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Russia and the Liberal World Order

| March 9, 2018

The question of Russia’s desire to change a liberal international order hangs on the type of liberalism embedded in that order. Moreover, despite some calls from within to create a new, post-liberal order premised on conservative nationalism and geopolitics, Russia is unlikely to fare well in such a world.

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India and the International Order: Accommodation and Adjustment

| March 9, 2018

India’s deep-seated anti-colonial nationalism and commitment to strategic autonomy continue to form the core of Indian identity. This, in turn, informs India’s partial and instrumental commitment to Western-dominated multilateral institutions and Western norms.

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A Post-Western Europe: Strange Identities in a Less Liberal World Order

| March 9, 2018

Europe’s curious position—neither declining hegemon nor rising power—brings to light some intriguing dynamics of the international order. This essay traces the threats and opportunities to Europe presented by the emerging order in four domains: overall power, economics, values, and institutions.

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Beyond the BRICS: Power, Pluralism, and the Future of Global Order

| March 9, 2018

Dramatic changes in the global system have led many to conclude that the focus on the BRICS reflected a particular moment in time that has now passed. The story line, they say, is now about backlash at the core. But this conclusion is profoundly mistaken, and rising powers are as relevant as ever.

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How Should We Combat Corruption? Lessons from Theory and Practice

| March 9, 2018

In this review essay, Gillian Brock surveys four recent books on corruption, all of which offer important insights.

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<i>Ethics in an Age of Surveillance: Personal Information and Virtual Identities</i> by Adam Henschke

Ethics in an Age of Surveillance: Personal Information and Virtual Identities by Adam Henschke

| March 9, 2018

This book presents a philosophically sophisticated examination of metadata collection and the ethical issues that it raises.

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<i>Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics</i> by Ariel Colonomos

Selling the Future: The Perils of Predicting Global Politics by Ariel Colonomos

| March 9, 2018

In this book, Ariel Colonomos discusses the details of how the future is told in three major domains—academia, think tanks, and credit agencies—and emphasizes the limitations of current practices in each.

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<i>The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities</i> by Thana Cristina de Campos

The Global Health Crisis: Ethical Responsibilities by Thana Cristina de Campos

| March 9, 2018

In this book, Thana Cristina de Campos focuses on identifying the moral responsibilities of nonstate actors, particularly the pharmaceutical industry, in the field of global health.

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