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With the rise of ISIS and ongoing warfare in the Middle East, the year 2015 has been fraught with geopolitical debates. What constitutes a state? In an era of redefined national allegiances, how can we define borders, sovereignty, state power and state legitimacy? Focused mainly on the Middle East and the Russian Federation, the articles featured in our fourth summer selection develop threads of analysis going beyond these often blurred national and regional boundaries.

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Ophélie Siméon, « Best of Books & Ideas, Part 4: Geopolitics & Conflict. A Summer Selection », Books and Ideas , 10 August 2015. ISSN : 2105-3030. URL :

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by Ophélie Siméon , 10 August 2015

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