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Bruce Pannier

Elections in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan: The Challenges of Retaining Power

January 25, 2021

On January 10, Kazakhstan held elections for its lower house while Kyrgyzstan held presidential elections and a national referendum on constitutional amendments. While the elections in Kazakhstan were the usual stage-managed affair designed to maintain the decades-old political status...

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Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Emerging Technologies and National Rejuvenation

January 22, 2021

In introducing the special Fall 2020 Orbis issue on emerging technologies and national security, guest editor Lawrence Rubin highlighted the importance of “novel technologies, including quantum technologies (such as advanced computing), autonomy, robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), hypersonic weapons, biotechnologies,...

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Alexander Cooley, Daniel Nexon

Exit from a Sparse Hegemony: Central Asia’s Place in a Transforming Liberal International Order

January 21, 2021

As Joe Biden takes office, many people are optimistic that he can restore international confidence in the United States and return America to its proper place as a global leader. But that may not be possible. In our book...

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Charles Edel

Asia’s New Geopolitics: Essays on Reshaping the Indo-Pacific

January 19, 2021

Access the Winter 2021 issue of Orbis here   IN REVIEW, Michael R. Auslin, Asia’s New Geopolitics, Hoover Institute Press, 2020. ...

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The Hon. Dov S. Zakheim

Observations of a Well-Rounded Diplomat

January 19, 2021

Access the Winter 2021 issue of Orbis here IN REVIEW, Robert B. Zoellick, America in the World: A History of U.S. ...

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Ray Takeyh

The Iran Coup That Never Dies

January 19, 2021

Access the Winter 2021 issue of Orbis here Abstract The 1953 coup in Iran that toppled the nationalist Prime Minister ...

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Ofira Seliktar

Iran’s Geopolitics and Revolutionary Export: The Promises and Limits of the Proxy Empire

January 19, 2021

Access the Winter 2021 issue of Orbis here Abstract From its inception in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has ...

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Amitai Etzioni

The Global Communitarian Deficit

January 19, 2021

Access the Winter 2021 issue of Orbis here Abstract This article uses the sociological/philosophical theory of liberal communitarianism to analyze ...

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Damjan Krnjevic Miskovic

Back with a Vengeance: The Return of Rough and Tumble Geopolitics

January 19, 2021

Access the Winter 2021 issue of Orbis here Abstract Too many Western policymakers in the United States and across the ...

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Thomas J. Shattuck

Stuck in the Middle: Taiwan’s Semiconductor Industry, the U.S.-China Tech Fight, and Cross-Strait Stability

January 19, 2021

Access the Winter 2021 issue of Orbis here Abstract The Trump administration has worked to restrict the People’s Republic of ...

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