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American politics and money: Why the Republican Party shouldn’t cash in on super PACs in the 2014 mid-terms

By Hilary Stoten We can all thank Citizens United and SpeechNow.org, the two Supreme Court decisions in 2010 for reopening the doors to overwhelming amounts of unlimited corporate money in US elections. These seminal rulings led to the birth of a new political vehicle in the campaign finance world: super PACs. Super PACs are a fresh […]

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Syria: all sides need to forget about pride and point scoring

The conflict in Syria seems to have gone on for eternity now. Though it has been just over two years since the violence started, constant depressing media coverage and the agonising monthly announcements by the United Nations of the number of the dead, has created the sad feeling that this conflict will go on for […]

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Geopolitics of Now and the Future

After the collapse of the Berlin Wall and the downfall of the Soviet Union, many commentators and political scientists assumed that the world had arrived at the finish line of the political and social marathon. This was exemplified by Francis Fukuyama who argued in his 1992 book “The End of History and the Last Man” that the […]

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