The GSC Newsletter (Meridian) is a peer-reviewed bi-annual publication publishing notes and short articles of 200 to 800 words. It is published online and also sent out as a pdf to members of an ever-increasing community. Its focus is on Global Studies, that is, the investigation of political, economic, social, and cultural matters directly or tangentially linked to “the global.” A micro-macro perspective, or global-local perspective is common though not required. Among the topics are diversity, eurocentrism, nationalisms, ecology, glocalization, communication, technology transfer, cultural productions at the time of globalization. The GSC Newsletter is a unique outlet for succinctly formulated arguments, hypotheses, informal reflections, interviews, reports, or new methods. Book reviews are welcome.

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Issue 1 (open issue) June 2021.
Issue 1: 2 (open issue) September 2021.
Issue 2 一带一路:  Thematic issue on the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. March 2022.
Issue 3 (open issue) September 2022
Issue 4 "WOKE". March 2023
Issue 5 (open issue) September 2023

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September 2023  (open Issue)                        

1. Andri Ottesen: Who will Buy Chinese Electric Cars in Kuwait? Young educated women will be the early majority for buying mostly Chinese-made electric vehicles in Kuwait over the next 5 to 10 years. Men will continue to purchase EVs because of their gearless power train, which no ICE vehicle can compete with in speed acceleration. Go to article

2. Emre Hatipoglu: Renewables ≠ Kumbaya in Geopolitics: Revisiting the Concept of Energy Security Through the Lens of Low-Carbon EnergyRenewable energy adoption leads to market making and technological progress between countries. Indeed, we are already witnessing the birth pains of this regime. Go to article

3. Irfan ul Haq: The Geo-Economics of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB): A World Bank 2.0? Within the current institutional landscape of global political discourse, China has emerged as a formidable player. By providing alternatives like the AIIB to the traditional Western-dominated financial institutions, Beijing is expanding its sphere of influence and projecting itself as a key player in global finance. Go to article

4. Faisal AlHallaq: Kitsch and Kuwait. Art and cultural flourishing were constitutive of the modernization project of Kuwait that began in the middle of the 20th Century. However, political and economic issues in the Gulf region brought this cultural project to a standstill. The art scene of Kuwait has turned into what art critics call kitsch. Go to article

5. Jean-Pierre Thibaut: How Children and Adults Make Sense of the World. Cognitive and Intercultural AspectsEven when they build conceptual knowledge in very formal domains such as math, both children and adults are influenced by object properties that are irrelevant in these domains. Go to article


Benjamin Bennett-CarpenterThe War of Words: A Glossary of Globalization by Harold James and Capitalism: The Story Behind the Word by Michael Sonenscher. Two fairly recent books on my bookshelf stand out for their focus on words connected to global studies. Those words are “globalization” and “capitalism.” 
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