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  • A Comparative Business Case for Bridging Strategies

    Summary Daily turmoil on a global scale is giving business leaders and investors plenty of reasons to keep investments close-hold and their head down as they confront major challenges. New markets, new locations, cross-functional teams, plus uncertainty add risk, delay, and complexity to the business modeling. Strategy must be linked with design and implementation. Today’s

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  • VARIOUS STRINGS OF PEARLS: RECENT SECURITY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA AND BEYOND

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in a recently published article that this century will become ‘America’s Pacific Century.’ In her text she declared that a strategic shift was underway in America’s foreign policy, a shift away from former hotspots of geopolitical attention towards the region of AsiaPacific. Further, this newly increased engagement of the

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  • TURKISH NATURAL GAS HUB AND ENERGY SECURITY: Theory and Practice

    On the eve of World War I (WWI), Winston Churchill, as the first lord of the Admiralty, converted the Royal Navy from coal to oil. As a result, a shift emerged in the imported fuel dependency, from Welsh Coal to Iranian oil. Then Churchill declared, “Safety and certainty in oil lie in variety and variety

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  • THE NEEDS OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENT FOR PEARL RIVER DELTA

    The main objective of this article is to examine the needs for further development in Pearl River Delta and how the policies of the Hong Kong and other local governments can be adapted to enhance further developments between their two jurisdictions. The Pearl River Delta plays a remarkable leading role and has an important strategic

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  • SOCIAL MEDIA LESSONS LEARNED FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT

    In December of 2010 a man in Tunisia self-immolated in protest and what has followed has literally been explosive, as the lessons learned on the use of social media has been at light speed. Since 2010 a number of connected and seemingly unconnected events have changed the tone and texture of activism. Social media and

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  • RUSSIA AND ITS ENERGY MONOPOLIES

    I n 1990s, due to the lack of economic independence, Russia was not able to play an active role in international affairs. The country was highly dependent on donations from the United States and Europe.1 Oil production had dropped by 50% after the collapse of communism. As much as Russia was willing to repair the

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  • PARIS: “IT IS PAYING THE PRICE FOR BEING A GLOBAL CITY”

    In this volume, Paris the capital city of France, which is also the fifth strongest economy of the world, has been examined in detail from a globalisation perspective. Paris is located at the north of France. With its 12 million population, it is the biggest metropol of the country as well as it is one

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  • NEW CHALLENGES, OLD RECIPES: COMMUNIST PROPAGANDA FOR CHINA’S YOUTH

    Since the Communist Youth League (CYL) became a mass organization in its present form after the 1949 communist victory in China, it has been at the forefront of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) relation with China’s youth. The CYL’s main tasks have historically included political screening and preparation for Party membership, mobilization for developmental projects

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  • MY DYING MOTHER: RUSSIA’S DEPOPULATION CRISIS AND ITS CONSEQUENCES

    Our dear Mother Russia is sick and dying. Power remains as centralized as ever, and the public is still unable to rely on this centrality for security and health benefits. The inability of the Russian government to address the issues surrounding the health of its country has resulted in an unprecedented health crisis never seen

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  • Khuda Kay Liye – In the Name of God

    The Pakistani Urdu Language Drama Film “Khuda Kay Liye (In the Name of God)”, literal translation “For God’s Sake”, is the story of misinterpretation of Islam and its backlash on the lives of people. The basic theme of this emotional 170 minutes long film revolves around the line that how much symbols of Islam are

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  • ISRAEL’S FEAR OF DEMOCRACY IN THE MIDDLE EAST

    This month Egypt, known as the “mother of the Arab world” will, for the first time, hold a free and transparent Presidential election. This election will have a great impact both regionally and internationally not least upon its neighbour Israel. In the last few decades Israel has wasted no opportunity to make its claim to

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  • INDIA AND ISRAEL STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

    Today’s strategic environment provides boundless space for both the international and regional actors to understand, share and cooperate with each other in order to protect and secure their own national interest and maintain strategic stability within their own region. Every nation in the international affairs has its own strategic significance against another in terms of

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