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Mediterranean Quarterly (2008) 19 (2): 11–18.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Shalendra D. Sharma Copyright 2008 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2008 Shalendra D. Sharma is professor of politics at the University of San Francisco. The Rising Euro and Sinking Dollar: Explanations and Implications Shalendra D. Sharma...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (1): 15–26.
Published: 01 March 2011
.... China's influence in the global financial system constitutes the core of the author's analysis. The author also describes the challenges faced by the US from China as a rising competitor for superpower status. Copyright 2011 by Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2011 Richard S. Williamson is a senior...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 35–55.
Published: 01 September 2013
...George Bistis This essay traces the history of the Far Right in Greece, which is on the rise again almost four decades after the collapse of the military junta that ruled the Mediterranean country from 1967 to 1974. The author examines how the Golden Dawn party capitalized on Greek citizens...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (2): 77–94.
Published: 01 June 2012
... of the international community triggered the rise of radical Islamic actors. This result was not simply a product of diplomatic incompetence but an indirect result of the foreign community’s different perspectives and aims during the crisis. This essay attempts to draw conclusions from the political economy...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 12–37.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Gawdat Bahgat Egypt holds limited proven oil and gas reserves. Increasingly, these hydrocarbon resources cannot meet the country’s rising energy demand. Consequently, Cairo has turned to nuclear and renewable power. In addition, the Egyptian authorities are under heavy pressure to restrain...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (4): 68–81.
Published: 01 December 2013
... in the Caucasus, the chaos and poverty that followed the breakup of the Soviet Union, and the Kremlin’s human rights violations in Chechnya in many ways contributed to the rise of terrorism and Muslim extremism in Russia. In addition, the Kremlin uses terrorism as an excuse for an increased crackdown on civil...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (4): 107–123.
Published: 01 December 2014
... change, water shortages, and resulting migrations of people could result in an acute problem of food scarcity across the region. As outbreaks of the Arab Spring showed, a shortfall of food and a rise in the prices of staple items can have a devastating impact on the stability of the entire region...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (2): 21–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Anthony N. Celso This essay studies the rise, decline, and rebirth of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and its transformation into the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). It first examines AQI’s distinctive vision and its defiance of al Qaeda central. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s anti-Shiite jihadist...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (1): 117–136.
Published: 01 March 2015
... and politically. Beijing’s dependence on Middle East hydrocarbons is increasing, and the stakes are rising in the competition between global powers seeking to secure their interests in the region. It is therefore crucial to examine how relations between China and the countries of the region are taking shape...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 5–21.
Published: 01 March 2016
... critical socioeconomic, political, ecological, and geopolitical drivers of change that together will shape the Mediterranean's future. It analyzes the possible impacts of three major trends (demographic imbalance, ongoing empowerment, and rising natural resource stresses) and three critical uncertainties...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (1): 39–51.
Published: 01 March 2012
... of the financial sector has been much softer than in the 1930s. This is partly due to financial globalization that extends beyond the capacities of national regulators. Macroeconomic antidepression measures have created new realities: the rise of indebted states. The sovereign crisis imposes market discipline...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (4): 112–130.
Published: 01 December 2007
..., and historical factors that have helped form the modern Darfur states, focusing particularly on the rise of the Islamist movement in Khartoum. It asserts that understanding these factors is necessary to devise an effective international response to the current crisis in the Darfur region. Mediterranean Affairs...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 94–118.
Published: 01 March 2009
... to the rise of religious extremism, and he persuaded the United States to propose a power-sharing plan. In 2007, Musharraf got himself re-elected by the outgoing parliament, an election subsequently challenged in court. In November, he declared a state of emergency and dismissed Supreme Court justices whom he...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 95–121.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., it is orchestrating a dramatic rise in maritime insurance premiums and maritime insecurity, disrupting international commerce, increasing the possibility of an environmental disaster, and encouraging a nervous, emerging relationship with terrorism. Piracy must be stopped. To achieve this objective, the authors...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 113–137.
Published: 01 June 2009
... in ascension, not only works with Russia to counter US influence in the area but also seeks to develop and import more of the region's energy resources to fuel its economic expansion. Both China and Russia aim to curb rising Islamic influence in the region. This essay examines the interests and policies...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 77–92.
Published: 01 December 2010
... parties, the changing demographic of its support base, the ideological collapse of the Soviet Union, the adoption of the Maastricht convergence agenda, and the rise of a debt-infused consumer culture has meant death. Mediterranean Affairs, Inc. 2010 Petros Vamvakas is assistant professor...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 5–26.
Published: 01 September 2017
... to the perceived strengths of the party, with Islamic rhetoric rising and falling with the support the party receives. The results suggest that the AKP cannot be seen as a party that had always intended to turn Turkey into a religious country. The strategies undertaken by the party since early in the twenty-first...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 5–13.
Published: 01 December 2017
.... The supposedly successful Western missions merely created two economically and politically dysfunctional wards of the international community. In 2017, ethnic tensions are rising again throughout the region. US leaders need to face the sobering reality that Washington’s previous meddling has brought neither...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (4): 87–102.
Published: 01 December 2017
...J. S. Krasna Reports of the demise of the Arab state have been exaggerated, despite claims that the postcolonial, state-based paradigm is collapsing under the pressure of “people power,” the resurgence of premodern loyalties, and the rise of nonstate actors. Even Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Islamic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2018) 29 (1): 48–69.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... Instead, to understand the rise in extremism, long-term, medium-term, and short-term variables must all be considered. Immigration and Political Opportunities for Right- Wing Extremism: The Case of Golden Dawn in Greece Sotiris G. Vandoros This essay stems from a simple but puzzling question...