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Simon Reich

Professor Reich is Professor in the Division of Global Affairs and Department of Political Science at Rutgers University, and a leading international authority on globalisation and on enhancing human security. Professor Reich has had a distinguished career in academic research and administration. His work has been published in the leading journals in his field, and by major university presses. He played a significant leadership role in establishing the Ford Institute for Human Security in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, an Institute that was created by funding that he generated. Reich served for six years as the inaugural director. Professor Reich currently holds an appointment in the Division of Global Affairs at Rutgers University’s Newark campus. His recent books include Good-Bye Hegemony! Power and Influence in the Global System (with Richard Ned Lebow, Princeton University Press, 2014), Global Norms, American Sponsorship and the Emerging Patterns of World Politics (Palgrave, 2010), and Child Soldiers in the Age of Fractured States (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009)

Global Geopolitics Series

Trump’s attack on Syria: Four takeaways

Apr 08, 2017 05:37 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

On April 6, two U.S. Navy destroyers in the Mediterranean Sea fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Shayrat airfield in western Homs province in Syria. The strike purportedly came in retaliation for the Syrian governments...

US under Trump Series

What's the purpose of President Trump's Navy?

Mar 14, 2017 07:21 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

President Trump visited Newport News at the beginning of March to deliver a speech aboard the soon-to-be commissioned USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. It provided a timely reminder of his campaign pledge that he would...

US Election Series

Donald Trump and the world: Five challenges

Nov 09, 2016 22:45 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in the modern era. But that is really just the end of the beginning. The country will require a large amount of healing. That the...

US Election Series

Clinton and Trump: different visions of America abroad

May 05, 2016 16:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Despite the medias best efforts to keep us guessing, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are now the overwhelming favorites to represent the Democratic and Republican parties in the presidential election in the...

Should America be focusing on ISIS when North Korea poses an existential threat?

Apr 15, 2016 01:19 am UTC| Insights & Views

It is understandable that Americans focus their attention on the Middle East. The media supplies a daily stream of news about Americas continued war with the Islamic State, or ISIS. And the recent attacks in Europe and San...

US Election Series

President Trump's foreign policy dystopia

Mar 22, 2016 16:49 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

After over three decades of living in the United States, one thing that I have learned is never to assume that I understand American domestic politics. Every time I think I grasp where it is going, I am eventually...

US Election Series

Does it matter who wins the election when it comes to the Middle East?

Mar 03, 2016 16:17 pm UTC| Politics

Elections, the perennial wisdom tells us, are generally not decided by foreign policy issues. But whos to say that 2016 will not buck the trend, as it has in so many other ways? We are potentially only one...

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Economy

FxWirePro: Mexican Peso whipsaws on Trump comments

The Mexican peso reached its weakest point since mid-March after President Trumps commerce secretary Wilbur Ross said that the United States is imposing duties ranging from 3-24 percent on five Canadian companies that...

Central Bank of Russia likely to continue cautious monetary easing, hitting 8.50 pct by end-2017: Dankse Bank

The Central Bank of Russia (CBR) is expected to cut the key rate by 25 basis points to 9.50 percent, as does consensus, at its monetary policy meeting scheduled to be held on April 28. CBR governor Elvira Nabiullina...

US under Trump Series: US will not terminate NAFTA but renegotiate

President Donald Trump and his team decided against pulling the plug on North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) after the President held two separate phone calls with the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the...

US under Trump Series: Trump administration unveils tax proposals

The US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin finally unveiled portions of the much anticipated Trump tax proposals on Wednesday. Mr. Mnuchin said that the proposal would reduce corporate tax rates from the current 35 percent...

South Korea GDP growth likely to hold up at 2.9 pct in 2017, supported by normalisation in domestic politics: Commerzbank

The South Korean economy is expected to hold up at 2.9 percent growth this year, supported by normalisation in domestic politics, continual strong exports performance and proactive policies. At the start of the year,...

Politics

The Kremlin has its watchful eyes set on the French elections

The Ukrainian crisis, from the Maidan protests and the annexation of Crimea to the violent conflict in Donbass, has led to an unprecedented deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. As early as 2014, the West...

Jakarta governor election results in a victory for prejudice over pluralism

The long, divisive campaign for governorship of Indonesias capital city Jakarta is finally over, with unofficial results showing a decisive victory for the challenger Anies Baswedan over the controversial incumbent...

Ethiopia needs a multi-party democracy to end the crushing impact of corruption

A paradox has played out in Ethiopia over the last decade. While its economy has thrived, its political landscape has been overwhelmed by rampant corruption. In 2013, for example, more than 50 high profile people,...

The evolution of France's left and right politics, from the 1789 French Revolution to this year's election

France is heading to the polls on April 23 for the first round of its presidential election. This election holds particular importance for the European nation, which finds itself at a crossroads, with its whole political...

Turkey's constitutional referendum: experts express fear for a divided country

Unofficial results from Turkeys April 16 constitutional referendum show that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the right to expand presidential power. The yes campaign has won 51.37% of the votes while no has...

Science

Earth Day Protest Highlights Desperate Situation Of Science And Existing Hope

A few days ago, the world celebrated Earth Day. It was meant to be a time when humanity recognized the importance of Mother Nature, highlighting its plight in some form of solidarity. However, what ended up happening is...

Degrees of separation: companies shed degree requirements to promote merit over qualifications

At the end of 2016, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed that close to two-thirds of all Australians had completed a degree or apprenticeship. The growth in the number of people attending a university or...

Death metal: how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinction

Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great Dying. Some 90% of the species in the oceans and 70% of vertebrate...

Proof: Saturn moon Enceladus is able to host life – it's time for a new mission

Ever since studies started suggesting that chemical reactions between water and rock on Saturns moon Enceladus could provide enough energy in the water to feed microbial life, scientists have been searching for proof that...

"Pathogen hunters": citizen scientists track plant diseases to save species

Plant diseases threaten food security and sustainability. They affect ecosystems and change natural environments. They cost money, too. An enormous amount is spent globally each year to control these diseases; the damage...

Technology

Scientists Create Artificial Womb, Opens Doors To Miracles And Abominations

Science has given way to both some of the most useful and atrocious advancements in human history. The artificial womb that scientists just successfully created has the potential for breeding both. Not only does it offer...

Instagram Set To Hit 1 Billion Users Soon, Facebook Profits On The Rise

Facebook already has three platforms that surpassed the 1 billion user mark; its main platform, WhatsApp, and Messenger. Soon, its about to count Instagram on that exclusive list and unlike its two messaging platforms,...

Call Of Duty: WWII Revealed, Here Are The Noteworthy Details

Leaks about the upcoming Activision game Call of Duty: WWII has been flowing over the last few months, which provided the media and gamers a rough picture of what the game is going to be. With the official reveal of the...

New Amazon Echo Camera Offer Is A Huge, Creepy Security Risk

When the worlds biggest online retailer introduced the always-on feature of its Echo devices, it sparked a firestorm of debates with regards to security. As such, Amazon would have had to expect the same to happen when it...

Google Employs New Method To Combat Fake News And Offensive Content

With the tech giant still under a lot of pressure to do something about fake news and offensive content, Google is employing a new method to reduce the presence and visibility of either problem. The new solution largely...
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