Economists, anthropologists and other social scientists have spent the past three decades probing, sizing and documenting so-called informal economies— from the structures and behaviors of deviant
As tensions persist between China and Japan over the disputed islands in the East China Sea, the United States faces the almost impossible task of simultaneously reassuring and constraining its
Expectations that the South China Sea is likely to offer a silver bullet for regional energy security concerns are misplaced, and further friction appears highly likely.
The fall of the Soviet Union gave rise to a narrative about the “transition” to democracy, for which the concept of civil society was seen as being foundational. Represented by new-fangled NGOs on the one hand
Nationalism (rarely low) is up in Asia. Disputes over islands, fisheries, oilfields, visits to shrines and even national dances are the current mainstay of regional press coverage.
Thesiger & Company ('Thesigers') invites prospective contributors to its flagship publication, Current Intelligence, to submit essays for consideration for the Fall 2012 (South China Sea) or the Winter 2013 (The Arctic) issues.
THE TEA PARTY movement as such may have passed its peak, but its soul will go marching on through the Republican Party. This in turn will mean that the tendency that the Tea Parties represent will be able to go on