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Has the US Approach to Iran Devolved into Bullying, Blackmail and “Terrorism”?
Politics,Hotspots,South Asia

Has the US Approach to Iran Devolved into Bullying, Blackmail and “Terrorism”?

A US official tried to bribe the captain of a tanker carrying Iranian oil to deliver the ship into US hands. He emailed, “With this money, you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age…If you choose not to take this easy path, life will be much harder for you.”
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Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China
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Is a Strong Leader Enough to Fight Corruption? Evidence from India and China

Compared with China’s high-profile anti-corruption campaign, the so-called “tiger hunt”, India has been more impressive on promoting a clean government, based on data from the Corruption Perception Index over the past few years.
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India has immense interest in the reduction of tensions between Washington and Tehran. The removal of tensions is important for India in the context of its oil needs as well as the Chabahar Port project which is India’s gateway to Afghanistan.
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Public Policy of Training for a Tech Future

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Trump is Pushing Iran Closer to China
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Trump is Pushing Iran Closer to China

Even as the US threatens Iran with oil sanctions and war, China goes ahead with trade and infrastructure building there. Iran’s dependence on China highlights their shared interests against the US in the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
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The Role of Universities in the Chinese Dream
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Whither China’s “State Capitalism”?

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