Monthly Archives: November 2014

The politics of next year’s BRICS Summit in Russia

By Oliver Stuenkel [Crossposted from Post-Western World] When Russia hosted the first BRIC Leaders’ Summit in June 2009, which was attended by Brazil’s President Lula, Russia’s President Dimitry Medvedev, India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and China’s President Hu Jintao, Russia’s … Continue reading

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Does the United States buy votes at the United Nations?

By David Bosco In the latest issue of International Organization, David Carter and Randall Stone examine whether U.S. foreign aid helps buy votes at  the UN General Assembly. The data they’ve gathered and analyzed tells an interesting story: U.S. aid … Continue reading

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When international organizations tweet, who’s listening?

By Martin Edwards [Crossposted from the Permanent Observer.] Social media presents new opportunities for interactions between international organizations and civil society. There have already been some interesting works on this front produced by Burson Marsteller and Ilan Manor, and a … Continue reading

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International institutions as great-power buffers

By David Bosco In his recent column, Richard Gowan makes a helpful point about the value of international institutions in an era of renewed great-power competition: Since the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago, there has been a … Continue reading

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