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Japan 2015: Confronting East Asia’s Geopolitical Game of Go

Japan 2015: Confronting East Asia’s Geopolitical Game of Go[1]   Giulio Pugliese   Heidelberg University & Pacific Forum CSIS Non-Resident Fellow giulio.pugliese@zo.uni-heidelberg.de         This essay focuses on the mounting geopolitical tensions around the South China Sea so as to gauge Japan’s growing assertiveness in foreign and security …

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China 2015: Implementing the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road

China 2015: Implementing the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road  Francesca Congiu  University of Cagliari fcongiu@unica.it     The present article sees as the most important political-economic development in China in the year 2015 the fulfilment of the first phase of a gargantuan political-economic project: …

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Review: Enlightening Asia: a new perspective on Enlightenment and Violence

Enlightening Asia: a new perspective on Enlightenment and Violence Anadi Mishra University of Rome “La Sapienza” hagi1972@hotmail.com Enlightenment and Violence. Modernity and Nation-Making / Tadd Fernée – New Delhi: Sage Publications India, 2014, pp. LXVII/386.     Theoretical Ground In the Fernée’s framework, the Enlightenment heritage has to be interpreted …

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Recensione: Burocrazia della miseria: un’etnografia critica dell’incontro tra Stato e cittadino nell’India postcoloniale

Burocrazia della miseria: un’etnografia critica dell’incontro tra Stato e cittadino nell’India postcoloniale Sara Bonfanti Università di Bergamo sarabonfanti@libero.it Red Tape: Bureaucracy, Structural Violence and Poverty in India/ Akhil  Gupta – Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012, pp. 384 (ISBN: 9780822351108) Red Tape, il nastro rosso che storicamente lega i documenti …

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Recensione: Un viaggiatore italiano dell’800. Dal Borneo al Giappone

UN VIAGGIATORE ITALIANO DELL’800 DAL BORNEO AL GIAPPONE Nicola Mocci Università di Sassari nicolamocci@yahoo.it     Paolo Puddinu (a cura di), Un viaggiatore italiano in Borneo nel 1873, Il Giornale Particolare di Giacomo Bove (Parte I), Regione Piemonte, Provincia di Asti, Astigrafica 2014. Paolo Puddinu (a cura di), Un viaggiatore …

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Kyrgyzstan 2014: The painful march towards the Eurasian Union as the lesser evil?

Kyrgyzstan 2014: The painful march towards the Eurasian Union as the lesser evil? Matteo Fumagalli Central European University fumagallim@ceu.hu     Introduction Since his victorious presidential campaign back in 2011, Almazbek Sharshenovich Atambayev had pledged that Kyrgyzstan’s foreign policy would be markedly pro-Russian, heralding a break with the small Central …

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Turkmenistan 2014: Security concerns and unfulfilled diversification of export energy routes

Turkmenistan 2014: security concerns and unfulfilled diversification of export energy routes Fabio Indeo   Visiting Research Associate, Hanyang University Seoul fabindeus@hotmail.com   Introduction   In 2014 Turkmenistan further enhanced its position in the regional political and economic chessboard, developing relations of cooperation with both Central Asian countries and non-regional countries, …

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Afghanistan 2014: political transition without democracy?

Afghanistan 2014: political transition without democracy? Diego Abenante University of Trieste abenanted@sp.units.it     Introduction  In 2014 Afghanistan was dominated by the presidential election that led to the victory of Ashraf Ghani, after two successive terms in office by Hamid Karzai. Despite the ultimate success of the transition, the election …

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Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 2014: la continuazione del regime autoritario e la crescente insoddisfazione popolare

Sri Lanka 2014: la continuazione del regime autoritario e la crescente insoddisfazione popolare Danila Berloffa   Asia Maior – An Italian think tank on Asia dberloffa@tiscali.it   Introduzione Lo Sri Lanka ha visto, durante il 2014, il perdurare delle dinamiche che hanno caratterizzato lo scenario politico e sociale del paese …

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