Sonia Shah is not your run-of-the-mill science journalist or writer on the pandemic. She has written on “The Fever: How Malaria Ruled Humankind for 500,000 Years,” and “The Body ...

This is a book that took John M Barry seven years to write. The research and bibliography are impressive to say the least; especially his ability to explain the achievements of each individual who ...

Divided in barely seven chapters, this book by Francis D Bradley, one of the least known Western scholars in Southeast Asia to date, was able to cut fast—-and deep—not into one ...

“The Next Pandemic,” is well written by Ali Khan and William Parry, with the former disclosing many of his field trips on behalf of the Center of Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. But ...

“Pandemic” is a work of fiction, albeit guided by real science, according to A.G. Riddle. Spanning 135 chapters, the publisher has been kind enough to allow AG Riddle to allow his mind ...

The likes of Huston Smith, Rene Guenon, Gai Eaton, Ninian Smart, Montgomery Watt, William McNeil, Pan Guang, Yvonne Haddad, indeed, Karen Armstrong, a former Oxford educated nun, turned religious ...

Why do some aggrieved individuals, and not all of them from the same community, become terrorists, even when the whole group (sui generis) is ostensibly affected by a matrix of issues that affect ...

March 11 2011 will go down in Japan as one of the worst natural disasters to hit Japan, after the atomic bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. For the lack of better word, it is the day that will "live ...

Japan is often considered an oddity in international relations. It has one of the best minds in the world, but is struggling with a greying phenomenon that is likely to make it shrink in population ...

"China's Millennials: The Want Generation," appears to be a book on the egoistical nature of the Chinese born in early 1990s and early 2000s. Those born after 1980s and 1990s, indeed, 2000, have ...

"Taiwan's China Dilemma," in many ways, it is own Taiwanese dilemma, with or without any reference to China writ large. Is Taiwan an entity that has all the rights of a sovereign member state, or, is ...

International relations, as all research students attuned to the North American tradition are made aware, can only make sense when the causality, and regression, can be explained on the basis of the ...

All studies of social political phenomena, including economic ones, tend to ask which comes first ? Good governance, or, economic growth that produces the need for good governance ? Ang Yuen Yuen ...

Asia is old, but "nationalism" is new. Such a phrase might sound like Donald Trump's inaugural press conference: "the leaks are real, but the news are fake." But the moniker of "Asia" is indeed old, ...

Universities thrive on tradition of excellence. But when the world is changing faster than everything that traditions rest on, then something has to give. Professor Clayton Christen argues that there ...

David L. Rogers is a house hold name in Columbia University, if not the digital world of disruptive technologies at large. Unlike others, who have a tendency of making  simple subjects arcane ...

Globalization, according to Richard Baldwin, a professor in international relations at the Graduate Institute of International Politics in Geneva, began in 1820, and lasted until 1990. There were ...

"The Euro and the Battle of Ideas," written by Markus K. Brunnermeier, Harold James and Jean-Pierre Landau is premised on a very simple, but powerful, basis: that different historical experiences, ...

Notwithstanding Moore's Law, that the powers of all computer chips will double every eighteen months, if not less, the very fact remains that computers are changing the world faster than they can ...

Global InequalityGlobal inequality has often been measured from the standpoint of the developed versus the developing countries; what is otherwise known captured in the development study literature ...

All roads lead to Rome, goes one saying. Why Rome ? For the longest time, Rome was the heart of the Holy Roman Empire, before it broke up into the Byzantine Empire in the East that is now Turkey. ...
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