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37(2) Winter 2016, Central Asia, East Asia, Features, Middle East, North Africa, North America, Politics, Security, South America

The Connectivity of Culture: Innovating in Cultural Diplomacy

Ask anyone to describe their first exposure to, or memory of, another country, and it is very unlikely that their answer will involve debating...
Dambisa Moyo is an international economist and NY Times bestselling author who hails from Zambia. Photo by davidgrundy, via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.
Americas, Asia, East Asia, Economics, Environment, Interviews, North America, Politics, Science & Technology, South Asia

A Look at Global Economic Growth: An Interview with Dambisa Moyo

Given your experience, what do you think is the appropriate role of intergovernmental institutions in international economic development? First of all, thank you for...
An empty courtyard in Education City in Doha, Qatar. ("Unidentified building at Education City in Doha" by Steve Bennett. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons.)
37(1) Fall 2015, Americas, Analysis, East Asia, Education, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Middle East, North America

Transforming the University: The Curious Politics of US Satellite Campuses

When New York University (NYU) announced the completion of its US$1billion Abu Dhabi campus (NYUAD) in 2008, NYU’s president, John Sexton, called the project...
Russian President Vladimir Putin with North Korean ambassador to Russia Kim Yong-jae and Presidential Aide Sergei Prikhodko, at the 2007 letters of credential presentation ceremony in Moscow. By Kremlin.ru. CC BY 3.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
36(4) Summer 2015, Analysis, Asia, East Asia, Eastern Europe, Economics, Global Notebook, Politics, Security

My Enemy’s Enemy: Analyzing Russia and North Korea’s “Year of Friendship”

This May marked the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. To celebrate, Russian officials announced in March that the year 2015 would be...
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36(4) Summer 2015, Central America, Current Feature, East Asia, Eastern Africa, Economics, Environment, Features, Politics, Security, South America, Southern Africa, West Africa

Crime Gone Wild: The Dangers of the International Illegal Wildlife Trade

What widely illegal powdered substance possesses a market value approaching US$100,000 per kilogram? A common guess would be cocaine. However, the answer is actually...
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Asia, East Asia, Perspectives, Politics, Security

China’s Manifest Destiny in America: Will Beijing and Washington Create a New Commercial Civilization to Benefit All?

Long before the United States was inspired by its ideology of Manifest Destiny to pursue territorial expansion to the Pacific Ocean in the mid-nineteenth...
Shanghai shimmers in the night. The Chinese Communist Party hopes to make the city an international financial hub by 2020.
36(3) Spring 2015, Asia, East Asia, Economics, Global Notebook, Politics

Shanghai 2020: Understanding the Cautious Pace of Reform

In the spring of 2009, China’s State Council announced its plans to transform Shanghai into an international financial center by 2020. This announcement recalled the historic establishment of the...
Two photos taken in the same location in Beijing in August 2005. The photograph on the left was taken after it had rained for two days. The right photograph shows smog covering Beijing in what would otherwise be a sunny day. CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons.
Americas, Asia, East Asia, Economics, Environment, Interviews, North America, Politics, South Asia

Development or Environmental Protection?: The 21st Century Climate Dilemma

Considering your expertise in both United States foreign policy and climate change, what do you see as the the greatest challenges for the US...
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36(3) Spring 2015, Americas, Asia, East Asia, Economics, Environment, Europe, Features, North America, Politics, Security, South Asia, Western Europe

Some BRICS in the Arctic – Developing Powers Look North

In an age of rising powers, there remain few purely regional affairs. With ascendant powers eager to assert their growing influence overseas, many national...