Russia’s Strategic Narrative helps neither Russia nor the West
Ben O’Loughlin – with Alister Miskimmon
Russia’s Strategic Narrative helps neither Russia nor the West 16th October 2017

This is the first post in Ben’s new series on 'strategic narratives' - the stories policymakers tell to...

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The Future of the Middle East
Hugh Miles
The Future of the Middle East 12th October 2017

This is the concluding chapter of the forthcoming e-book 'The Future of the Middle East' co-produced by Global...

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Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa
Nadereh Chamlou
Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa 3rd October 2017

This is a chapter of the forthcoming e-book 'The Future of the Middle East' co-produced by Global Policy and...

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When Domestic Politics Trumps Foreign Policy: The United States and the Iran Nuc
Cornelius Adebahr
When Domestic Politics Trumps Foreign Policy: The United States and the Iran Nuclear Deal 29th September 2017

In the run-up to the nuclear deal's second anniversary, Cornelius Adebahr warns of the need for a rational approach...

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World Heritage, Government Action and Private Finance
David Ritter
World Heritage, Government Action and Private Finance 21st September 2017

David Ritter explores the persistence of threats to the Great Barrier Reef. The deterioration of the world’s...

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North Korea: Of Troubled Waters and Oil
Alastair Newton
North Korea: Of Troubled Waters and Oil 18th September 2017

Once the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China is behind us next month, Xi Jinping may be willing and able to...

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Living Together in Tunisia
Khadija Arfaoui
Living Together in Tunisia 17th September 2017

With a population of about 12 million, Tunisia is 99% Sunni Muslim. The remaining 1% is a mixture of Shi’a...

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Hurricanes Make the Need to Dismantle Colonial Economics in the Caribbean Increa
Nikolaos Karagiannis and C.J. Polychroniou
Hurricanes Make the Need to Dismantle Colonial Economics in the Caribbean Increasingly Urgent 16th October 2017

In the wake of recent events, Nikolaos Karagiannis and C.J. Polychroniou explore what can be done to build the...

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Trade and Migration: Substitutes or Complements?
Branko Milanovic
Trade and Migration: Substitutes or Complements? 13th October 2017

Branko Milanovic explores the ideal of a world “without injustice of birth”. A friend sent me this...

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We still have time to Save Democracy. Here’s How
Martin Chungong
We still have time to Save Democracy. Here’s How 12th October 2017

Martin Chungong introduces a campaign to protect democracies' institutions. Democracy today is widely seen as under...

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We Need to Talk about International Relations
Herman T. Salton
We Need to Talk about International Relations 10th October 2017

Herman T. Saltonon on the art of teaching international relations in a globalized world. “Professor, you are...

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Could we Build a Blade Runner-style ‘Replicant’?
Fumiya Iida
Could we Build a Blade Runner-style ‘Replicant’? 9th October 2017

Fumiya Iida explores how close we are to the film's robotic vision. The new Blade Runner sequel will return us...

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India can bring Prosperity and Social Justice to a Fifth of the World
Viraj Mehta
India can bring Prosperity and Social Justice to a Fifth of the World 9th October 2017

Viraj Mehta unpicks the potential of India’s ‘unique experiment in human history’. Those of us who...

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The Perverse Seductiveness of Fernando Pessoa
Branko Milanovic
The Perverse Seductiveness of Fernando Pessoa 5th October 2017

Branko Milanovic explores lessons from Fernando Pessoa's 'The anarchist banker'. It is impossible to spend...

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Saudi Arabia’s Economic Ambitions and Growth
Nick Stadtmiller
Saudi Arabia’s Economic Ambitions and Growth 6th October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 envisages increasing the private sector’s share of economic output to 65%....

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The New Secretary-General and UN Reform
Michael Schroeder
Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The New Secretary-General and UN Reform 22nd September 2017

Every incoming Secretary-General is expected to make the United Nations (UN) more fit for purpose. The new Secretary-...

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The Black Sea-Caspian Region in Post-Conflict Energy Security Cooperation Scenar
Elkhan Nuriyev
The Black Sea-Caspian Region in Post-Conflict Energy Security Cooperation Scenarios: What Role for the Future? 19th September 2017

The expansion of multinational pipelines for the transportation of oil and gas has created new opportunities for both...

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Book Review: Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets
Reviewed by Chris Shaw
Book Review: Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets 11th October 2017

In Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets, Alessandro Vercelli argues that the concepts of freedom...

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Book Review - Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe
Reviewed by Paul Copeland
Book Review - Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe 28th September 2017

Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe by Christian Schweiger. Cheltenham: Edward...

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Book Review - Digital, Political, Radical
Reviewed by Joanna Redden
Book Review - Digital, Political, Radical 22nd September 2017

Digital, Political, Radical by Natalie Fenton. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2016. 232 pp, £55 hardcover 978-...

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