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The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

The Afghan Diaspora and Post-Conflict State Building in Afghanistan

Among the groups involved in the post-conflict dynamics of Afghanistan, the Afghan diaspora is an important participant. However, certain aspects of this are problematic.

The Islamic State’s Challenge to the International System

The Islamic State’s Challenge to the International System

This is not the adversary of 2006-2008 Iraq, this is a more fanatical, more entrenched, better equipped force with a radical commitment to the territory it has captured.

Negotiated Settlements of Civil Wars vs. Victories

Negotiated Settlements of Civil Wars vs. Victories

The quantitative approach somewhat should take different world orders into account to better explain contemporary phenomena and prepare a data set accordingly.

The BRICS’ Economic Institutions and International Politics

The BRICS’ Economic Institutions and International Politics

The new institutions of the BRICS signal a new reality in international politics that corresponds to the unique multipolar moment of power and ideas.

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

Europe’s Other Crisis: Secessionism at the Gates

While it is true that any member state can veto the accession bid of another state, the EU will want to avoid any possible territorial mess within its borders.

The Politics of US and EU Sanctions on Russia’s Energy Sector

The Politics of US and EU Sanctions on Russia’s Energy Sector

It is the selective nature of sanctions that make them a political weapon against countries that refuse to buckle down to western leadership.

A Transnational Public Sphere for a Digital Generation?

A Transnational Public Sphere for a Digital Generation?

The figure of the networked young citizen, politically engaged through a transnational public sphere, is compelling, but other models may come to be more significant.

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

Democracy as Theatre: The 2014 Presidential Elections in Afghanistan

An elite political compact, based around external support for meaningless elections, is not the only solution to the problems ahead in Afghanistan.

Turkish Presidential Elections and the Kurdish Peace Process

Turkish Presidential Elections and the Kurdish Peace Process

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will most likely be elected as the next president of Turkey. If not, expect to see progress on the Kurdish peace process from the AKP government.

What Would a Brexit Mean for the EU?

What Would a Brexit Mean for the EU?

The amount of leverage the threat of Brexit has for the UK depends not so much on what the UK contributes to the EU but about how valued that contribution is by the EU.

Publicizing the US National Security State through Entertainment

Publicizing the US National Security State through Entertainment

In looking at the national security state entertainment complex, one can get to the core of the security and pop culture nexus in a more-than-representational way.

Tunisia’s Upcoming Elections amid Strategic Reshaping of Coalitions

Tunisia’s Upcoming Elections amid Strategic Reshaping of Coalitions

To govern a country in transition that is facing several internal problems, stability is needed and could be reached by a deal between the two biggest parties.