Monthly Archives: October 2013

Oct 21 2013

Hizbullah: the quagmire of Syria

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By Dr Dina Matar, Director, Centre for Media and Film Studies, SOAS.   Syria’s agreement last month to disclose and destroy its chemical weapons and the subsequent easing of tensions between the US and Iran raise a crucial question about … Continue reading

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Oct 15 2013

The end of US exceptionalism

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By Professor Danny Quah, Professor of Economics at LSE and Senior Fellow at LSE IDEAS.   The phrase “American unipolarity” shows up in many places, but I learnt it most vividly from John Ikenberry’s beautifully-written 2005 article on “Power and … Continue reading

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Oct 7 2013

US shutdown has a hefty international price tag

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By Peter Trubowitz, Professor of International Relations at the LSE.   George Washington’s Farewell Address is usually remembered for its admonition to “steer clear of permanent alliances”. But Washington’s famous words contained a second warning too, one that is especially … Continue reading

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