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Archive for May, 2008

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Declinism

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

[As posted at Rising BRICSAM] The conversation about BRICSAM takes place against the backdrop of assessments about the international system. And the problem is that there is an ever-present cottage industry extrapolating from short term dynamics to make sweeping generalizations about the course of history, and it is typically wrong. Put differently, we are experiencing […]

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