The Aloofness of Pax Sinica
Branko Milanovic
The Aloofness of Pax Sinica 19th January 2018

Branko Milanovic how China’s rise might affect the international political order? “When China Rules the...

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Frac Talk:  Has the World Focused on the Wrong Controversy?
Scott Montgomery
Frac Talk: Has the World Focused on the Wrong Controversy? 9th January 2018

New GP Columnist Scott Montgomery explores the controversial choice presented by frac technology. I‘m beginning...

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Branko Milanovic
Schumpeter’s Two Theories of Imperialism 8th January 2018

Branko Milanovic sketches a reformulated version of Schumpeter’s theory imperialism. Recently Thomas Hauner...

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Will there be postcapitalism? Review of Paul Mason’s “Postcapitalism: A Guide to
Reviewed by Branko Milanovic
Will there be Postcapitalism? Review of Paul Mason’s “Postcapitalism: A Guide to our Future” 4th January 2018

Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future. Paul Mason. Allen Lane. 2015. ISBN-10: 1846147387. 368 pages. It is an...

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The ABC of Globalization (text for Le Monde)
Branko Milanovic
The ABC of Globalization (text for Le Monde) 18th December 2017

Branko Milanovic explores the future of global inequality and the questions it poses for Western societies.  There...

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Universities, Academics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Graham Long
Universities, Academics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development 13th December 2017

Graham Long explores the preliminary findings of research on the role academics see for themselves in...

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Nuclear Policy Remains a Strategic Decision, Despite Tactical Tail-Twisting on T
Ben O’Loughlin
Nuclear Policy Remains a Strategic Decision, Despite Tactical Tail-Twisting on Twitter 14th November 2017

Despite fears a war of words on Twitter could trigger nuclear annihilation, a brief look at nuclear policy and social...

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 Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Who drives climate relevant policies in the
Eleonora Moro, Marco Maragno, Gabriela Cabaña and Lauren Pak
Cutting Edge Issues in Development: Who drives climate relevant policies in the rising powers? 23rd January 2018

On Friday 12 January, Professor Hubert Schmitz, development economist and Emeritus Fellow at the IDS,...

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Deadly Interferences: The Regional Proxy War in Yemen
Elham Manea
Deadly Interferences: The Regional Proxy War in Yemen 23rd January 2018

Yemen is suffering one of the world’s largest humanitarian catastrophes. To resolve it, it is necessary to look...

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While there has been increasing attention paid to the role of emotions in intern
Nicolás Carrillo-Santarelli
The Role of Emotions in the Processes of Interaction with International Law 21st January 2018

While there has been increasing attention paid to the role of emotions in international relations, generally the same...

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A Survival Guide for The Fourth Industrial Revolution
L. Rafael Reif
A Survival Guide for The Fourth Industrial Revolution 19th January 2018

For those of us fortunate enough to come together at Davos this year, the Fourth Industrial Revolution promises gains...

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Women Ask Fewer Questions than Men in Academic Seminars
Alecia Carter
Women Ask Fewer Questions than Men in Academic Seminars 18th January 2018

During academic seminars, any given question is 2.5 times more likely to be asked by a male than a female audience...

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Hawaii’s Missile Alert Gaffe: Why Good Human-Machine Design is Critical
Siraj Ahmed Shaikh
Hawaii’s Missile Alert Gaffe: Why Good Human-Machine Design is Critical 17th January 2018

A ballistic missile warning alarm that was wrongly triggered in Hawaii recently rams home the importance of the way...

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Imagination and will in the Anthropocene
Laurie Laybourn-Langton
Imagination and will in the Anthropocene 17th January 2018

How can we face up to the enormity of environmental collapse? How can we collectively build a politics for the...

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Assessing the trajectory of West-Russia relations in Eastern Europe: Gauging thr
Nicholas Ross Smith
Assessing the trajectory of West-Russia relations in Eastern Europe: Gauging three potential scenarios 14th December 2017

The Ukraine crisis and the subsequent cooling of West-Russia relations has elicited a number of popular arguments as to...

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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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Book Review - Anti-Feminism and Anti-Gender Far Right Politics in Europe and Bey
Angela McRobbie
Book Review - Anti-Feminism and Anti-Gender Far Right Politics in Europe and Beyond 22nd January 2018

The proclaimed support of the EU for gender equality is seen as one element in a wider programme of colonization,...

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Book Review - Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know
Reviewed by Fabian Stroetges
Book Review - Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know 15th January 2018

Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know by Ray Fisman and Miriam A. Golden. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2017. 336...

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Book Review: Complicit Sisters. Gender and Women’s Issues across North-South Div
Reviewed by Marta dell’Aquila
Book Review: Complicit Sisters. Gender and Women’s Issues across North-South Divides 10th January 2018

Complicit Sisters: Gender and Women’s Issues across North-South Divides. by Sara de Jong. Oxford University Press...

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