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The World of States

By John L. Campbell and John A. Hall In this article, adapted from their book The World of States John Campbell and John Hall argue...
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Vaccine inequality: A new beginning or another missed opportunity?

By Dr. Dan Steinbock Last year, four major opportunities to battle COVID-19 were missed. If vaccine inequality will prevail in the coming months, that would...

How China’s Simultaneous Carrots and Sticks Work in Southeast Asia

By Huong Le Thu China’s applies simultaneously dual tactics of coercion and inducement to assert its position regionally and globally. Demonstrations in Vietnam and the...

Trump’s Asia Tour: From Old Conflicts to New Prospects

By Dan Steinbock                                       Trump’s gruelling 12-day...

Berlin – Another False Flag, the Government’s Complicity is Remorseless

By Peter Koenig Random killing by the western secret services – 12 dead, about 40 injured, is the result of the latest false flag...

Durability before Democracy: Why Stability is Elusive in the Middle East

By Sean Yom In this article Sean Yom discusses how the lack of permanence of Middle Eastern governments means that democracy is for the time...
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Prospects of a Multipolar World and the Role of Emerging Economies

By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction When we look at economic data on trade and output growth, there seems to be an economic shift gradually taking...

The Believers Are But A Single Brotherhood1: Political Islam In Post-Mubarak Egypt

By Joseph Yackley The fall of Mubarak and the rise of political Islam illustrate the hidden power of social change. To understand how Egypt’s Islamists...

China’s New Global Role: President Xi in Washington and the UN

By Dan Steinbock The recent Washington summit took the US-China bilateral relations onto a new level, while President Xi’s UN visit gave a glimpse...

Global Social Process and the Evolving Character of Sovereignty

By Winston P. Nagan & Craig Hammer The world’s most daunting challenges are outcomes of the current configuration of sovereign institutions. Below, Winston P. Nagan...