Monthly Archives: April 2011

Lost in the Global South

Your fearless Celebrity Blogger has a new book out on internet gambling entitled Internet Gambling Offshore: Caribbean Struggles over Casino Capitalism World of Celebrities (Palgrave Macmillan IPE series). The main idea of the  book is how Antigua- a state of … Continue reading

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How Wide Spread the “Bad Boy” Behavior – The Case of Charlie Sheen

It is hard to ignore Charlie Sheen and his ‘bad boy’ tour even if his basic image is far removed from celebrity activism. The nature of Charlie’s engagement contrasts rather markedly even with other members of the Sheen family. How … Continue reading

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Meanwhile – The Beat Goes On

My last blog post The Inflation Tiger Rising concerned the rising tide of inflation in the BRICS countries – and the government efforts in China and Brazil to rein inflation in. This post examines the other side of that coin … Continue reading

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The Inflation Tiger – Rising

The announced inflation rate for China signaled again the emergence of inflation as a serious global economic issue.  At the moment it lies principally with large emerging market countries notably in China, India and Brazil. The Chinese government has targeted … Continue reading

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‘Step by Step’

This post hearkens back to two earlier posts.  The first the Conference in Nanjing at the end of last month on the international monetary system, “A Seminar on Money“  bringing together finance ministers, bankers and experts.  The second was participation … Continue reading

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Operating on the Front Lines

There is lot going on in the world of celebrity activism.  I hardly know where to start.  However one episode in the midst of the Libya crisis rises to the top of my celebrity blogger list. The Libyan “humanitarian intervention” … Continue reading

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Can the US Steer in Turbulent Waters?

As I read the posts of two friends and colleagues, I realize how much I miss our conversations.  This exchange serves as a poor substitute.  The current prod for discussion is Henry Kissinger’s review of a new biography of Bismarck … Continue reading

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Bismarck, Kissinger and the US-China Relationship: A Comment

[Editor:  It is with great pleasure I welcome Dick Rosecrance to Rising BRICSAM and to post his comment on the previous blog post "Not Required to Choose" - A Strategy for US-China Relations.    Hopefully there will be other opportunities … Continue reading

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“Not Required to Choose” – A Strategy for US-China Relations

I was reminded again this weekend of the complexity of  international relations behavior with Henry Kissinger’s  rare review in the NYT book review section of Jonathan Steinberg’s Bismarck a Life.  Many observers have argued in the past that Kissinger pursued … Continue reading

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It’s About “Effectiveness” – Stupid

[Editor: This is the first of hopefully many blog posts by my colleague Art Stein of UCLA and the host at Grand Strategy.] The Colin Bradford piece in FP, “Seven New Laws of the G-20 Era”, Dan Drezner’s blog comment, … Continue reading

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