Posts by Rick Rowden

Rick Rowden, Doctoral Researcher, Centre for Economic Studies & Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: the biggest international organization you’ve never heard of

Rick Rowden

The West has paid little attention to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This is set to change as it becomes increasingly influential in global geopolitics Think of international organizations and groups like the UN, World Bank and the IMF might come to mind. The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) likely doesn’t make most people’s lists. The SCO is probably the biggest international … Continue reading

4 September 2017 by Rick Rowden
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Understanding foreign relations between India and Iran

Rick Rowden

The India-Iran relationship is often ignored yet it provides insights into shifting geostrategic relationships within Asia The West tends to view India and Iran one at a time, each in isolation. But what about India-Iran foreign relations? The often-overlooked bilateral relations between India and Iran are not only fascinating, but provide a prism by which to view and understand a … Continue reading

12 July 2017 by Rick Rowden
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The American kids are alright

Rick Rowden

The significant public and political protests during the first month of the Trump presidency represent the backlash to the backlash In the US and around the world many have been shocked by the reactionary politics that swept Donald Trump into the White House. Trump’s overt hostility toward women and Mexican immigrants during his campaign was unprecedented, and his brazen executive … Continue reading

23 February 2017 by Rick Rowden
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In pursuit of industrialisation: Tanzania, Nigeria and free trade with the EU

Rick Rowden

Recent actions by Tanzania and Nigeria show how advocates of free trade as a development strategy are increasingly finding themselves on the defensive Despite the fact that most economists still preach the virtues of free trade, Tanzania and Nigeria are decidedly ditching conventional wisdom and are instead opting for good, old-fashioned trade protection, and adding into the mix some classic … Continue reading

25 October 2016 by Rick Rowden
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