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Post-crisis Asia – economic recovery, September 11, 2001 and the challenges ahead
Shalendra D. Sharma

prices in the first six months of 2001. Although prices have since leveled off, the potential oil-price instability (compounded by the uncertainty in the Middle East) remains a major concern. However, the price-rise was something of a mixed blessing. It has worked in favor of net exporters of oil such as Indonesia and Malaysia, but against net importers, such as South Korea, Taiwan, the Philippines and Thailand.8 Korea is more vulnerable to rising 344 Conclusion: after September 11, 2001 international crude oil prices than most other Asian countries. Clearly, Korea

in The Asian financial crisis
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Becoming an “old maid”
Kinneret Lahad

States, which is obsessed with youth images, narcissistic gratifications, and the prolongation of life at all costs. (Silver 2003, 386) The next writer, Lotti Kremba (a pseudonym), a thirty-nine-year-old single woman and columnist on the Ynet portal, unfolds this process: I am a thirty-nine-year-old woman. I live in an allegedly Western modern society in the new Middle East. I live in Tel Aviv and not in a remote religious village. Yet, I’m surrounded by a substantive number of people who believe that being almost forty years old without a husband and children is

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Woman in a Dressing Gown
Melanie Williams

Anglophobia (‘May the English lose the Middle East soon if the loss of their political power could restore their sense of beauty,’ for example) and virulent misogyny. Woman in a Dressing Gown rejects Godard’s suggestion that the basic situation ‘should at least have been handled with humour. Alas! Alas! Alas! Cukor is not English’. Why is the possible abandonment and unhappiness of a

in British cinema of the 1950s
Volker M. Heins

world. Like some of his comrades, Malcolm travelled extensively in the Middle East and Africa, and even joined the pilgrimage to Mecca, not only to garner sympathy for an imagined common cause, but also to deepen his particular transnational Shi’a Muslim identity. As Manning Marable writes in his critical biography, many black Americans, after converting to Islam, did not care at all about

in Recognition and Global Politics
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Security/ Mobility and politics of movement
Marie Beauchamps, Marijn Hoijtink, Matthias Leese, Bruno Magalhães and Sharon Weinblum

networked global terrorism, from emergency management in the onslaught of tsunamis and hurricanes to oil wars in the Middle East’ (Hannam et al. 2006 : 1), a diverse range of concrete and abstract things have become highly global and mobile. While such movement is often considered part and parcel of modernity, it also brings about increased complexity that becomes enmeshed with conceptualisations of threat – ‘it is discourses

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America and Trump in the Asia Pacific
Ketan Patel and Christian Hansmeyer

that it risks both military and trade wars associated with its gambles with North Korea, China and the Middle East. The transactional approach preferred by the President seems to suit China well. However, China has long had its own China First policy, and countries that have experienced its approach in resource trading, intellectual property and FDI, among others, will likely reject China’s leadership given a reasonable alternative. More fundamentally, China recognises that “America First” offers the best chance for it to succeed America as the next great power

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Catherine Baker

fought in autumn 1918 (Bjelić 2016 ). Elsewhere, researching emigration from south-east Europe beyond the most-studied destinations of Europe and the Anglosphere, he traces Bulgarian Zionists' participation in colonising Palestine to directly connect – not just compare/contrast – south-east European history and the colonial history of the Middle East (Bjelić 2017 ). Prevailing approaches in the region's historiography could not even frame the question of where the Serbian national project or Yugoslav unification would fit into a ‘racial genealogy’ of the First World

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Order and security in post-Cold War Europe
Dimitris N. Chryssochoou, Michael J. Tsinisizelis, Stelios Stavridis and Kostas Ifantis

, the European Continent is no longer necessarily the focus of shifting alignments and multilateral security. A balance of power could still be maintained in Europe but disorderly developments in Asia, the Middle East, and elsewhere, could negatively affect the stability of the European subsystem. In other words, although a stable Europe may be a necessary condition for world peace, it is by no means a sufficient one.27 Thus, the connection between multipolarity and European instability is rather simplistic, as it is only when bipolarity is combined with other

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New threats, institutional adaptations
James Sperling

geoeconomic significance in the twenty-first century. These areas’ importance is linked to their pivotal geographical position as a nexus between the Atlantic security zone and the Middle East and Asia and as potential buffers or transit points between the Islamic Middle East and Christian Europe. Central Asia will play an especially critical role as an alternative source of energy supply for Europe and Northeast Asia, will either help repair or deepen the environmental distress occasioned by climatic change, will serve either as a sanctuary for terrorism against the West

in Limiting institutions?
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Kjell M. Torbiörn

any serious military threat from Russia, at least not in the NATO area. Russian aircraft were rusting on abandoned airfields. Warships were being mothballed or scrapped. Morale in the formerly feared Soviet armed forces was low, because of lack of pay and worsening material conditions. The threat now was rather the accidental firing of a missile by a crazed unit in a Siberian silo or due to decay of the equipment, or the theft of a nuclear warhead or stored fission material by some rogue nation in, say, the Middle East. (In 1994 the United States actually paid for

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