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Political Islamists and the Inclusion-Moderation Thesis
3 years ago

Political Islamists and the Inclusion-Moderation Thesis

The ‘inclusion-moderation- thesisposits that political Islamists may become more moderate if they are included in pluralist political processes. How do you assess the empirical evidence for this …
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Does war have a future?
3 years ago

Does war have a future?

While the future of war will undoubtedly look decidedly different to war of the past centuries, it will continue to transpire around the globe. Escalating global interconnectedness and the progressive erosion …
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Does the current ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalancing’ of power by the United States towards the Pacific region represent an opportunity or a risk for Australia?
3 years ago

Does the current ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalancing’ of power by the United States towards the Pacific region represent an opportunity or a risk for Australia?

The United States and their pivot to the Asia Pacific region has produced both opportunities and trepidation for Australia. In 2011, then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that …
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Why Bother with Theory?
4 years ago

Why Bother with Theory?

Theory is important for a multitude of reasons, not least because it allows us to discern and anticipate state behaviour in the international system. Engaging theory allows us to understand …
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Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
3 years ago

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.

Hobby Lobby, a chain of craft stores, was joined by Conestoga Wood Specialties, a business that specialises in making wooden cabinets, in challenging the contraceptive coverage requirements of the Affordable …
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Failed-States Failing the States
4 years ago

Failed-States Failing the States

Just over two decades ago the United States witnessed the collapse of it’s half century great power rival, and seized upon it’s regional hegemony status to dominate the international security …
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My Travel Posts

A Day Trip to the Everest View Hotel
3 years ago

A Day Trip to the Everest View Hotel

A designated “rest day”, the acclimatisation hike up to the Everest View Hotel from Namche Bazaar can be a tough day. A fairly step 400 vertical metres to climb, it …
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The Road to Namche Bazaar
3 years ago

The Road to Namche Bazaar

After we had our breakfast, we met our assistant guide and porters, got our cameras ready, and headed for Phakding. The excitement of landing at Lukla had just about worn …
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The NFL
3 years ago

The NFL

On the eve of the 2014-15 NFC and AFC Championship games, I find myself desolately ruminating on my time in the three stadiums I was so honoured to visit during …
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The World’s Most Dangerous Airport
3 years ago

The World’s Most Dangerous Airport

If you mention your intention to trek to Everest Base Camp, or beyond, invariably one of the first points raised by anyone with knowledge of the journey is the flight …
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