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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
By : Jon Kofas | Jan 24, 2018
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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,
By : Stephen Pogany | Jan 8, 2018
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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,
By : Len Rosen | Jan 1, 2018
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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,
By : Admin | Dec 23, 2017
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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:
By : Admin | Dec 23, 2017
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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
By : Jon Kofas | Dec 16, 2017
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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
By : Jamie Gaskarth | Dec 9, 2017
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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
By : Len Rosen | Dec 9, 2017
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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
By : Ziya Onis | Oct 29, 2017
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Flood Hazard Risk Exposure in the United States an Issue After Harvey and Irma

In past postings on flood risk from rising sea levels and extreme weather events, I have largely focused on residential and urban exposure to large-scale damage. I’ve also talked about the financial
By : Len Rosen | Sep 16, 2017
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Russia weighs in on Bannon-free White House

Steve Bannon’s departure as White House chief strategist was seen coming a mile away, but it is still sending shock waves of speculation over potential policy shifts by US President Donald Trump’s
By : Maxim A. Suchkov | Aug 31, 2017
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Book Review | Re-Imagining the Other: Culture, Media, and Western-Muslim Intersections

Edited by Karim H. Karim and Mahmoud Eid Re-Imagining the Other: Culture, Media, and Western-Muslim Intersections (Palgrave Macmillan. 2014. ISBN 978-1-137-40366-7. 250 pp,  £66 hardcover) Published in Journal of Global Analysis –
By : Omar Sayfo | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World

Avi Max Young Islam: The New Politics of Religion in Morocco and the Arab World (Princeton University Press. 2015. ISBN: 978-0-601-15984-3. 264 pp, £22.95, hardback) Published in Journal of Global Analysis –
By : Sadek Hamid | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | The New Deal: A Global History

Kiran Klaus Patel The New Deal: A Global History (America in the World.) Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2016. pp. xii, 435. $35.00.) Published in Journal of Global Analysis – Vol. 7
By : Sabine Dreher | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | Religious Difference in a Secular Age

Saba Mahmood Religious Difference in a Secular Age (Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2016, ISBN: 978-0-691-15327-8, 237 pp., $14.72) Published in Journal of Global Analysis – Vol. 7 No. 2 Download
By : Mahmoud Pargoo | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | Rethinking the Third World: International Development and World Politics

Mark T. Berger and Heloise Weber Rethinking the Third World: International Development and World Politics (London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-4039-9589-6, 200 pp., $48.00) Published in Journal of Global Analysis –
By : Seyed Saeed Mousavi | Aug 23, 2017
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Book Review | The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower

Michael Pillsbury The Hundred-Year Marathon: China’s Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower (New York: St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015, ISBN: 978-1250081346, 352 pp., $11.55) Published in Journal of Global Analysis
By : Tony Tai-Ting Liu | Aug 23, 2017
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Nigeria’s Leadership Role Quests: The Race of the Crippled

Abstract There is no doubt that Nigerians conceive their country as the giant state in Africa, principally for the country’s human and material endowments. In the realm of foreign policy, it is
By : Ebere R. Adigbuo | Aug 23, 2017
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Turkey-KRG Energy Relations: Internal and External Dynamics

Abstract This paper aims at exploring internal and external dynamics of Turkey-KRG energy relations. It argues that Turkey’s fight against the PKK, its increasing energy need, the target of Turkish energy decision-makers
By : Remziye Yılmaz | Aug 23, 2017
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Attractions and Limitations of Nigeria’s Soft Power

Abstract Academic scholarship on Nigeria’s regional credentials and influence has focused on its hard power (economic and military capability). Despite the increasing relevance given to soft power in the 21st century, this
By : Oluwaseun Tella | Aug 23, 2017
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