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Current History (2023) 122 (846): 243–248.
Published: 01 October 2023
...Pavel K. Baev The Russian military has failed the tests of the Ukraine war, and its leadership and chain of command are seriously compromised. A costly modernization program failed to deliver the promised superiority in key weapon systems, offensive capabilities are exhausted, and the quality...
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Current History (2022) 121 (837): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2022
... President Vladimir Putin declared the start of the “special military operation” against Ukraine, missiles hit over 100 targets in all regions of the country. Simultaneously, Russian troops crossed into Ukrainian territory from three directions in a coordinated multipronged assault. One contingent entered...
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Current History (2020) 119 (813): 9–14.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Michael T. Klare The progression from semiautonomous, unarmed supply robots to fully autonomous weapons systems is likely to occur rapidly and with limited public scrutiny. military weapons technology war crimes arms control 9 The progression from semiautonomous, unarmed supply robots...
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Current History (2019) 118 (808): 163–168.
Published: 01 May 2019
...Ebenezer Obadare [T]he more distant the experience of military rule, the greater has been society's reconciliation to the reality of democracy as the only game in town. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Ebenezer Obadare Nigeria...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 149–153.
Published: 01 April 2019
... refugees Myanmar military junta Burma Bangladesh British Empire colonialism migration Buddhists Muslims Rakhine ethnic cleansing genocide Aung San Suu Kyi 149 Myanmar has consolidated its impunity, making its crimes a fait accompli. To do so, it first destabilized the legitimacy...
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Current History (2019) 118 (807): 154–156.
Published: 01 April 2019
... of California Akbar Zaidi Pakistan military Imran Khan foreign aid elite taxation China Belt Road Initiative Saudi Arabia International Monetary Fund World Bank PERSPECTIVE The Death Wish in Pakistan s Aid Dependence S. AKBAR ZAIDI 154 In the seven months since Imran Khan took...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 68–74.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Rebecca J. Atencio A central feature of Bolsonaro's pro-dictatorship campaign stance was the promise it represented of a return to the old social order and traditional values. Rebecca Atencio Brazil election military dictatorship Jair Bolsonaro Lula da Silva Dilma Rousseff...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 355–358.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of California Michele Dunne Egypt coup Muslim Brotherhood Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Cairo Wedian Arab Spring military authoritarianism repression 355 By 2018, most Egyptians who had played important roles in public life between the mid-2000s and the 2013 coup were either in prison or in exile...
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Current History (2018) 117 (799): 163–168.
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...
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Current History (2018) 117 (798): 123–128.
Published: 01 April 2018
... of the University of California Umair Javed Pakistan Nawaz Sharif military democracy corruption judiciary judges courts Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Panama Papers Pervez Musharraf 123 On July 28, 2017, a Supreme Court verdict put Nawaz Sharif s name on the long list of deposed Pakistani...
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Current History (2017) 116 (791): 230–234.
Published: 01 September 2017
.... In an increasingly expensive city, the ban sacrifices the economic survival of the urban poor and service workers on the altar of middle-class dreams of cleanliness and respectability. In fact, the military s crackdown on street vendors is part of a larger plan, the implementation of which be- gan with the military...
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Current History (2016) 115 (783): 251–257.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Pavel K. Baev Moscow may not be very good at learning lessons from setbacks, and certainly tends to exaggerate its successes, but it has few doubts about the feasibility of ‘military solutions’ and even fewer reservations about reaching for them. © 2016 Current History. All rights reserved. 2016...
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Current History (2015) 114 (771): 130–136.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of the University of California Humeira Iqtidar Pakistan internal divides demands army military chasm America cleavages covert operations Khyber pakhtunkhwa balochistan Sindh tribal areas iran bush Nawaz sharif bizar chaudhry shehbaz Islamabad PTI tehreek-e-insaf dharna sit...
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Current History (2015) 114 (770): 108–114.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Mark Kramer Nearly every senior official in Poland and the Baltic countries expressed great unease. Political leaders and military commanders in the region increasingly warned that Putin was intent on undermining NATO's resolve to protect their countries. © 2015 Current History. All rights...
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Current History (2015) 114 (770): 115–117.
Published: 01 March 2015
... of California Hans Kundnani Germany role world Berlin Eurozone eurocrisis Ukraine geo-economic foreign policy imperatives friedensmacht gauck military peace merkel crimea Russia putin MH17 Malaysian ostpolitik brandt Kosovo nato 9/11 ARD united states germans NATO exports...
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Current History (2015) 114 (768): 16–22.
Published: 01 January 2015
... security conflict collaboration new space race Europe ESA Pakistan india china Israel satellites debris pollution regulation traffic iridium cold war military asteroid mining disarmament isotopes station international cooperation comprehensive test ban ariane tiangong-1...
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Current History (2014) 113 (767): 344–349.
Published: 01 December 2014
... Saudi Arabian kingdom sharia counterrevolution thermidorian thermidor shia sunni Islamism islamist salafi eastern province military gulf cooperation leadership regional 344 Saudi Arabia has emerged as the most vigorous stalwart of what can best be described as the reactionary...
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Current History (2014) 113 (764): 224–230.
Published: 01 September 2014
..., reengaged with the international community, and sought to improve ordinary citi- zens quality of life. Yet for all these achievements, the transition process has been uneven. The military has maintained a large degree of power and influence, and divisions persist within the government regarding the extent...
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Current History (2014) 113 (762): 157–162.
Published: 01 April 2014
... to some extent. All these Revisited But an appraisal of India s advantages came crashing down in the Himalayas as the military conflict with China exposed the present and putative soft limitations of India s soft power, making Nehru s active global engagement a casualty in the process. Seventh in a series...
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Current History (2014) 113 (762): 165–166.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Affairs , 2013 . © 2014 Current History. All rights reserved. 2014 The Regents of the University of California Sumit Ganguly Pakistan United States US relationship bilateral Husain Haqqani delusions magnificent soviet military leadership diplomacy war cold Islamabad...