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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

One of my less successful efforts over the past year has been to reduce my workload by phasing out my teaching responsibilities at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. I am now down to cameos, however, one of which was this week—a discussion of globalization and global value chains. I won’t bore you […]

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Uzbekistan President Mirziyoyev secures second term in landslide victory

Incumbent leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev wins his second term in office with a crushing 80.1 percent of votes, Central Election Commission has announced. The incumbent president Mirziyoyev was expected to win in a landslide against weak competition. (Uzbekistan Presidential Press Service / AP) Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has been re-elected for a second five-year term in […]

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ASEAN needs recovery plan for interests of all member states

Bangkok (VNA) – ASEAN needs right now a recovery plan that serves the interests of all member states, Dr. Balaz Szantos from the Faculty of Political Science at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University told Vietnam News Agency ahead of the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits to be hosted by Brunei on October 26 – 28. The summits take place, virtually, as […]

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West braces for Turkey’s possible expulsion of 10 envoys

Turkey’s relations with Western allies edged Monday toward their deepest crisis of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ‘s 19-year rule, as world capitals braced for Ankara’s possible expulsion of ambassadors from the US and nine other countries, Agence France-Presse reported. The lira broke through historic lows ahead of a cabinet meeting that could prove fateful to […]