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CESRAN International named the World’s #83 “Best Independent Think Tank”

CESRAN International named the World’s #83 “Best Independent Think Tank”

CESRAN International is pleased to announce that it has been named the world’s number 83 “Best Independent Think Tank”. The ranking was announced in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute. CESRAN International was also ranked 77th among the “Top Environment […]

The “New Normal” in Cyclical Recessions

The “New Normal” in Cyclical Recessions

There is a ‘new normal’ in cyclical recessions, namely, that the recovery cycle is itself recessionary for the vast majority of the population, not just in periphery countries that invariably suffer much more during contracting economic cycles, but in core countries as well. One of the biggest myths about the contracting cycles is the underlying […]

Europe’s illiberal states: why Hungary and Poland are turning away from constitutional democracy

Europe’s illiberal states: why Hungary and Poland are turning away from constitutional democracy

Western Europe has looked on with mounting bewilderment and exasperation over the past few years at the political trajectory of Hungary, Poland and several other former communist states. Countries that, since 1989, were committed to common European values, including liberal democracy, respect for human rights and the rule of law, are now implementing an altogether […]

The Current State of AI as We Begin 2018

The Current State of AI as We Begin 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) states one recent article is no smarter than a six-year-old. A study that appeared last summer compared the intelligence quotient (IQ) of Google, Apple, Baidu, and Bing AI to the average human 18, 12, and 6-year-olds. The 6-year-old’s IQ was rated at 55.5 while the 12 and 18-year-olds rated 84.5 and 97.0 respectively. The end result rated […]

Call for Papers | the 5th Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society

Call for Papers | the 5th Annual Conference on Eurasian Politics & Society

Diplomatic representations might be indication of power struggle among the states. Regardless of their size and location, cities have given name and soul to diplomatic negotiations. A small town in south-western Ohio, the Dayton, hosted the negotiations that ended the Bosnian war in 1995. Schengen or Maastricht, a village and a small town respectively in […]

Call for Papers | Journal of Global Analysis

Call for Papers | Journal of Global Analysis

Journal of Global Analysis endeavours to become the foremost international forum for academics, researchers and policy makers to share their knowledge and experience in the discipline of international relations and its subfields: international security, international political economy, international organisations, foreign policy analysis, political history, etc. Journal of Global Analysis is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. […]

Neoliberalism and the Social Contract: A Historical Perspective

Neoliberalism and the Social Contract: A Historical Perspective

(This is the first part of the essay. Two more will follow in the next few weeks) Abstract   Analyzing aspects of the tide of rightwing populism arising from the pluralistic-diversity model of neoliberalism, this essay examines the evolving social contract that normalizes systemic exploitation and repression in the name of capitalist growth. Baffled about […]

Brexit: Now the Hard Part Begins — What the UK Must Do

Brexit: Now the Hard Part Begins — What the UK Must Do

“Without changes by the UK Govenrment, only a one-sided deal is possible” Editor’s Note: On Friday morning, after months of protracted discussions, the UK and the European Union finally reached a first-stage agreement in the talks over Britain’s departure from the EU. The deal, threatened a few days earlier in a dispute over border arrangements […]

Union of Concerned Scientists See Global Warming Fueling Wildfire Risk

Union of Concerned Scientists See Global Warming Fueling Wildfire Risk

Several media outlets in the United States have run headlines in the last two days linking the outbreak of wildfires in Southern California to climate change. In yesterday’s Los Angeles Times the headline read, “Why is Southern California burning in December?” The Santa Ana winds which annually appear in the late fall and early winter are described […]

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CESRAN International named the World’s #83 “Best Independent Think Tank”


CESRAN International
 is pleased to announce that it has been named the world’s number 83 “Best Independent Think Tank”. The ranking was announced in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute.

CESRAN International was also ranked 77th among the “Top Environment Policy Think Tanks”.