The Green Paradox

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By Hans-Werner Sinn Despite policymakers’ efforts to promote alternative energy, impose emission controls on cars, and enforce tough energy efficiency standards for buildings, the relentlessly...

The Hockey Stick and Climate Wars

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By Michael E. Mann In 2001, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change prominently featured the “Hockey Stick,” a chart showing global temperature data over the...

Law and Religion in a Secular Europe

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By Lorenzo Zucca What place do law and religion occupy in European political societies? Do they overlap in such a way that conflict cannot be...

Immigration Policy and Executive Power at Loose Ends: The Case of the US1

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By Philip Kretsedemas The discretionary powers of the US Presidency have steadily expanded over the course of the 20th century. These powers are especially pertinent...

Welcome to the Post-American World: Barack Obama, US Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election

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By Robert Singh Obama set himself the task of managing America’s decline while retaining primacy in the international order. Yet his substantive achievements have been...

99 to 1: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We...

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By Chuck Collins At the root of social movements around the world is the emergence, in the last three decades, of extreme inequalities of income,...

Leadership, Power and Contextual Intelligence

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By Joseph S. Nye Understanding of leadership is often limited by stereotypes about power, role and gender. In an information age where networks become more...

The China Model: a Civilizational-State Perspective

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By Zhang Weiwei China’s dramatic rise should be understood in the context of China as a civilizational state, i.e. an amalgam of the world’s oldest...

Does China Want to Buy Up Europe? Europe’s Crisis and China’s Reluctant Rise

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By Roland Benedikter and Jae-Seung Lee In the occasion of Germany’s Angela Merkel’s visit to China on 3rd February 2012, Chinese premier Wen Jiabao stated...

Russia from the Fur Trade to Carbon Aristocracy

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By Alexander Etkind Russia’s geographical space was largely shaped by the fur trade. Oil and gas have been found in those very spaces that the...

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