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The European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Morocco and Azerbaijan

The European Union’s Neighbourhood Policy in Morocco and Azerbaijan

The democratisation strategy of the EU in Morocco and Azerbaijan favours the stability of existing power structures and has therefore been largely ineffective.

Western Human Rights in a Diverse World: Cultural Suppression or Relativism?

Western Human Rights in a Diverse World: Cultural Suppression or Relativism?

Cultural relativism should not be an excuse to avoid the difficulties of enforcing an individualistic human rights system in communities believing in collective rights.

Is Nuclear Technology the Answer to Asia’s Energy Future?

Is Nuclear Technology the Answer to Asia’s Energy Future?

Asia’s energy future depends on increasing energy efficiency, reducing fossil fuel imports, and increasing the role of renewable and nuclear energies.

Examining the ‘Competitive Market Supervision Act’ of 2001

Examining the ‘Competitive Market Supervision Act’ of 2001

While the Act encompassed relatively minor reductions to the regulation of the American stock market, it allowed Wall Street to accrue a greater benefit from its market activities.

How Do Terrorist Groups Emerge?

How Do Terrorist Groups Emerge?

State repression heightens the sense of antagonism between certain political actors, ultimately culminating in a vision of the status quo as a state of war.

Can the South Caucasian States Establish Themselves as Independent Actors?

Can the South Caucasian States Establish Themselves as Independent Actors?

Treating the South Caucasus as one defined region is very credulous, which consequently runs the risk of blurring the complexities of regional policy-making.

The Case for Russian and East European Studies

The Case for Russian and East European Studies

Major processes such as globalisation remain – despite their international appearance – locally embedded. Area specialists can contribute to a more refined interpretation of these developments.

Conflict in the Post-Soviet Caucasus

Conflict in the Post-Soviet Caucasus

Examining Soviet ethno-federalism, economic factors, a tradition of governance, and the role of religion, what was the nature of violence and conflict in Georgia?

Can Gazprom be a Reliable Central Asian Gas Supplier to Europe?

Can Gazprom be a Reliable Central Asian Gas Supplier to Europe?

The EU’s interests in Central Asia are best served through cooperation with Gazprom rather than competition.

Transnational Labour Migration and the International Sex Trade

Transnational Labour Migration and the International Sex Trade

The sex trade has been overlooked in migration studies, often only appearing in criminological or gender studies.

‘Diaspora’? The Case of the Russians of Central Asia

‘Diaspora’? The Case of the Russians of Central Asia

Russians living in Central Asia and Russians returning to the Russian Federation cannot be considered to be diasporas

Islamic Identities in Post-Soviet Russia: Realities and Representations

Islamic Identities in Post-Soviet Russia: Realities and Representations

In Russia, depictions of Muslims tend to be generalised, and in extreme cases are depicted as violent extremists with desires to convert the world to fundamentalist Islam

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