The normalization of Russia Today [RT]
Ben O'Loughlin
The normalization of Russia Today [RT] 22nd September 2014

Incredulity doesn’t kill curiosity; it encourages it. Though distrustful of logical chains of ideas, I loved the...

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posner, liberalism, neoliberalism, lgbt, marriage, equality, civil rights, third
Karl T. Muth
Why Dick Posner Is a Preview of the New Liberalism 19th September 2014

Karl Muth argues in favor of the attractiveness of Richard Posner’s political outlook. Richard Posner is one of...

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Fighting the Scottish referendum: Optimism and fantasy vs rationality and doubt
Frank Spring
Messaging Around the Scottish Referendum: Facts, Values, and Everything in Between 18th September 2014

Frank Spring examines the two camps' strategies for fighting the Scottish referendum and draws lessons for...

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Back to the Future of Warfare: Costs and Effects in the Middle East
Carter Page
Back to the Future of Warfare: Costs and Effects in the Middle East 17th September 2014

Amidst the cost-benefit debates now surrounding the terms of intervention in the Middle East, Carter Page offers...

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Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of
Brett Cherry
Financial Crime, Corruption and the Global Financial Crisis: What is the role of regulation? 15th September 2014

Brett Cherry from the Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience reports on a multidisciplinary public workshop that...

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somalia, minnesota, detroit, diaspora, migration, entrepreneurship, michigan
Karl T. Muth
Is Detroit a Suburb of Somalia? 11th September 2014

Karl Muth suggests Detroit’s Somalian community might hold the key to the city’s revival.   After...

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Europe Awake: Mogherini’s Future and NATO’s Fiasco
Carter Page
Europe Awake: Mogherini’s Future and NATO’s Fiasco 4th September 2014

As the new EU foreign policy chief arrives in Brussels and a NATO summit convenes in Wales, Carter Page considers...

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Changing the Story for Neglected Tropical Diseases
Zoe Smith
Changing the Story for Neglected Tropical Diseases 23rd September 2014

Zoe Smith explains the recent ODI project which looks into the progress in tackling neglected tropical diseases (NTDs...

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Why Growth is Stalling in Big Economies
Stephen S. Roach
Why Growth is Stalling in Big Economies 23rd September 2014

Stephen S. Roach discusses the implications for policy and consequences of the slow growth currently experienced by the...

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An Opportune time for India to play the Gobal Health Diplomacy Card
Raghavendra Madhu and Srikanth Reddy
An Opportune time for India to play the Gobal Health Diplomacy Card 22nd September 2014

Raghavendra Madhu and Srikanth Reddy emphasizes that it is opportune time for India to act as a catalyst for...

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What Women Want - Gender Equality post 2015
Tanvi Bhatkal
What Women Want - Gender Equality post 2015 19th September 2014

Tanvi Bhatkal discusses her recent report on gender roles across the world and the need to establish a post-2015...

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No Guarantees on the ICANN Transition
Jonah Force Hill
No Guarantees on the ICANN Transition 18th September 2014

Jonah Force Hill examines ongoing efforts to internationalize the internet. In March 2014, the U.S. government...

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Fadi Chehadé
How Can We Safeguard the Future of the Internet? 17th September 2014

Fadi Chehadé discusses potential safeguards for the future of the internet. Back in May, I wrote a blog titled Turning...

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Natalie Nezhati
Is our failure to invest in an Ebola cure 'morally bankrupt' or financially prudent? 16th September 2014

Natalie Nezhati examines the morality behind pharmaceutical R&D investment. If you contract a life-threatening...

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Making Sense of China and India’s Low-Carbon Pathways
Ma Yuge and Joel Sandhu
Making Sense of China and India’s Low-Carbon Pathways 16th September 2014

China and India’s low-carbon development is crucial for global sustainability and domestic welfare. However,...

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The Evolution of South-South Cooperation: A Personal Reflection
John O. Kakonge
The Evolution of South-South Cooperation: A Personal Reflection 16th July 2014

This brief analysis discusses the evolution of South-South cooperation and examines the current practice in this regard...

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Human Trafficking and Migration:  Concepts, Linkages and New Frontiers
Michael Chibba
Human Trafficking and Migration: Concepts, Linkages and New Frontiers 16th December 2013

The way we think about human trafficking and migration is changing. Moreover, at the global, regional and national...

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Reviewed by Scott McKenzie
Book Review: Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons 8th September 2014

Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons by Burns H. Weston and David Bollier....

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Book Review: Demobilizing Irregular Forces
Reviewed by Mabel González Bustelo
Book Review: Demobilizing Irregular Forces 28th August 2014

Demobilizing Irregular Forces, by Eric Y. Shibuya. Cambridge / Malden MA: Polity Press, 2012. 167 pp, £45/€...

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Why We Kill: Reviewing the Political Science Research on the Roots of Violence
Alexandra Raphel
Why We Kill: Reviewing the Political Science Research on the Roots of Violence 27th August 2014

Alexandra Raphel reviews the 2014 study by Benjamin A. Valentino which analyses current and past research into...

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