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  • Europe’s Leaders are Europe’s Greatest Weakness

    Europe’s leaders are Europe’s greatest weakness. Stockholm is a beautiful city, both solid and enticing in equal measure as it cavorts between land, sea, and sky. And yet behind the façade of Swedish steadiness worry lurks. So much so that Sweden is quietly resurrecting its old Total Defence Concept as it becomes ever clearer that

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  • China and Taiwan – Apocalypse Now?

    The Presidency of Tsai Ing-wen, which begins officially following her inauguration on 20 May, promises even more “interesting times” in relations across the Taiwan Strait, writes John West. Tsai Ing-wen won Taiwan’s presidential elections on 16 January 2016 as a representative of the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party (DPP).  China’s communist government has always had a

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  • Integrating China’s New Silk Road and the Eurasian Economic Union

    In a recent article Russia’s reputed periodical Expert Online suggests China is pushing Russia to link its Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) project with China’s plans for the New Silk Road — a transcontinental network of railroads and highways allowing direct transit of China’s exports to the European Union. The article draws a picture of Russia’s

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  • Heat not Light: The Tyranny of the Input Culture

    Suddenly there is a glut of money. The British government is desperately trying to find projects to spend billions of unspent aid and development money. Meanwhile, the Treasury (finance ministry) has ordered that all of this money must be spent by the end of calendar year 2016. The result? A lot of ill-thought through projects

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  • The Border That We Keep

    On March 30 of this year, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsed Donald Trump, effectively backing his bid for the presidency of the United States. NBPC president Brandon Judd heads the organization, which describes itself online as “the exclusive representative of approximately 18,000 Border Patrol Agents and support personnel assigned to the U.S. Border

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  • The Front Line of Climate Change is Apparent in The Solomon Islands

    In a newly released paper appearing in Environmental Research Letters, researchers from The University of Queensland, University of Wollongong, University of the Sunshine Coast and CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere in Australia, describe the disappearance of five of the Solomon Islands with six more suffering from dramatic land area reductions. The Solomon Islands in the Pacific

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  • BBC Accused of Bias on Aleppo

    By Patrick  Ward* and Salwa Amor** Anti-regime activists in Syria have accused the BBC of bias after the broadcaster used footage of the aftermath of a government attack on rebel-held Aleppo while reporting the attack took place on regime-controlled areas. The news reports in question are also alleged to have exaggerated deaths in regime areas.

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  • Modernization Theory and “Third Wave Democracy”: Internal and External Impediments to Democracy and Development

    Introduction Known mostly for The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of the World Order(1996) Samuel Huntington, like Francis Fukuyama (End of History and the Last Man, 1992), caught the interest of apologists of Western capitalism’s triumph over Soviet Communism during the 1990s and early 2000s. The quest to articulate a unifying theory that explained

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