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Professor Kathryn Lavelle Joins Team of Researchers Investigating China’s “Polar Silk Road”

  Melting Arctic ice revamping world’s shipping routes—prompting China’s “Polar Silk Road” and study by CWRU political scientist    Rising temperatures are melting the Arctic ice, opening new shipping routes and prompting world powers to jostle for access and control. In January, China announced intentions to establish a permanent presence in the Arctic—dubbed...

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Professor McMann Among V-Dem Researchers Plotting Path Forward in Rome Conference

  ROME, ITALY - Kelly McMann, Professor of Political Science and Director of the International Studies Program, was among nine researchers involved in the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project gathered in Rome, Italy, from across the Americas and Europe on October 17–19 to present their latest findings at the conference ”What Do We Know About Democratization After...

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