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Economics

Journal Essay

Qatar's LNG: Impact of the Changing East-Asian Market

Steven Wright

Spring 2017, Volume XXIV, Number 1

Qatar is a unique example of a small-state actor that has achieved rapid economic development domestically and nurtured a foreign ...

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Journal Essay

Social Change, Network Formation and Syria’s War Economies

Samer Abboud

Spring 2017, Volume XXIV, Number 1

The Syrian tragedy has induced rapid changes in the country’s social structure. Moreover, new forms of collective and individual authority ...

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Speech

Entropy in Geopolitics

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, February 1, 2017

A hundred and fifty years ago, a German physicist derived the concept of “entropy” from the second law ...

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Speech

"One Belt, One Road:" What's in It for Us?

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr. (USFS, Ret.) | Senior Fellow, the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, November 4, 2016

Alexander the Great is said to have declared that "logisticians are a humorless lot … they know if my campaign ...

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Hill Forum

The Middle East and the Next Administration

Chas W. Freeman, Jr., James Zogby, Ilan Goldenberg, Gerald F. Hyman, October 13, 2016

The following is an unedited transcript of the eighty-sixth in a series of Capitol Hill conferences convened by the ...

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Commentary

Egypt Promises Austerity for IMF Loan

Middle East Policy Council, August 24, 2016

The Egyptian government has just concluded negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a US$12 billion loan in ...

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