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Current History (2022) 121 (836): 231–236.
Published: 01 September 2022
... of an aging cohort of former anticolonial fighters. Rich oil and gas deposits have funded a growing state budget, but there are not enough jobs for the youthful population. On May 20 of this year, the people of Timor-Leste celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their independence. Remarkably, in 2002...
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Current History (2021) 120 (830): 353–359.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Farah Al-Nakib This essay analyzes the ways in which official memory discourses in Kuwait promote willful forgetting of certain aspects of the country’s past through acts of repressive erasure. By looking at how it has shaped narratives about the pre-oil era, the post-1950 advent of oil-fueled...
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Current History (2020) 119 (820): 317–322.
Published: 20 October 2020
... assets that are no longer worth the cost of extracting. These shifts may indicate that “peak oil demand” has arrived earlier than expected. While oil consumption has been especially depressed by the pandemic, it is hardly alone. Demand for almost every major source of energy—oil, coal, natural gas...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 265–270.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Farid Guliyev The consequences of this missed opportunity are serious and will be felt in the not-so-distant future when the oil deposits have drained away. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Azerbaijan development oil...
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Current History (2019) 118 (810): 271–275.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Alima Bissenova Despite all of its symbolic continuity, Kazakhstan is a society in transition. © 2019 Current History. All rights reserved. 2019 The Regents of the University of California Kazakhstan urbanization globalization migration oil Islam Nursultan Nazarbayev 271 Despite...
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Current History (2019) 118 (805): 78–79.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Ulrich Oslender An idiosyncratic, literary-minded anthropologist returns to Colombia to observe the effects of the palm oil boom on a rural village under the shadow of paramilitary violence. Palma Africana , by Michael Taussig University of Chicago Press , 2018 © 2019 Current...
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Current History (2018) 117 (803): 338–343.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of California Zahra Ali Safaa Khalaf Iraq Iran Basra Sunni Shia Kurds Nuri al-Maliki Haider al-Abadi Moqtada al-Sadr corruption sectarianism occupation Islamists Islamic State ISIS oil protests unemployment youth 338 The security and military apparatus that was trained, armed...
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Current History (2017) 116 (790): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Ebenezer Obadare Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari Goodluck Jonathan governance corruption Boko Haram Islamists oil PERSPECTIVE A Nigerian President s Disappointing Return EBENEZER OBADARE EBENEZER OBADARE is a professor of sociology at the Univer- sity of Kansas and a research fellow...
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Current History (2016) 115 (785): 355–359.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Young Saudi Arabia Vision 2030 economic reform privatization Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman United Arab Emirates Gulf States Gulf Cooperation Council development oil 355 Saudi Arabia must place its citizens firmly in the center of its transformation, so...
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Current History (2016) 115 (781): 175–180.
Published: 01 May 2016
... war Jose Eduardo dos Santos People's Movement Liberation Angola UNITA oil wealth human rights Rafael Marques Luaty Beirão 175 Angola s rulers are faced with the rise of a generation that does not accept the political logic of the war, whereby dissent equaled treason. Youthful...
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Current History (2015) 114 (774): 272–277.
Published: 01 October 2015
... Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Collective Security Treaty Organization New Silk Road Economic Belt oil gas pipelines Xi Jinping Vladimir Putin 272 China is the increasingly dominant power in the region, but it is acting in full concordance with Russia. China and Russia s Soft Competition...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Alex de Waal Just a few years after becoming Africa's newest nation, South Sudan is embroiled in civil war and faces bankruptcy despite its ample oil wealth, thanks to a cynical scramble for the spoils of power. © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University...
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Current History (2015) 114 (771): 123–129.
Published: 01 April 2015
... of the University of California Siddharth Varadarajan modi goodwill economic economy fortune politics triumphs capacity deliver election narendra rajiv Gandhi bjp bharatiya Kashmir jammu crude oil exchange inflation goodwill contradiction sabka saath vikas development Vajpayee...
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Current History (2015) 114 (769): 49–55.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Maduro government Venezuela United Socialist Party (PSUV) Chavez Chávez petrostate oil charisma economic failure reform Dutch disease Caracazo ideology Perez Pérez Ramirez Merentes pacted democracy opposition Aveledo Democratic Unity Roundtable coalition inter-American...
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Current History (2015) 114 (769): 68–72.
Published: 01 February 2015
...” Bolivarian revolution economic crisis crises depression class war independence indian mestizo Díaz mexico Venezuela neoliberalism socialism neoliberal Third World Ecuador Chávez Maduro oil gas morales 68 Latin American nationalism is unique in comparison with the nationalisms...
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Current History (2014) 113 (765): 284–289.
Published: 01 October 2014
... Kremlin Nato EU Brics revolution protest nationalism Caspian Azerbaijan oil Georgia conflict Nagorno-Karabakh CSTO Yerevan Customs Union genocide Turkey relations normalization ...
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Current History (2014) 113 (760): 57–63.
Published: 01 February 2014
... Matthew Taylor street protesters Brazil Sao Paulo Brasilia corruption economics Dilma confederation cup world de Mello Rousseff worker PT protest bloc Reynaldo Ross mensalao justice Barbosa Dirceu Genoino Gerais PSDB PSD Kassab police violence Donadon Batista oil...
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Current History (2013) 112 (754): 169–174.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Kate Meagher Celebration of Nigeria's economic recovery sits awkwardly with the realities of catastrophic poverty and unemployment in both the north and the south of the country. Kate Meagher Nigeria Africa Boko Haram unemployment poverty inequality economic growth oil population...
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Current History (2013) 112 (750): 26–32.
Published: 01 January 2013
... of California Mickael Klare maritime conflict territorial claims China Japan Philippines Vietnam South China Sea East China Mediterranean energy resources oil gas 26 What makes these disputes so dangerous . . . is the apparent willingness of many claimants to employ military means...
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Current History (2013) 112 (750): 33–37.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Mickael Klare maritime conflict territorial claims China Japan Philippines Vietnam South China Sea East China Mediterranean energy resources oil gas 33 The dual forces of population growth and climate change will exacerbate pres- sures on land use, water access, and food security...