How can globalisation and Western modernity be both desired and rejected? What are the humiliating ways in which the West sustains its global domination? How does humiliation fuel national narratives? How have wars changed in a way that humiliation has become systematic?
Delve into Bill Clinton’s pragmatic Wilsonianism, George W. Bush’s “America First”, Barack Obama’s smart power, Donald Trump’s unilateralism and Joe Biden’s Cold War mentality…
Short history, main thinkers and recent developments related to Russia's influence in Africa.
How did ethnic tensions culminate in a genocide between Hutus and Tutsis? What role did colonisation play? Who is Paul Kagamé the current Rwandan President ?
How come the DRC has so much natural resource but is still poor? What has been the influence of Rwanda over the DRC over the past decades? What is the M23?
Why do the Seleka and anti-Balaka fight each other? What is Russia doing in CAR? Is the civil war still on? How are the UN and the EU trying to stop it?
Why did Stalin give Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan? What was the evolution of the conflict since 1992? What role does Russia play there?
How does passive representation lead to active representation? How does it work in bureaucracies? Are quotas really useful in politics?
Has the US achieved its "Pivot to Asia" ? How does China expand its influence ? Is the ASEAN a united bloc ? Will it align itself with one side or the other?
What military and diplomatic strategies did the US adopt? What mistakes did they make? Who is in good terms with the Taliban? How will they govern?
What is economic development ? How is it linked to democracy for Lipset, Robinson and Acemoglu ? Should governments promote democracy to foster growth ?