Daily Archives: December 8, 2011

Dec 8 2011

Russian Parliamentary Elections: a brief result overview

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The election to the State Duma held in Russia on December 4 became a very important step towards forming a stable, competitive party system. The most obvious outcome is decrease of support for the United Russia Party (237 seats) and strengthened … Continue reading

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Dec 8 2011

Is America’s Role as the World’s Leading Power Now Coming to an End? Part II: America as World Leader

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Continuing the debate on the future of American global leadership, we present Professor Alan Sked’s argument that America’s position as world leader is secure. Last week we presented Dr. Steven Casey’s view that America’s role as the world’s leading power is now coming … Continue reading

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Dec 8 2011

South Africa’s nuclear dismantlement continues to astonish

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With the world’s focus now on Iran’s nuclear ambition, Dr Scott Firsing argues that South Africa’s nuclear dismantlement and its leading role in nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation continues to amaze over two decades later. He looks back at some of … Continue reading

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