Elections

Philippine 2022 Election Amid Elevated US-China Tensions

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By Dan Steinbock         Overshadowed by US-Sino friction and xenophobic rhetoric, the 2022 election campaigns are getting ugly. Old elites hope to derail...
Racial Disparity

How We Should Talk about Racial Disparities

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By Natalie Spievack and Cameron Okeke Many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have emphasized the role of historical and contemporary discrimination in creating and perpetuating disparities...
Post-colonial Countries

The ‘Import-Substitution’ Policy in Post-colonial Countries: A Review

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction Post-colonial countries are those who were former colonies, and most of them, except China and those in East Asia, remain...
central asia

Central Asia Prepares for Taliban Takeover

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By Gavin Helf, Ph.D. and Barmak Pazhwak  As U.S. and NATO forces drew down their military presence in Afghanistan this Summer, the country’s northern neighbors witnessed Taliban fighters...
Britain’s Scramble Out of Kabul

Britain’s Scramble Out of Kabul; the Moral and Strategic Cost

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By Professor Michael Clarke The process of western withdrawal from Afghanistan in August and the scenes at Kabul airport as western allies were ushered out of the...
U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities act

Sovereigns in the Courtroom: Is the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act the Golden Key?

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By Kiran Nasir Gore and Charles H. Camp How can a foreign sovereign be brought into an American courtroom to answer for its bad acts? This...
US Dollar

The Bilateral Swap Agreements, Chinese Currency and the Demise of the US Dollar

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction I examine here the role of China’s bilateral swap agreements (BSAs) and the internationalization of its currency Renminbi (RMB). A...
Emphasizing Zakat and Waqf for Global Zero Hunger

Emphasizing Zakat and Waqf for Global Zero Hunger

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By Randi Swandaru and Priyesta Rizkiningsih The significant global temperature rise in the last decade has derailed the world zero hunger attainment. The increase in...
SMEs in Bangladesh

Scaling-Up Access to Finance for SMEs in Bangladesh: Pathway to Inclusive Growth

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By Alexander Ayertey Odonkor In both developed and developing economies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play an essential role in driving economic growth and accelerating...
Blunting China’s Bid for Primacy

Blunting China’s Bid for Primacy

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By Andrew Latham “There is little doubt then that the Western and Chinese foreign policy communities have come to see the “rising China” phenomenon in...