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discourses or wisdoms. It is that in any discussion of presidential legacy, it is useful in the first instance to step back to assess the historical conditions which explain how they could come to be, and what the past tells us about their likely future direction. This chapter begins by speaking to debates around whether US internationalism represents empire or hegemony, and their applicability to the United States’ place in Asia and the Pacific. To make sense of that place and its varied manifestations across space and time, it is argued that the United States has

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
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The international system and the Middle East
Raymond Hinnebusch

since the (formal) retreat of Western empires. As Sadeq al-Azm has noted, the Arabs and Muslims, viewing themselves as a historically great nation and bearers of God’s true religion, find it hard to accept their domination by the West ( Arab Studies Quarterly , 19:3, 1997, 124). As such, external intervention and its often damaging consequences has stimulated an on-going reaction manifested in nationalist and Islamic movements, in the rise of revisionist states, and in the attempts of regional states to assert autonomy and to restructure

in The international politics of the Middle East
The Marshall Plan films about Greece
Katerina Loukopoulou

) about post-war Germany. Jenning’s films have in general been analysed within the history of the Documentary Film Movement, tightly associated with notions of Britishness. In a sense, this was inevitable, since its origins lay in powerful British institutions of the 1930s and 1940s, such as the Empire Marketing Board (EMB), the General Post Office (GPO), and the Crown Film Unit. However, after the Second

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
Douglas Blum

preponderant influence in the ‘near abroad’, which appears to reflect an extension of native geopolitical space in Russian national consciousness.19 Moldova has experienced a modern history of incorporation into the Russian empire and later annexation by the Soviet Union (with loss of territory to Ukraine). During perestroika a recrudescence of national identity took place, mainly through the rediscovery of Romanian roots. Since gaining independence, however, there has been a powerful resurgence of Moldovan identity, initially constructed along ethnic lines as Latin and

in Limiting institutions?
John P. Willerton and Geoffrey Cockerham

collapse, all FSU states remain wary of the Russian Federation’s intentions as it struggles to re-establish its lost regional leadership position. Yet the disintegration of the Soviet Russian empire did not obviate the numerous significant economic and security linkages among the FSU states and to Russia. Russia still possesses many resources with which to assert its Eurasian power interests. Russian authorities have used various means toward this end, promoting the CIS, participating in other Eurasian multilateral fora, and giving special attention to the country’s own

in Limiting institutions?
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Television and the politics of British humanitarianism
Andrew Jones

( Abingdon : Routledge , 2015 ), pp. 76 – 91 . 2 The historiography of humanitarianism in particular has been flourishing in recent years. Michael Barnett’s historical overview remains a seminal publication: Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2011). See also Kevin O’Sullivan et al

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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Michael Lawrence and Rachel Tavernor

Present ’, in M. Barnett and T. Weiss (eds), Humanitarianism in Question: Politics, Power, Ethics ( Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 2008 ), pp. 1 – 48 . For an authoritative account of the development of humanitarianism since the nineteenth century, see M. Barnett , Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism ( Ithaca and London : Cornell University Press , 2013 ). For

in Global humanitarianism and media culture
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The United States in the Asia and Indo-Pacifics
Inderjeet Parmar

informative, detailed empirical analysis in one volume of this globally strategic region’s institutions’ and states’ relations with the world’s sole superpower. In Chapter 1 , Turner emphasises that just as the Trump administration emerged from deep roots and developments of US domestic politics, culture and society, let alone America’s global hegemony, so the country’s relationship with Asia is steeped in its history and culture. This is especially true given the frequent and often violent intrusions of Western colonial empires – British, French, Dutch, Spanish

in The United States in the Indo-Pacific
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A bounded security role in a greater Europe
Simon Serfaty

‘whole and free’ – while cautiously progressing with a special bilateral relationship with Russia as a power in Europe that need not be, and cannot become, a power within the Union. Going south, the empires have come home and past EU dreams of becoming a power in the Middle East have resulted in the fear that too many immigrants are making of the EU a Middle Eastern power – a condition that reinforces the Union’s intention of making the Mediterranean the continent’s final geographic boundary (notwithstanding its historic presence in a series of islands that would

in Limiting institutions?
Grassroots exceptionalism in humanitarian memoir
Emily Bauman

. 3 M . Barnett , Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism ( Ithaca : Cornell University Press , 2011 ), p. 105 . 4 Barnett, Empire of Humanity , p. 108. Tales of the imperfect implementation of this project are legion, often testifying to a blind faith in technology without

in Global humanitarianism and media culture