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LAUNCH EVENT: The Fourth Industrial Revolution on 4 Feb 2019

Join the Journal of International Affairs to celebrate the launch of our newest issue on The Fourth Industrial Revolution at 6:30 PM on Monday, 4 February 2019.  The event...

A Friend in Need is a Friend Indeed? China-Russia Energy Relations in the Wake of the War in Ukraine

  Since Moscow launched its invasion of Ukraine on February 24, China has been a friend to Russia in both word and deed when it comes to bolstering Russia’s energy export revenue. In the week...

Emerging markets and the hiking cycle: this time, really, it may be different

Given that more than fifteen years have passed since the last meaningful global tightening cycle, we believe it is pertinent to look at the emerging markets today and ascertain how the changes in...

The Russia-Ukraine War as a Regressive Global Tax: The Effect of Commodity Terms of Trade on Developing Economies

At its core, Paul Samuelson’s controversial 2004 statement about gains from globalization not necessarily being positive was a straightforward argument about terms of trade (i.e., the ratio of an...

Agreements, Aggression, and Embargoes: Parallels from the Past to Russia and Ukraine

Major powers have recently come to an agreement to stand together against the Western world. Shortly after this agreement, one of these countries has become increasingly aggressive. Its hostile...

Non-Refoulement: A Human Rights Perspective on Environmental Migration from Small Island Developing States

Introduction Environmental degradation and natural disasters are among the most significant contemporary drivers of global migration.[i] Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are particularly...

The Twilight of the American World

The Colonial Era The American World is a 20th century phenomenon. It succeeded the colonial era that, after several hundred years, finally came to an end during the decolonization process of the...

Building Trust Instead of Troops: Germany’s Incoming Government and European Policy in Mali

Following the German 2021 elections, the only thing that is certain about the country’s foreign policy in Mali is that it is failing. Germany’s current policy stance disproportionately prioritizes...

Balancing Post-COVID-19 Economic Growth with Renewable Energy Development in Oil-producing African Economies: Nigeria in Perspective

The COVID-19 pandemic has reaffirmed the oil and gas industry's fragility to external shocks and highlighted their renewable counterparts’ resiliency, stimulating more interest in shifting...

The Nationalist and Populist Challenge to Foreign Policy

Calls to accelerate new foreign policy initiatives are premature.  The global dynamics of the Trump legacy remain a serious constraint for President Biden’s agenda. Two months into his...

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