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Current History. 2019; 118810258–264 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2019.118.810.258
Published: 01 October 2019
... postcommunism nationalism Alexander Lukashenko Soviet Union World War II 258 Some of the state s recent initiatives have sought to reappropriate ethno-cultural and pre-Soviet history and tradition, shaping a new politics of identity. Belarus s Winding Path to a Post-Soviet Identity NELLY BEKUS This...
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Current History. 2019; 118808188–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2019.118.808.188
Published: 01 May 2019
... Agreement AfCFTA Africa free trade integration globalization African Union economic development borders informal economy 188 Ideally, the free movement of goods and services should coexist with the free movement of people. Pan-African Aspirations Drive a New Free Trade Pact CHRISTOPHER...
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Current History. 2019; 11880690–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2019.118.806.90
Published: 01 March 2019
... Union Eastern Europe democracy populism authoritarianism illiberalism postcommunist Viktor Orbán Hungary Poland Czech Republic 90 What keeps European states committed to the EU project has not changed: it is economically much better to be inside the bloc than outside. The EU s Eastward...
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Current History. 2019; 11880683–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2019.118.806.83
Published: 01 March 2019
...Erik Jones European democracy has always been playing catch-up with popular aspirations for democratic representation. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Erik Jones European Union democracy populism nationalism Britain...
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Current History. 2019; 11880429–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2019.118.804.29
Published: 01 January 2019
...Edward A. Fogarty; Gene Park [D]o the EU and Japan have the capabilities and resolve to save the global multilateral order—and save themselves? © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Edward Fogarty Gene Park Japan European Union...
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Current History. 2018; 117802325–327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.802.325
Published: 01 November 2018
... book review Adam Tooze Crashed: Decade Financial Crises Changed World capitalism globalization financial crisis trade European Union Eurozone United States China Russia Ukraine The publication of Adam Tooze s passionate, readable, and lively analysis of the global fi-nancial...
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Current History. 2018; 117801258–263 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.801.258
Published: 01 October 2018
...Theodore P. Gerber “The fall of the Soviet Union sparked hopes that a Russian middle class would emerge and thrive, but so far it has not.” Second in a series on social mobility around the world . © 2018 Current History. All rights reserved. 2018 The Regents of the University of California...
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Current History. 2018; 117801277–282 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.801.277
Published: 01 October 2018
... Shavkat Mirziyoyev Islam Karimov democratic reforms Soviet Union authoritarianism Islam Central Asia labor migration 277 [L]abor migration brought the country to a point of no return: millions of the poorest Uzbeks could no longer be cut off from the rest of the world . . . Uzbekistan...
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Current History. 2018; 117801285–287 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.801.285
Published: 01 October 2018
... Vory Russia's Super Mafia organized crime Russia Soviet Union corruption Vladimir Putin Donald Trump Hundreds of books, in dozens of lan-guages, have been written about the so-called Russian Mafiya and the vory, the thieves of Soviet and post-Soviet organized- crime gangs. Many of...
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Current History. 2018; 117799175–180 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.799.175
Published: 01 May 2018
... California Nicole Hirt Africa North Africa Horn Africa migration human trafficking refugees Libya Sudan Eritrea Ethiopia European Union Spain Italy Israel authoritarian rulers Muammar el-Qaddafi Omar al-Bashir 175 In the long run, a policy whose main focus is on improving so...
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Current History. 2018; 117799163–168 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.799.163
Published: 01 May 2018
... Sara Rich Dorman Africa Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa Robert Mugabe liberation war Zimbabwe African National Union ZANU Morgan Tsvangirai military coup authoritarian rule land independence 163 In 1980, Robert Mugabe and his Zimbabwe Af-rican National Union (ZANU) party came to...
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Current History. 2018; 11779783–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.797.83
Published: 01 March 2018
... movement secession nationalism Mariano Rajoy Carles Puigdemont European Union Basque ETA Francisco Franco There is no instruction manual for how to give birth to a sovereign state; no clear guidelines exist for those who want to se- cede and form an independent country. The main obstacle is...
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Current History. 2018; 11779796–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.797.96
Published: 01 March 2018
... Jaroslaw Kaczynski Hungary Viktor Orbán Fidesz European Union European Council Solidarity communism illiberal 96 The one bright light in this darkening landscape is that Poles remain committed to democracy. Poland s Path to Illiberalism ANNA GRZYMALA-BUSSE Poland, long the postcommunist...
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Current History. 2018; 11779789–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.797.89
Published: 01 March 2018
... David Mitchell Northern Ireland Britain United Kingdom Ireland Irish Republican Army Sinn Féin power-sharing peace sectarian violence Brexit European Union Good Friday Agreement 89 It remains an open question whether power-sharing can operate with sufficient mutual trust when...
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Current History. 2018; 117797108–113 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.797.108
Published: 01 March 2018
... Patt climate change adaptation global warming floods European Union European Commission Alps Rhine River transnational policy 108 Europeans are taking the risks presented by climate change seriously, and responding. The Push for Proactive Climate Adaptation in Europe LAURA BOOTH AND...
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Current History. 2018; 117797114–116 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2018.117.797.114
Published: 01 March 2018
... California David Art xenophobia nationalism Germany Austria Switzerland Austrian Freedom Party Austrian People's Party Sebastian Kurz Alternative Germany Swiss People's Party European Union immigration refugees PERSPECTIVE The Radical Right s Gains in the Heart of Europe DAVID...
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Current History. 2017; 116792258–263 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.792.258
Published: 01 October 2017
... maintain its independence from the West. IDEOLOGY AND INFLUENCE It is hard to delineate where Russia s issues with identity and ideology end and where its practical policy choices begin. During the Cold War and after, many observers and scholars argued over whether the Soviet Union s foreign policy was gov...
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Current History. 2017; 116792251–257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.792.251
Published: 01 October 2017
...Ronald Grigor Suny The Soviet Union was an empire within which nations old and new developed, changed, and eventually became self-sufficient enough to opt out. In the first quarter-century since the disintegra-tion of the Soviet Union and the collapse of self-described communism, the legacy of...
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Current History. 2017; 11678883–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.788.83
Published: 01 March 2017
...Karen E. Smith [A] more mercurial United States, less consistent in its support for European integration, could force the EU to rely more on itself. Karen Smith European Union liberal world order illiberalism United States Donald Trump Russia integration democratic values...
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Current History. 2017; 11678888–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2017.116.788.88
Published: 01 March 2017
... of labor became an integral part of the larger project of building democracy and markets. Labor s Travails in Postcommunist Eastern Europe RUDRA SIL The role played by the Solidarity union in weakening the communist regime in Poland, together with scenes of work- ers across Eastern Europe...