The Year of Iran: Tehran’s Challenge to American Hegemony in 2014

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett In 1979, Iran shocked the world—and directly confronted America’s hegemonic ambitions in the Middle East—by charting its own...

Writing Theory from the South: The Global Order from an African Perspective

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By Jean Comaroff & John L. Comaroff Western thought has, from the first, regarded the non-West as a place of antiquarian traditions and unprocessed data....

Is China Buying the World?

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By Peter Nolan China’s ‘catch-up’ has been one of the most remarkable aspects of the era of capitalist globalisation. Below, Peter Nolan argues that the...

From Deep Globalisation to the Risk of Deglobalisation: the Rise of Local-Contentism

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By Marcos Troyjo As the world transitions from ‘Deep Globalisation to Deglobalisation’, economic policies based on a ‘Doctrine of Local Content’ take center stage. As...

Global Social Process and the Evolving Character of Sovereignty

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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...

Eastern and Western Ideas for African Growth: Diversity and Complementarity in Development Aid

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By Izumi Ohno & Kenichi Ohno The West and the East approach economic development differently. The Europeans and Americans stress free and fair business climate,...

Synergising Western and Eastern Approaches: Facilitating Economic Development in Africa

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By Snowy Khoza For decades the two global centres of power, the West (led by Europe and the Americas) and the East (led by China)...

America’s Iran Policy and the Undermining of International Order

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By Flynt Leverett & Hillary Mann Leverett Strategic competition between America and Iran will shape not only the Middle East’s balance of power, but also...

China’s Global Tectonic Shifts: The Dawn of a New Era

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By Jean-Pierre Lehmann China has new political leadership. The newness of the new era, however, is by no means limited to the new leadership. The...

Sino-Russian relations: More rhetoric than substance?

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By Robert Bedeski & Niklas Swanström Despite some re-engagement between China and Russia since Putin’s initial embrace of the West, the positive rhetoric of today...

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