Using a classical foreign policy analysis (FPA) framework, Abdul Razak Baginda was able to comb through the archives and open literature, to come up with a strong and compelling narrative of why ...

Years ago, in Fall 1998, Professor Roderick Macfarquhar was interviewing Wang Dan, the Tiananmen activist of the 1989 fame. I remember Wang well, as my high school friends asked me a question I will ...

Japan is often considered an oddity in international relations. It has one of the best minds in the world, but is struggling with a greying phenomenon that is likely to make it shrink in population ...

March 11 2011 will go down in Japan as one of the worst natural disasters to hit Japan, after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. For the lack of better word, it is the day that will "live ...

"China's Millennials: The Want Generation," appears to be a book on the egoistical nature of the Chinese born in early 1990s and early 2000s. Those born after 1980s and 1990s, indeed, 2000, have ...

"Taiwan's China Dilemma," in many ways, it is own Taiwanese dilemma, with or without any reference to China writ large. Is Taiwan an entity that has all the rights of a sovereign member state, or, is ...

International relations, as all research students attuned to the North American tradition are made aware, can only make sense when the causality, and regression, can be explained on the basis of the ...

Asia is old, but "nationalism" is new. Such a phrase might sound like Donald Trump's inaugural press conference: "the leaks are real, but the news are fake." But the moniker of "Asia" is indeed old, ...

All studies of social political phenomena, including economic ones, tend to ask which comes first ? Good governance, or, economic growth that produces the need for good governance ? Ang Yuen Yuen ...

Universities thrive on tradition of excellence. But when the world is changing faster than everything that traditions rest on, then something has to give. Professor Clayton Christen argues that there ...

David L. Rogers is a house hold name in Columbia University, if not the digital world of disruptive technologies at large. Unlike others, who have a tendency of making  simple subjects arcane ...

Sangeet Paul Choudary is one of the world's leading thinkers on "platform economy." Although, the concept has variously been described as the "gig economy," "the gift economy," "the on-demand ...

There are nothing as certain as death and taxes. But one should add retrenchment in a globalizing world too. At the rate at which the world is becoming a giant globe of trading space, there is no ...

Globalization, according to Richard Baldwin, a professor in international relations at the Graduate Institute of International Politics in Geneva, began in 1820, and lasted until 1990. There were ...

All roads lead to Rome, goes one saying. Why Rome ? For the longest time, Rome was the heart of the Holy Roman Empire, before it broke up into the Byzantine Empire in the East that is now Turkey. ...

Global inequality has often been measured from the standpoint of the developed versus the developing countries; what is also otherwise known as the UN Human Development Index. Invariably, the picture ...

"The Euro and the Battle of Ideas," written by Markus K. Brunnermeier, Harold James and Jean-Pierre Landau is premised on a very simple, but powerful, basis: that different historical experiences, ...

Notwithstanding Moore's Law, that the powers of all computer chips will double every eighteen months, if not less, the very fact remains that computers are changing the world faster than they can ...

Henry Kissenger has always been a household name in the US, if not the world at large. His role as the former Secretary of State of President Richard Nixon, subsequently, the National Security ...

South China Sea has been one of the most strategic issues to confront Asia at least since World War I. When Alfred Mahan spoke glowingly of the importance of sea power, the American forces went from ...

Success begets success, so goes the saying. But based on the research of Clayton M. Christensen, a professor at the Harvard Business School, who is a renowned corporate strategist, nothing can be ...
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