Lebanon: Losing the Peace?
Nadine Windsor
Lebanon: Losing the Peace? 27th July 2017

A generation after the end of Lebanon’s civil war, the country still faces enormous internal and external...

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Watership Down and the Gender Studies Crowd
Karl T. Muth
Watership Down and the Gender Studies Crowd 25th July 2017

Karl Muth on the need to speak plainly when referring to lessons we still haven't learned from past clasics. I...

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The Intersection of Wahhabism and Jihad
Mohammed Al Jarman
The Intersection of Wahhabism and Jihad 6th July 2017

Mohammed Al Jarman explores the evolution of Wahhabism and its intersection with Jihad through its source material....

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An Impulsive Actor in the Middle East
Bitte Hammargren
An Impulsive Actor in the Middle East 28th June 2017

Bitte Hammargren examines the rise of Erdoğan and the prospects of Turkey overcoming his grip. This is a...

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Islam and the West: Recognition, Reconciling, Co-existence or Collision
Ashur Shamis
Islam and the West: Recognition, Reconciling, Co-existence or Collision 20th June 2017

In a personal contribution, Ashur Shamis calls for a dialogue between the West and the Muslim world. This is a chapter...

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Brexit: May, You Live in Interesting Times
Alastair Newton
Brexit: May, You Live in Interesting Times 19th June 2017

The outcome of the UK’s 8 June general election has re-opened the question of whether to go for a hard or soft...

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Mehdi Varzi
Global Oil and the Future of OPEC 8th June 2017

Mehdi Varzi argues that OPEC members need to address the question of how they intend to exploit their massive oil...

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When will there be Harmony?
Michael Edwards
When will there be Harmony? 28th July 2017

‘White trash,’ ‘dumbass libtard,’ ‘right-wing fuckhead:’ have we all gone mad? Q:...

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Can China and India Collaborate in Global Governance?
Kishore Mahbubani
EGG Special Feature: Can China and India Collaborate in Global Governance? 28th July 2017

Kishore Mahbubani explores the prospects of a joint Chinese-Indian defence of globalisation. The biggest contradiction...

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What some of the Greatest Horror Movies of all time tell us about Economics
Ben Murray
What some of the Greatest Horror Movies of all time tell us about Economics 27th July 2017

Ben Murray explores some of the obvious, and not-so-obvious connections between horror cinema and economics. Horror....

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Financial Globalization Can Wreck Societies And The World Economy: An Interview
C. J. Polychroniou and Marcus Rolle
Financial Globalization Can Wreck Societies And The World Economy: An Interview With Political Economist Gerald Epstein 25th July 2017

Since the outbreak of the ‘global financial crisis’ of 2008, there has been an explosion of interest in...

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Richard Falk
What’s the Matter with the World? A Commentary on the Rise of Populism 24th July 2017

In this introspective piece, Richard Falk explores why so many in his social cricle missed the worldwide rise of a...

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Moving the German Anti-IS Troops from Turkey to Jordan:  A Jump from the Frying
Paul Esber and Jan Claudius Völkel
Moving the German Anti-IS Troops from Turkey to Jordan: A Jump from the Frying Pan into the Fire? 24th July 2017

In response to Turkey's decision to block visits of German parliamentarians, Bundeswehr troops are about to pull...

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Inevitability of the Need for Economic Growth—the Nth time.
Branko Milanovic
Inevitability of the Need for Economic Growth—the Nth time. 21st July 2017

Branko Milanovic argues that calls for international organisations to de-emphasize growth should be approached with...

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Maarten Elferink and Florian Schierhorn
Borderless Challenges 11th July 2017

The Middle East and North Africa are highly vulnerable to climate change. In the absence of coherent mitigation of and...

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Klaus Larres
Donald Trump and America’s Grand Strategy: U.S. foreign policy toward Europe, Russia and China 15th May 2017

The Trump administration continues to be an administration in transition. It has taken the new President and his...

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Richard Ponzio and Michael Schroeder
A Fool’s Errand? The Next Secretary-General and United Nations Reform 19th December 2016

With the recent election of António Guterres as the next United Nations Secretary-General, the focus will soon shift to...

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Book Review - The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe
Hamza Preljević
Book Review - The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe 18th July 2017

The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe by Joseph E. Stiglitz. New York: W.W. Norton &...

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Book Review - Global Strategic Engagement: States and Non-State Actors in Global
Reviewed by Mareike Blum and Lena Partzsch
Book Review - Global Strategic Engagement: States and Non-State Actors in Global Governance 4th July 2017

Global Strategic Engagement: States and Non-State Actors in Global Governance by Raffaele Marchetti. London: Lexington...

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Book Review: Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in
Reviewed by Mabel González Bustelo
Book Review: Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America 26th June 2017

Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America by Sarah Zukerman Daly. New York:...

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