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A Disunited United States: What the 2016 Election Says About America

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Leonard Steinhorn The 2016 election may be focused on the rise of Donald Trump, but the Trump candidacy is possible only because America is a nation deeply divided culturally and politically. On issues, values and even the meaning of the American Dream, Democrats and Republicans see different realities. Who wins will depend on which …

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The Strategic Significance of Central Asia

February 4, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, International Relations, SPECIAL FEATURES, World PoliticsComments (0)

By David Denoon The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the creation of five newly independent states in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Each of these states had been conquered by Imperial Russia and,

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The Dirty War on Syria: No Popular Uprising

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Tim Anderson The world has been deceived over the conflict in Syria. It was always a ‘regime change’ dirty war and never a popular uprising. The root of the deception was a cabal of western governments, media and NGOs on a war footing and using

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The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Europe, In-depth, International Law, International Relations, SPECIAL FEATURES, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian relief, many countries are reflecting the discomfort their electorates have with offering

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Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

February 4, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, EMERGING TRENDSComments (0)

By Barry M. Katz Barry Katz’s book Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design sets out to answer the question of how ‘design’ evolved from a marginal service to a strategic imperative. Drawing upon a vast array of original, primary-source

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The Culture Map – Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across the World

February 4, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s ChoiceComments (0)

By Erin Meyer Cultural differences lead to confusion, misunderstanding and needless conflict in the business world. In this article, Erin Meyer discusses the Culture Map, a first step into understanding a wider and richer array of work styles and how culture

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Durability before Democracy: Why Stability is Elusive in the Middle East

February 4, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World Development, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Sean Yom In this article Sean Yom discusses how the lack of permanence of Middle Eastern governments means that democracy is for the time being elusive.   The Middle East and North Africa remains haunted by the specter of instability. The fundamental

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Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

February 4, 2016 • Asia - Pacific, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s economic revival plans. Still, when the curtain is drawn back, this sense of elation is belied by a

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Refugees and Refugee Crises: Some Historical Reflections

December 1, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World Development, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Peter Gatrell The current Syrian refugee crisis provides an opportunity to look beyond the headlines and to locate it in a broader historical context. Peter Gatrell explores in this article the history of Syria as a refugee-hosting state, the historical

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China’s Product Safety Problem: How Should Marketing Managers Make Ethical Decisions in China?

December 1, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, China, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Editor’s Choice, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Global Giants, In-depthComments (1)

By Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer China has been known to be the world’s largest manufacturer, but its growth has reduced and thus is affecting consumer’s decision to buy due to various reasons. Bang Nguyen and David De Cremer will tackle in this article