Regime Change in the Trump White House?

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By Dan Steinbock                                         No US postwar president has managed to reset relations with Russia. Now the Trump administration must cope with a...

Who are the World’s Biggest Military Spenders, Really?

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By Dan Steinbock                             The conventional narrative is that the world is threatened by the assertive China and Russia. The inconvenient narrative is that China...

The New Scramble for Africa

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By Pádraig Carmody Something has certainly changed in the intervening years in Africa, and in its relations with the outside world, even if excessive pessimism...

Changing Tides in International Trade

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By Victor Andres Manhit Although trade has played an important role in advancing economic growth, it has since lost its dynamism. Asian economies, however, have...

The Delusions of Counterinsurgency

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By David Martin Jones and Michael L.R. Smith The theory and practice of counterinsurgency, ‘COIN’, preoccupied Western military thinking after 9/11. In the Political Impossibility...

Patient Capital in the Context of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)

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By Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang As the world is carefully watching China’s Belt and Road Initiative, many new opportunities continue to spring from...

The Responsibility to Protect: Reading Ethical Responsibilities Into the Rule of Law

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By Charles H. Camp and Theresa B. Bowman The scope and source of permissible use of force in response to a humanitarian crisis frames a...

US-China History and Where We Are Today

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By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a...

The World Bank and Neoliberalism: Continuity and Discontinuity in the Making of an Agenda

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By Howard Stein Since the latter part of the 1990s the World Bank has increasingly claimed its main focus is on poverty reduction and development....

Betting Big on CPEC

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By Xiangming Chen, S.K. Joseph and Hamna Tariq With the launch of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), one fundamental question to ask is if this...

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