the ‘war against terror’ since it got underway, have been discussed. The terminology has almost become defunct as the balance of power in Middle East stands at a tipping point. Why that has happened is instrumental towards understanding the present status of the campaign against extremists.

For all intents and purposes, the first phase can be classified as the time frame between 9/11 and the demise of Osama bin Laden.

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Geopolitical Situation

Issue Brief

Tensions In South China Sea, Shangri-La Dialogue, And South Asia
Tue, 02 Jun 2015

A media discussion on VOA Urdu Program ‘Round Table’ held on June 1, 2015. The debate covers the tensions in South China Sea related to Island reclamation and the 14th Shangri-La Security Dialogue that took place in Singapore from May 29-31.

The topics included maritime security and navigation, strategic pathways, and regional connectivity, especially from the vantage point of South Asia.

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Vantage Point Analysis

Saudi Arabia, Russia And Syria
Thu, 03 Dec 2015

By Chris Zambelis

The full repercussions of Russia’s growing involvement in the Syria conflict in the form of overt military action have yet to be realized.

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Analysis of Perception and Perspective

America’s Middle East Policy; Mitigating Iran, Saudi Arabia Tensions
Sat, 16 Jan 2016

Dr Claude Rakisits

Washington’s management of its wobbly and contested Middle East policy has just become whole lot more difficult and

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Global Security Advisor

Global Security StudiesThe Future of US Saudi Ties
Sun, 13 Mar 2016

By Dr Peter Harris

U.S.-Saudi relations are under intense scrutiny. Officials in Riyadh chafe at U.S. reluctance to engineer the overthrow of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

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Risk Assessment

Entropy AlertAmerican Elections: Trump’s Dangerous Foreign Policy Outlook
Wed, 13 Apr 2016

Dr Claude Rakisits

Following Senator Ted Cruz’s much expected defeat of Donald Trump in the 5 April Wisconsin primary, Trump’s goal of winning the majority of delegates by the time the Republican Party holds its convention in July has now become even more elusive.

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PoliTact's Forecast

The Churchill Picket Report; Quarterly Strategic Outlook
Wed, 02 Dec 2015

August - November 2015

As we approach the end of the year, the pace of unprecedented global change is in no way easing.

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