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North America Politics

Book Review: “Janesville” holds lessons for both parties going into midterms

“Janesville: An American Story” is a captivating account of the impact of the economic crisis and local auto plant closure on a whole community. Despite Trump’s promises, these are problems the current administration is nowhere near addressing – but do the Democrats know what needs to be done either?

Asia Pacific Politics

Book review: The China challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

GRI’s Robert Shines reviews Thomas J. Christensen’s lastest book, “The China Challenge”. Shines argues that holes exist in the author’s main thesis. In “The China Challenge: Shaping The Choices of

International Natural resources and energy

Book review: This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything provides a realistic, exceptionally written view of what it will take to avert global climate disaster. When the first European visitors arrived in present-day Nauru,

Europe Politics

Book Review: Putin’s Kleptocracy

Anyone interested in the development of capitalism in post-Soviet Russia, Putin’s rise to power, and the nexus between Russian oligarchic business and foreign policy will find this book to be

Finance International

Book Review: Currency Wars

In his 2011 book Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, James Rickards explains that we are in the third reincarnation of currency wars. He highlights the fact that

International Politics

Book Review: Great Games, Local Rules

In his recently published book Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia, Alexander Cooley offers a penetrating analysis of the geopolitical maneuvering and strategies pursued