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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

Gains from an international conference

Towards the end of August 2015, New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI) at Victoria University of Wellington hosted its third international conference focussing on ‘India as a Global Power in the Twenty-First Century’. 547 more words

New Zealand

The US's LGBT Digital Diplomacy Blitz

The US and LGBT rights

On the 26th of June 2015, the US Supreme Court ruled that the country’s constitution guarantees the right to same-sex marriage thereby legalizing gay marriage across the United States. 983 more words

if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

– abraham maslow


The US pivot to Asia

The US Pivot to Asia is a well planned strategy of the US President Obama.The cause of US pivot to Asia is to preserve American hegemony.According to neo-realism,structure of international system compels all nations to struggle for power.The hegemonic position of USA provides them with superior benefits So they want to maintain the status quo.The US want to become the sole super power in the world without challenges which they immediately enjoy after the Cold War.The pivot to Asia is based on its rethinking and understanding after its intervention in Iran and Afghanistan that hard power alone can’t preserve the hegemony rather requires hard power and soft power capabilities. 285 more words