How is the World Ruled?
Branko Milanovic
How is the World Ruled? 19th February 2018

Branko Milanovic poses an age of old question.  It is Saturday evening and snowing in New York. I have nowhere to...

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The Bitterness of Adam Smith
Branko Milanovic
The Bitterness of Adam Smith 6th February 2018

Branko Milanovic revisits his earlier readings of Adam Smith. Under the influence of Amartya Sen, we have been “...

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North Korea: An Energy Portrait and Its Lessons
Scott Montgomery
North Korea: An Energy Portrait and Its Lessons 5th February 2018

Scott L. Montgomery explores how North Korea's drive to aquire nuclear weapons is bound up with its energy needs....

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Imaging Politics
Brian Stoddart
Imaging Politics 1st February 2018

It might seem odd to have viewed Darkest Hour and Padmaavat on the same day, and even more odd to then reflect on...

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Branko Milanovic
The Importance of Taleb’s System: From the Fourth Quadrant to the Skin in the Game 29th January 2018

Branko Milanovic explores the impact and importance of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's work.  Several weeks ago on...

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Dutiful Dirges of Davos
Branko Milanovic
Dutiful Dirges of Davos 24th January 2018

Branko Milanovic explores what may be on and off the table at Davos.     You will find me eager to help you,...

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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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Maria Demertzis
Trust in the EU? The Key Obstacle to Reform 22nd February 2018

The challenges that Europe faces both from within and from outside require immediate, concerted counter-efforts. While...

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It’s About Time We All Admit that Putin has Prevailed in Syria
Danny Makki
It’s About Time We All Admit that Putin has Prevailed in Syria 22nd February 2018

The end game is clear: Assad, Russia and Iran will emerge victorious. The conflict in Syria has been the most vicious...

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If everyone Lived Sustainably, what would their Lives be Like?
Andrew Fanning
If everyone Lived Sustainably, what would their Lives be Like? 21st February 2018

Andrew Fanning finds that no country currently meets the basic needs of its citizens at a globally sustainable...

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What Happened to Europe’s Left?
Jan Rovny
What Happened to Europe’s Left? 21st February 2018

Only a handful of European states are currently governed by left-wing governments, and several of the traditionally...

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What Davos taught me about Supporting my Transgender Child
Corinna Lathan
What Davos taught me about Supporting my Transgender Child 20th February 2018

Corinna Lathan explores how beyond the global conversations Davos brought home some very personal reflections. Last...

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Meet the new ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations that boss the materials used for w
Andrew Barron
Meet the new ‘Renewable Superpowers’: Nations that boss the materials used for wind and solar 19th February 2018

Imagine a world where every country has not only complied with the Paris climate agreement but has moved away from...

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What’s to be done with Oxfam?
Michael Edwards
What’s to be Done with Oxfam? 16th February 2018

Too small to influence economics, too bureaucratic to be social movements, banned from politics and removed from the...

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American Policy Dissonance on the 2017 Gulf Crisis
Mohammed al-Jarman
American Policy Dissonance on the 2017 Gulf Crisis 30th January 2018

Since the Suez crisis of 1956, the United States of America has been widely recognised as the dominant power in the...

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The Digital Industries: Transparency as Mass Deception
Ilan Manor and Louis Soone
The Digital Industries: Transparency as Mass Deception 26th January 2018

The anonymity afforded by early incarnations of the internet posed a substantial threat to conventional models of...

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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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Book Review - The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of En
Reviewed by Christian Downie
Book Review - The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy 8th February 2018

The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy edited by Thijs Van de Graaf, Benjamin K....

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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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