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Science and Technology in Modern China: A Historical and Strategic Per ...

Introduction “Carry out the policy of opening to the outside world and learn advanced science and technology from other countries. China cannot develop by closing its door, sticking to the beaten track and being self-complacent.”[1] On […]

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The New Ottoman Citizen: Moderate Islamism and Kurdish Reforms in The ...

The June 8, 2013 cover of The Economist featured the face of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, superimposed on the reclining, robed body of a 16th century Ottoman sultan, complete with prayer beads and a […]

The Importance of the Diaspora’s Investment in Haiti

Introduction Since 1990, the Haitian government has transformed—with laborious displays of violence—19 times.[1] The trend is part of a cycle of sustained political instability that has pervaded the nation’s history since its inception and has prevented […]

The Bodhisattva and Those Who Burned: On Self-Immolation and the Silen ...

On December 4th of last year, Kunchok Tseten made his final decision. Leaving behind his wife and two children, ages three and four, Tseten strode to the center of the Meruma township in Sichuan Province, China. […]

Imperial Contradiction: Australian Foreign Policy and the British Resp ...

Introduction: Imperial Contradiction Can any nation depend for its defence upon a foreign policy entirely conducted by statesmen responsible to another nation? – F.W. Eggleston F.W. Eggleston first asked the question above in a 1912 essay, […]

Yale Model United Nations XLI Position Paper Award

The following essay was submitted as a position paper for the 41st Yale Model United Nations conference and was selected by the secretariat as an outstanding treatment of the topic. The author is a student at […]

Freedom for Authoritarianism: Patriotic Hackers and Chinese Nationalis ...

Introduction In 2005, against the backdrop of increasing tensions between China and Japan, servers hosting the website of Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine, Japanese Ministry of Defense, National Police, and other websites across Japan were shut down by […]

“Ulei Română” During World War II and Beyond: Development of the ...

And elsewhere German columns raced By light of burning Russian farms Across the steppes of the Ukraine; These deep incursions, Blitzkrieg paced, Could win the war for German arms. The Allies must a respite gain! Thus […]

Tunisia Today: Historical Statebuilding Processes as Predictors of Po ...

Tunisia’s post-Arab Spring development has been punctuated by a series of promising successes. Last spring, the BBC couched the nation’s recent passing of electoral law as “one of the last steps towards the country becoming a […]

How Do Levels of Consent Shape Different Forms of Human Trafficking In ...

Human trafficking is one of the most tragic features of present-day global migration, with an estimated 2 million people being trafficked annually.[1] Although combating human trafficking is a growing priority for many governments, information on the […]

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