North Korea: Of Troubled Waters and Oil
Alastair Newton
North Korea: Of Troubled Waters and Oil 18th September 2017

Once the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China is behind us next month, Xi Jinping may be willing and able to...

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Living Together in Tunisia
Khadija Arfaoui
Living Together in Tunisia 17th September 2017

With a population of about 12 million, Tunisia is 99% Sunni Muslim. The remaining 1% is a mixture of Shi’a...

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Prerequisites for Peace in Palestine/Israel
Alaa Tartir
Prerequisites for Peace in Palestine/Israel 12th September 2017

This people-focused contribution questions fundamental assumptions about the persistence of the Palestinian-Israeli...

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The New Neocons and the Middle East
Alastair Newton
The New Neocons and the Middle East 30th August 2017

We circulate today an updated version of Chapter 11 of our new serialised e-book ‘The Future of the Middle East...

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Political Islam Diminished
Robin Lamb
Political Islam Diminished 22nd August 2017

Robin Lamb argues that the appeal of political Islam has severly diminished in most countries, but what comes next may...

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A Triangle in Trouble: Can the Nuclear Deal Hold?
Cornelius Adebahr
A Triangle in Trouble: Can the Nuclear Deal Hold? 22nd August 2017

Cornelius Adebahr examines Europe's options as the American-Iranian nuclear deal look set to falter. The...

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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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How I Lost My Past
Branko Milanovic
How I Lost My Past 20th September 2017

Branko Milanovic with a note on nostalgia. In almost all recent literature that analyzes Br-exit and Trump-entry,...

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Humanizing Technology
Kaliya Young
Humanizing Technology 20th September 2017

It’s easier to turn technology in the direction of democracy and social justice when it’s developed with...

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If Women Ruled the World, Would it be so Different? From Differentialism to a Fo
Sophie Heine
If Women Ruled the World, Would it be so Different? From Differentialism to a Focus on Ideology 15th September 2017

A performance featured during the summer at the Manchester International Festival attempted to tackle the...

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How ‘Chollywood’ blockbuster Wolf Warriors 2 echoes changes in China’s foreign p
Tom Harper
How ‘Chollywood’ blockbuster Wolf Warriors 2 echoes changes in China’s foreign policy 14th September 2017

When Hollywood is not being criticised for being a liberal mouthpiece, it is often viewed as a front for...

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Transformative Research: is it the way forward for Africa?
Florence Dafe and Babette Never
Transformative Research: is it the way forward for Africa? 13th September 2017

A growing number of policymakers, researchers and funding bodies have gotten excited about transformative research on...

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Education is Key to our Refugee Crisis Response. Here's Why
Filippo Grandi
Education is Key to our Refugee Crisis Response. Here's Why 13th September 2017

The world’s growing refugee crisis is not only about numbers. It is also about time. There are 17.2 million...

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Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often?
Jay L. Zagorsky
Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often? 11th September 2017

No sooner had Hurricane Harvey’s record rains receded from Houston and neighboring cities than the residents...

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The Black Sea-Caspian Region in Post-Conflict Energy Security Cooperation Scenar
Elkhan Nuriyev
The Black Sea-Caspian Region in Post-Conflict Energy Security Cooperation Scenarios: What Role for the Future? 19th September 2017

The expansion of multinational pipelines for the transportation of oil and gas has created new opportunities for both...

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Football Politics in Central Eastern Europe: A Symptom of Growing Anti-Europeani
Roland Benedikter and Dariusz Wojtaszyn
Football Politics in Central Eastern Europe: A Symptom of Growing Anti-Europeanism and Anti-Globalization? 31st August 2017

There is a discourse in Europe’s current academic and political debate about growing Anti-Europeanism linked to...

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Cyberwarfare and the Russian Weaponisation of Information in the 2016 US Electio
Er-Win Tan
Cyberwarfare and the Russian Weaponisation of Information in the 2016 US Elections 21st August 2017

Abstract Whilst much has been written about the use of internet-based viruses as a cyberwarfare weapon to inflict...

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An Arab Perspective on Channel 4’s "The State"
Fadia Faqir
An Arab Perspective on Channel 4’s "The State" 11th September 2017

A review of Channel 4's "The State", a show that takes ISIS as its subject and Syria as its backdrop. But...

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How China became a Market Economy--Review of Julian Gewirtz’s “Unlikely Partners
Reviewed by Branko Milanovic
Book Review: How China became a Market Economy - Julian Gewirtz’s “Unlikely Partners” 7th September 2017

Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China by Julian Gewirtz. ...

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Book Review - The Law of Deliberative Democracy
Reviewed by Jonathan W. Kuyper
Book Review - The Law of Deliberative Democracy 1st September 2017

The Law of Deliberative Democracy by Ron Levy and Graeme Orr. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016. 239 pp, £110...

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