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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When Open Societies Fail
Danny Quah
When Open Societies Fail 7th November 2017

Why is Wikipedia mostly OK, but so many comments at the end of newspaper articles make you weep for humanity’s...

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Positive Male Engagement in the WPS Agenda will take More than ‘Good Men’
David Duriesmith
Positive Male Engagement in the WPS Agenda will take More than ‘Good Men’ 16th January 2018

David Duriesmith identifies tensions created by efforts to ‘engage’ men and boys in Women, Peace and...

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Smart Cities Must Reflect Women’s Transportation Needs
Stephenie Foster
Smart Cities Must Reflect Women’s Transportation Needs 15th January 2018

Stephenie Foster argues we need transport systems that work for everyone. Today, 55 percent of the world’s...

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Increasing the Visibility of Women Mediators: Some thoughts for the new Commonwe
Catherine Turner
Increasing the Visibility of Women Mediators: Some thoughts for the new Networks of Women Mediators 12th January 2018

Catherine Turner explores the prospects and challenges for a newly created network of women mediators. Recent years...

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Jonathan Birch
The Philosophy of Social Evolution Part 5: Cultural inclusive fitness? 12th January 2018

Jonathan Birch considers the development of large-scale human cooperation. The scale of human cooperation If you start...

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Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding
Vladimir Kmec
Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding 11th January 2018

Vladimir Kmec explores what Brexit may mean for international peacebuilding efforts. As a form of international...

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Could Extraterrestrials Help Us Save the Earth?
Vikram Zutshi
Could Extraterrestrials Help Us Save the Earth? 10th January 2018

If human beings are so ineffective in confronting planetary problems, shouldn’t we seek out help wherever we can...

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New Research must be Better Reported, the Future of Society Depends On It
Andy Tattersall
New Research must be Better Reported, the Future of Society Depends On It 9th January 2018

Andy Tattersall argues research reporting must be improved to counter fake news. Newspaper articles, TV appearances and...

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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 - 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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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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