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Ethiopia’s crisis

By René Lefort in Politics, November 19, 2016

Almost exactly a year ago, Ethiopia entered its worst crisis since the arrival of the regime in 1991. Last month, a state of emergency was proclaimed. These two events have generated a flood of commentary and analysis. A few key points, sometimes underplayed if not ignored, are worth closer attention.

Saving China’s stock market

By Yi Huang, Jianjun Miao, Pengfei Wang in Economics and Finance, November 10, 2016

Assessing the costs and benefits of the government intervention after the Chinese Shanghai Stock Exchange Composite Index dropped by a third in mid-2015, wiping out billions in share value.

Mosul and Aleppo, a reshaping war

By Paul Rogers in Uncategorized,

The intense aerial assaults in Iraq and Syria are being seized as an opportunity by forces, both ISIS and other jihadi, on the receiving end.

Trump’s triumph: how progressives must react

By Yanis Varoufakis in Features,

Europe is not enough. Across the world, we must join up to press passion back into the service of humanism.

America’s Dark Underbelly Is Now Its Face

By Peter Certo in Politics,

Trump’s core supporters were so anxious about the changing face of America, they were willing to vote alongside the Klan. The fringe has turned mainstream.

Writing from Diyarbakır under blockade

By Nurcan Baysal in Features, November 4, 2016

While writing this article, currently without access to the world, I can’t help but wonder how you will read it.

Duterte vs. Washington’s Cold War System

By Walden Bello in Politics,

Though better known for his brutal war on drugs at home, the Philippine leader’s volatile, one-man diplomacy could up-end 70 years of U.S. dominance in East Asia.

The bond-equity allocation of the Norwegian sovereign fund

By Espen Henriksen - Knut Anton Mork in Economics and Finance,

The ‘Oil Fund’, Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, is the world’s largest at more than $850 billion.

What will happen when China’s future is today?

By Kerry Brown in Politics,

The bright national vision promoted by China’s ruling party has a dramatic twist.

Whose revolution?

By Maged Mandour in Politics, October 12, 2016

The Egyptian mass protests can only be classified as a reform movement that had hoped to create a liberal order. A modest goal that has degenerated into a full-spectrum military autocracy. The reforms envisioned were very narrow in nature and did not constitute what could be considered drastic political change.