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Jack Goldstone

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Jack A. Goldstone is an American sociologist and political scientist, specializing in studies of social movements, revolutions, and international politics. He is currently a professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University. He has also worked as a consultant of the U.S. government, for example, serving as chair of the National Research Council's evaluation of USAID Democracy Assistance Programs. He is an author or editor of nine books and nearly 100 research articles.

11.11.2016

Why Trump: A quick primer for the world's elite

Why Trump: A quick primer for the world's elite

Donald Trump’s election victory was unprecedented, but it should not have been surprising. His popularity was the result of socio-economic trends that had been gathering force over the past 20 years

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05.10.2016

The results of the US election will greatly influence relations with Russia

The results of the US election will greatly influence relations with Russia

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have very different views on how to deal with Russia. Clinton is a classic Cold Warrior while Trump appears to be more open to working with Russia on the global stage

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05.02.2016

Russia and the West need to think beyond Syria to deal with ISIS

Russia and the West need to think beyond Syria to deal with ISIS

The atrocities committed by Boko Haram in Nigeria are yet another example of the increasing global influence of ISIS and its capability to export terrorism. This should be a major concern for Russia and the West

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14.01.2015

Why is the West paying attention to Charlie Hebdo but not Boko Haram?

Why is the West paying attention to Charlie Hebdo but not Boko Haram?

Compared to the terror act in Paris, Boko Haram’s massacre last week was of a far greater scale. Yet, Russia and the West are paying far less attention to it than to the Charlie Hebdo terror attack

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01.10.2014

Hong Kong is not Tiananmen

Hong Kong is not Tiananmen

At first glance, Russia's ally China seems to be in big trouble, with the protests in Hong Kong and fears of a new Tiananmen Square. Yet they are overblown. Given the current situation in Hong Kong, China’s most likely course of action is to make some concessions, arrest protest leaders and discipline local authorities

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21.02.2014

Protests in Ukraine, Thailand and Venezuela: What unites them?

Protests in Ukraine, Thailand and Venezuela: What unites them?

The fresh series of uprisings that have taken place around the world in the last month or so may appear unrelated, but a closer look reveals startling parallels

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12.09.2013

Putin plays his hand well – but with what result?

Putin plays his hand well – but with what result?

Vladimir Putin’s op-ed article in the New York Times puts President Barack Obama in a tight corner by re-framing the debate over Syria to favor Russian diplomatic interests

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20.08.2013

LGBT rights: Slavophiles vs. Westernizers

LGBT rights: Slavophiles vs. Westernizers

Calls for the Sochi Olympics boycott over LGBT rights raise the centuries-old question: Will Russia lean to the West, becoming more liberal, or to the East, becoming more authoritarian?

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