Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin, June 2016. (Credit: Screenshot courtesy of China Daily News/Youtube)

Eurasian partnership: A new balance of power?

In June 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a joint statement with Chinese President Xi Jinping, declaring the goal of “a comprehensive partnership between...
Fishing for coal in the Himalayan foothills of Assam, India. (Credit: T@R/Flickr)

Comprehensive development

A holistic understanding of development presumes the factual possibility of an actor ensuring the accumulation of both material wealth and non-material advantages. The former...

Unravelling power and hegemony: Towards a differentiated approach

Both power and hegemony are often defined one-sidedly in terms of a particular theoretical approach. Rather than revisiting these inter-theoretical debates, this paper approaches...
Thanks to the Martyrs; placard near army lines in Cairo, December 2011. (Credit: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr)

The Arab Spring and the securitisation of space

A decade on from 9/11, the Arab Spring provoked another round of repressive state security measures. In their response to the popular uprisings of 2011,...
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Hubris and hope: Alternatives to the clash of world orders

The shape of politics is shifting. In France, the country that invented the left-right binary almost 250 years ago, the centre-left and the centre-right...
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New media for a dialogue of civilisations

China proposed the Belt and Road Initiative to not only provide a new international development framework focused on enhanced cooperation between China and Eurasia,...
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Is the family a cornerstone in the world development process?

From an anthropological point of view, the family is a group of people who are related to each other. This sense of family can...
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Changes in the geographical structure of trade in Central Asia

In the 1980s, six former southern republics of the USSR (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), like other former Soviet republics, traded very...
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The Islamic Caliphate: Undrawn conclusions

The primary and exclusive achievement of Islamist extremism was the emergence of the Islamic State at the beginning of the 21st century, which adopted...

Hegemony: A conceptual and theoretical analysis

This paper provides a conceptual and theoretical analysis of the concept of hegemony in the field of International Relations. Although the concept of hegemony...


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