Hardly a year goes by without learned assessments that under the pressure of internal and regional challenges, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan’s luck may run out. However, this “weak man” of the Middle East continues to be one of the region’s islands of relative stability.
The United States will not tolerate any other power establishing “exclusive hegemonic control” over Asia or the Pacific, according to renowned Asia scholar Michael Green. In a magisterial work, Green argues persuasively that this anti-hegemonic impulse has been the central driver of American grand strategy toward the Asia-Pacific for over two centuries.
Dr. John Olushola Magbadelo, Director for Research at the Centre for African & Asian Studies (Abuja, Nigeria), reviews “The Political Economy of Sustainable Development: Policy Instruments and Market Mechanisms” by Timothy Cadman, et al.
Tenzin Norgary, a Senior Fellow at the Tibet Policy Institute, reviews Sulmaan Wasif Khan’s recent book “Muslim, Trader, Nomad, Spy: China’s Cold War and the People of the Tibetan Borderlands.”
Richard Purcell, a SAIS alum and freelance writer covering international security affairs, reviews Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger’s new book, “ISIS: The State of Terror.”
J. Patrick Zubin, a second-year MA student at SAIS, discusses the effects of automation on the information economy and labor in this book review of Jaron Lanier’s “Who Owns the Future?”
Devin Stewart reviews Ian Bremmer’s new book, “Every Nation For Itself: Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World.”