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World Policy Journal (2017) 34 (1): 107–118.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Thomas Graham; Rajan Menon; Jack Snyder A buffer zone can separate great powers, but this arrangement only works if the competing states-and the buffer itself-agree on the terms. Ukraine's domestic turmoil and relations with Russia, the U.S., and Europe may not make it an ideal candidate for a...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (4): 36–40.
Published: 01 December 2013
..., and is wary of Chinese inroads in trade and investment in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal. In the past, both China and India have backed a less-than-democratic absolute monarchy in Nepal because it provided the stability both needed in a Himalayan buffer state. Neither of Nepal’s large neighbors are...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (2): 88–93.
Published: 01 June 2018
... were about to take a leap into the 20th century, and, courtesy of the neighboring USSR, to experience the joys and terrors of revolution. The tsarist regime had valued Mongolia as a buffer state with China, and though the Soviets would too, first, there was a threat to be squashed. The White...
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World Policy Journal (2000) 17 (3): 51–59.
Published: 01 September 2000
... at the time of the coup. “At the airport. We have come to verify Meanwhile Singh, whose interest was to that all is calm and the new government is keep Afghanistan a classic buffer state and in control.” not alarm Washington, took it upon himself “You can see that it is.” to...
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World Policy Journal (2003) 20 (3): 70–73.
Published: 01 September 2003
..., as a civil achieved a great deal and showed his pride servant in the State Department and the in small ways. He would, for example, point U.N. Secretariat, he was helping to plan the to the gold UCLA basketballs adorning the United Nations and then bringing it to life. chain attached to...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (1): 19–24.
Published: 01 March 2011
... usually placed as a protective fence around a fragile peepal sapling, more commonly known as the sacred fig tree. Fully grown, the peepal forms a broad umbrella of translucent maple-like leaves which create a soothing musical murmur in a good breeze. A few feet away, a similar buffer may protect a...
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World Policy Journal (2006) 22 (4): 69–76.
Published: 01 December 2006
... culture of Tibet, and India, with its claimed the new monarch while in a coma­ perennial paranoia about the reliability of tose state. The official evidence blaming the buffer provided by what was once a him was flimsy from the start, and con­ string of mountain kingdoms, have interests tributed...
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World Policy Journal (2018) 35 (2): 63–69.
Published: 01 June 2018
... left an economic and architectural landscape built to disenfranchise and control indigenous populations. There is, undoubtedly, a direct link between this history and the state of Algiers today, but it cannot be simply drawn. Algérois urban planning has a conflicted legacy, one perpetuated by a post...
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World Policy Journal (2015) 32 (2): 120–129.
Published: 01 June 2015
... insurgents, had written in a dissertation at Paris’s Institut des Sciences Politique, an outline of an idyllic Khmer state—a pastoral, Rousseau-esque nation where farmers would labor all day in the fields for the common good; where poverty, inequality, and injustice would disappear along with all the evils...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (1): 82–90.
Published: 01 March 2012
... doubled and the need for cheap energy skyrocketed. A 2002 WHO report states, that of the total urban air pollution related-deaths in 2000, nearly two-thirds of them occurred in developing countries in Asia. Of the WHO’s 10 most polluted cities, only Gaberone in Botswana is not a growing, impoverished city...
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World Policy Journal (2004) 21 (3): 1–14.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Mohammed Ayoob Copyright © 2004 World Policy Institute 2004 Mohammed Ayoob is University Distinguished Professor o f International Relations, Jam es Madison College, Michigan State University. Political Islam: Image and Reality Mohammed Ayoob Three...
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World Policy Journal (2003) 20 (1): 77–92.
Published: 01 March 2003
... tions, the postcolonial and post-Communist its region, and that the human and political division of countries into separate states has costs of Pakistan’s creation constitute the uprooted millions of people, fomented in­ greatest failure in the unraveling of the ternecine wars, degraded the...
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World Policy Journal (2013) 30 (1): 95–103.
Published: 01 March 2013
... European country. But now it’s different. There is more potential for the individual in the West.” A recent Moscow State Pedagogical University poll shows that 80 percent of graduates of elite Moscow high schools would like to study abroad, at least temporarily. Another poll by Russian newspaper...
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World Policy Journal (2011) 28 (1): 73–82.
Published: 01 March 2011
... was granted the post of vice president and three government ministries. The arrangements specifically excluded the total or partial union of Cyprus with any other state or its partition into two independent states. But intercommunal disputes quickly undermined the functioning of the new republic's...
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World Policy Journal (2012) 29 (2): 59–67.
Published: 01 June 2012
... to improve relations with Iran, Iraq, and Syria. A long feud between Ankara and Damascus subsided when the Syrian government finally expelled Abdullah Ocalan, the leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which Turkey, the United States, and the EU classify as a terrorist organization. But when...