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Comparative Area Studies and the Study of the Global South
(RUDN University, 2020-06)
Comparative Area Studies (CAS) offers a template to bring the Global South back into the foreground of social science inquiry. CAS urges researchers to grapple directly with empirical variations derived from across the ...
Armed Non-State Actors and the Challenge of the 21st-Century State Building
State building has become a 21st-century mantra, imperative for world peace and global prosperity. The intellectual foundation of the idea rests on a definition offered by sociologist Max Weber a century ago: a state is ...
In the Middle East, Separatists Are the New Spoilers
There is an end in sight for the wars that wracked the Middle East for much of the decade, even as the fighting drags on. The U.S., Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other outside powers have found a general formula for ...