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December 20, 2012 | Robert D. Kaplan: The Revenge of Geography

Niklas Anzinger: Stratfor's geopolitical chief-analyst Robert D. Kaplan was recently ranked 82nd place of Foreign Policy´s "Top 100 Global Thinkers". His ideas about the Balkans and Asia have significantly influenced the policies of US ...More

September 12, 2012 | Islamist Terrorism and Democracy in the Middle East

David Murdo Ian Macdonald: A lecturer in International Relations at the London School of Economics, Katerina Dalacoura has worked extensively on the Middle East. In Islamist Terrorism and Democracy in the Middle East, Dalacoura seeks to answer the question: ...More

September 6, 2012 | The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing

Bobur Nazarmuhamedov: In 2000, the United Nations adopted a new strategy plan under the name Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with aims to tackle the most crucial problems of contemporary concern, to rethink the situation in failing states, ...More

July 27, 2012 | The New Geopolitics of Transatlantic Relations

Ramin Daniel Rezai: Of the many books analyzing transatlantic relations, at a time when global power is undeniably shifting away from the West to the rest of the world, Stefan Fröhlich's book, based on his research as a public policy scholar at the ...More

May 14, 2012 | No One's World: The West, the Rising Rest, and the Coming Global Turn

Jason Naselli: When asked to name the driving force behind liberal democracy in the West, I admit that the Protestant Reformation would not have been my first answer. However, this is the answer of Charles A. Kupchan in ...More

March 12, 2012 | From Plato to NATO: The Idea of the West and Its Opponents

Marija Martinovic: An in-depth intellectual history of the Western idea and a passionate defense of its importance to America's future, From Plato to NATO is the first book to make sense of the legacy of the West at a time when it is facing ...More

December 2, 2011 | A Brief History of Neoliberalism

Mary Einbinder: In A Brief History of Neoliberalism, David Harvey, a geographer and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at CUNY, portrays the process of globalization through an economic perspective. Harvey describes the gradual shift throughout the global ...More

July 20, 2011 | The Good War: NATO and the Liberal Conscience in Afghanistan

Martin J Bayly: One of the challenges facing anyone who wishes to write on the war in Afghanistan is to squeeze this fiendishly difficult topic into an appropriate framework.  It is not easy to find an approach that avoids ...More

May 24, 2011 | New Insights Into the Islamic Republic of Iran

Ali Fathollah-Nejad: The Iranian Revolution of 1979 is considered a defining moment because the Islamic Republic replaced an authoritarian monarchy that was friendly to the West. The revolution, moreover, linked religion to politics in an unprecedented way. ...More

September 7, 2010 | Stephen Kinzer: Reset: Iran, Turkey and America's Future

Ali Sarihan: "Iran and Turkey are potential long-term partners for the United States since they share strategic goals, and their societies share democratic values." The idea would have been widely accepted as true, if it had ...More


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