Economics

The Economic Challenges of the Arab Spring

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The political situation in North Africa was characterized by a lack of prospects before the “Arab revolutions” broke out, and…

Qatar is Russia’s chief rival in the natural ...

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Qatar recently announced that it plans to compete with Russia in Southern Europe’s natural gas market. Qatari Prime Minister and…

The Syrian Crisis Reaches beyond the Country

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Syria’s civil war, which has turned its cities into ruins and taken the lives of more than 70,000 people, is…

The New Role of the Arab League in Regional a...

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The League of Arab States was formed after World War II, and after 68 years it is the oldest organization…

Islam Karimov’s Currency Reform

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Uzbekistan’s rules for buying and selling foreign currencies changed in early February. President Islam Karimov approved a proposal by the…

The Events in Mali. Part 1

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The media understand current events in Mali in the following terms. First of all, the political situation in Africa is…

North Korea’s Rocket “Miracle”

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Something momentous happened with North Korea’s space program on December 12, 2012: An Unha-3 (“Milky Way-3”) rocket successfully launched a…

Problems Arising from China’s Development. Pa...

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Some conclusions. I make no claim to cover China’s problems completely in this article. Nevertheless, the issues I discuss allow…

Problems Arising from China’s Development. Pa...

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Problems of political stability § 1.  China’s chief domestic political stability problem is its ethnic heterogeneity. Unlike the European Union,…

Problems Arising from China’s Development. Pa...

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Military-strategic issues. China’s military-strategic objectives derive from the many needs of its foreign trade and the foreign policy issues that…

Problems Arising from China’s Development. Pa...

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Foreign policy problems.  China’s main foreign policy problem is that no threat nation wants to reduce it to a pathetic…

Problems Arising from China’s Development. Pa...

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“An island economy.”  With each year that passes, China’s economy comes more and more to resemble that of an “Island…

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