"Constructing a Chinese School of International Relations: Ongoing Debates and Sociological Realities," constitute one of the many first salvos from China's academia and political arena. Over the ...

When two of the best minds on defense issues pair up to write a book on China and the United States, the policy makers should sit up and listen. Why ? Michael E. O' Hanlon and James Steinberg are not ...

Despite the assertions in the early chapter of the book, that current Sino US relations are maturely "handled by some sixty formal dialogues," the truth of the matter is, even the strategic Economic ...

David Shambaugh knows China like the back of his hand. But this is China formed and made by the "epistemic communities" (a group of political scientists with the same causal beliefs). One of his ...

The importance of Sino Japanese relations are often lost on scholars in the West. Many tend to study China and Japan in separation. Edward Reischauer was one of the few exceptions. He knew Japan and ...

This is the second edition of the "International Relations of Asia." Much has happened since its first edition in 2008, such as the Global Financial Crisis, and the change of different political ...

"Why is there no Nato in Asia ?" has been asked and answered by various scholars, especially Donald Crone, Amitav Acharya, Muthiah Alagappa and now Victor D. Cha, a professor in Georgetown ...

The editors in this book are old hands of ASEAN. Together Chia Siow Yee and Michael Plummers have had more than fifty years of looking at ASEAN. Thus, they are bound to write a thoughtful, sensible, ...

"South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia," as written by Bill Hayton, has got everything right, except, the fluid nature of the issue.South China Sea is often seen through the prism of a ...

The very title "China, 1; the United States and its allies, 0" is a quick give-away that the author, James M.Fones II, sees the Sino-US relationship from the zero sum standpoint. All gains acquired ...

Conflicts, either of the low intensity or high intensity nature, come with immense human lives and cost. But, if accumulated over a long period of time, spanning more than one hundred years, can ...

From the standpoint of Fareed Zakaria in "The Post American World," the world is not an enigma. With emerging economies adopting various "killer apps", to borrow the phrase coined by Niall Ferguson, ...

By the accounts of IMF and World Bank, Southeast Asia will have a growth rate twice that of the member states of OECD. This trend is expected to last well beyond 2020, extending all the way into ...

Amy Chua is one of the most talented political scientists in Yale University. But her books, like the "World on Fire," written in 2003, tend to be alarmist tracts. Globalization and the promotion of ...

Excellent books are hard to come by. Either they are too wordy, or, pretentious. "The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad," written by Fareed Zakaria, who hols a BA degree in ...

Western civilization is a social construct. It is not there writ large; as hidden underneath any civilization is a multitude of cultures, sub cultures; and even Bohemian way of life, that is anathema ...

Argentina is considered an economic basket case due to its default on its international loans, especially to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). While the blame is often squarely put on the ...

"Why Nations Fail," follows a simple logic and narrative: that it is the awful politics of a country that sends a country careening into destruction. But, it is also a bewildering revelation: If the ...

Liberal arts, as opposed to the hard sciences, are often regarded as a weak discipline. The yield from a liberal arts degree is considerable less. That is if everything is measured in terms of pay ...

Universities, at least in the medieval ages, began as guilds and center of theocratic debates. It was a place where experts and specialists gather to debate, and exchange, their ideas. But over the ...

Sebastian Unger, a German historian, is a persuasive writer. He argues that history is at best a manufactured discipline. It focuses exclusively on what has already been made apparent. The history of ...
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