Faculty Publications

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China in Africa: presence, perceptions and prospects

Published: October 2014 | Related Faculty: Fei-Ling Wang


This article reports and analyzes China's presence in Africa with an emphasis on how that has been perceived by the Africans. Based on the findings from surveys and field research conducted in eight sub-Saharan African countries and interviews with scholars and practitioners from other African countries as well as Chinese and Americans in Africa, we outline the diverse, complicated and evolving African perceptions about China's explosive presence in general and the booming Chinese business activities in particular that now range from love to suspicion.

“Japanese Political Finance and Its Dark Side"

Published: September 2014 | Related Faculty: Brian Woodall


Why Study International Affairs?

Published: August 2014 | Related Faculty: Joseph R. Bankoff


Short article published regarding reasons why students might choose to study International Affairs

“Natural Gas and the Ukraine Crisis: From Realpolitik to Network Diplomacy,”

Published: August 2014 | Related Faculty: Adam N. Stulberg


The current crisis in Ukraine has again foisted natural gas diplomacy to the fore of great power politics. Many view the gas weapon as Moscow’s continuing trump card for coercing Kyiv with impunity and keeping Europe at bay. As was the case during the 2006 and 2009 gas wars, the asymmetric trading relationships and state control over the Russian gas monopoly, Gazprom, seem to present Vladimir Putin’s regime with an effective resource nationalist stranglehold to advance a broad neo-imperial agenda.