Tehran starts to Grasp the EU’s Value in the Face of Trump
Cornelius Adebahr
Tehran starts to Grasp the EU’s Value in the Face of Trump 27th March 2017

Cornelius Adebahr explores why the EU-Iran relationship cannot prosper if the Iran-US relationship deteriorates. While...

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The Changing Fortunes of Saudi Arabia
Nick Stadtmiller
The Changing Fortunes of Saudi Arabia 27th March 2017

Nick Stadtmiller argues that Saudi Arabia's underlying social contract will soon need to be renegotiated. This is a...

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Partnerships Essential for the UN SDGs to Transform Lives
Alison Vipond and Brett Cherry
Partnerships Essential for the UN SDGs to Transform Lives 21st March 2017

“To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must swiftly move from commitments to...

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Future Challenges Faced by Iran
Meir Javedanfar
Future Challenges Faced by Iran 21st March 2017

Meir Javedanfar explores Iran's challenging future. This is a chapter from the e-book 'The Future of the Middle...

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Egypt, the Arab Spring and the Duping of Liberalism
Tom Dinham
Egypt, the Arab Spring and the Duping of Liberalism 13th March 2017

Tom Dinham argues that Western observers of Egypt need to understand that a large part of the current predicament faced...

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Requiem for BICI
Bill Law
Requiem for BICI 8th March 2017

Bill Law argues that the promise of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry to examine the violence of 2011 has...

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The US, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf
David B Roberts
The US, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf 1st March 2017

David B Roberts explores how the monarchies have reacted to their increasingly ambiguous relationship with the US. This...

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The Latest Leveraging Phenomenon
Dave Anderson
The Latest Leveraging Phenomenon 28th March 2017

Dave Anderson explores what we mean when we talk of 'leveraging'. Leveraging has emerged as the dominant method...

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On Populism, Nationalism, Babies and Bathwater
Duncan Green
On Populism, Nationalism, Babies and Bathwater 28th March 2017

Ducan Green shares some thoughts on recent discussions over how the aid sector should repond to the rising tide of...

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Dani Rodrik
The Future of Europe Remains Uncertain. Here's What we Know 24th March 2017

Global Policy's General Editor Dani Rodrik discusses options for the future of Europe. This month the European...

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Defending Development in a Time of Cuts—My Conversation with UNDP’s Helen Clark
Masood Ahmed
Defending Development in a Time of Cuts—My Conversation with UNDP’s Helen Clark 23rd March 2017

The UNDP's Administrator Helen Clark talks to Masood Ahmed the president of the Center for Global Development on...

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Do you Understand the Risks of Technological Progress?
Aengus Collins
Do you Understand the Risks of Technological Progress? 23rd March 2017

Aengus Collins explores the potential consequences of our technological revolution. Any change can be unsettling, but...

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 Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man
Tim Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and Johanna Rickne
Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man 22nd March 2017

Quotas aren't anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Tim Besley...

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Curbing Climate Change has a Dollar Value — Here’s How and Why We Measure It
Joseph Aldy
Curbing Climate Change has a Dollar Value — Here’s How and Why We Measure It 22nd March 2017

Writing for The Conversation, Joseph Aldy explores the future of climate change measurements under Trump. President...

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Richard Ponzio and Michael Schroeder
A Fool’s Errand? The Next Secretary-General and United Nations Reform 19th December 2016

With the recent election of António Guterres as the next United Nations Secretary-General, the focus will soon shift to...

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Ayse Kaya and Anita Desai
COP21 and the Paris Agreement: Change and Status Quo 22nd August 2016

This essay examines the latest inter-state negotiations on climate change at COP-21 and argues that the Paris Agreement...

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Complex Emergencies 2.0: Dumb Phones, Smart People and the Art of Humanitarian C
Amy Rhoades
Complex Emergencies 2.0: Dumb Phones, Smart People and the Art of Humanitarian Communications 25th July 2016

An arc of instability from Afghanistan through the Middle East to West Africa is leading to unprecedented displacement...

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Book Review - Citizens’ Wealth: Why (and How) Sovereign Funds Should be Managed
Reviewed by Sandra Tzvetkova
Book Review - Citizens’ Wealth: Why (and How) Sovereign Funds Should be Managed by the People for the People 24th March 2017

Citizens’ Wealth: Why (and How) Sovereign Funds Should be Managed by the People for the People by Angela Cummine...

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Breaking the Gridlocks of Globalisation: The World According to David Held
Jacqueline Kay Cessou and Albena Azmanova
Breaking the Gridlocks of Globalisation: The World According to David Held 20th March 2017

One of the most panoramic, as well as readable analyses of our time’s conundrums can be found in David Held...

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Book Review: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds
Reviewed by Taylor R. Genovese
Book Review: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds 14th March 2017

Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds. Lisa Messeri. Duke University Press. 2016. In Placing...

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