Post Tagged with: "united states"

Commercial(ized) Nationalism on Display at the Olympics

Commercial(ized) Nationalism on Display at the Olympics

Overseas corporations are taking an increasingly important role in telling Americans exactly who they are, as in the case of several ads broadcast during the Olympics.

Education Reform and the Asian Values Debate

Education Reform and the Asian Values Debate

The emergence of tutoring businesses all across neighborhoods in the United States is the result of American policymakers’ obsession with test-based education reform.

Image by Sam Breach

The “New Type of Major Power Relations”: A New Normal in Sino-US Ties

Political, economic and military conditions make a direct clash between the two powers possible, yet there are also constraints on all levels impeding on this.

Image by UN Photo (Jean-Marc Ferré)

Why Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Record Does Not Matter

In the context of the strained security situation in the Middle East and Europe it seems unlikely that human rights considerations will gain the upper hand.

Image by Peter Mackey

The “Peace” in China’s Peaceful Rise

The rise of China as a significant player in international politics is viewed with suspicion, and questions emerge whether it will challenge the hegemony of the U.S.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Review – The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. provides an opportunity for IR scholars to experience a fictionalized account of global security cooperation during the 1960s in this new movie.

A Political Geographer in New York: Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

A Political Geographer in New York: Visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

While scholars have spoken about the WTC and its reconstruction, there is more to be said about the way the visitor is enrolled into the material cultures of 9/11.

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Breaking the Dependency Mentality in International Development

Enforcing a clear set of rules should help local NGOs to escape the trap of dependency mentality and make the demand for financial assistance more deliberative.

An Unnecessary War: The Geopolitical Roots of the Ukraine Crisis

An Unnecessary War: The Geopolitical Roots of the Ukraine Crisis

Ukraine’s geopolitical position, and the interventions of competing outside powers pursuing their own self-interest led to the continuing civil war in Ukraine.

Can the United States and China avoid A Thucydides Trap?

Can the United States and China avoid A Thucydides Trap?

“The Thucydides Trap” may prove to be moot. There is nothing inevitable about China’s rise but if it continues to rise, the dangers do not lie with “THE” Thucydides Trap.

Image by Chris Goldberg

Critical Questions on the US-Cuba Rapprochement

It could be naive to think that Obama’s openings to Cuba were just a move to improve relations without expecting any reciprocation in terms of democracy and human rights.

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US: The Takeaways

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US: The Takeaways

The change of guard in India and its emphasis on economic revitalization has lent new life to a relationship that was criticized for a lack of bold initiatives.

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