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  • The ‘Beijing Consensus’ & Prospects for Democratic Development in China and Beyond

    Whether China liberalises politically, as the original ‘Asian Tigers’ did, or maintains its authoritarian approach is an issue with theoretical and practical implications that resonate well beyond China’s own immediate development challenges A controversial issue in the longstanding debate on the developmental state concerns the relationship and the possible compatibility of rapid economic and industrial

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  • Sundays Referendum: Electoral Implications

    After a heated campaign period, the “yes camp” claimed victory on Sunday night in Turkey’s referendum which changes the political system from a parliamentary system to a presidential one. The changes will hand Erdogan sweeping powers. Surely, the vote cemented Erdogan’s role as the most powerful leader in Turkey’s history and sets the stage for

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  • Constitutional Referendum in Turkey: Victory vs. Great Divide

    According to the early results of the referendum, held on 16 April 2017, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party, or AK Party, have claimed victory. That victory means that constitutional amendments that would scrap the country’s parliamentary system in favour of a presidency with expanded powers have been approved by

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  • Artificial Intelligence: ‘Frankenstein’ or Capitalist Money Machine

    Introduction The Financial Times’ Special Report (2/16/2017) published a four-page spread on the ‘use and possible dangers of artificial intelligence (AI)’.  Unlike the usual trash journalists who serve as Washington’s megaphones on the editorial pages and political columns, the Special Report is a thoughtful essay that raises many important issues, even as it is fundamentally

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  • Is There Another Way to Achieve Sustainable Nuclear Fusion Energy?

    A paper describing a “new path” to fusion energy has been published in the latest edition of Chemical Physical Letters. Entitled, “Quantum controlled fusion,” it proposes an alternative to thermonuclear fusion as a way to achieve a sustainable commercial fusion reactor. The approach taken by researchers at Rice University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Chile,

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  • CESRAN International named the World’s #86 “Best Independent Think Tank”

    CESRAN International is pleased to announce that it has been named the world’s number 86 “Best Independent Think Tank”. The ranking was announced in the 2016 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 76th among the

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  • Is the G20 the Real Security Council?

    Is the G20 the real Security Council? Over the past two days the heads of state and government of the G20 (Group of Twenty) top world economies met in Hangzhou in China to discuss a whole host of weighty topics. It is certainly interesting how the G20 seems to be steadily eclipsing both the Western-weighted

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  • Decline and Fall 2016?

    “In the end, more than freedom, they wanted security.  They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all – security, comfort, and freedom.  When the Athenians finally wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished for most was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased

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  • The 12th issue of Journal of Global Analysis is out now…

    The 12th issue of JGA (Journal of Global Analysis) is out now… You may download the articles through its own website: http://journalofglobalanalysis.com/?page_id=17 VOLUME VI NO II – JULY 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS Research Articles IMS-Growth Triangle, SADC and APEC: A Brief Analysis of Regional Integration and Transborder Relations from Critical Geopolitical Perspectives By Dr. Iqbal Shailo Debating

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  • Killing the Truth: The War on Reporters

    How the Syrian conflict has redifined war reporting Is it the lives of those who capture the truth in war time or the truth itself that matters most? Cameras were first used in wartime in 1916, when they were so new that the soldiers in the trenches looked into the lens and said, “Hello Mum”.

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  • Brexit: Implications for Counter-terrorism

    Brexit will have negative consequences for counter-terrorism in the UK and in the EU. The UK will lose the possibility of enjoying the advantages the EU provides in this field and of fighting the threat transnationally, whereas the Union loses one of the most important members in its counter-terrorism effort. Although Brexit has definitely been

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