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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America's Selfie in the Age of Trump
llan Manor
America's Selfie in the Age of Trump 17th August 2017

llan Manor explores America's changing use of social media under Trump. For over a decade the State Department has...

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Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: Narratives, Political Prac
Emma Chippendale
Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: Narratives, Political Practices and the Role of the State 16th August 2017

Emma Chippendale explores a recent conference on Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: Narratives...

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Critical Voices in Critical Times: The Partition of India – Lessons Learned, an
Linda Herrera
Critical Voices in Critical Times: The Partition of India – Lessons Learned, an interview with Rajmohan Gandhi 16th August 2017

Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi distills the vital lessons from the past, the complicated legacy of...

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English Language and American Solipsism
Branko Milanovic
English Language and American Solipsism 15th August 2017

Branko Milanovic explores attitudes to the global hegemony of the English language.  Several months ago Simon...

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The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option
Matthew S. Cohen
The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option 11th August 2017

Matthew S. Cohen argues that cyber-space may be the best way for the US to respond to North Korea.  The tragic...

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Mothers, Bombs, and a whole lot of Gender Clichés
Jennifer Philippa Eggert
Mothers, Bombs, and a whole lot of Gender Clichés 11th August 2017

After the US dropped one of the biggest explosives ever used in Afghanistan earlier this year, critics objected to the...

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Someone’s made a Podcast about the Economics of Game of Thrones
Ellie Clayton
Someone’s made a Podcast about the Economics of Game of Thrones 10th August 2017

Two economics reporters at Associated Press have joined the ranks of people unpicking at the politics of Westeros, the...

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CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
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 - Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination: From Patriots to Victim
Reviewed by Kai Chen
Book Review - Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination: From Patriots to Victims 17th August 2017

Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination: From Patriots to Victims by David M. Rosen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers...

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Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Ma
Yao Han
Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China 15th August 2017

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

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Book Review - The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions
Reviewed by John Picton
Book Review - The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions 8th August 2017

The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions by Jason Hickel. William Heinemann. 2017. In The...

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