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Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

The widening range of possibilities for neurochemical enhancement demands accompanying caution in their deployment, commercialisation and regulation.

The Age of Natural Capital, and Why It Must Be Stopped

The Age of Natural Capital, and Why It Must Be Stopped

The processes of financialisation are not necessarily beneficial in utilitarian terms but represent something deeper: the continuation of capitalism as usual.

Asylum with Human Face: Angela Merkel, Reem Sahwil and Another Video-Gone-Viral

Asylum with Human Face: Angela Merkel, Reem Sahwil and Another Video-Gone-Viral

Merkel accepts the fact that Germany must become a land of immigration and integration. The rest is up to the democratically elected lawmakers.

String of Pearls: India and the Geopolitics of Chinese Foreign Policy

String of Pearls: India and the Geopolitics of Chinese Foreign Policy

At the cusp of energy security balances the diplomatic battle in the Indian Ocean has generated enough interest for the world to watch the passive stand-offs keenly.

India’s Incremental Balancing in the South China Sea

India’s Incremental Balancing in the South China Sea

India’s strategic-military arrangements are implicitly China-centric, and with increasing significance for the balance of power in the South China Sea.

Accountability, Peace, Development and Democracy in Bangladesh

Accountability, Peace, Development and Democracy in Bangladesh

The European Union should promote a dialogue between political forces in Bangladesh that will allow a return to stability and normal democratic means to contest power.

Biodiversity Banking: From Theory to Practice in Sabah, Malaysia

Biodiversity Banking: From Theory to Practice in Sabah, Malaysia

The Malua case shows that analyses of neoliberalisation on the ground can teach us about ways in which neoliberalism plays out in managing societies and environment.

Transboundary Water Governance in the Euphrates Tigris River Basin

Transboundary Water Governance in the Euphrates Tigris River Basin

One of the biggest challenges now is to establish transboundary water cooperation in the midst of current state of affairs in the Euphrates-Tigris river basin.

It’s Not Only about Illegal Migration & International Law: The Uighur Conundrum

It’s Not Only about Illegal Migration & International Law: The Uighur Conundrum

the criticism on the deportation of the Uighur from Thailand to China shows the ambiguity international actors regarding the Uighurs’ treatment by international partners.

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A Non-Violent Conflict: The Venezuela-Guyana Dispute

Warfare may not come, but it is clear that inter-state disputes among the two countries over territory and resources will not end anytime soon.

US Policy on the South and East China Seas: Is Underbalancing the Future’s Wave?

US Policy on the South and East China Seas: Is Underbalancing the Future’s Wave?

The US needs to set new patterns of behavior now so as to instantiate them, make them routine and hard to break in the future, no matter who is in the White House.

Personal-Political Imaginations: Feminism, Gender and Security in Serbia

Personal-Political Imaginations: Feminism, Gender and Security in Serbia

To understand how particular meanings of ‘gender security’ come about, it’s necessary to pay attention to personal-political imaginations of conflict and post-conflict.