Sovereignty is highly valued and prized concept. Politicians and opposition leaders alike vouch for its sanctity; only to invoke the importance of breaking it, as and when, certain international ...

ASEAN, or, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, which is comprised of ten member states, is often deemed the second most successful regional organizations after the European Union (EU). ...

Henry M. Paulson, writing in the first person narrative, make everything looks breezy. Unimpeded traffic into China; intimate meetings with the makers and shakers of China; and ultimately getting the ...

Jonathan Haslam, one of the best historians in University of Cambridge, has yet again produced a masterpiece. It is a magnus opus on Soviet intelligence system. He has written on the intelligence in ...

This is a book about America's getting back its bearings, and if one should, balls. Michael Mandelbaum and Thomas Friedman argued in a compelling manner that, while America was sleeping on the job, ...

Banking sectors are defined not by their capital ratio and balance sheets, let alone their ability to generate various forms of financial products, some of which are so complex and exotic, that they ...

All students who specialize in economics, more precisely, the theory of micro and macro-economics, will usually complete their studies with a sound understanding of each theoretical instrument or ...

Debt-reduction, if done too aggressively and widely, is the source of economic malaise. This has been the case in Japan since 1989, resulting in what Richard Koo, a HK economist based in Tokyo, ...

The Great Depression lasted from 1929-1933 by most accounts. The trigger is usually deemed to have been the introduction of the Smoot-Hawley Act, where 22,000 items flowing into the United States ...

How do countries become powerful ? And, along these lines, how do they end up dictating the flow and pattern of history ? Niall Ferguson, latching on to historianThomas Carlye's concept of the "cash ...

Southeast Asia, is not so much an academic and political category, as it is a proverbial sponge of world forces. In "The Cambridge History of Southeast Asia: Volume II, Part II," edited by Nicholas ...

"Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire," speaks about the three deficits faced by America in expanding its reach to the rest of the world. These are the economic-deficit; the man-power ...

What do you do, when two or more countries, guided by all the technical advances of the 21st century, keep getting stronger, not separately, but concurrently ? US, Russia, China, Japan, South Korea, ...

China isn't necessarily a country, Lucian Pye at MIT once said, as it is a "civilization pretending to be a state." Like all civilizations, it must have had its fair share of violence; not unlike ...

The future of the Pacific rests on China's behavior in South China and East China Sea. Since intentions do change, and on most cases hard to discern, Robert Haddick is of the view that the US needs ...

Professor Fred Dallmayr is a peace scholar in the absolute sense. He believes in the value of democracy, but concurrently the utility of what he calls the "dialogic cosmopolitanism." The latter may ...

Malcolm Gladwell is a famous author who can literally get away with murder. How ? Well, he can write on the flimsiest subjects, such as how the mind works in a snap of less than 2 seconds, and gains ...

Following the English School of International Relations pioneered by the late Hedley Bull, indeed, the late Stanley Hoffman at Harvard University, too, G. John Ikenberry argued that rules and ...

Michael Mandelbaum, a seasoned political analyst and professor at Johns Hopkins University, is a prolific author. He has produced numerous books of immense imports. This is one of them, to say the ...

Like a "Game of Thrones," scholars and analysts alike have spoken of the specter of a Sino US confrontation. This books fall in this genre but with a twist: It tries to explain why and when China ...

The name Andrew Marshall is often spoken, either quietly or openly, with awe. He is one of the few Americans to have served more than eight presidents and fifteen secretaries of defense, going back ...
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