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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Translating the Informal into the Formal
George Joffé
Translating the Informal into the Formal 15th February 2017

Using the case of Israel and the PLO, George Joffé explores the importance of empathy to any negotiating process. This...

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In Anticipation of the Next Cycle of Arab Revolutions
Azzam Tamimi
In Anticipation of the Next Cycle of Arab Revolutions 3rd February 2017

Azzam Tamimi explores the likely implications of the Arab Springs' counter-revolutions. This is a chapter in the E-...

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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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China’s Response to Terrorism: An Interview With GGF 2027 Fellow Yuan Ma
Joel Sandhu
China’s Response to Terrorism: An Interview With GGF 2027 Fellow Yuan Ma 20th March 2017

This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures – Robert Bosch Foundation...

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Can Economic Growth really be Decoupled from Increased Carbon Emissions in Least
Steve Baines
Can Economic Growth really be Decoupled from Increased Carbon Emissions in Least Developed Countries? Ethiopia’s Story 16th March 2017

Steve Baines explores the possibility that all good things really can go together. These are definitely not the...

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Will Human Rights Law actually Protect us from Fascism?
Eva Nanopoulos
Will Human Rights Law actually Protect us from Fascism? 16th March 2017

Human rights regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights are unlikely to shield citizens against the wave...

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3 Dark Trends that could Destroy the Web
Tim Berners-Lee
3 Dark Trends that could Destroy the Web 15th March 2017

The 12th March was the world wide web’s 28th birthday. Here’s a message from its inventor Sir Tim Berners-...

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Andrea Willige
Which are the World's Strongest Democracies? 15th March 2017

Democracy is in decline. The Economist Intelligence Unit’s (EIU) latest Democracy Index 2016 shows 72...

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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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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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Reviewed by Maxine Montaigne
Book Review - The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts 10th March 2017

The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts. Joe Earle, Cahal Moran and Zach Ward-Perkins....

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