Category Archives: International Relations

Would You Be So Kind As To….

I have never considered myself to be a particularly polite person. Although I do not relish interpersonal disagreements and tend to exercise considerable emotional restraint so as to avoid unpleasant scenes with those people I am around, I have frequently … Continue reading

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И Сонцето е STвезда

[Note: Dear Macedonian readers, as Macedonian is not a language I know, please comment if my title needs to be corrected.] From time to time I have pondered and generally cheered on the efforts of the small nation of North … Continue reading

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Book Review: Threat To Democracy

Threat To Democracy: The Appeal Of Authoritarianism In An Age Of Uncertainty, by Fathali M. Moghaddam This book exists on at least two levels. Unfortunately, the dominant or most obvious level of the book makes it hard for many readers … Continue reading

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Book Review: People On The Move: An Atlas Of Migration

People On The Move:  An Atlas Of Migration, by Russel King I have to admit that while I did not find this to be a perfect book, there was a lot to celebrate about this book and its approach to … Continue reading

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On The Viability Of Empire

As someone who is fond of reading and even perhaps occasionally writing about the Byzantine Empire [1], one of the aspects of the empire and its history that comes to mind is at what did it cease to become a … Continue reading

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On The Complexity Of Victimology

It is a popular thing in this present age to fancy oneself a victim.  The desire to escape from responsibility is certainly a popular one, and regardless of the specific social issue or global issue at stake, there are a … Continue reading

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Book Review: International Dimensions Of The Western Sahara Conflict

International Dimensions Of The Western Sahara Conflict, edited by Yahia H. Zoubir and Daniel Volman There is an air of unreality about a great deal of what has been written about the Western Sahara conflict.  During the 80’s and 90’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: War And Refugees: The Western Sahara Conflict

War And Refugees:  The Western Sahara Conflict, edited by Richard Lawless and Laila Monahan This book is not a particularly long one, but it is a good effort in demonstrating the broad level of interest that at least some academics … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Western Sahara (The Washington Papers)

The Western Sahara (The Washington Papers), by David Lynn Price It’s interesting to read a short book like this that seeks to present a very obviously slanted view of a somewhat neglected and forgotten corner of the world.  To be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Belarus And Moldova: Country Studies

Belarus And Moldova:  Country Studies, by Helen Fedor Belarus and Moldova are the two post-Soviet states that are the most closely tied to Russia and are not coincidentally the two post-Soviet states that are the least successful in having moved … Continue reading

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