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Sovereign Leveraged Funds and Financial Statecraft: A Comparative Analysis of China and Japan
(Johns Hopkins University, 2019-05-03)
This dissertation research has driven by an empirical puzzle: despite most sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are sponsored by commodity-dependent economies, why some non-commodity-dependent economies have also established SWFs? ...
AUTONOMY AND ENERGY SECURITY IN CENTRAL ASIA: RISKS AND IMPLICATIONS OF POLITICAL SEPRTATISIM IN GORNO-BADAKHSHAN, AND CONTRIBUTING AFGHAN FACTORS
(Johns Hopkins University, 2019-01-17)
This study aims to determine the degree to which political separatism in Gorno-Badakhshan threatens energy security in Central Asia. To answer this question, the study employs a modified ICRG method of measuring political ...
Covert Networks: A Comparative Study of Intelligence Techniques Used By Foreign Intelligence Agencies to Weaponize Social Media
(Johns Hopkins University, 2019-12-30)
From the Bolshevik Revolution to the Brexit Vote, the covert world of intelligence has attempted to influence global events with varying degrees of success. In 2016, one of the most brazen manifestations of Russian ...
CHINA AND THE SPRATLY ISLANDS
(Johns Hopkins University, 2019-12-20)
The sharp turn to the Far East, often referred to as the “pivot”, has brought to light China’s secretive attempts to gain ownership of the straits of the South China Sea, mainly by staking claim of several of the Spratly ...
A CHOICE BETWEEN DESPOTISMS: COMPARING WESTERN AND EASTERN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS
(Johns Hopkins University, 2019-08-27)
This paper claims that the way infrastructure is developed, more than a boring and technical topic, demonstrates a regime’s character. As the 20th century was dominated by Western-led infrastructure efforts including such ...
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT’S IMPACT ON TECHNOLOGY USE BY K-6 EDUCATORS IN A CHINESE CONTEXT: A MIXED METHODS STUDY
(Johns Hopkins University, 2019-07-22)
K-6 teachers in China face obstacles to using educational technology to improve technology-enhanced, student-centered learning experiences to support the development of 21st century skillsets. This quasi-experimental mixed ...