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The United States as Number 2?

The Republican Party is utterly unprepared for the hard realities of relative U.S. decline vis-à-vis China.

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Route to Authoritarian Power in Democracies: From the 1930s to the 2020s

The history of white nationalism, grievance and authoritarianism in Europe makes the agenda of the current Republican Party in the US far easier to understand.

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Johnson’s and Macron’s Uncertain Political Futures

Underneath the clichés of the eternal rivalry between France and England, Boris Johnson and Emmanuel Macron are closer than most people would believe.

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The Deplorable Parallels Between Apartheid and Caste

De-humanizing the “other” is a daily practice in both India and South Africa.

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Keeping China at Bay: Biden’s Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Blueprint

The best way to counter China’s propaganda would be for the Biden infrastructure programs to show that democracy works by providing concrete benefits to Americans.

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The Chinese-Mexican Bromance

An official apology by Mexico’s President for the 1911 Torreon massacre of Chinese immigrants highlights China’s increasing clout in Mexico.

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India/Japan: The Jugaad-Shokunin Dichotomy

Why the Japan-India relationship refuses to take off.

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My Late Father, the German-Indonesian

Trauma and historical memory in Germany and Indonesia.

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Karl Marx and Milton Friedman: What They Got Right

People on the left and the right view Marx and Friedman as true icons of their causes. The two men are rarely mentioned for their similarities.

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India: The Europe of Asia

Despite a similarity in temperament, Europe and India struggle to enhance their partnership. Why?

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