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II. Tributary States 2.0: Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank

The bears got it wrong on China
Sam Ahmed
JAN 29, 2016, 5:00 AM SGT
Source  –Straits Times, published Jan 29, 2016

2016 welcomed the global economy with a meltdown in China. 1,210 more words

Soft Power

Learning from Soft Power: A Need for Soft Healing in the 21st Century.

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Learning from Soft Power: A Need for Soft Healing in the 21st Century.


The limitations of direct military intervention—“hard power”—for achieving foreign policy are increasingly highlighted by international events. 146 more words

Health & Medical

In what ways authoritarianism has been an obstacle for development in the Middle East?

Writing this essay from the commodity of living in a free country where one can surf the internet in search of any type of information without any restrictions or even more significant, being able to write about anything, no matter it’s political, religious or ideological content is a luxury. 1,920 more words

International Relations

[Repost]China military parade commemorates WW2 victory over Japan

China has held a lavish parade in Beijing to mark the defeat of Japan in World War Two, showcasing its military might on an unprecedented scale. 502 more words


A Tale of Wolves and Locusts

Paris – the barbarians have torn down your gates and the marauding wolves feed in your beautiful avenues. A massive cloud is gathering and locust-like it spreads over all the land. 1,141 more words

UK Policy

Review of Joerg Rieger's "Globalization and Theology"

Joerg Rieger, Globalization and Theology, Abingdon Press, 2010, 63 pp. Link to purchase here.

Joerg Rieger is currently professor of constructive theology at Southern Methodist University, but he will be moving to join the faculty of Vanderbilt University in the fall of 2016 as a professor of constructive theology. 816 more words


Learning from Soft Power: Healthcare & the Military

The value of ‘soft power’ versus ‘hard power’ is very much flavour of the month and is hotly debated. Below is a BMJ article that utilises the concept of soft power for the healthcare environment. 172 more words

Health & Medical