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Don’t expect a rerun of the Asian Financial Crisis

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

Matthew Busch, University of Melbourne Asian currencies hit a seven year low in November, on Donald Trump’s election and the potential for his policies to spur US inflation and...

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Society

From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

Juan Manuel Casal, University of Montevideo Any notion that the United States had become “post-racial” ended when Donald Trump, who as a candidate questioned president Barack...

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Politics

The Yugoslav Breakup and the War in Bosnia-Hercegovina

Posted by on Dec 3, 2016

Special Report for Global Geopolitics Net This Article Was Written Between 1993 and Summer of 1995 Before the Dayton Peace Acords. By Alan. F. Fogelquist, Ph. D. Eurasia Research...

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Geopolitics

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Posted by on Dec 4, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 2016 (IPS) – Hundreds of civil society organisations from around the...

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Don’t expect a rerun of the Asian Financial Crisis

Don’t expect a rerun of the Asian Financial Crisis

Dec 4, 2016

Matthew Busch, University of Melbourne Asian currencies hit a seven year low in November, on Donald Trump’s election and the potential for his policies to spur US inflation and bond yields. Investors who fanned out across emerging markets in recent years are now bringing their money back to America. The steep drops, and the seeming inability of some central...

From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

From Paraguay, a history lesson on racial equality

Dec 4, 2016

Juan Manuel Casal, University of Montevideo Any notion that the United States had become “post-racial” ended when Donald Trump, who as a candidate questioned president Barack Obama’s citizenship and employed heated racial rhetoric, was elected to succeed the country’s first black president. As North American social issues often do, the debate on race and...

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Civil Society On Aleppo: UN General Assembly Must Act 

Dec 4, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Dec 2 2016 (IPS) – Hundreds of civil society organisations from around the world have united to call on UN member states to step in and demand an end to unlawful attacks in Aleppo. A global coalition of 223 organisations from over 45 countries including...

REVIEW OF SOME LITERATURE ON POST-COMMUNIST – POST-SOVIET ECONOMIC “REFORMS” AND THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES

REVIEW OF SOME LITERATURE ON POST-COMMUNIST – POST-SOVIET ECONOMIC “REFORMS” AND THEIR SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES

Dec 3, 2016

By Alan F. Fogelquist, Ph. D. Eurasia Research Center – December 4, 1998 Here I present a quick review of some literature which reveals the complexity and inadequacy of reform efforts in the FSU. A reading of just some of the literature below will raise many questions about simplistic formulas for reform. Two works which represent the viewpoints of...

Al-Qaeda and the Question of State Sponsorship

Al-Qaeda and the Question of State Sponsorship

Dec 3, 2016

By Alan F. Fogelquist, Ph. D. International Monitor Institute Completed August 29, 2002 Note from the Author: While written a number of years back, this article provides detailed background information on events that led to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. It is an effort at systematic factual research and balanced analysis. Many of today’s ongoing...

Dictatorship and Civil War in Central Asia: Tajikistan

Dictatorship and Civil War in Central Asia: Tajikistan

Dec 3, 2016

By Alan F. Fogelquist Eurasia Research Center August 11, 1998 Dictatorial politics have failed to bring peace and stability to Tajikistan and may lead some day to a major upheaval in Uzbekistan. The long and bloody Tajik conflict has ended, for the time being, with a power sharing agreement between the Tajik government led by Emomali Rakhmonov and the United...

The Yugoslav Breakup and the War in Bosnia-Hercegovina

The Yugoslav Breakup and the War in Bosnia-Hercegovina

Dec 3, 2016

Special Report for Global Geopolitics Net This Article Was Written Between 1993 and Summer of 1995 Before the Dayton Peace Acords. By Alan. F. Fogelquist, Ph. D. Eurasia Research Center Copyright (c) April 1995 Alan F. Fogelquist – Eurasia Research Center, All rights reserved. The Bosnian people have been fighting a war for the survival of a democratic...

RUSSIA, BOSNIA, AND THE NEAR ABROAD

RUSSIA, BOSNIA, AND THE NEAR ABROAD

Dec 3, 2016

Eurasia Research Center, 1998 By Alan F. Fogelquist Post Doctoral Scholar History Deprtment University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Paper Presented April 19, 1995 at the International Conference on Bosnia-Hercegovina Organized by Bilkent University and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey – This paper was written before the massacre at Srebrenica...

Thailand’s future under King Rama X: lessons from three Asian countries

Thailand’s future under King Rama X: lessons from three Asian countries

Dec 2, 2016

Patrick Jory, The University of Queensland Thailand’s crown prince has become King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun or Rama X, the tenth monarch of the Chakri dynasty, succeeding his father who died on October 13. But great uncertainly remains about Thailand’s future – and that of the monarchy – both within the country and among international...

Unleashing Africa’s Full Potential

Unleashing Africa’s Full Potential

Dec 2, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Ambassador Amina Mohamed Amb. Amina Mohamed is the Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and a Kenya’s candidate for the position of Chairperson of the African Union Commission. NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 2 2016 (IPS) – Africa is the cradle of mankind and home to the youngest population in the world....

Epic Battle: Sanders’ Social Democracy vs. Trump’s Authoritarian Doctrine

Epic Battle: Sanders’ Social Democracy vs. Trump’s Authoritarian Doctrine

Dec 2, 2016

Republished with permission from ALTERNET. What Trump’s semi-success at the Carrier plant means for the future. President-elect Trump scored a remarkable victory by saving 1,000 of the 2,100 jobs that Carrier and its parent company, United Technologies, were outsourcing to Mexico. During the campaign, Trump pledged to stop those jobs from leaving the...

Why Is Trump Fighting so Hard to Stop the Recount in Michigan?

Why Is Trump Fighting so Hard to Stop the Recount in Michigan?

Dec 2, 2016

Republished with permission from ALTERNET. By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet A mere 0.22 percent separates the candidates, and there are thousands of ballot machines recorded with no presidential pick. The Trump campaign filed a legal petition Thursday to stop Michigan’s presidential recount, saying Jill Stein has no chance of winning and no grievance, and there’s...

Algeria’s Role in Libya: Seeking Influence Without Interference

Algeria’s Role in Libya: Seeking Influence Without Interference

Dec 1, 2016

Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Dario Cristiani Faced with a range of potential threats, Algeria is one of the countries most concerned with developments in Libya. Close adherence to a doctrine of non-interference has limited Algeria’s role in its neighbor’s affairs. However, when Fayez al-Sarraj, the president of Libya’s Government of...

 Letter From Rebel-Controlled Idlib, Syria

 Letter From Rebel-Controlled Idlib, Syria

Dec 1, 2016

“Let Nusra go to hell,” says a member of the Islamic police, who are despised by the people and even by their own employees. By Ammar Shawki and Roy Gutman Republished with permission from The Nation FILE – In this file photo posted on the Twitter page of Syria’s al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front on March 28, 2015, which is consistent with AP reporting, a...

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