obama, recovery, economic boom, bull presidency, stimulus
Karl T. Muth
Wake Up Obama; The Party's Started 22nd April 2014

Karl Muth calls on Obama to make more of the positive signals coming from the American economy. When will Obama realise...

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Brett Cherry
How risky is it? Rationalising the feeling of risk 21st April 2014

Brett Cherry explores how we build the models that guide our responses to risk. Sometimes the risks that receive the...

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Carter Page
Swift Boats on the East River: Ambassador Aboutalebi and the Future of U.S. Diplomacy 18th April 2014

Carter Page offers another perspective on the recent debate over Dr. Aboutalebi’s application for a U.S. visa to...

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kleptocracy, african theft, public funds, bankruptcy, credit, lending, embezzle
Karl T. Muth
Punishing the Kleptocrats: A New Framework 17th April 2014

Karl Muth lays out a plan for tackling kleptocracy. The riches of Africa have been plundered, and are being plundered....

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Richard Falk
A Presumption Against Intervention 14th April 2014

This column by Richard Falk is part of Global Policy’s e-book, ‘Lessons from Intervention in the 21st...

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climate change, nuclear power, chinese, american foreign policy, carbon
Karl T. Muth
What We’d Do If We Actually Cared 10th April 2014

Karl Muth outlines what global collective action to tackle climate change might look like, via giant fighting robots...

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Why India’s 2014 Elections Are Important – At Home and Abroad
Brian Stoddart
Why India’s 2014 Elections Are Important – At Home and Abroad 9th April 2014

Brian Stoddart argues that as India increasingly moves into the global mainstream its fast approaching elections matter...

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Peter Chowla
Can development really be delivered by investing in private banks? 24th April 2014

Peter Chowla discusses if private banks are the answer to development. ‘Banksters’ have become famous since...

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Peter Nadin
After Afghanistan: A Return to UN Peacekeeping? 23rd April 2014

Peter Nadin discusses the issues revolving around Western countries' contribution to UN peacekeeping.  In...

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Duncan Green
What's the added value of bringing together projects on the same issue in lots of countries? 22nd April 2014

Using the example of the Raising her Voice campaign, Duncan Green looks at the advantages of a more collective approach...

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Janet Redman
The World Bank's Waste of Energy 21st April 2014

Janet Redman argues that it is irresponsible of the World Bank to spend development dollars on building carbon trading...

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Ruben Zondervan
Towards a Charter Movement- why we need Large System Change in Global for Sustainability 18th April 2014

In order to sufficiently and effectively deal with environemental degradation, Ruben Zondervan and Ina Möller suggest...

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Stuart Brown and Ulrich Beck
Five minutes with Ulrich Beck: "Digital freedom risk is one of the most important risks we face in modern society" 17th April 2014

In an interview with Stuart Brown, Ulrich Beck argues that digital monitoring is crossing territorial and social...

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Monroe Price
Reflections on Multistakeholderism and Internet Governance 14th April 2014

Monroe Price comments on Alexander Klimburg, Philipp Mirtl and Snezana Gjorgieva's paper "Mapping Internet...

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Human Trafficking and Migration:  Concepts, Linkages and New Frontiers
Michael Chibba
Human Trafficking and Migration: Concepts, Linkages and New Frontiers 16th December 2013

The way we think about human trafficking and migration is changing. Moreover, at the global, regional and national...

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The Law of War's Essential Role in Containing Brutality: Syria's Painful Reminde
Laurie R. Blank and Geoffrey S. Corn
The Law of War's Essential Role in Containing Brutality: Syria's Painful Reminder 14th August 2013

The civil war in Syria refocuses recent discourse about the law of war and provides an essential reminder of the law...

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The Arab Spring Can Bring a Demographic Dividend: That is Good for Business and
Bessma Momani
The Arab Spring Can Bring a Demographic Dividend: That is Good for Business and Investors 5th August 2013

For decades the Arab Middle East was seen as resisting economic liberalization. Once it opened its doors to economic...

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Carol Tan
How Access to Credit is vital for Economies hit by Natural Disaster 10th April 2014

Carol Tan reviews a 2013 study that investigated the difference in impact on economic growth among countries hit by disasters based on the efficiency of their credit markets. In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into various countries in the...

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Mabel González Bustelo
Book Review: The United Nations and Changing World Politics, Seventh Edition, by Thomas G. Weiss, David P. Forsythe, Roger A. Coate and Kelly-Kate Pease. 1st April 2014

The United Nations and Changing World Politics, Seventh Edition, by Thomas G. Weiss, David P. Forsythe, Roger A. Coate and Kelly-Kate Pease. Boulder CO: Westview Press, 2014. 422 pp, £31.99 - €33.99, 978 0 8133 4847 6 (paperback) The...

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Book Review: Water by David Lewis Feldman
Scott McKenzie
Book Review: Water by David Lewis Feldman 27th March 2014

Water, by David Lewis Feldman. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2012. 200 pp, £40 hardcover 978-0-7456-5032-6; £12.99 paperback 978-0-7456-5033-3 The United Nations reports that in the next 15 years, 1.8 billion people will suffer from water...

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