Global Policy Journal - Comment & Opinion http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/%2A en A Survival Guide for The Fourth Industrial Revolution http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2018/survival-guide-fourth-industrial-revolution For those of us fortunate enough to come together at Davos this year, the Fourth Industrial Revolution promises gains in scientific knowledge, human health, economic growth and more. But for most peop...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2018/survival-guide-fourth-industrial-revolution">Read more</a> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:41:15 +0000 L. Rafael Reif The Aloofness of Pax Sinica http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2018/aloofness-pax-sinica Branko Milanovic how China&rsquo;s rise might affect the international political order?&ldquo;When China Rules the World&rdquo; (no question mark or conditional tense) by Martin Jacques is a large, so...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2018/aloofness-pax-sinica">Read more</a> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:25:42 +0000 Branko Milanovic Women Ask Fewer Questions than Men in Academic Seminars http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/01/2018/women-ask-fewer-questions-men-academic-seminars During academic seminars, any given question is 2.5 times more likely to be asked by a male than a female audience member. Alecia Carter reports on this research, which suggests that internalised gend...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/01/2018/women-ask-fewer-questions-men-academic-seminars">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:16:08 +0000 Alecia Carter Hawaii’s Missile Alert Gaffe: Why Good Human-Machine Design is Critical http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/01/2018/hawaii%E2%80%99s-missile-alert-gaffe-why-good-human-machine-design-critical A ballistic missile warning alarm that was wrongly triggered in Hawaii recently rams home the importance of the way interfaces are designed to prevent such major bloopers from happening in the first p...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/01/2018/hawaii%E2%80%99s-missile-alert-gaffe-why-good-human-machine-design-critical">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:31:56 +0000 Siraj Ahmed Shaikh Imagination and will in the Anthropocene http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/01/2018/imagination-and-will-anthropocene How can we face up to the enormity of environmental collapse? How can we collectively build a politics for the Anthropocene? Laurie Laybourn-Langton interviews activist and former climate diplomat Joh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/01/2018/imagination-and-will-anthropocene">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:17:21 +0000 Laurie Laybourn-Langton Positive Male Engagement in the WPS Agenda will take More than ‘Good Men’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2018/positive-male-engagement-wps-agenda-will-take-more-%E2%80%98good-men%E2%80%99 David Duriesmith identifies tensions created by efforts to &lsquo;engage&rsquo; men and boys in Women, Peace and Security, and introduces his new working paper: &lsquo;Engaging men and boys in the Wom...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2018/positive-male-engagement-wps-agenda-will-take-more-%E2%80%98good-men%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:55:01 +0000 David Duriesmith Smart Cities Must Reflect Women’s Transportation Needs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2018/smart-cities-must-reflect-women%E2%80%99s-transportation-needs Stephenie Foster argues we need transport systems that work for everyone.Today,&nbsp;55 percent of the world&rsquo;s population lives in urban areas, and by 2050, that number is projected to increase ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2018/smart-cities-must-reflect-women%E2%80%99s-transportation-needs">Read more</a> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:02:23 +0000 Stephenie Foster Book Review - Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2018/book-review-corruption-what-everyone-needs-know Corruption: What Everyone Needs to Know by Ray Fisman and Miriam A. Golden. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2017. 336 pp, &pound;51 hardcover 9780190463984, &pound;10.99 paperback 9780190463977From th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2018/book-review-corruption-what-everyone-needs-know">Read more</a> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:51:01 +0000 Reviewed by Fabian Stroetges Increasing the Visibility of Women Mediators: Some thoughts for the new Networks of Women Mediators http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2018/increasing-visibility-women-mediators-some-thoughts-new-networks-women-mediators Catherine Turner explores the prospects and challenges for a newly created network of women mediators.Recent years have seen the establishment of a number of new Networks of women mediators. These Net...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2018/increasing-visibility-women-mediators-some-thoughts-new-networks-women-mediators">Read more</a> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:16:42 +0000 Catherine Turner The Philosophy of Social Evolution Part 5: Cultural inclusive fitness? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2018/philosophy-social-evolution-part-5-cultural-inclusive-fitness Jonathan Birch considers the development of large-scale human cooperation.The scale of human cooperationIf you start with the assumption that biological altruism evolves because the benefits fall on g...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2018/philosophy-social-evolution-part-5-cultural-inclusive-fitness">Read more</a> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:53:43 +0000 Jonathan Birch Brexit and the Consequences for International Peacebuilding http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2018/brexit-and-consequences-international-peacebuilding Vladimir Kmec explores what Brexit may mean for international peacebuilding efforts.As a form of international assistance to post-conflict societies, peacebuilding addresses both the immediate consequ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2018/brexit-and-consequences-international-peacebuilding">Read more</a> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Vladimir Kmec Book Review: Complicit Sisters. Gender and Women’s Issues across North-South Divides http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/01/2018/book-review-complicit-sisters-gender-and-women%E2%80%99s-issues-across-north-south-divides Complicit Sisters: Gender and Women&rsquo;s Issues across North-South Divides. by Sara de Jong. Oxford University Press. 2017.In recent years, feminist, postcolonial and decolonial theories have broug...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/01/2018/book-review-complicit-sisters-gender-and-women%E2%80%99s-issues-across-north-south-divides">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:43:43 +0000 Reviewed by Marta dell'Aquila Could Extraterrestrials Help Us Save the Earth? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/01/2018/could-extraterrestrials-help-us-save-earth If human beings are so ineffective in confronting planetary problems, shouldn&rsquo;t we seek out help wherever we can find it?A few years ago I visited an old friend at his home in the Patagonian pro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/01/2018/could-extraterrestrials-help-us-save-earth">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:32:17 +0000 Vikram Zutshi New Research must be Better Reported, the Future of Society Depends On It http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2018/new-research-must-be-better-reported-future-society-depends-it Andy Tattersall argues research reporting must be improved to counter fake news.Newspaper articles, TV appearances and radio slots are&nbsp;increasingly important&nbsp;ways for academics to&nbsp;commu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2018/new-research-must-be-better-reported-future-society-depends-it">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:44:17 +0000 Andy Tattersall Frac Talk: Has the World Focused on the Wrong Controversy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2018/frac-talk-has-world-focused-wrong-controversy New GP Columnist Scott Montgomery explores the controversial choice presented by frac technology.I&lsquo;m beginning this column with a provocative discussion of a controversial subject. Energy, after...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2018/frac-talk-has-world-focused-wrong-controversy">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 23:27:08 +0000 Scott Montgomery How to Combat Populist Demagogues http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2018/how-combat-populist-demagogues Dani Rodrik suggests that the best way to combat populist demagogues is a re-imagining of the national interest.&nbsp;We will never know whether greater honesty on the part of mainstream politicians a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2018/how-combat-populist-demagogues">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:50:37 +0000 Dani Rodrik Schumpeter’s Two Theories of Imperialism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2018/schumpeter%E2%80%99s-two-theories-imperialism Branko Milanovic&nbsp;sketches a reformulated version of Schumpeter&rsquo;s theory imperialism.Recently Thomas Hauner, Suresh Naidu and I published the draft of a joint piece (here and here) that exam...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2018/schumpeter%E2%80%99s-two-theories-imperialism">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 20:41:12 +0000 Branko Milanovic Healthcare Costs are Pushing Millions into Extreme Poverty. This Outrage Must End http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2018/healthcare-costs-are-pushing-millions-extreme-poverty-outrage-must-end-0 The WHO&#39;s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus with a call to make healthcare fair and affordable.A friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago.He had two options. He could be treated, but it w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2018/healthcare-costs-are-pushing-millions-extreme-poverty-outrage-must-end-0">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:46:18 +0000 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Will there be Postcapitalism? Review of Paul Mason’s “Postcapitalism: A Guide to our Future” http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2018/will-there-be-postcapitalism-review-paul-mason%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cpostcapitalism-guide-our-future%E2%80%9D Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future. Paul Mason. Allen Lane. 2015.&nbsp;ISBN-10: 1846147387.&nbsp;368 pages.It is an immensely ambitious book. In less than 300 pages, Paul Mason not only explains th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2018/will-there-be-postcapitalism-review-paul-mason%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cpostcapitalism-guide-our-future%E2%80%9D">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:15:21 +0000 Reviewed by Branko Milanovic Why Economists are Relaxed about Bitcoin http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/01/2018/why-economists-are-relaxed-about-bitcoin They believe cryptocurrencies won&#39;t affect financial stability, but there should be more regulatory oversight - new CFM survey.Cryptocurrencies have been a staple of news headlines in 2017. As the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/01/2018/why-economists-are-relaxed-about-bitcoin">Read more</a> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 15:24:52 +0000 Wouter Den Haan, Ethan Ilzetzki, Martin Ellison, Michael McMahon and Ricardo Reis The Origins of Populism: Bogus-Democracy and Capitalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/01/2018/origins-populism-bogus-democracy-and-capitalism The reality of racism, hatred, anger, insecurity and inequalities is spreading irresistibly. There is no way of escaping from all these daily phenomena unless there is an alternative systemic project ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/01/2018/origins-populism-bogus-democracy-and-capitalism">Read more</a> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 12:30:44 +0000 Seren Selvin Korkmaz and Alphan Telek How Can Global Economic Governance Be Improved? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/12/2017/how-can-global-economic-governance-be-improved Jim O&rsquo;Neill from the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) Project outlines his thoughts for 2018.At the start of 2018, the world economy appears to have continued its cyclical acceleration, which wa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/12/2017/how-can-global-economic-governance-be-improved">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Jim O'Neill Why are we so Bad at taking Care of the Oceans? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2017/why-are-we-so-bad-taking-care-oceans David wants us to throw less plastic into the sea. We say we want to be more ethical consumers. So why are we still using so much plastic?!?!This Sunday, just like last Sunday, and for the next six Su...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2017/why-are-we-so-bad-taking-care-oceans">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:42:29 +0000 Economy Team When it comes to EU Solidarity, Do Cosmopolitans Practice what they Preach? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2017/when-it-comes-eu-solidarity-do-cosmopolitans-practice-what-they-preach What does it mean to be cosmopolitan &ndash; to be the kind of &lsquo;global citizen&rsquo; whom Theresa May famously described as &lsquo;citizens of nowhere&rsquo;? Does it really make people care as...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2017/when-it-comes-eu-solidarity-do-cosmopolitans-practice-what-they-preach">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:16:49 +0000 Theresa Kuhn, Hector Solaz and Erika van Elsas Growth Without Industrialization? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/12/2017/growth-without-industrialization Low-income African countries can sustain moderate rates of productivity growth into the future, on the back of steady improvements in human capital and governance. But the evidence suggests that, with...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/12/2017/growth-without-industrialization">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:04:41 +0000 Dani Rodrik Trading Up: How Developing Countries can Streamline Import/Export http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2017/trading-how-developing-countries-can-streamline-importexport Philippe Isler and Cristián Rodríguez Chiffelle explore what the Fourth Industrial Revolution may mean for developing countries&#39; imports and exports.The fact that technology is affecting trade i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2017/trading-how-developing-countries-can-streamline-importexport">Read more</a> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:29:24 +0000 Philippe Isler and Cristi?n Rodr?guez Chiffelle Book Review - Humanitarian Rackets and their Moral Hazards: The Case of the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2017/book-review-humanitarian-rackets-and-their-moral-hazards-case-palestinian-refugee-ca Humanitarian Rackets and their Moral Hazards: The Case of the Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon by Rayyar Marron. Abingdon and New York: Routledge 2016. 188 pp., &pound;110 hardcover 9781472457998,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2017/book-review-humanitarian-rackets-and-their-moral-hazards-case-palestinian-refugee-ca">Read more</a> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:52:00 +0000 Reviewed by Estella Carpi How AI can make us Better at Arguing http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2017/how-ai-can-make-us-better-arguing The ability to argue, to express our reasoning to others, is one of the defining features of what it is to be human.Argument and debate form the cornerstones of civilised society and intellectual life...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2017/how-ai-can-make-us-better-arguing">Read more</a> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 11:05:50 +0000 Chris Reed We need Personal, Everyday Action to End Violence Against Women http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2017/we-need-personal-everyday-action-end-violence-against-women Never laugh at a rape joke, speak out against lower wages for women. Don&rsquo;t underestimate the power of everyday activism to uphold justice.Activism can be as soft as a pillow, as hard as a rock. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2017/we-need-personal-everyday-action-end-violence-against-women">Read more</a> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:24:00 +0000 Nana Nyarko Boateng Children’s Digital Opportunities – Perspectives from Around the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2017/children%E2%80%99s-digital-opportunities-%E2%80%93-perspectives-around-world The &ldquo;Parenting for a Digital Future&rdquo; blog has tried to capture the diversity of families&rsquo; experiences with the internet around the world by including reflections on fieldwork conduct...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2017/children%E2%80%99s-digital-opportunities-%E2%80%93-perspectives-around-world">Read more</a> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 11:22:50 +0000 Dafna Lemish and Sun Sun Lim The ABC of Globalization (text for Le Monde) http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2017/abc-globalization-text-le-monde Branko Milanovic explores the future of global inequality and the questions it poses for Western societies.&nbsp;There is perhaps no better short-hand description of the economic changes, and politica...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2017/abc-globalization-text-le-monde">Read more</a> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:39:58 +0000 Branko Milanovic Book Review - ‘Framing the EU Global Strategy’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/12/2017/book-review-%E2%80%98framing-eu-global-strategy%E2%80%99 In this post Mary Kaldor reviews&nbsp;Nathalie Tocci&rsquo;s&nbsp;book:&nbsp;Framing the EU Global Strategy: A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World&nbsp;&nbsp;Palgrave Studies in European Union Politics...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/12/2017/book-review-%E2%80%98framing-eu-global-strategy%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 11:47:19 +0000 Mary Kaldor Bored during the Christmas Break? Get Creative with Science http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/12/2017/bored-during-christmas-break-get-creative-science Charlene Jennett and Anna L Cox explore the benifits of citizens&#39; science projects.&nbsp;On Christmas Day in 1900, the ornithologist Frank M Chapman proposed a new holiday tradition &ndash; a &ldq...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/12/2017/bored-during-christmas-break-get-creative-science">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Dec 2017 10:54:38 +0000 Charlene Jennett and Anna L Cox Assessing the trajectory of West-Russia relations in Eastern Europe: Gauging three potential scenarios http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/conflict-and-security/assessing-trajectory-west-russia-relations-eastern-europe-gauging-thr The Ukraine crisis and the subsequent cooling of West-Russia relations has elicited a number of popular arguments as to the trajectory of the relationship, many of which are alarming and pessimistic. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/conflict-and-security/assessing-trajectory-west-russia-relations-eastern-europe-gauging-thr">Read more</a> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:40:37 +0000 Nicholas Ross Smith Book Review - Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers are Remaking Global Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/12/2017/book-review-post-western-world-how-emerging-powers-are-remaking-global-order Post-Western World: How Emerging Powers are Remaking Global Order by Oliver Stuenkel. Cambridge and Malden: Polity 2016. 180 pp., &pound;50 hardcover 9781509504565, &pound;15.99 paperback 978150950457...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/12/2017/book-review-post-western-world-how-emerging-powers-are-remaking-global-order">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:34:05 +0000 Reviewed by Paolo Pizzolo and Manfredi Valeriani Universities, Academics and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/12/2017/universities-academics-and-2030-agenda-sustainable-development Graham Long explores the&nbsp;preliminary findings of research&nbsp;on the role academics see for&nbsp;themselves in realising the SDGs.Universities, globally, have a unique place in accelerating impl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/12/2017/universities-academics-and-2030-agenda-sustainable-development">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:08:46 +0000 Graham Long Film Review: The Spider’s Web – Britain’s Second Empire http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2017/film-review-spider%E2%80%99s-web-%E2%80%93-britain%E2%80%99s-second-empire On 1 December I attended SOAS University for a screening of the film &lsquo;The Spider&rsquo;s Web: Britain&rsquo;s Second Empire&rsquo;, co-produced by film maker&nbsp;Michael Oswald&nbsp;and&nbsp;Jo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2017/film-review-spider%E2%80%99s-web-%E2%80%93-britain%E2%80%99s-second-empire">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 10:24:00 +0000 Joel Benjamin Curbing Radical Nationalism the Finnish Way http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2017/curbing-radical-nationalism-finnish-way In the wake of the rise of nationalist sentiments in Western nations, Senni Salmi examines how Finland arrived at its inclusive narrative.The term nationalism is not in fashion. Right-wing populism at...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2017/curbing-radical-nationalism-finnish-way">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:37:31 +0000 Senni Salmi Outline of a Peace Treaty http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/12/2017/outline-peace-treaty Following his previous opinion piece (available here), Dave Anderson sketches the contours of a US peace treaty with North Korea.The North Korea crisis is the most critical crisis in the world today. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/12/2017/outline-peace-treaty">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:57:53 +0000 Dave Anderson Opening the Shrinking Global Space for Civil Society http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2017/opening-shrinking-global-space-civil-society &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out&mdash;Because I was not a Socialist.Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out&mdash;Because I was no...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2017/opening-shrinking-global-space-civil-society">Read more</a> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:30:04 +0000 Claudia Juech In the Battle against Fake News, the Bots may be Winning http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2017/battle-against-fake-news-bots-may-be-winning Andrea Stroppa on the state of the ongoing struggle agaisnt fake news.Lawyers from top tech companies were recently asked about the role their firms played in the 2016 United States presidential elect...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2017/battle-against-fake-news-bots-may-be-winning">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:06:39 +0000 Andrea Stroppa Why do we Tell Stories? Hunter-gatherers shed light on the Evolutionary Roots of Fiction http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2017/why-do-we-tell-stories-hunter-gatherers-shed-light-evolutionary-roots-fiction From gathering around the campfire sharing tales to binge watching the latest Netflix series, humans are, and have always been, inveterate producers and consumers of stories.But why do we spend hours ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2017/why-do-we-tell-stories-hunter-gatherers-shed-light-evolutionary-roots-fiction">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 11:35:29 +0000 Daniel Smith Religion is Not what it Used to be. Consumerism, Neoliberalism, and the Global Reshaping of Religion http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2017/religion-not-what-it-used-be-consumerism-neoliberalism-and-global-reshaping-religion The last half-century has seen a shift, not from religion to no religion but from one type of religion to another. François Gauthier argues that scholars of religion have often ignored the rise of ec...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2017/religion-not-what-it-used-be-consumerism-neoliberalism-and-global-reshaping-religion">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 11:12:20 +0000 Fran?ois Gauthier Six Reasons why Protest is so Important for Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2017/six-reasons-why-protest-so-important-democracy Why is protest so fundamental for human rights and democratic society? Here are six basic reasons why we need to protect and exercise the right to protest.This listicle is part of Right to Protest&nbs...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2017/six-reasons-why-protest-so-important-democracy">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:58:32 +0000 Richard Norman Q+A: What’s Going on with Brexit and the Irish Border? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2017/qa-what%E2%80%99s-going-brexit-and-irish-border As Brexit negotiations reach a critical juncture, the question of what to do about the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland &ndash; the only point where the UK will continue to meet the EU &nda...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2017/qa-what%E2%80%99s-going-brexit-and-irish-border">Read more</a> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:25:39 +0000 Connal Parr and Edward Burke Adam Smith: Is Democracy Always Better for the Poor? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2017/adam-smith-democracy-always-better-poor Branko Milanovic&nbsp;explores the age old question through Adam Smith.Who has read Adam Smith&rsquo;s Chapter 7, Book IV in The Wealth of Nations? It is an unusual chapter, located towards the end of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2017/adam-smith-democracy-always-better-poor">Read more</a> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:38:17 +0000 Branko Milanovic Just and Unjust Coups d’état? Zimbabwe and the Ethics of Military Takeover http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2017/just-and-unjust-coups-d%E2%80%99%C3%A9tat-zimbabwe-and-ethics-military-takeover Christopher J Finlay puts recent events in Zimbabwe into the broader context and history of coups.&nbsp;The phenomenon of &lsquo;coup d&rsquo;état&rsquo; has recently forced itself back into public c...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2017/just-and-unjust-coups-d%E2%80%99%C3%A9tat-zimbabwe-and-ethics-military-takeover">Read more</a> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 23:07:25 +0000 Christopher J Finlay Doughnut Economics: Towards an Economic Makeover http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2017/doughnut-economics-towards-economic-makeover On Thursday 23 November 2017, the Department of International Development hosted Kate Raworth to talk about her best selling&nbsp;book&nbsp;Doughnut Economics.&nbsp;Kate captivated the audience by usi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2017/doughnut-economics-towards-economic-makeover">Read more</a> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 11:52:03 +0000 Jireh Natalia Rodriguez Malagon To Uber or not to Uber? That is Your Question http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2017/uber-or-not-uber-your-question Activist Duncan Green explores the thorny Uber issue.OK, I&rsquo;m probably going to regret this but&hellip; should I use Uber taxis? I got into a big argument about this in Canada last week, not that...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2017/uber-or-not-uber-your-question">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 15:12:19 +0000 Duncan Green The Economic effects of Restricting Immigration – Lessons from US History http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2017/economic-effects-restricting-immigration-%E2%80%93-lessons-us-history Philipp Ager and Casper Worm Hansen explore the economic effects of restricting immigration.The issue of immigration &ndash; and whether or not to restrict it &ndash; is hotly debated. Promising stric...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2017/economic-effects-restricting-immigration-%E2%80%93-lessons-us-history">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 09:24:54 +0000 Philipp Ager and Casper Worm Hansen The Closing Space of Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/11/2017/closing-space-democracy In order to stop democracy drying up, it is necessary to understand what democratic backsliding looks like and how it takes shape.Illiberalism is rising and democratic norms are weakening around the w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/11/2017/closing-space-democracy">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 01:58:19 +0000 Geoffrey Macdonald and David Sands Book Review - Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade: International Food Governance and Trade in Agriculture http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/11/2017/book-review-sustainable-development-international-law-making-and-trade-international Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade: International Food Governance and Trade in Agriculture by Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. 428 pp., ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/11/2017/book-review-sustainable-development-international-law-making-and-trade-international">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 01:47:31 +0000 Reviewed by Franz Perrez When will Greece’s Refugee Emergency descend the EU Policy Agenda? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2017/when-will-greece%E2%80%99s-refugee-emergency-descend-eu-policy-agenda Why are there still such major variations between the increasingly optimistic EU official statements on the refugee situation in Greece and the more dismal media and first-hand accounts emerging from ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2017/when-will-greece%E2%80%99s-refugee-emergency-descend-eu-policy-agenda">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 16:51:37 +0000 Solon Ardittis Treat North Korea Like China http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2017/treat-north-korea-china Dave Anderson calls for realism over North Korea.President Trump essentially congratulated the Chinese several weeks ago when he said that he did not blame them for taking advantage of the United Stat...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2017/treat-north-korea-china">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:21:46 +0000 Dave Anderson Emergency Sexwork: Should NGOs recognize Transactional Sex as Livelihood Strategy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2017/emergency-sexwork-should-ngos-recognize-transactional-sex-livelihood-strategy Transactional sex is a widespread reality in humanitarian crises, and one of the strategies that many people use to secure their livelihoods. Dorothea Hilhorst, professor of humanitarian aid and recon...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2017/emergency-sexwork-should-ngos-recognize-transactional-sex-livelihood-strategy">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 23:29:56 +0000 Dorothea Hilhorst Is there a New Washington Consensus? An Analysis of Five World Development Reports. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2017/there-new-washington-consensus-analysis-five-world-development-reports Alice Evans earns Duncan Green&#39;s undying admiration (and ubergeek status) by casually revealing that she has read the last 5 WDRs on the day of their publication. Here she summarizes what they sho...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2017/there-new-washington-consensus-analysis-five-world-development-reports">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:40:17 +0000 Alice Evans New Business: The Private Sector as a New Global Development Player http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2017/new-business-private-sector-new-global-development-player Dan Banik and Jason Miklian show how and why the private sector&#39;s role in sustainable development has become a $2 trillion shadow industry, and ask what this change means for the future of develop...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2017/new-business-private-sector-new-global-development-player">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:57:42 +0000 Dan Banik and Jason Miklian After Brexit and Catalonia, what will become of the EU? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2017/after-brexit-and-catalonia-what-will-become-eu The future of the European Union is surely in doubt.Brexit and Catalonia are the most glaring recent examples of the irrepressibly dynamic forces of nationalism that continue to exert powerful influen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2017/after-brexit-and-catalonia-what-will-become-eu">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:03:25 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou China's River-Based Inland Civil Nuclear Policy to Lead Developing Economy Energy Strategies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2017/chinas-river-based-inland-civil-nuclear-policy-lead-developing-economy-energy-strate Tristan Kenderdine looks at China&rsquo;s policy to export its civil nuclear program.Just as China&rsquo;s domestic thermal coal burning affects global climate, its non-fossil fuel policy shapes globa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2017/chinas-river-based-inland-civil-nuclear-policy-lead-developing-economy-energy-strate">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:27:25 +0000 Tristan Kenderdine How Citizens are Fighting Climate Change on the Global Stage http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/11/2017/how-citizens-are-fighting-climate-change-global-stage The United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, is an enormous event with a complex agenda. But here, on the ground, we see that it is much more than just a meeting of the signatories to the&n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/11/2017/how-citizens-are-fighting-climate-change-global-stage">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 14:40:30 +0000 Dawn R Bazely, Idil Boran, and Sapna Sharma Confirmed: The Poor have Borne the Cost of Tax and Welfare Reforms http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/11/2017/confirmed-poor-have-borne-cost-tax-and-welfare-reforms Are May and Cameron&#39;s welfare reforms a violation of human rights law?The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has just released a major analysis of the effects of tax and welfare reforms s...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/11/2017/confirmed-poor-have-borne-cost-tax-and-welfare-reforms">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:09:54 +0000 Koldo Casla Capitalism is Losing Support. It is Time for a New Deal http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2017/capitalism-losing-support-it-time-new-deal Zac Tate outlines the&nbsp;basis for a new deal.The financial crisis has led many to question the legitimacy of capitalism. The verdict, 10 years on, has not been favourable. In an opinion poll by You...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2017/capitalism-losing-support-it-time-new-deal">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:03:07 +0000 Zac Tate Why Video Games are the New IQ Tests http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2017/why-video-games-are-new-iq-tests Why gamers&#39; scores can reveal more than just thier dedication to thier hobby.Gamers won&rsquo;t be surprised. We and our colleagues have discovered a link between people&rsquo;s ability to play vi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2017/why-video-games-are-new-iq-tests">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:53:12 +0000 Peter Cowling, Anders Drachen and Athanasios Kokkinakis Women Mediating Peace Talks: A Long Road to Parity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2017/women-mediating-peace-talks-long-road-parity Stephenie Foster reports form a recent meeting at Durham university on increasing the number of women high-level mediators.Last week, I was at Durham University in a setting made for a Harry Potter mo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2017/women-mediating-peace-talks-long-road-parity">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:25:20 +0000 Stephenie Foster Let’s talk about Neo-Colonialism in Africa http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2017/let%E2%80%99s-talk-about-neo-colonialism-africa In this article, Mark Langan of Newcastle University re-engages the concept of &lsquo;neo-colonialism&rsquo; to make sense of the ongoing cycle of poverty in Africa and the failure of development.Neo-...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2017/let%E2%80%99s-talk-about-neo-colonialism-africa">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:21:38 +0000 Mark Langan The Age of Personalized Diplomacy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2017/age-personalized-diplomacy Ilan Manor explores the rise and constraints to digital&nbsp;diplomacy.Recent years have seen the mass migration of foreign ministries, embassies and diplomats to social media platforms. According to ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2017/age-personalized-diplomacy">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:00:42 +0000 Ilan Manor Nuclear Policy Remains a Strategic Decision, Despite Tactical Tail-Twisting on Twitter http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2017/nuclear-policy-remains-strategic-decision-despite-tactical-tail-twisting-twitter Despite fears a war of words on Twitter could trigger nuclear annihilation, a brief look at nuclear policy and social media shows Twitter can be used to reinforce strategic narratives that bring nucle...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2017/nuclear-policy-remains-strategic-decision-despite-tactical-tail-twisting-twitter">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:58:24 +0000 Ben O'Loughlin Subnational Climate Finance: Filling the Gap http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2017/subnational-climate-finance-filling-gap Cities, states, provinces, and other subnational governments are taking a leadership role in fighting climate change. But how will they pay for it? &nbsp;New mechanisms are starting to fill the gap.Gl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2017/subnational-climate-finance-filling-gap">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:35:58 +0000 Alex Clark Green Finance? Why Global Banks are Pledging Billions to Fight Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2017/green-finance-why-global-banks-are-pledging-billions-fight-climate-change Simon Wilde explores recent moves by large global banks to tackle climate change.&nbsp;Banking giant&nbsp;HSBC&nbsp;has pledged US$100 billion (&pound;76 billion) to &ldquo;fight climate change&rdquo;...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2017/green-finance-why-global-banks-are-pledging-billions-fight-climate-change">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:53:05 +0000 Simon Wilde Democracy is Dead: Long Live Democracy! http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2017/democracy-dead-long-live-democracy Any successful attempt to prevent the real social media pathologies &ndash; such as extremist, abusive and hateful behavior online &ndash; must be multi-faceted, thoughtful, collaborative and evidence...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2017/democracy-dead-long-live-democracy">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:31:50 +0000 Helen Margetts European Worries about Isolationist Trends http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2017/european-worries-about-isolationist-trends Populist shocks in the UK and US threaten the multilateral order on which the EU depends. What lies behind these earthquakes, and what does it mean for Europe? Withdrawing from the world is no solutio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2017/european-worries-about-isolationist-trends">Read more</a> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:34:00 +0000 Maria Demertzis Dining Alone…in a Hyper-Competitive World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2017/dining-alone%E2%80%A6in-hyper-competitive-world Branko Milanovic comments on how dining alone can be a retreat from our hyper competitive world.After living mostly by myself in New York for four years and having had dinner alone for at least 400 ti...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2017/dining-alone%E2%80%A6in-hyper-competitive-world">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:57:46 +0000 Branko Milanovic The World is in Economic, Political and Environmental Gridlock – Here’s Why http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2017/world-economic-political-and-environmental-gridlock-%E2%80%93-here%E2%80%99s-why The&nbsp;crisis of contemporary democracy&nbsp;has become a major subject of political science in recent years. Despite this, the symptoms of this crisis &ndash; the vote for Brexit and Trump, among o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2017/world-economic-political-and-environmental-gridlock-%E2%80%93-here%E2%80%99s-why">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:32:42 +0000 David Held and Thomas Hale How to Avoid War and Conflict – with a little Help from Social Psychology http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/11/2017/how-avoid-war-and-conflict-%E2%80%93-little-help-social-psychology The posturing of US President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un give rise to a terrifying realisation: that we are moving closer to a nuclear war. The recognition that such a war could ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/11/2017/how-avoid-war-and-conflict-%E2%80%93-little-help-social-psychology">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:58:02 +0000 Ken Rotenberg When Open Societies Fail http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2017/when-open-societies-fail Why is Wikipedia mostly OK, but so many comments at the end of newspaper articles make you weep for humanity&rsquo;s future &ndash; when both are open for everyone to write?In October 2017 Jimmy Wales...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2017/when-open-societies-fail">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:53:56 +0000 Danny Quah Life in 2030: These are the 4 Things Experts Can't Predict http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2017/life-2030-these-are-4-things-experts-cant-predict Alvin Toffler predicted a future in his 1970 bestseller Future Shock that looks much like today&rsquo;s reality. He anticipated the rise of the internet, the sharing economy, companies built on &ldquo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2017/life-2030-these-are-4-things-experts-cant-predict">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 12:30:15 +0000 Lee Rainie Is Truth a Political Luxury? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2017/truth-political-luxury Julian Baggini&nbsp;on lies, damn lies, and political realities.Politicians lie. That has to be one of the most universal and least controversial claims anyone could make, anywhere in the world. We sm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2017/truth-political-luxury">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:04:46 +0000 Julian Baggini We Need to Talk About Europe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2017/we-need-talk-about-europe What are the Brexit answers &ndash; and what indeed are the right questions? Anthony Barnett&rsquo;s new book, &lsquo;Lure of Greatness&rsquo; triggers a lively exchange of opinion with Simon Maxwell....<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2017/we-need-talk-about-europe">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 12:40:11 +0000 Anthony Barnett and Simon Maxwell Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin: Breaking Through the Political Barriers to Free Education http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2017/noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin-breaking-through-political-barriers-free-education This is the final part of a wide-ranging interview with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin.In an increasingly unequal country, the stakes are high for debates over stud...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2017/noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin-breaking-through-political-barriers-free-education">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:32:31 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou Foundations 20 (F20): Non-Governmental Actors in Global Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2017/foundations-20-f20-non-governmental-actors-global-governance At the Group of Twenty Leaders Summits (&ldquo;G20&rdquo;) and its affinity groups, like the Business 20, Youth 20, and Women 20, we are seeing the emergence of new groupings of international multi-st...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2017/foundations-20-f20-non-governmental-actors-global-governance">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Nov 2017 09:42:50 +0000 Keith Porter Bailout, Bail-in and Incentives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2017/bailout-bail-and-incentives Ever since the outbreak of the global financial crisis, more and more rules have been developed to reduce the public cost of banking crises and increase the private sector&rsquo;s share of the cost.&n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2017/bailout-bail-and-incentives">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:02:25 +0000 Silvia Merler 40.3 Million Slaves: Challenging the Hypocrisy of Modern Slavery Statistics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2017/403-million-slaves-challenging-hypocrisy-modern-slavery-statistics The new estimates on modern slavery hide incontrovertible biases within them, but their weight will be used to justify the actions of &lsquo;white saviours&rsquo; for years to come.The emotive power o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2017/403-million-slaves-challenging-hypocrisy-modern-slavery-statistics">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:38:06 +0000 Elizabeth A. Faulkner Can Mass Mobilization Wars Increase Income Inequality? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/11/2017/can-mass-mobilization-wars-increase-income-inequality Branko Milanovic explores the link between mass wars and inequality.&nbsp;It has &nbsp;become somewhat of a truism to hold that big mass mobilization cause income inequality to decrease. I think we ma...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/11/2017/can-mass-mobilization-wars-increase-income-inequality">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:55:50 +0000 Branko Milanovic What Young Britons Really think about Brexit and their Prospects Outside the EU http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/11/2017/what-young-britons-really-think-about-brexit-and-their-prospects-outside-eu Avril Keating explores research on what young Britons really think about Brexit.In the immediate aftermath of the EU referendum, much was made of how devastated young people were by the result. A surv...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/11/2017/what-young-britons-really-think-about-brexit-and-their-prospects-outside-eu">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:36:08 +0000 Avril Keating Humans and Artificial Intelligence: Rivalry or Romance? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2017/humans-and-artificial-intelligence-rivalry-or-romance Humans will work increasingly closely with machines, and we need to prepare people for that, write Terence Tse, Mark Esposito and Danny Goh.Artificial intelligence (AI) has been developing at a fright...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2017/humans-and-artificial-intelligence-rivalry-or-romance">Read more</a> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:41:55 +0000 Terence Tse, Mark Esposito and Danny Goh COP23: Time to Listen to Severely Threatened Islands http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2017/cop23-time-listen-severely-threatened-islands For the first time, a paradise in danger will host the UN climate talks. Can Fiji&rsquo;s presidency bring about the desperately needed global partnerships for island nations?The&nbsp;23rd UN Climate ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2017/cop23-time-listen-severely-threatened-islands">Read more</a> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:27:43 +0000 Alison Singer Book Review - Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/10/2017/book-review-nations-torn-asunder-challenge-civil-war Nations Torn Asunder: The Challenge of Civil War by Bill Kissane. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 285 pp., &pound;18.99 hardcover 978-0-19-960287-2This book deals with the proliferation of civi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/10/2017/book-review-nations-torn-asunder-challenge-civil-war">Read more</a> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:51:42 +0000 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo The Failed Dream of a Russian Revolution http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/10/2017/failed-dream-russian-revolution C.J. Polychroniou looks back at the October Revolution and its ramifications.Exactly one hundred years ago today, in the evening of October 25, 1917, the Winter Palace in Petrograd (today&#39;s St Pet...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/10/2017/failed-dream-russian-revolution">Read more</a> Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:31:04 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou Imagining Our Way Beyond Neoliberalism: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2017/imagining-our-way-beyond-neoliberalism-dialogue-noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin This is the second part of a wide-ranging interview with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin.C.J. Polychroniou: Noam, racism, inequality, mass incarceration and gun viol...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2017/imagining-our-way-beyond-neoliberalism-dialogue-noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:56:14 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou New Zealand’s New Government: “Capitalism must regain its human face” http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2017/new-zealand%E2%80%99s-new-government-%E2%80%9Ccapitalism-must-regain-its-human-face%E2%80%9D Nina Hall&nbsp; asks what the New Zealand election can tell us about global political shifts?&nbsp;Yesterday New Zealand&rsquo;s new government was sworn into office. At its helm is a young, dynamic w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2017/new-zealand%E2%80%99s-new-government-%E2%80%9Ccapitalism-must-regain-its-human-face%E2%80%9D">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:23:35 +0100 Nina Hall An Irrational Choice: Behavioural Economist wins Nobel Prize http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2017/irrational-choice-behavioural-economist-wins-nobel-prize Konstantinos Efstathiou explores the prize winner&#39;s contributions.Martin Sandbu in the FT lists some of Thaler&rsquo;s seminal contributions to behavioural economics, which reveal people&rsquo;s b...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2017/irrational-choice-behavioural-economist-wins-nobel-prize">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 18:09:08 +0100 Konstantinos Efstathiou Never Forget Politics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/10/2017/never-forget-politics Civil society must keep the dialogue over migration open, to retain relevance and to survive.The so-called European migration crisis and the populist political backlash that ensued &ndash; even if und...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/10/2017/never-forget-politics">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:41:42 +0100 Tom?? Jungwirth The EU isn’t Protectionist – it’s One of the Most Open Economies in the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/10/2017/eu-isn%E2%80%99t-protectionist-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-one-most-open-economies-world US President Donald Trump recently criticised the EU for being protectionist, and several political figures in the UK have suggested that Brexit will allow the country to remove protectionist tariffs ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/10/2017/eu-isn%E2%80%99t-protectionist-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-one-most-open-economies-world">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:35:42 +0100 Mark Manger and Atom Vayalinkal Xi Jinping sets out Plans to make China Great Again http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2017/xi-jinping-sets-out-plans-make-china-great-again As&nbsp;Xi Jinping takes up a second 5-year term, Jinghan Zeng explores his plans to make his nation great again.In 1793, in his letter to Britain&rsquo;s King George III, China&rsquo;s Qianlong emper...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2017/xi-jinping-sets-out-plans-make-china-great-again">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:00:02 +0100 Jinghan Zeng Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2017/blueprint-progressive-us-dialogue-noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin This is the first part of a wide-ranging interview with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin.Not long after taking office, it became evident that Donald Trump had engaged...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2017/blueprint-progressive-us-dialogue-noam-chomsky-and-robert-pollin">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Oct 2017 09:43:43 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou Revolution, Again, At the End of the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/10/2017/revolution-again-end-world Brian Stoddart explores New Zealand&#39;s recent elections.A tiny outpost slightly north of Antarctica, New Zealand is long renowned as a social laboratory. In 1893 it became the first country to give...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/10/2017/revolution-again-end-world">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:27:39 +0100 Brian Stoddart Beyond Gridlock in World Politics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2017/beyond-gridlock-world-politics Deepening interdependence, due in part to the success of the postwar order, has created structural gridlock in world politics and contributed to an anti-global backlash across the world. Beyond Gridlo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2017/beyond-gridlock-world-politics">Read more</a> Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:53:58 +0100 Thomas Hale and David Held Book Review - The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/10/2017/book-review-contradictions-capital-twenty-first-century-piketty-opportunity The Contradictions of Capital in the Twenty-First Century: The Piketty Opportunity. Pat Hudson and Keith Tribe (eds). Columbia University Press. 2017.&nbsp;In The Contradictions of Capital in the Twen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/10/2017/book-review-contradictions-capital-twenty-first-century-piketty-opportunity">Read more</a> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:55:16 +0100 Reviewed by George Maier 13th Five-year Plan on International Capacity Cooperation—China Exports the Project System http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2017/13th-five-year-plan-international-capacity-cooperation%E2%80%94china-exports-project-system Expected for over a year, China&rsquo;s 13th&nbsp;Five-year Plan on International Capacity Cooperation is not forthcoming. When finally released, it will detail China&rsquo;s trade and industry policy...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2017/13th-five-year-plan-international-capacity-cooperation%E2%80%94china-exports-project-system">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:44:19 +0100 Tristan Kenderdine Barcelona/EU: Dysfunctional Multilevel Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2017/barcelonaeu-dysfunctional-multilevel-governance The Catalan crisis has caught Europe by surprise. Some in Madrid may also have been unprepared. Yet most Catalans &ndash; regardless of their views on independence &ndash; were not startled at all. Ba...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2017/barcelonaeu-dysfunctional-multilevel-governance">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:40:06 +0100 Angel Saz-Carranza Does Europe have its Swagger Back? How Europe can Chart a Liberal Path for the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2017/does-europe-have-its-swagger-back-how-europe-can-chart-liberal-path-world Mark Nance argues that Europe can be an effective champion of a liberal world order, but only if it &nbsp;ensures that European integration yields a more social political economy.As an American academ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2017/does-europe-have-its-swagger-back-how-europe-can-chart-liberal-path-world">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:18:28 +0100 Mark Nance Hurricanes Make the Need to Dismantle Colonial Economics in the Caribbean Increasingly Urgent http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/10/2017/hurricanes-make-need-dismantle-colonial-economics-caribbean-increasingly-urgent In the wake of recent events, Nikolaos Karagiannis and C.J. Polychroniou explore what can be done to build the Caribbean&rsquo;s future resilience to hurricanes.&nbsp;Hurricanes have always been a par...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/10/2017/hurricanes-make-need-dismantle-colonial-economics-caribbean-increasingly-urgent">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:17:30 +0100 Nikolaos Karagiannis and C.J. Polychroniou Russia’s Strategic Narrative helps neither Russia nor the West http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/10/2017/russia%E2%80%99s-strategic-narrative-helps-neither-russia-nor-west This is the first post in Ben&rsquo;s new series on &#39;strategic narratives&#39; - the stories policymakers tell to build legitimacy for their plans in different policy domains.The idea has taken ho...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/10/2017/russia%E2%80%99s-strategic-narrative-helps-neither-russia-nor-west">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:03:01 +0100 Ben O'Loughlin - with Alister Miskimmon Trade and Migration: Substitutes or Complements? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2017/trade-and-migration-substitutes-or-complements Branko Milanovic explores the ideal of a world &ldquo;without injustice of birth&rdquo;.A&nbsp;friend sent me this interesting but slightly odd (I have to say so at the outset) article by Robert Shill...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2017/trade-and-migration-substitutes-or-complements">Read more</a> Fri, 13 Oct 2017 10:25:59 +0100 Branko Milanovic The Future of the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2017/future-middle-east This is the concluding chapter of the forthcoming e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest, edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton. All the chapter...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2017/future-middle-east">Read more</a> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:58:08 +0100 Hugh Miles We still have time to Save Democracy. Here’s How http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2017/we-still-have-time-save-democracy-here%E2%80%99s-how Martin Chungong introduces a campaign to protect democracies&#39; institutions.Democracy today is widely seen as under siege. We acknowledge this, but a distinction should be made between the principl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2017/we-still-have-time-save-democracy-here%E2%80%99s-how">Read more</a> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:24:19 +0100 Martin Chungong Book Review: Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/10/2017/book-review-crisis-and-sustainability-delusion-free-markets In Crisis and Sustainability: The Delusion of Free Markets, Alessandro Vercelli argues that the concepts of freedom which underpin neoliberal economics are at odds with those required for a sustainabl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/10/2017/book-review-crisis-and-sustainability-delusion-free-markets">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:14:45 +0100 Reviewed by Chris Shaw We Need to Talk about International Relations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/10/2017/we-need-talk-about-international-relations Herman T. Saltonon on the art of teaching international relations in a globalized world.&ldquo;Professor, you are biased.&rdquo; This comment&mdash;made by one of my students in the midst of a heated ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/10/2017/we-need-talk-about-international-relations">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:23:32 +0100 Herman T. Salton Could we Build a Blade Runner-style ‘Replicant’? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2017/could-we-build-blade-runner-style-%E2%80%98replicant%E2%80%99 Fumiya Iida explores how close we are to the film&#39;s robotic vision.The new Blade Runner sequel&nbsp;will return us to a world where sophisticated androids made with organic body parts can match th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2017/could-we-build-blade-runner-style-%E2%80%98replicant%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:30:47 +0100 Fumiya Iida India can bring Prosperity and Social Justice to a Fifth of the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2017/india-can-bring-prosperity-and-social-justice-fifth-world Viraj Mehta unpicks the potential of India&rsquo;s &lsquo;unique experiment in human history&rsquo;.Those of us who grew up in India in the 1980s, when only one national television channel was on air,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2017/india-can-bring-prosperity-and-social-justice-fifth-world">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Oct 2017 11:17:57 +0100 Viraj Mehta Saudi Arabia’s Economic Ambitions and Growth http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/world-economy-trade-and-finance/saudi-arabia%E2%80%99s-economic-ambitions-and-growth Saudi Arabia&rsquo;s Vision 2030 envisages increasing the private sector&rsquo;s share of economic output to 65%. Output per worker in the non-oil economy must rise by 4% annually over the next 13 yea...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/world-economy-trade-and-finance/saudi-arabia%E2%80%99s-economic-ambitions-and-growth">Read more</a> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:21:05 +0100 Nick Stadtmiller The Perverse Seductiveness of Fernando Pessoa http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2017/perverse-seductiveness-fernando-pessoa Branko Milanovic explores lessons from Fernando Pessoa&#39;s &#39;The anarchist banker&#39;.It is impossible to spend a few days in Lisbon and to be a compulsive voyeur of bookstores, without noticing...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2017/perverse-seductiveness-fernando-pessoa">Read more</a> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:46:59 +0100 Branko Milanovic A Jamaican Germany is Good for Europe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2017/jamaican-germany-good-europe After a surprising election result, Europe is closely watching German coalition negotiations. A so-called Jamaica coalition of conservatives, liberals and greens is the most likely outcome, but many f...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2017/jamaican-germany-good-europe">Read more</a> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 10:35:08 +0100 Guntram B. Wolff Oil Conflict and Kurdish Independence http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/10/2017/oil-conflict-and-kurdish-independence Morgan Bazilian, Peri-Khan Aqrawi-Whitcomb, Paasha Mahdavi, and Cyril Widdershoven examine the similaritires and differences between an independent Kurdistan and South Sudan.IndependenceThe Iraqi&rsqu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/10/2017/oil-conflict-and-kurdish-independence">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:10:39 +0100 Morgan Bazilian, Peri-Khan Aqrawi-Whitcomb, Paasha Mahdavi, and Cyril Widdershoven Digital Diplomacy as a Tool for Contesting Reality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/10/2017/digital-diplomacy-tool-contesting-reality llan Manor examines digital diplomats&rsquo; ability to reach new audiences and construct competing versions of reality.In 1987, James Der Derian&nbsp;conceptualized&nbsp;diplomacy as the mediation of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/10/2017/digital-diplomacy-tool-contesting-reality">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:49:19 +0100 Ilan Manor Trump’s Return to ‘Drug War’ Rhetoric is Unlikely to Succeed in a Region that has largely Rejected its Effectiveness http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/10/2017/trump%E2%80%99s-return-%E2%80%98drug-war%E2%80%99-rhetoric-unlikely-succeed-region-has-largely-rejected-its- Under Donald Trump, US federal drug policy has undergone a fairly dramatic reversal. The Obama administration&rsquo;s criticisms of the &lsquo;war on drugs&rsquo; are gone, replaced by a seeming retur...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/10/2017/trump%E2%80%99s-return-%E2%80%98drug-war%E2%80%99-rhetoric-unlikely-succeed-region-has-largely-rejected-its-">Read more</a> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 12:52:02 +0100 John Collins Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/10/2017/women%E2%80%99s-rights-middle-east-and-north-africa This is a chapter of the forthcoming e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest, edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton. Freely available chapters wi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/10/2017/women%E2%80%99s-rights-middle-east-and-north-africa">Read more</a> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:45:56 +0100 Nadereh Chamlou Global Politics at a Crossroads http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/10/2017/global-politics-crossroads This is a transcript of a talk given by David Held at the Federazione Nazionale dei Cavalieri del Lavoro as part of a conference on &lsquo;The Challenge to Western Democracies: The role of Europe and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/10/2017/global-politics-crossroads">Read more</a> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:08:53 +0100 David Held The Future of Europe and the New World Disorder: An Interview With Political Economist C.J. Polychroniou http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/10/2017/future-europe-and-new-world-disorder-interview-political-economist-cj-polychroniou C.J. Polychroniou on recent developments in Europe, including&nbsp;Brexit, Catalonia, Greece and the rise of the extreme right.Since the outbreak of the euro crisis, which was directly linked to the g...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/10/2017/future-europe-and-new-world-disorder-interview-political-economist-cj-polychroniou">Read more</a> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:11:31 +0100 Alexandra Boutri and Marcus Rolle When Domestic Politics Trumps Foreign Policy: The United States and the Iran Nuclear Deal http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2017/when-domestic-politics-trumps-foreign-policy-united-states-and-iran-nuclear-deal In the run-up to the nuclear deal&#39;s second anniversary, Cornelius Adebahr warns of the need for a rational approach to Iran.For over three decades, American policy towards Iran could build on broa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2017/when-domestic-politics-trumps-foreign-policy-united-states-and-iran-nuclear-deal">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:40:23 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr Dementia is set to become a $2 Trillion Global Crisis. Here's Why http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2017/dementia-set-become-2-trillion-global-crisis-heres-why The world&rsquo;s population is ageing. Improvements in healthcare in the past century have meant people are living longer, but this has also resulted in an increase in the number of people with condi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2017/dementia-set-become-2-trillion-global-crisis-heres-why">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:15:34 +0100 Jeremy Hughes Can Democracy alone deliver Prosperity and Stability? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2017/can-democracy-alone-deliver-prosperity-and-stability Democracy worldwide faces deep challenges. But good ideas can help overcome them.Is democracy the only kind of political system that can deliver on prosperity and stability? This is the question that ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2017/can-democracy-alone-deliver-prosperity-and-stability">Read more</a> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 12:30:07 +0100 Alina Rocha Menocal Book Review - Exploring the EU’s Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2017/book-review-exploring-eu%E2%80%99s-legitimacy-crisis-dark-heart-europe Exploring the EU&rsquo;s Legitimacy Crisis: The Dark Heart of Europe by Christian Schweiger.&nbsp;Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (New Horizons in European Politics series) 2016. 296 pp, &pound;85 hardcover ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2017/book-review-exploring-eu%E2%80%99s-legitimacy-crisis-dark-heart-europe">Read more</a> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 08:49:11 +0100 Reviewed by Paul Copeland A Responsibility to Prepare: Governing in an Age of Unprecedented Risks and Unprecedented Foresight http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/09/2017/responsibility-prepare-governing-age-unprecedented-risks-and-unprecedented-foresight Sherri Goodman, Caitlin Werrell, Francesco Femia and Shiloh Fetzek argue that due to advances in our ability to predict unprecedented risks states have a combined &lsquo;Responsibility to Prepare&rsqu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/09/2017/responsibility-prepare-governing-age-unprecedented-risks-and-unprecedented-foresight">Read more</a> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 09:15:43 +0100 Sherri Goodman, Caitlin Werrell, Francesco Femia and Shiloh Fetzek Kurdistan’s Referendum: Why Turnout Matters http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/09/2017/kurdistan%E2%80%99s-referendum-why-turnout-matters Davan Yahya Khalil explores what a yes vote might mean for Kurdistan and its neighbours.Kurdistan&rsquo;s referendum may seem like a foregone conclusion, but with so much at stake now for the region, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/09/2017/kurdistan%E2%80%99s-referendum-why-turnout-matters">Read more</a> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:06:26 +0100 Davan Yahya Khalil Greece and Economic Recovery: Fake News in Action http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/09/2017/greece-and-economic-recovery-fake-news-action The Greek &#39;economic success&#39; story advanced by Tsipras et al would have been funny if it wasn&#39;t such a serious matter.Ten years ago, the implosion of Lehman Brothers ignited a financial cr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/09/2017/greece-and-economic-recovery-fake-news-action">Read more</a> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:30:46 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou Theresa May in Florence: What Advice would Machiavelli have for Brexit? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/09/2017/theresa-may-florence-what-advice-would-machiavelli-have-brexit Andrew Campbell examines the latest Brexit developments through&nbsp;Machiavelli.The choice of Santa Maria Novella in Florence as the location for Theresa May&rsquo;s second set-piece speech on Brexit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/09/2017/theresa-may-florence-what-advice-would-machiavelli-have-brexit">Read more</a> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:11:08 +0100 Andrew Campbell Halting Climate Disruption Requires Pragmatic Strategies under the Paris Treaty Architecture http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/09/2017/halting-climate-disruption-requires-pragmatic-strategies-under-paris-treaty-architec Johannes Urpelainen explores a recent call to arms on climate change and argues we must move beyond unrealistic targets.In December 2015, the Paris Agreement on climate change brought climate policy b...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/09/2017/halting-climate-disruption-requires-pragmatic-strategies-under-paris-treaty-architec">Read more</a> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:40:40 +0100 Johannes Urpelainen Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The New Secretary-General and UN Reform http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/global-governance/looking-back-looking-ahead-new-secretary-general-and-un-reform Every incoming Secretary-General is expected to make the United Nations (UN) more fit for purpose. The new Secretary-General is no exception with António Guterres under pressure to leverage his honey...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/global-governance/looking-back-looking-ahead-new-secretary-general-and-un-reform">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:33:59 +0100 Michael Schroeder Book Review - Digital, Political, Radical http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/09/2017/book-review-digital-political-radical Digital, Political, Radical by Natalie Fenton. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity, 2016. 232 pp, &pound;55 hardcover 978-0-7456-5086-9, &pound;16.99 paperback 978-0-7456-5087-6, &pound;16.99 e-book 978-...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/09/2017/book-review-digital-political-radical">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:20:51 +0100 Reviewed by Joanna Redden Clickbait and Impact: How Academia has been Hacked http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2017/clickbait-and-impact-how-academia-has-been-hacked It has become increasingly clear that prevailing academic incentive structures have a potentially damaging and distorting effect on the nature of academic debates.&nbsp;Portia Roelofs&nbsp;and&nbsp;Ma...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2017/clickbait-and-impact-how-academia-has-been-hacked">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:47:43 +0100 Portia Roelofs and Max Gallien World Heritage, Government Action and Private Finance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2017/world-heritage-government-action-and-private-finance David Ritter explores the persistence of threats to the Great Barrier Reef.The deterioration of the world&rsquo;s ecology is an existential challenge to global governance. While global instruments suc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2017/world-heritage-government-action-and-private-finance">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:57:32 +0100 David Ritter How I Lost My Past http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/09/2017/how-i-lost-my-past Branko Milanovic with a note on&nbsp;nostalgia.In almost all recent literature that analyzes Br-exit and Trump-entry, there is a constant theme of a fall from the heady days at the end of the Cold War...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/09/2017/how-i-lost-my-past">Read more</a> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:28:39 +0100 Branko Milanovic Humanizing Technology http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/09/2017/humanizing-technology It&rsquo;s easier to turn technology in the direction of democracy and social justice when it&rsquo;s developed with social and emotional intelligence.&nbsp;Can we use the internet to enhance deep hum...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/09/2017/humanizing-technology">Read more</a> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:17:33 +0100 Kaliya Young The Black Sea-Caspian Region in Post-Conflict Energy Security Cooperation Scenarios: What Role for the Future? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/climate-change-energy-and-sustainability/black-sea-caspian-region-post-conflict-energy-secu The expansion of multinational pipelines for the transportation of oil and gas has created new opportunities for both cooperation and competition, with implications for stability and prosperity in the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/climate-change-energy-and-sustainability/black-sea-caspian-region-post-conflict-energy-secu">Read more</a> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:50:30 +0100 Elkhan Nuriyev North Korea: Of Troubled Waters and Oil http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/09/2017/north-korea-troubled-waters-and-oil Once the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China is behind us next month, Xi Jinping may be willing and able to strike a deal with Donald Trump under the terms of which China would completely ha...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/09/2017/north-korea-troubled-waters-and-oil">Read more</a> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 10:32:14 +0100 Alastair Newton Living Together in Tunisia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/09/2017/living-together-tunisia With a population of about 12 million, Tunisia is 99% Sunni Muslim. The remaining 1% is a mixture of Shi&rsquo;a Muslims, Christians, Jews, and Baha&rsquo;is. The historical background of Tunisia is v...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/09/2017/living-together-tunisia">Read more</a> Sun, 17 Sep 2017 10:04:24 +0100 Khadija Arfaoui If Women Ruled the World, Would it be so Different? From Differentialism to a Focus on Ideology http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/09/2017/if-women-ruled-world-would-it-be-so-different-differentialism-focus-ideology A performance featured during the summer at the Manchester International Festival&nbsp;attempted to tackle the following timeless question: if women ruled the world, would they confront pressing socia...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/09/2017/if-women-ruled-world-would-it-be-so-different-differentialism-focus-ideology">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Sep 2017 10:43:10 +0100 Sophie Heine How ‘Chollywood’ blockbuster Wolf Warriors 2 echoes changes in China’s foreign policy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2017/how-%E2%80%98chollywood%E2%80%99-blockbuster-wolf-warriors-2-echoes-changes-china%E2%80%99s-foreign-policy When Hollywood is not being&nbsp;criticised for being a liberal mouthpiece, it is often viewed as a&nbsp;front for American foreign policy. The time-honoured example of this is the&nbsp;Rambo series&n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2017/how-%E2%80%98chollywood%E2%80%99-blockbuster-wolf-warriors-2-echoes-changes-china%E2%80%99s-foreign-policy">Read more</a> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 09:43:12 +0100 Tom Harper Transformative Research: is it the way forward for Africa? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/09/2017/transformative-research-it-way-forward-africa A growing number of policymakers, researchers and funding bodies have gotten excited about transformative research on Africa. Transformative research, they claim, may support progress towards economic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/09/2017/transformative-research-it-way-forward-africa">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:56:07 +0100 Florence Dafe and Babette Never Education is Key to our Refugee Crisis Response. Here's Why http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/09/2017/education-key-our-refugee-crisis-response-heres-why-0 The world&rsquo;s growing refugee crisis is not only about numbers. It is also about time.There are 17.2 million refugees under UNHCR&rsquo;s mandate, and half of them are under the age of 18.By the e...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/09/2017/education-key-our-refugee-crisis-response-heres-why-0">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 09:48:00 +0100 Filippo Grandi Prerequisites for Peace in Palestine/Israel http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/09/2017/prerequisites-peace-palestineisrael This people-focused contribution questions fundamental assumptions about the persistence of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and discusses prerequisites for alternative strategies. It argues that with...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/09/2017/prerequisites-peace-palestineisrael">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:17:49 +0100 Alaa Tartir Are Catastrophic Disasters Striking More Often? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/09/2017/are-catastrophic-disasters-striking-more-often No sooner had Hurricane Harvey&rsquo;s record rains receded from Houston and neighboring cities than the&nbsp;residents of Florida began bracing&nbsp;for a wallop from an even more powerful storm. And...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/09/2017/are-catastrophic-disasters-striking-more-often">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 09:09:52 +0100 Jay L. Zagorsky An Arab Perspective on Channel 4’s "The State" http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/09/2017/arab-perspective-channel-4%E2%80%99s-state A review of Channel 4&#39;s &quot;The State&quot;, a show that takes ISIS as its subject and Syria as its backdrop. But does it deliver on its promises?&quot;The State&quot; is a four-part television ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/09/2017/arab-perspective-channel-4%E2%80%99s-state">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 08:57:05 +0100 Fadia Faqir Weathering Catastrophic Storms: the Science and Philosophy of Hurricane Prediction http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/09/2017/weathering-catastrophic-storms-science-and-philosophy-hurricane-prediction The science of predicting hurricanes is crucial for disaster management and insurance, but also raises difficult methodological and philosophical questions. In this post,&nbsp;Joe Roussos&nbsp;asks wh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/09/2017/weathering-catastrophic-storms-science-and-philosophy-hurricane-prediction">Read more</a> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 09:42:39 +0100 Joe Roussos Is Trump the New Multicultural Internationalist? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2017/trump-new-multicultural-internationalist Patricia J. Sohn offers an alternative perspective on Trump&#39;s international engagements.&nbsp;I grew up decidedly on the Left. I have been so disgusted by local and national corruption in recent y...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2017/trump-new-multicultural-internationalist">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:38:44 +0100 Patricia J. Sohn Book Review: How China became a Market Economy - Julian Gewirtz’s “Unlikely Partners” http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2017/book-review-how-china-became-market-economy-julian-gewirtz%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cunlikely-partners%E2%80%9D Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China by&nbsp;Julian Gewirtz.&nbsp;Harvard University PressPerhaps the most momentous set of economic decisions in th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2017/book-review-how-china-became-market-economy-julian-gewirtz%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cunlikely-partners%E2%80%9D">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Sep 2017 14:27:24 +0100 Reviewed by Branko Milanovic Will Brexit Destroy the UK's Economy? An Interview With Malcolm Sawyer http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/09/2017/will-brexit-destroy-uks-economy-interview-malcolm-sawyer More than a year ago, British voters sent waves of shock throughout Europe and the world economy with their decision to withdraw from the European Union (EU). However, the impact of Brexit on the UK&#...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/09/2017/will-brexit-destroy-uks-economy-interview-malcolm-sawyer">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 12:30:04 +0100 C. J. Polychroniou and Marcus Rolle Is EU Regulation Really so Bad for the UK? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/09/2017/eu-regulation-really-so-bad-uk Gary Fooks and Tom Mills explore on of the main justifications given for Brexit.Government estimates suggest that around half of all UK legislation with an impact on business, charities, and the volun...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/09/2017/eu-regulation-really-so-bad-uk">Read more</a> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 10:49:16 +0100 Gary Fooks and Tom Mills The Mediterranean Reset: Introduction (A New GP E-Book out this Week) http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2017/mediterranean-reset-introduction-new-gp-e-book-out-week This is the introduction to &lsquo;The Mediterranean Reset: Geopolitics in a New Age&rsquo;, a new GP E-Book out later this week. Please see here for more about the volume.The Mediterranean waterway h...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2017/mediterranean-reset-introduction-new-gp-e-book-out-week">Read more</a> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:36:57 +0100 Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Daniela Huber and Maria Cristina Paciello Europe’s Migration Predicament - Outlook: An Insecure Perspective http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2017/europe%E2%80%99s-migration-predicament-outlook-insecure-perspective This is the last of a four-part series of posts on Poland&rsquo;s, Hungary&rsquo;s and the Czech Republic&rsquo;s perilous play with the EU&rsquo;s refugee relocation agreement.On July 26, 2017, a gen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2017/europe%E2%80%99s-migration-predicament-outlook-insecure-perspective">Read more</a> Mon, 04 Sep 2017 10:51:50 +0100 Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski and Roland Benedikter 5 Things we Learned from one of the World’s Biggest Surveys of Young People http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2017/5-things-we-learned-one-world%E2%80%99s-biggest-surveys-young-people Young people feel that they&rsquo;re not being listened to by global decision makers. But with over half of the world&rsquo;s population under the age of 30, it won&rsquo;t be long before they will be...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2017/5-things-we-learned-one-world%E2%80%99s-biggest-surveys-young-people">Read more</a> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:57:39 +0100 Callum Brodie Book Review - The Law of Deliberative Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2017/book-review-law-deliberative-democracy The Law of Deliberative Democracy by Ron Levy and Graeme Orr. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2016. 239 pp, &pound;110 hardcover 9780415705004, &pound;39.99 e-book 9781315890159With this book &ndash; The L...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2017/book-review-law-deliberative-democracy">Read more</a> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 10:33:36 +0100 Reviewed by Jonathan W. Kuyper Football Politics in Central Eastern Europe: A Symptom of Growing Anti-Europeanism and Anti-Globalization? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/health-and-social-policy/football-politics-central-eastern-europe-symptom-growing-anti-euro There is a discourse in Europe&rsquo;s current academic and political debate about growing Anti-Europeanism linked to Anti-Globalization in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region. Football culture ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/health-and-social-policy/football-politics-central-eastern-europe-symptom-growing-anti-euro">Read more</a> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 23:45:07 +0100 Roland Benedikter and Dariusz Wojtaszyn Why People believe in Conspiracy Theories – and How to Change their Minds http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2017/why-people-believe-conspiracy-theories-%E2%80%93-and-how-change-their-minds Mark Lorch explores why conspiracy theories spring up with such regularity.I&rsquo;m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game &ndash; their team has clearly won...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2017/why-people-believe-conspiracy-theories-%E2%80%93-and-how-change-their-minds">Read more</a> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:38:48 +0100 Mark Lorch Political Instrumentalizations of Europe’s Migration Crisis and New Alliances in the Making http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2017/political-instrumentalizations-europe%E2%80%99s-migration-crisis-and-new-alliances-making This is the third of a four-part series of posts on Poland&rsquo;s, Hungary&rsquo;s and the Czech Republic&rsquo;s perilous play with the EU&rsquo;s refugee relocation agreement.The EU&rsquo;s critici...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2017/political-instrumentalizations-europe%E2%80%99s-migration-crisis-and-new-alliances-making">Read more</a> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 10:47:00 +0100 Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski and Roland Benedikter Show me the Money: The Fight for Funding and Accountability for Women’s Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/08/2017/show-me-money-fight-funding-and-accountability-women%E2%80%99s-rights Aid donors, governments and the United Nations have made many commitments to gender equality. Their actions have been less impressive.Across United Nations programmes, gender equality is vastly underf...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/08/2017/show-me-money-fight-funding-and-accountability-women%E2%80%99s-rights">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 23:54:37 +0100 Spogmay Ahmed The New Neocons and the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/08/2017/new-neocons-and-middle-east We circulate today an updated version of Chapter 11 of our new serialised e-book &lsquo;The Future of the Middle East&rsquo;. Since this chapter was first published in April, there have been a number ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/08/2017/new-neocons-and-middle-east">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:30:15 +0100 Alastair Newton The Migration Question: A Highly Politicized Issue threatening to Split the European Union http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/08/2017/migration-question-highly-politicized-issue-threatening-split-european-union This is the second of a four-part series of posts on Poland&rsquo;s, Hungary&rsquo;s and the Czech Republic&rsquo;s perilous play with the EU&rsquo;s refugee relocation agreement.This is not the first...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/08/2017/migration-question-highly-politicized-issue-threatening-split-european-union">Read more</a> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:38:02 +0100 Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski and Roland Benedikter Book Review - A review of How China Escaped the Poverty Trap http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/08/2017/book-review-review-how-china-escaped-poverty-trap How China Escaped the Poverty Trap by Yuen Yuen Ang. 2016. Cornell University Press, Cornell Studies in Political Economy.We chose to highlight this book for the World Development Report (WDR) 2017 Se...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/08/2017/book-review-review-how-china-escaped-poverty-trap">Read more</a> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 10:03:57 +0100 Reviewed by Yongmei Zhou Europe’s Migration Predicament: The Refugees and Migrants Relocation Scheme as part of the EU’s Policy Fallacies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2017/europe%E2%80%99s-migration-predicament-refugees-and-migrants-relocation-scheme-part-eu%E2%80%99s-pol This is the first of a four-part series of posts on Poland&rsquo;s, Hungary&rsquo;s and the Czech Republic&rsquo;s perilous play with the EU&rsquo;s refugee relocation agreement.On June 13, 2017, the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2017/europe%E2%80%99s-migration-predicament-refugees-and-migrants-relocation-scheme-part-eu%E2%80%99s-pol">Read more</a> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 12:04:28 +0100 Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski and Roland Benedikter How the Humble Potato fuelled the Rise of Liberal Capitalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2017/how-humble-potato-fuelled-rise-liberal-capitalism What we eat matters to us &ndash; but we&rsquo;re not sure whether it ought to matter to anyone else. We generally insist that our diets are our business and resent being told to eat more fruit, consu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2017/how-humble-potato-fuelled-rise-liberal-capitalism">Read more</a> Thu, 24 Aug 2017 11:32:08 +0100 Rebecca Earle The Participation Gap: Is Citizen Participation Actually Good for Democracy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/08/2017/participation-gap-citizen-participation-actually-good-democracy The more people who participate in a democracy, the more democratic it becomes &ndash; or so de Tocqueville believed. But sceptics have challenged that assumption on the basis that not everyone has th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/08/2017/participation-gap-citizen-participation-actually-good-democracy">Read more</a> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 10:32:30 +0100 Russell J Dalton Political Islam Diminished http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/08/2017/political-islam-diminished Robin Lamb argues that the appeal of political Islam has severly diminished in most countries, but what comes next may not be any better. This chapter first appeared as blog on the Royal Society for A...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/08/2017/political-islam-diminished">Read more</a> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 11:39:49 +0100 Robin Lamb A Triangle in Trouble: Can the Nuclear Deal Hold? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/08/2017/triangle-trouble-can-nuclear-deal-hold Cornelius Adebahr examines Europe&#39;s options as the American-Iranian nuclear deal look set to falter.The geopolitical triangle between Europe, the United States, and Iran that brought about the nuc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/08/2017/triangle-trouble-can-nuclear-deal-hold">Read more</a> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 10:53:50 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr Cyberwarfare and the Russian Weaponisation of Information in the 2016 US Elections http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/science-and-technology/cyberwarfare-and-russian-weaponisation-information-2016-us-elections AbstractWhilst much has been written about the use of internet-based viruses as a cyberwarfare weapon to inflict damage on the infrastructure of other countries, one area that has not been examined co...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/science-and-technology/cyberwarfare-and-russian-weaponisation-information-2016-us-elections">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 11:20:40 +0100 Er-Win Tan Why Explaining Internal Strife in the United States through “Russian influence” is Lazy and Unhelpful http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/08/2017/why-explaining-internal-strife-united-states-through-%E2%80%9Crussian-influence%E2%80%9D-lazy-and-un When you find yourself doing the same thing Putin and his propaganda machine does, you&rsquo;re doing something wrong.On 11-12 August, violent clashes erupted between the far-right Unite the Right mov...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/08/2017/why-explaining-internal-strife-united-states-through-%E2%80%9Crussian-influence%E2%80%9D-lazy-and-un">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 10:26:25 +0100 Alexey Kovalev America's Selfie in the Age of Trump http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2017/americas-selfie-age-trump llan Manor explores America&#39;s changing use of social media under Trump.For over a decade the State Department has relied on social media sites to counter extremist narratives, engage in conversati...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2017/americas-selfie-age-trump">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:15:13 +0100 llan Manor Book Review - Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination: From Patriots to Victims http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2017/book-review-child-soldiers-western-imagination-patriots-victims Child Soldiers in the Western Imagination: From Patriots to Victims by David M. Rosen. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015. 238 pp, $90 hardcover 978-0-8135-6371-8, $34.95 paperback 978-...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2017/book-review-child-soldiers-western-imagination-patriots-victims">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:21:05 +0100 Reviewed by Kai Chen Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: Narratives, Political Practices and the Role of the State http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/08/2017/political-remittances-and-political-transnationalism-narratives-political-practices- Emma Chippendale explores a recent conference on&nbsp;Political Remittances and Political Transnationalism: Narratives, Political Practices and the Role of the State.On 19 and 20 June 2017, the confer...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/08/2017/political-remittances-and-political-transnationalism-narratives-political-practices-">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:57:30 +0100 Emma Chippendale Critical Voices in Critical Times: The Partition of India – Lessons Learned, an interview with Rajmohan Gandhi http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/08/2017/critical-voices-critical-times-partition-india-%E2%80%93-lessons-learned-interview-rajmohan- Rajmohan Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi distills the vital lessons from the past, the complicated legacy of independence and partition, and the enduring relevance of nonviolent resistance.Since th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/08/2017/critical-voices-critical-times-partition-india-%E2%80%93-lessons-learned-interview-rajmohan-">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:24:11 +0100 Linda Herrera Book Review: Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/08/2017/book-review-unlikely-partners-chinese-reformers-western-economists-and-making-global In Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists and the Making of Global China, Julian Gewirtz documents the interactions between western economists and Chinese intellectuals and decision-...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/08/2017/book-review-unlikely-partners-chinese-reformers-western-economists-and-making-global">Read more</a> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:31:11 +0100 Yao Han English Language and American Solipsism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/08/2017/english-language-and-american-solipsism Branko Milanovic explores attitudes to the global hegemony of the English language.&nbsp;Several months ago Simon Kuper published&nbsp;what seemed to me a bizarre piece in the weekend edition of the F...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/08/2017/english-language-and-american-solipsism">Read more</a> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:00:55 +0100 Branko Milanovic The US Response to North Korea: The Cyber Option http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2017/us-response-north-korea-cyber-option Matthew S. Cohen argues that cyber-space may be the best way for the US to respond to North Korea.&nbsp;The tragic death of Otto Warmbier, the continued captivity of three additional American citizens...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2017/us-response-north-korea-cyber-option">Read more</a> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:45:56 +0100 Matthew S. Cohen Mothers, Bombs, and a whole lot of Gender Clichés http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2017/mothers-bombs-and-whole-lot-gender-clich%C3%A9s After the US dropped one of the biggest explosives ever used in Afghanistan earlier this year, critics objected to the use of the name &lsquo;mother of all bombs.&rsquo; In this blog post, Jennifer Ph...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2017/mothers-bombs-and-whole-lot-gender-clich%C3%A9s">Read more</a> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:29:43 +0100 Jennifer Philippa Eggert Someone’s made a Podcast about the Economics of Game of Thrones http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2017/someone%E2%80%99s-made-podcast-about-economics-game-thrones Two economics reporters at Associated Press have joined the ranks of people unpicking at the politics of Westeros, the relationships of Westeros, and just about everything else in Westeros episode-by-...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2017/someone%E2%80%99s-made-podcast-about-economics-game-thrones">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:05:44 +0100 Ellie Clayton Hyper-Political Anti-Politics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2017/hyper-political-anti-politics Are we standing on the brink of a new kind of nihilistic governmentality, where politics is turned into perpetual theatre, disconnected from any kind of coherent government programming?In many parts o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2017/hyper-political-anti-politics">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:37:07 +0100 Andries du Toit The EU and the US: A Relationship in Motion http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/08/2017/eu-and-us-relationship-motion Europe&rsquo;s post-crisis recovery has been disappointing in comparison with the USA. But lower rates of inequality are staving off populism and bolstering support for globalisation. With the USA an ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/08/2017/eu-and-us-relationship-motion">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 10:40:10 +0100 Maria Demertzis Book Review - The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/08/2017/book-review-divide-brief-guide-global-inequality-and-its-solutions The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions by Jason Hickel. William Heinemann. 2017.In The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and its Solutions, Jason Hickel challenges t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/08/2017/book-review-divide-brief-guide-global-inequality-and-its-solutions">Read more</a> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:49:12 +0100 Reviewed by John Picton The G20’s Misguided Globalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/08/2017/g20%E2%80%99s-misguided-globalism Writing ahead of the recent summit, Dani Rodrik explains how leaders fail to explain to the benefits of free trade to domestic audiences.This year&rsquo;s G20 summit in Hamburg promises to be among th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/08/2017/g20%E2%80%99s-misguided-globalism">Read more</a> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:27:25 +0100 Dani Rodrik Lifelong Learning helps People, Governments and Business. Why don't we do more of it? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/08/2017/lifelong-learning-helps-people-governments-and-business-why-dont-we-do-more-it Learning throughout life makes sense. Research shows it is good for your health, your wealth, your civic engagement and your family&rsquo;s future prospects. It prolongs your independent life and enri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/08/2017/lifelong-learning-helps-people-governments-and-business-why-dont-we-do-more-it">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 23:02:48 +0100 Alan Tuckett The Politics of Feelings http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/08/2017/politics-feelings A meditation on the &lsquo;millennials&rsquo; and several of the discussions at Team Syntegrity 2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked,d...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/08/2017/politics-feelings">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:53:00 +0100 Noam Titelman Multi-party Kleptocracies rather than Illiberal Democracies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2017/multi-party-kleptocracies-rather-illiberal-democracies Branko Milanovic weighs in on the current rise of the idea of &lsquo;illiberal democracies&rsquo;.The term &ldquo;illiberal democracy&rdquo; was, I think, introduced by Fareed Zakaria. It was used as ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2017/multi-party-kleptocracies-rather-illiberal-democracies">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 10:29:57 +0100 Branko Milanovic Is Capitalism in Crisis? Latest Trends of a System Run Amok http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2017/capitalism-crisis-latest-trends-system-run-amok In a new book of interviews with C.J. Polychroniou, Noam Chomsky discusses capitalism, US imperialism, Black Lives Matter, the refugee crisis and cracks in the European Union, the dysfunctional US ele...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2017/capitalism-crisis-latest-trends-system-run-amok">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Aug 2017 09:43:53 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou Europe’s Legitimacy Crisis isn’t just about Identity, it’s about Institutions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2017/europe%E2%80%99s-legitimacy-crisis-isn%E2%80%99t-just-about-identity-it%E2%80%99s-about-institutions The UK&rsquo;s decision to vote for Brexit has been viewed by many observers as proof that the European Union suffers from a deep crisis of legitimacy. As&nbsp;Matt Wood&nbsp;highlights, this crisis i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2017/europe%E2%80%99s-legitimacy-crisis-isn%E2%80%99t-just-about-identity-it%E2%80%99s-about-institutions">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:52:37 +0100 Matt Wood China’s Geoeconomic Strategy and Industrial Transfer in the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2017/china%E2%80%99s-geoeconomic-strategy-and-industrial-transfer-middle-east Tristan Kenderdine calls for better tools to analyze China&rsquo;s growing economic influence.&nbsp;Trade agreements between nation states usually create state-to-state frameworks for private trade an...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2017/china%E2%80%99s-geoeconomic-strategy-and-industrial-transfer-middle-east">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:31:49 +0100 Tristan Kenderdine The Tragedy of Human Agency: the Uncertainty of Evolution http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/08/2017/tragedy-human-agency-uncertainty-evolution David Held, GP&rsquo;s General Editor, explores social, economic and political understandings of evolution in a lecture recently delivered at Durham University.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&ldquo;&hellip;Only th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/08/2017/tragedy-human-agency-uncertainty-evolution">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:46:08 +0100 David Held "The revolution will not be NGO-ised": Four Lessons from African Feminist Organising http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/08/2017/revolution-will-not-be-ngo-ised-four-lessons-african-feminist-organising African feminist movements are diverse. But we can, and must, learn from decades of transformational organising on the continent.As African feminists, we face&nbsp;multiple systems of oppression&nbsp;...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/08/2017/revolution-will-not-be-ngo-ised-four-lessons-african-feminist-organising">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 09:25:48 +0100 Valerie Bah and Felogene Anumo Can Innovators be Peacebuilders? A Peace Innovation Action Plan http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/08/2017/can-innovators-be-peacebuilders-peace-innovation-action-plan Kristian Hoelscher and Jason Miklian ask how tech can be harnessed for peace without ignoring the lessons from past conflicts and causing more harm than good.&nbsp;What&#39;s the &#39;Uber for peace&#...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/08/2017/can-innovators-be-peacebuilders-peace-innovation-action-plan">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:48:38 +0100 Kristian Hoelscher and Jason Miklian How should Public Policy Schools Respond to the Rise of Populism? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/08/2017/how-should-public-policy-schools-respond-rise-populism The rise of populism is a challenge for open societies but an opportunity for public policy schools.&nbsp;Students and alumni of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin&nbsp;propose six ways in whic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/08/2017/how-should-public-policy-schools-respond-rise-populism">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:24:23 +0100 Alexander Busold, Jan Jakub Chromiec, Felipe Corral Montoya, Julia Gundlach, Saddem Jebali and Ada-Sophie Hieronimus Warning: Too Much Reliance on Data Can Undermine the UN’s SDGs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2017/warning-too-much-reliance-data-can-undermine-un%E2%80%99s-sdgs At the United Nations, the buzz around a &ldquo;data revolution&rdquo; has taken the role of numeric indicators to new heights. Once thought to be a technical issue for statisticians, data questions w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2017/warning-too-much-reliance-data-can-undermine-un%E2%80%99s-sdgs">Read more</a> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 10:12:04 +0100 Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Illiberal Democracy and Conceptual Clarity: Report from a Debate http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2017/illiberal-democracy-and-conceptual-clarity-report-debate Ewa Atanassow asks how can we deal with the rise of the term &lsquo;illiberal democracy&rsquo;?This May 8 in Berlin - a date and place whose symbolism cannot be mistaken - the Hertie School of Governa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2017/illiberal-democracy-and-conceptual-clarity-report-debate">Read more</a> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 09:47:33 +0100 Ewa Atanassow When will there be Harmony? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2017/when-will-there-be-harmony &lsquo;White trash,&rsquo; &lsquo;dumbass libtard,&rsquo; &lsquo;right-wing fuckhead:&rsquo; have we all gone mad?Q: &ldquo;Why are you such a dumbass?A: Why are morons like you allowed to breathe and...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2017/when-will-there-be-harmony">Read more</a> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:23:38 +0100 Michael Edwards EGG Special Feature: Can China and India Collaborate in Global Governance? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2017/egg-special-feature-can-china-and-india-collaborate-global-governance Kishore Mahbubani explores the prospects of a joint Chinese-Indian defence of globalisation.The biggest contradiction in global governance can be described succinctly. We live in times of massive chan...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2017/egg-special-feature-can-china-and-india-collaborate-global-governance">Read more</a> Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:37:45 +0100 Kishore Mahbubani What some of the Greatest Horror Movies of all time tell us about Economics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2017/what-some-greatest-horror-movies-all-time-tell-us-about-economics Ben Murray explores some of the obvious, and not-so-obvious connections between horror cinema and economics.Horror. Love it or hate it, horror has been with us for pretty much as long as we&rsquo;ve b...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2017/what-some-greatest-horror-movies-all-time-tell-us-about-economics">Read more</a> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:43:02 +0100 Ben Murray Lebanon: Losing the Peace? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2017/lebanon-losing-peace A generation after the end of Lebanon&rsquo;s civil war, the country still faces enormous internal and external challenges which continue to hold it back from fulfilling its potential. There is little...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2017/lebanon-losing-peace">Read more</a> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:08:12 +0100 Nadine Windsor Watership Down and the Gender Studies Crowd http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/07/2017/watership-down-and-gender-studies-crowd Karl Muth on the need to speak plainly when referring to lessons we still haven&#39;t learned from past clasics.I&rsquo;ve heard more than a few friends and colleagues lament the remaking of Watership...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/07/2017/watership-down-and-gender-studies-crowd">Read more</a> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:05:43 +0100 Karl T. Muth Financial Globalization Can Wreck Societies And The World Economy: An Interview With Political Economist Gerald Epstein http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/07/2017/financial-globalization-can-wreck-societies-and-world-economy-interview-political-ec Since the outbreak of the &lsquo;global financial crisis&rsquo; of 2008, there has been an explosion of interest in finance capital and on the so-called &lsquo;financialization&rsquo; of the economy. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/07/2017/financial-globalization-can-wreck-societies-and-world-economy-interview-political-ec">Read more</a> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:17:46 +0100 C. J. Polychroniou and Marcus Rolle What’s the Matter with the World? A Commentary on the Rise of Populism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/07/2017/what%E2%80%99s-matter-world-commentary-rise-populism In this introspective piece, Richard Falk explores why so many in his social cricle missed the worldwide rise of a counter-globalization movement and the return of the nationstate.What&rsquo;s the mat...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/07/2017/what%E2%80%99s-matter-world-commentary-rise-populism">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 14:14:39 +0100 Richard Falk Moving the German Anti-IS Troops from Turkey to Jordan: A Jump from the Frying Pan into the Fire? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/07/2017/moving-german-anti-troops-turkey-jordan-jump-frying-pan-fire In response to Turkey&#39;s decision to block visits of German parliamentarians, Bundeswehr troops are about to pull out from the Turkish air base in Incirlik in July. But will Jordan be a more reliab...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/07/2017/moving-german-anti-troops-turkey-jordan-jump-frying-pan-fire">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:30:26 +0100 Paul Esber and Jan Claudius V?lkel Inevitability of the Need for Economic Growth—the Nth time. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2017/inevitability-need-economic-growth%E2%80%94-nth-time Branko Milanovic argues that calls for international organisations to de-emphasize growth should be approached with caution.Today, I got into a bit of a Twitter spat with Kate Raworth who suggested in...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2017/inevitability-need-economic-growth%E2%80%94-nth-time">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:02:19 +0100 Branko Milanovic Engagement in a Time of Turbulence http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2017/engagement-time-turbulence The arrival of China as an increasingly significant setter of global standards may be uncomfortable for India but is near-inevitable and needs to be planned for.About six weeks ago India curtly and pu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2017/engagement-time-turbulence">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:15:47 +0100 Suman Bery Who’s Afraid of a Changing World Order? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/07/2017/who%E2%80%99s-afraid-changing-world-order Danny Quah turns to economic reasoning to explore fears of the changing world order.There is, of course, an obvious answer to the question, &ldquo;Who&rsquo;s afraid of a changing world order?&rdquo;....<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/07/2017/who%E2%80%99s-afraid-changing-world-order">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:46:45 +0100 Danny Quah UN Under Siege: Geopolitics in the Time of Trump http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/07/2017/un-under-siege-geopolitics-time-trump &nbsp;Richard Falk explores how recent waves of populist nationalism&nbsp;have affected the UN.A Point of DepartureWhen Donald Trump withdrew American participation from the Paris Climate Change Agree...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/07/2017/un-under-siege-geopolitics-time-trump">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:06:58 +0100 Richard Falk Euroscepticism has Taken Hold Across the EU – but it has Many Different Roots http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/07/2017/euroscepticism-has-taken-hold-across-eu-%E2%80%93-it-has-many-different-roots Euroscepticism &ndash; defined as outright or defined opposition to the European project &ndash; is becoming a mainstream, contested phenomenon, writes Simona Guerra. The EU has been challenged by the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/07/2017/euroscepticism-has-taken-hold-across-eu-%E2%80%93-it-has-many-different-roots">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:07:38 +0100 Simona Guerra Hong Kong, the AIIB, and the Evolving Geography of Finance: A World Financial Center in the Making? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/07/2017/hong-kong-aiib-and-evolving-geography-finance-world-financial-center-making Gregory T. Chin explores Hong Kong&rsquo;s lobbying for a special role in the AIIB and in the Belt & Road strategy, the number of visits by Asian state leaders, and the corporate realignments acro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/07/2017/hong-kong-aiib-and-evolving-geography-finance-world-financial-center-making">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:19:47 +0100 Gregory T. Chin Why Norway is Now the World's Happiest Country http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/07/2017/why-norway-now-worlds-happiest-country Patricia Reaney explores the World Happiness Report 2017.Norway displaced Denmark as the world&#39;s happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust an...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/07/2017/why-norway-now-worlds-happiest-country">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 10:08:20 +0100 Patricia Reaney Book Review - The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/07/2017/book-review-euro-how-common-currency-threatens-future-europe The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe by Joseph E. Stiglitz. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2016. 416 pp, $28.95 / &pound;13.99 hardcover 978-0-393-25402-0, $17.95 / &po...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/07/2017/book-review-euro-how-common-currency-threatens-future-europe">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:51:04 +0100 Hamza Preljevi? The Anti-slavery Charter and the Global Campaign to End Slavery http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/07/2017/anti-slavery-charter-and-global-campaign-end-slavery Slavery is about power and its unequal distribution. Anti-Slavery International has released a new charter that recognises that truth and lays out what&#39;s needed to start shifting that balance.Anti...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/07/2017/anti-slavery-charter-and-global-campaign-end-slavery">Read more</a> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:32:48 +0100 Aidan McQuade China’s New Role in Global Health Security - An Interview with GGF 2027 Fellow Kun Tang http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/07/2017/china%E2%80%99s-new-role-global-health-security-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-kun-tang This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recomm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/07/2017/china%E2%80%99s-new-role-global-health-security-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-kun-tang">Read more</a> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:19:47 +0100 Joel Sandhu Why Women are Dressing Up as Margaret Atwood’s Handmaids http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/07/2017/why-women-are-dressing-margaret-atwood%E2%80%99s-handmaids Margaret Atwood&rsquo;s novel The Handmaid&rsquo;s Tale has remained popular since its publication in 1985. It has been translated into dozens of languages, made into a film in 1990, and even became a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/07/2017/why-women-are-dressing-margaret-atwood%E2%80%99s-handmaids">Read more</a> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 10:15:30 +0100 Cordelia Freeman De-Risking and Non-Profits: How do you Solve a Problem that No-One wants to take Responsibility for? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/07/2017/de-risking-and-non-profits-how-do-you-solve-problem-no-one-wants-take-responsibility Decisive action should be taken by the G20 to assess the impact, legitimacy and effectiveness of the whole system of international rules designed to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.&ls...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/07/2017/de-risking-and-non-profits-how-do-you-solve-problem-no-one-wants-take-responsibility">Read more</a> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:41:24 +0100 Ben Hayes, Lia van Broekhoven and Vanja Skoric Reciprocity key to Sino-German cooperation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2017/reciprocity-key-sino-german-cooperation Published in the run up to the recent G20 summit, Gregory Chin explores the hopes for Sino-German cooperation.The world media&#39;s attention is focused on the on-going G20 Leaders Summit in Hamburg, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2017/reciprocity-key-sino-german-cooperation">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 18:02:40 +0100 Gregory T. Chin Why Foreign Aid Cannot be Regressive? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2017/why-foreign-aid-cannot-be-regressive Branko Milanovic explores the effects of aid at both ends of the transfer.There are many arguments against foreign aid. Angus Deaton has forcefully argued that foreign aid, by providing resources to t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2017/why-foreign-aid-cannot-be-regressive">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:47:15 +0100 Branko Milanovic Borderless Challenges http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/population-and-migration/borderless-challenges The Middle East and North Africa are highly vulnerable to climate change. In the absence of coherent mitigation of and adaptation, climate change will soon exacerbate food and water insecurity, povert...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/population-and-migration/borderless-challenges">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:27:11 +0100 Maarten Elferink and Florian Schierhorn People Power, Populism and the Internet http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/07/2017/people-power-populism-and-internet Nina Hall weighs up the power and perils of digital activism.Donald Trump is a master Tweeter, Breitbart has been a powerful disseminator of fake news, and Trump&rsquo;s campaign micro-targetted voter...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/07/2017/people-power-populism-and-internet">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:55:18 +0100 Nina Hall Is Social Democracy facing Extinction in Europe? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/07/2017/social-democracy-facing-extinction-europe One of the more surprising aspects of Labour&rsquo;s strong performance in the UK&rsquo;s general election is that it came at a time when social democratic parties have experienced falling support in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/07/2017/social-democracy-facing-extinction-europe">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:26:04 +0100 Davide Vittori Imperialism Is Alive and Kicking: A Marxist Analysis of Neoliberal Capitalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/07/2017/imperialism-alive-and-kicking-marxist-analysis-neoliberal-capitalism The concept of imperialism has fallen out of the political lexicon of many leftists in the West, with some deeming the concept irrelevant for understanding the dynamics of contemporary capitalism.Marx...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/07/2017/imperialism-alive-and-kicking-marxist-analysis-neoliberal-capitalism">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 10:12:10 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou “Mother Merkel” Versus the “Axis of Testosterone” at the G20 Summit http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/07/2017/%E2%80%9Cmother-merkel%E2%80%9D-versus-%E2%80%9Caxis-testosterone%E2%80%9D-g20-summit The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/07/2017/%E2%80%9Cmother-merkel%E2%80%9D-versus-%E2%80%9Caxis-testosterone%E2%80%9D-g20-summit">Read more</a> Sat, 08 Jul 2017 09:07:35 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit New Sunshine Policy under the Nuclear Umbrella? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/new-sunshine-policy-under-nuclear-umbrella The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/new-sunshine-policy-under-nuclear-umbrella">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:39:54 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit Down and Out in Paris and Hamburg: The G20 on Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/down-and-out-paris-and-hamburg-g20-climate-change The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/down-and-out-paris-and-hamburg-g20-climate-change">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:33:30 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit The Illusion of Transparency at the G20 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/illusion-transparency-g20 The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/illusion-transparency-g20">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:31:23 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit Hamburg G20 Summit: A Flattering Inconvenience? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/hamburg-g20-summit-flattering-inconvenience The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/hamburg-g20-summit-flattering-inconvenience">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:26:00 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit Africa and the G20 - A Summit of Contradictions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/africa-and-g20-summit-contradictions The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2017/africa-and-g20-summit-contradictions">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:22:03 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit The G20: A Clash Of Civilisations? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/g20-clash-civilisations The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/g20-clash-civilisations">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 21:36:20 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit Panic on the Streets of Hamburg - The German Right to Protest http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/panic-streets-hamburg-german-right-protest The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/panic-streets-hamburg-german-right-protest">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 21:32:27 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit Setting the Mood Music of Global Summitry http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/setting-mood-music-global-summitry The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/setting-mood-music-global-summitry">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:02:42 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit Hamburg and Hong Kong: A Tale of Two Cities http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/hamburg-and-hong-kong-tale-two-cities The following piece was written by members of the GLI team at the G20 Hamburg Summit. Please&nbsp;check here&nbsp;regularly for all their blogs and opinion papers from the summit.International Media C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/hamburg-and-hong-kong-tale-two-cities">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:58:03 +0100 GLI - G20 Hamburg Summit The Intersection of Wahhabism and Jihad http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/intersection-wahhabism-and-jihad Mohammed Al Jarman explores the evolution of Wahhabism and its intersection with Jihad through its source material.&nbsp;This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-pr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2017/intersection-wahhabism-and-jihad">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 11:11:31 +0100 Mohammed Al Jarman How your Pile of Laundry fills the Sea with Plastic Pollution http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/07/2017/how-your-pile-laundry-fills-sea-plastic-pollution Natalie Welden on the need&nbsp;to understand the environmental impact of fast fashion and short-term clothing.After decades of intense observation and campaigning by conservation groups, awareness of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/07/2017/how-your-pile-laundry-fills-sea-plastic-pollution">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 12:45:51 +0100 Natalie Welden Brexit Negotiations: Why are the Liberal Media accepting the First Lie of Nationalism? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/07/2017/brexit-negotiations-why-are-liberal-media-accepting-first-lie-nationalism On Steve Baker&#39;s corporate interests and Brexit negotiations as shock doctrine.As I crawled through our new Brexit minister&rsquo;s asbestos-lined&nbsp;maze of corporate lobby links, something bec...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/07/2017/brexit-negotiations-why-are-liberal-media-accepting-first-lie-nationalism">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:58:13 +0100 Adam Ramsay Book Review - Global Strategic Engagement: States and Non-State Actors in Global Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/07/2017/book-review-global-strategic-engagement-states-and-non-state-actors-global-governanc Global Strategic Engagement: States and Non-State Actors in Global Governance by Raffaele Marchetti. London: Lexington Books, 2016. 210 pp, &pound;52.95 hardcover 978-1-4985-1013-4, &pound;29.95 paper...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/07/2017/book-review-global-strategic-engagement-states-and-non-state-actors-global-governanc">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:36:24 +0100 Reviewed by Mareike Blum and Lena Partzsch The Simplicity of views regarding Civil Conflicts http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/07/2017/simplicity-views-regarding-civil-conflicts Branko Milanovic explores some of our assumptions around the causes of civil wars.Twenty years ago Alberto Alesina and Enrico Spolaore published a much quoted article entitled &ldquo;On the number and...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/07/2017/simplicity-views-regarding-civil-conflicts">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Jul 2017 09:26:10 +0100 Branko Milanovic The Role of Culture in Reactions to Risk and Uncertainty http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/07/2017/role-culture-reactions-risk-and-uncertainty Sulav Saha explores how different cultures approach risk.Growing up in Australia as part of a minority made me aware of certain family traits that were different to social norms, in particular when it...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/07/2017/role-culture-reactions-risk-and-uncertainty">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 10:31:05 +0100 Sulav Saha "Trump Feels a Kinship With Authoritarian Leaders": Richard Falk on Turmoil in the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/07/2017/trump-feels-kinship-authoritarian-leaders-richard-falk-turmoil-middle-east Since Trump&#39;s visit to the Middle East, the region is experiencing new forms of turmoil, with the boycott against Qatar by several Gulf countries and Egypt reflecting the manifestation of geopolit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/07/2017/trump-feels-kinship-authoritarian-leaders-richard-falk-turmoil-middle-east">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:39:48 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou AI could Kickstart a New Global Arms Race – we need Better Ways to Govern it before it’s too Late http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2017/ai-could-kickstart-new-global-arms-race-%E2%80%93-we-need-better-ways-govern-it-it%E2%80%99s-too-lat There is a lot of money to be made from Artificial Intelligence. By one estimate, the market is&nbsp;projected to hit US$36.8 billion by 2025. Some of this money will undoubtedly go to social good, li...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2017/ai-could-kickstart-new-global-arms-race-%E2%80%93-we-need-better-ways-govern-it-it%E2%80%99s-too-lat">Read more</a> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:41:58 +0100 Christopher Markou The Subversive Power of Joy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2017/subversive-power-joy The unexpected, spontaneous and pleasantly disruptive nature of collective celebration is one of the great equalisers of social and political struggle.When you hear the words &lsquo;anti fascist rally...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2017/subversive-power-joy">Read more</a> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:22:59 +0100 Janey Stephenson An Impulsive Actor in the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/06/2017/impulsive-actor-middle-east Bitte Hammargren examines the rise of&nbsp;Erdoğan and the&nbsp;prospects of Turkey overcoming his grip.&nbsp;This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/06/2017/impulsive-actor-middle-east">Read more</a> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:40:03 +0100 Bitte Hammargren What Nature Teaches us about Managing Risk http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/06/2017/what-nature-teaches-us-about-managing-risk William H. Saito argues nature may be a role model for efforts for those addressing cyber security challenges.In the last few weeks, I&rsquo;ve attended more than my usual number of international cybe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/06/2017/what-nature-teaches-us-about-managing-risk">Read more</a> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:33:28 +0100 William H. Saito Sociology has a Trump Problem http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2017/sociology-has-trump-problem Michael McQuarrie explores the dangers for sociologists in today&#39;s turbulent times.Sociology has a Trump problem. And a Brexit problem. And a Populism problem. And a white people problem, and a cl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2017/sociology-has-trump-problem">Read more</a> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 10:51:50 +0100 Michael McQuarrie A Fatwa against Sexual Violence: The Story of a Historic World Congress of Female Islamic Scholars http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2017/fatwa-against-sexual-violence-story-historic-world-congress-female-islamic-scholars Can women interpret Islamic law? Scholars who think so recently gathered in Indonesia, where fatwas were also issued against child marriage and environmental degradation.Can women interpret Islamic la...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2017/fatwa-against-sexual-violence-story-historic-world-congress-female-islamic-scholars">Read more</a> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:42:33 +0100 Mirjam K?nkler and Eva Nisa Myths of Globalization: Noam Chomsky and Ha-Joon Chang in Conversation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2017/myths-globalization-noam-chomsky-and-ha-joon-chang-conversation Since the late 1970s, the world&#39;s economy and dominant nations have been marching to the tune of (neoliberal) globalization, whose impact and effects on average people&#39;s livelihood and communi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2017/myths-globalization-noam-chomsky-and-ha-joon-chang-conversation">Read more</a> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:21:12 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou Book Review: Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2017/book-review-organized-violence-after-civil-war-geography-recruitment-latin-america Organized Violence after Civil War: The Geography of Recruitment in Latin America by Sarah Zukerman Daly. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. 315 pp, &pound;64.99 hardcover 978-1-107-12758-6, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2017/book-review-organized-violence-after-civil-war-geography-recruitment-latin-america">Read more</a> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:10:36 +0100 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo After Svalbard: Why Safety of World Seed Vaults is Crucial to Future Food Security http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/06/2017/after-svalbard-why-safety-world-seed-vaults-crucial-future-food-security Stuart Thompson explores how we should safeguard seeds in the face of climate change.There is a fearful irony to recent news of flooding at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway. This was supposed ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/06/2017/after-svalbard-why-safety-world-seed-vaults-crucial-future-food-security">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:42:10 +0100 Stuart Thompson What China’s Soccer Spending Spree Teaches us about Globalization http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/06/2017/what-china%E2%80%99s-soccer-spending-spree-teaches-us-about-globalization What China&rsquo;s Soccer Spending Spree Teaches us about Globalization.On 4 June 2002, the national football team of the People&rsquo;s Republic of China took to the field for its first ever match in...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/06/2017/what-china%E2%80%99s-soccer-spending-spree-teaches-us-about-globalization">Read more</a> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:13:47 +0100 Stefan Hall What can Activists do in a Political Downturn? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/06/2017/what-can-activists-do-political-downturn Duncan Green explores what activists can do in tough times.The recent discussions with the International Budget Partnership also got me thinking about the options facing activists in political downtur...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/06/2017/what-can-activists-do-political-downturn">Read more</a> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:56:10 +0100 Duncan Green Islam and the West: Recognition, Reconciling, Co-existence or Collision http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/06/2017/islam-and-west-recognition-reconciling-co-existence-or-collision In a personal contribution, Ashur Shamis calls for a dialogue between the West and the Muslim world. This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Pol...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/06/2017/islam-and-west-recognition-reconciling-co-existence-or-collision">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:32:47 +0100 Ashur Shamis A Brief History of Chemical Warfare: from Sparta to Syria http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/06/2017/brief-history-chemical-warfare-sparta-syria William King gives a historical overview of chemical warfare.The assassination of Kim Jong-nam with VX on 13 February and the recurrent use of Sarin against civilians in the Syrian conflict have thrus...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/06/2017/brief-history-chemical-warfare-sparta-syria">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:14:23 +0100 William King Fire in Neo-liberal London http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/06/2017/fire-neo-liberal-london The burnt-out shell of Grenfell Tower is a visible reminder that public responsibilities should never be watered down.Imagine you are a Nigerian man in his early 50s. You&rsquo;ve been living in Londo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/06/2017/fire-neo-liberal-london">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:37:29 +0100 Angela McRobbie Brexit: May, You Live in Interesting Times http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/06/2017/brexit-may-you-live-interesting-times The outcome of the UK&rsquo;s 8 June general election has re-opened the question of whether to go for a hard or soft Brexit. But the balance has certainly not tilted decisively towards the latter and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/06/2017/brexit-may-you-live-interesting-times">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:13:16 +0100 Alastair Newton The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about Empowering People, Not the Rise of the Machines http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/06/2017/fourth-industrial-revolution-about-empowering-people-not-rise-machines Brad Keywell argues we must shape the Fourth Industrial Revolution so that it empowers people, not machines.&nbsp;The world is changing. There&rsquo;s no way around this fact.The Fourth Industrial Rev...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/06/2017/fourth-industrial-revolution-about-empowering-people-not-rise-machines">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:14:31 +0100 Brad Keywell Memory, Wisdom and Mentoring: what do Practitioners Need from Academics, beyond Research Papers? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/06/2017/memory-wisdom-and-mentoring-what-do-practitioners-need-academics-beyond-research-pap Duncan Green with an innovative idea for the academic / practitioner nexus.Spent an interesting, if bleary (the morning after the UK election) day at&nbsp;Birmingham University&rsquo;s International D...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/06/2017/memory-wisdom-and-mentoring-what-do-practitioners-need-academics-beyond-research-pap">Read more</a> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:31:42 +0100 Duncan Green Why the UK’s Hung Parliament is an Opportunity for Constructive Europeans http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/06/2017/why-uk%E2%80%99s-hung-parliament-opportunity-constructive-europeans The reality is that after this election any UK government will be a weak one: no matter whether the cabinet is led by Theresa May or Jeremy Corbyn. There are opportunities here.It was short-sighted an...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/06/2017/why-uk%E2%80%99s-hung-parliament-opportunity-constructive-europeans">Read more</a> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 10:25:39 +0100 Francesco Grillo and Annalisa Cappellini Our Oceans are in Crisis – Here are 5 things we can do to save them http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/06/2017/our-oceans-are-crisis-%E2%80%93-here-are-5-things-we-can-do-save-them Nina Hall on the state of the world&#39;s oceans and what we can do about it.Three billion people rely on seafood as their primary source of protein, according to the Marine Stewardship Council.About ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/06/2017/our-oceans-are-crisis-%E2%80%93-here-are-5-things-we-can-do-save-them">Read more</a> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 09:54:27 +0100 Nina Hall The Universal Basic Income Discussion http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/06/2017/universal-basic-income-discussion What&rsquo;s at stake: the concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI), an unconditional transfer paid to each individual, was prominent earlier this year when Finland announced a pilot project. It&rsqu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/06/2017/universal-basic-income-discussion">Read more</a> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:47:31 +0100 Silvia Merler The Marshall Plan speech at 70 – and the Lessons it can Provide for Today’s Challenges http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/06/2017/marshall-plan-speech-70-%E2%80%93-and-lessons-it-can-provide-today%E2%80%99s-challenges Today marks the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan speech given by US Secretary of State&nbsp;George Marshall on 5 June 1947. The speech outlined the principles of the Marshall Plan, under which th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/06/2017/marshall-plan-speech-70-%E2%80%93-and-lessons-it-can-provide-today%E2%80%99s-challenges">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:04:24 +0100 Effie G. H. Pedaliu International Organizations and the Crisis of Legitimacy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/06/2017/international-organizations-and-crisis-legitimacy When international organizations face legitimacy problems, they need to address governance issues, conflicts of interest, and poor leadership.In one of Donald Trump&rsquo;s numerous tweets, he wrote, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/06/2017/international-organizations-and-crisis-legitimacy">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:55:38 +0100 Aseem Prakash and Nives Dol?ak Global Oil and the Future of OPEC http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2017/global-oil-and-future-opec-0 Mehdi Varzi argues that OPEC members need to address the question of how they intend to exploit their massive oil reserves as the world gets weaned away from oil.&nbsp;This is a chapter from the e-boo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2017/global-oil-and-future-opec-0">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 14:22:28 +0100 Mehdi Varzi Kurdistan Iraq’s Independence, a Win-Win for the Region and the Great Powers http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2017/kurdistan-iraq%E2%80%99s-independence-win-win-region-and-great-powers The Middle East is going through the biggest transformation since the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and the establishment of modern nation states by colonial powers. Some borders are disintegratin...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2017/kurdistan-iraq%E2%80%99s-independence-win-win-region-and-great-powers">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 10:41:20 +0100 Peri-Khan Aqrawi-Whitcomb, Alex Whitcomb and Morgan Bazilian Post-Truth Politics, the Fifth Estate and the Securitization of Fake News http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2017/post-truth-politics-fifth-estate-and-securitization-fake-news Nayef Al-Rodhan looks towards international solutions to the problem of fake news.&ldquo;Post-truth&rdquo; was selected the 2016 &lsquo;word of the year&rsquo; by the Oxford Dictionaries but the term ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2017/post-truth-politics-fifth-estate-and-securitization-fake-news">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 11:14:53 +0100 Nayef Al-Rodhan We Need to ‘Fear-guard’ Economies During Health Emergencies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2017/we-need-%E2%80%98fear-guard%E2%80%99-economies-during-health-emergencies The discussion on how to protect countries from pandemics should also include strategies aimed at curbing potential &lsquo;pandemics of fear&rsquo;.Few events cause as much devastation as pandemics. F...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2017/we-need-%E2%80%98fear-guard%E2%80%99-economies-during-health-emergencies">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:12:04 +0100 Sulzhan Bali Too Late to Compensate Free Trade’s Losers http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/06/2017/too-late-compensate-free-trade%E2%80%99s-losers Dani Rodrik explores the calls to compensate the losers of globalisation.It appears that a new consensus has taken hold these days among the world&rsquo;s business and policy elites about how to addre...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/06/2017/too-late-compensate-free-trade%E2%80%99s-losers">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:37:13 +0100 Dani Rodrik ‘Resilience’ and Rituals bring People together, but our True Reactions are more Complex http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/06/2017/%E2%80%98resilience%E2%80%99-and-rituals-bring-people-together-our-true-reactions-are-more-complex Charlotte Heath-Kelly explores the complexity of reactions to terrorist attacks.Seven people were killed in the London Bridge terrorist attack on June 3, seemingly echoing the attack on Westminster in...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/06/2017/%E2%80%98resilience%E2%80%99-and-rituals-bring-people-together-our-true-reactions-are-more-complex">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 09:22:44 +0100 Charlotte Heath-Kelly ‘Trumping’ Let Girls Learn http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/06/2017/%E2%80%98trumping%E2%80%99-let-girls-learn Getting more girls into school is vital, but it isn&rsquo;t an answer to poverty and inequality.In recent weeks there has been uproar about President Trump&rsquo;s decision to end support for Let Girl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/06/2017/%E2%80%98trumping%E2%80%99-let-girls-learn">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 11:06:33 +0100 Dr. Shenila Khoja-Moolji Growing Social Value Polarisation Harms Economic Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/06/2017/growing-social-value-polarisation-harms-economic-development Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Mariko J. Klasing and Petros Milionis explores the implications for economic policy of the worldwide polarisation of values.A striking development in recent years has been the incr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/06/2017/growing-social-value-polarisation-harms-economic-development">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 10:56:06 +0100 Sjoerd Beugelsdijk, Mariko J. Klasing and Petros Milionis The US has Ditched the Paris Climate Agreement - What does this Mean for the Rest of the World? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/06/2017/us-has-ditched-paris-climate-agreement-what-does-mean-rest-world After just five months in power, the new President of the US has done it. He has ripped up the most powerful demonstration of collective and responsible global citizenship that the world has experienc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/06/2017/us-has-ditched-paris-climate-agreement-what-does-mean-rest-world">Read more</a> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 10:08:08 +0100 Emily Farnworth How Attitudes to Diversity Change after a Terrorist Attack http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/06/2017/how-attitudes-diversity-change-after-terrorist-attack As the reality of the horrifying terrorist attack on Manchester sinks in, it is easy to assume that such an atrocity will make it harder for the people of the city to get on &ndash; with all their dif...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/06/2017/how-attitudes-diversity-change-after-terrorist-attack">Read more</a> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:56:39 +0100 Maria Sobolewska The US & the World will lose 'Bigly' if we walk Away from the Paris Agreement http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/06/2017/us-world-will-lose-bigly-if-we-walk-away-paris-agreement Martha Molfetas with a plea to the Trump administration not to turn its back on Paris.We are already reaching&nbsp;peak oil. The&nbsp;largest energy employers&nbsp;in the US are solar and wind, and th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/06/2017/us-world-will-lose-bigly-if-we-walk-away-paris-agreement">Read more</a> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:32:25 +0100 Martha Molfetas Discussing Europe and Iran with Americans, or: A travelling commentariat to Trump’s first trip abroad http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/05/2017/discussing-europe-and-iran-americans-or-travelling-commentariat-trump%E2%80%99s-first-trip-a Cornelius Adebahr dissects Trump&rsquo;s recent wanderings among America&rsquo;s closest allies. PreludeEurope &ndash; the EU and its member states &ndash; have a number of fairly existential issues t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/05/2017/discussing-europe-and-iran-americans-or-travelling-commentariat-trump%E2%80%99s-first-trip-a">Read more</a> Wed, 31 May 2017 11:45:32 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr The Maritime Silk Road Initiative (MSRI): Why India is Worried, What China Can Do http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/05/2017/maritime-silk-road-initiative-msri-why-india-worried-what-china-can-do Amitendu Palit argues that the China-led Maritime Silk Road Initiative is causing ripples among Indian policymakers.Regional connectivity and infrastructure capacities in Asia are poised to change rem...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/05/2017/maritime-silk-road-initiative-msri-why-india-worried-what-china-can-do">Read more</a> Wed, 31 May 2017 10:59:19 +0100 Amitendu Palit Book Review - Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/05/2017/book-review-shadow-wars-secret-struggle-middle-east Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East by Christopher Davidson. London: Oneworld Publications, 2016. 688 pp, &pound;25/$30, hardcover 978-1-78607-001-2Having authored many articles and m...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/05/2017/book-review-shadow-wars-secret-struggle-middle-east">Read more</a> Tue, 30 May 2017 12:03:08 +0100 Reviewed by Imad El-Anis The Trap in ‘The Thucydides Trap’: Framing US-China Relations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/05/2017/trap-%E2%80%98-thucydides-trap%E2%80%99-framing-us-china-relations Alan Alexandroff and Arthur Stein reflect on Graham Allison&rsquo;s use of the &lsquo;Thucydides Trap&rsquo; to assess the state of US-China relations.The US-China relationship has been of growing con...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/05/2017/trap-%E2%80%98-thucydides-trap%E2%80%99-framing-us-china-relations">Read more</a> Tue, 30 May 2017 08:39:49 +0100 Alan Alexandroff and Arthur Stein Spotting the Difference? The G7 and “Anti-Protectionism” http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/05/2017/spotting-difference-g7-and-%E2%80%9Canti-protectionism%E2%80%9D This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/05/2017/spotting-difference-g7-and-%E2%80%9Canti-protectionism%E2%80%9D">Read more</a> Mon, 29 May 2017 11:04:44 +0100 GLI G7 Team Why use One Word when Two will do? The Length of the Summit Communiqué http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/05/2017/why-use-one-word-when-two-will-do-length-summit-communiqu%C3%A9 This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/05/2017/why-use-one-word-when-two-will-do-length-summit-communiqu%C3%A9">Read more</a> Sun, 28 May 2017 12:51:14 +0100 GLI G7 Team Add Facebook as a Friend to Fight Terror http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/05/2017/add-facebook-friend-fight-terror This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/05/2017/add-facebook-friend-fight-terror">Read more</a> Sun, 28 May 2017 12:48:43 +0100 GLI G7 Team Spotting the Difference? The G7 and “Anti-Protectionism” http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2017/spotting-difference-g7-and-%E2%80%9Canti-protectionism%E2%80%9D This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2017/spotting-difference-g7-and-%E2%80%9Canti-protectionism%E2%80%9D">Read more</a> Sat, 27 May 2017 12:21:53 +0100 GLI G7 Team The Universe Stops at Land’s End: The Parochial British Media http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2017/universe-stops-land%E2%80%99s-end-parochial-british-media This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2017/universe-stops-land%E2%80%99s-end-parochial-british-media">Read more</a> Sat, 27 May 2017 12:12:39 +0100 GLI G7 Team Is the Glass Half Full or Half Empty for G7 Gender Equality? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2017/glass-half-full-or-half-empty-g7-gender-equality This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2017/glass-half-full-or-half-empty-g7-gender-equality">Read more</a> Sat, 27 May 2017 12:05:10 +0100 GLI G7 Team When World Leaders Meet: Handshakes and Snubs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/when-world-leaders-meet-handshakes-and-snubs This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/when-world-leaders-meet-handshakes-and-snubs">Read more</a> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:35:48 +0100 GLI G7 Team The Manchester Attack and the G7: Locating a ‘Strong and Stable’ Response? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/manchester-attack-and-g7-locating-%E2%80%98strong-and-stable%E2%80%99-response This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/manchester-attack-and-g7-locating-%E2%80%98strong-and-stable%E2%80%99-response">Read more</a> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:30:08 +0100 GLI G7 Team The Art of the Meal: The Logistics of Hosting a Successful G7 Summit http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/art-meal-logistics-hosting-successful-g7-summit This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/art-meal-logistics-hosting-successful-g7-summit">Read more</a> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:28:29 +0100 GLI G7 Team Rolling out the Green Carpet for Trump http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/rolling-out-green-carpet-trump This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/rolling-out-green-carpet-trump">Read more</a> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:26:11 +0100 GLI G7 Team Pleased to Meet You?: Trepidation for First-Time Summiteers http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/pleased-meet-you-trepidation-first-time-summiteers This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2017/pleased-meet-you-trepidation-first-time-summiteers">Read more</a> Fri, 26 May 2017 10:24:15 +0100 GLI G7 Team G7 Bounce? When Elections and Summits Clash http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2017/g7-bounce-when-elections-and-summits-clash This weekend the 43rd G7 summit takes place in Taormina, Italy. Staff and students attending the summit are working as policy analysts with Sheffield University&#39;s Global Learning Opportunities in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2017/g7-bounce-when-elections-and-summits-clash">Read more</a> Thu, 25 May 2017 18:35:08 +0100 GLI G7 Team Manchester Attack: Now is the Time to Properly Talk about ‘Radicalisation’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2017/manchester-attack-now-time-properly-talk-about-%E2%80%98radicalisation%E2%80%99 Hilary Pilkington argues that we must not shy away from the difficult conversations to come.It can be hard to know what to say at a time like this. In these hours when the same words &ndash; terrorism...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2017/manchester-attack-now-time-properly-talk-about-%E2%80%98radicalisation%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:37:56 +0100 Hilary Pilkington Our World of Plenty is on the Brink of Unprecedented Famine. We Must Act Now http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2017/our-world-plenty-brink-unprecedented-famine-we-must-act-now Winnie Byanyima calls for urgent action over food insecurity.We all celebrated. Poverty in the world halved in just two decades &ndash; historic success, humankind at its best, a world altogether more...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2017/our-world-plenty-brink-unprecedented-famine-we-must-act-now">Read more</a> Thu, 25 May 2017 09:29:43 +0100 Winnie Byanyima Why is life in Fragile/Conflict States not more ‘solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short’? New research programme on ‘Public Authority’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2017/why-life-fragileconflict-states-not-more-%E2%80%98solitary-poor-nasty-brutish-and-short%E2%80%99-new Duncan Green explores a new research programme on public authority at LSE.Thomas Hobbes argued that states are essential to guarantee security. In their absence there would be a &lsquo;war of all agai...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2017/why-life-fragileconflict-states-not-more-%E2%80%98solitary-poor-nasty-brutish-and-short%E2%80%99-new">Read more</a> Wed, 24 May 2017 11:14:12 +0100 Duncan Green The Wrongs of Counter-Violence http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2017/wrongs-counter-violence In the event of a major ISIS-inspired action in Britain, what principles do far-sighted &ndash; and brave &ndash; politicians need to observe? First published on 20 January 2017.&nbsp;&quot;A few mont...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2017/wrongs-counter-violence">Read more</a> Wed, 24 May 2017 10:59:22 +0100 Paul Rogers Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis: The Effects of Greece's Loss of Sovereignty http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/05/2017/caught-between-scylla-and-charybdis-effects-greeces-loss-sovereignty C.J. Polychroniou argues that Syriza is a political case study that should provide much food for thought to all radical movements, organizations and parties.For the last several months, Greece&#39;s i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/05/2017/caught-between-scylla-and-charybdis-effects-greeces-loss-sovereignty">Read more</a> Tue, 23 May 2017 21:17:25 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou How Performance Poetry can be a Tool to Advocate Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/05/2017/how-performance-poetry-can-be-tool-advocate-human-rights Raghavendra Madhu underscores how performance poetry, the burgeoning global phenomenon, is voicing an array of global concerns and proving to be a valuable tool in human rights advocacy.Poetry is powe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/05/2017/how-performance-poetry-can-be-tool-advocate-human-rights">Read more</a> Tue, 23 May 2017 08:21:41 +0100 Raghavendra Madhu Elites claim we’ve persuaded them to Fight Inequality, but it’s Only Activism that can make them do it http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/05/2017/elites-claim-we%E2%80%99ve-persuaded-them-fight-inequality-it%E2%80%99s-only-activism-can-make-them- The words we never thought they&rsquo;d say have recently turned from a trickle into a mighty river. The very building block of any decent society, commitment to reduce inequality, which governments h...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/05/2017/elites-claim-we%E2%80%99ve-persuaded-them-fight-inequality-it%E2%80%99s-only-activism-can-make-them-">Read more</a> Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Ben Phillips Teams that Do Development Differently http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/05/2017/teams-do-development-differently Jehanzeb Khan and Annette Fisher argue that &lsquo;Doing Development Differently&rsquo; is as much about the people and processes as it is about programme design and technical approaches.You can&rsquo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/05/2017/teams-do-development-differently">Read more</a> Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Jehanzeb Khan and Annette Fisher Whatever happened to Peace? Arms, Oil and War by Proxy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2017/whatever-happened-peace-arms-oil-and-war-proxy We&#39;re living in a new era of proxy warfare, where multiple powers fund local proxies with disastrous consequences. We need to break the cycle.The end of the Cold War was one of the few historical ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2017/whatever-happened-peace-arms-oil-and-war-proxy">Read more</a> Fri, 19 May 2017 10:14:38 +0100 Jonas Ecke Building a Global Debunker for Fake News http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2017/building-global-debunker-fake-news Walter Quattrociocchi explores the growing fight back against fake news.The spread of false information has always been with us, but it is something we face every day in the digital age. At the core o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2017/building-global-debunker-fake-news">Read more</a> Fri, 19 May 2017 09:54:17 +0100 Walter Quattrociocchi Illusions and Dangers in Trump's "America First" Policy: An Interview With Economist Robert Pollin http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2017/illusions-and-dangers-trumps-america-first-policy-interview-economist-robert-pollin Donald Trump will probably go down in history as having pulled the biggest political con job in US electoral politics. With no coherent ideology but lies and false promises, he managed to win the supp...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2017/illusions-and-dangers-trumps-america-first-policy-interview-economist-robert-pollin">Read more</a> Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou Algeria: Will the Failure to Reform Economically further Fuel Islamism? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2017/algeria-will-failure-reform-economically-further-fuel-islamism Kahina Bouagache argues that in the aftermath of the &lsquo;Black Decade&rsquo;, Algeria has been largely successful in countering the domestic terrorism threat. But its failure to fix the economy sta...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2017/algeria-will-failure-reform-economically-further-fuel-islamism">Read more</a> Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Kahina Bouagache Human Rights and Renewable Energy: A Critical Link http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/05/2017/human-rights-and-renewable-energy-critical-link Austin Schiano explores the link between human rights and renewable energy.2016 was the year that, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF), renewable energy finally became a viable market alternat...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/05/2017/human-rights-and-renewable-energy-critical-link">Read more</a> Tue, 16 May 2017 09:26:58 +0100 Austin Schiano What Would a World without Barriers to Feminist Solidarity look like? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/05/2017/what-would-world-without-barriers-feminist-solidarity-look-1 Citizenship is a duty that transcends borders. Jennifer Allsopp reports for 50.50 from the first day of&nbsp;of the 2017&nbsp;Nobel Women&#39;s Initiative&nbsp;conference.&ldquo;We want all the barrie...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/05/2017/what-would-world-without-barriers-feminist-solidarity-look-1">Read more</a> Tue, 16 May 2017 08:29:10 +0100 Jennifer Allsopp International Arbitration is the Way to Settle the UK’s Brexit Bill http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/05/2017/international-arbitration-way-settle-uk%E2%80%99s-brexit-bill The UK-EU financial settlement risks becoming a toxic stumbling block in Brexit negotiations. But there are actually much more important issues to discuss. To diffuse the issue, both sides should agre...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/05/2017/international-arbitration-way-settle-uk%E2%80%99s-brexit-bill">Read more</a> Mon, 15 May 2017 10:44:04 +0100 Andr? Sapir Donald Trump and America’s Grand Strategy: U.S. foreign policy toward Europe, Russia and China http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/conflict-and-security/donald-trump-and-america%E2%80%99s-grand-strategy-us-foreign-policy-toward-eu The Trump administration continues to be an administration in transition. It has taken the new President and his entourage a prolonged period of time to settle in. The new administration has not yet m...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/conflict-and-security/donald-trump-and-america%E2%80%99s-grand-strategy-us-foreign-policy-toward-eu">Read more</a> Mon, 15 May 2017 09:53:10 +0100 Klaus Larres Book Review - A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2017/book-review-revolution-undone-egypt%E2%80%99s-road-beyond-revolt A Revolution Undone: Egypt&rsquo;s Road Beyond Revolt by H.A. Hellyer. London: Hurst, 2016. 251 pp, &pound;20 hardcover 9781849046848There is much to commend in H.A. Hellyer&rsquo;s study of a revolut...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2017/book-review-revolution-undone-egypt%E2%80%99s-road-beyond-revolt">Read more</a> Fri, 12 May 2017 10:13:59 +0100 Reviewed by Bill Law What is New/The Same about the World’s New Civic Activist Movements? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2017/what-newthe-same-about-world%E2%80%99s-new-civic-activist-movements Duncan Green explores a new report on the changing face of global civic activism.Bumped into Tom Carothers in the DFID foyer the other day, and he handed me a copy of a fascinating new Carnegie Endowm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2017/what-newthe-same-about-world%E2%80%99s-new-civic-activist-movements">Read more</a> Thu, 11 May 2017 09:53:42 +0100 Duncan Green Is it Time for the American Dream to Die? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2017/it-time-american-dream-die Paula Serafini explores the paradox of Trump&#39;s wealth, the lack of social mobility, and voting patterns in contemporary America.Commentators tend to agree on two main reasons for the rise and pres...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2017/it-time-american-dream-die">Read more</a> Thu, 11 May 2017 09:44:26 +0100 Paula Serafini Re-Thinking Development Over the Long Run http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/05/2017/re-thinking-development-over-long-run Professor Faguet&nbsp;explains&nbsp;why&nbsp;political economy research on Latin America is on the verge of a major breakthrough, based on deep collaborations between historians, political scientists,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/05/2017/re-thinking-development-over-long-run">Read more</a> Wed, 10 May 2017 09:44:30 +0100 Jean-Paul Faguet The Decline of the Labour Share of Income http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/05/2017/decline-labour-share-income What&rsquo;s at stake: at odds with the conventional wisdom of constant factor shares, the portion of national income accruing to labour has been trending downward in the last three decades. This phen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/05/2017/decline-labour-share-income">Read more</a> Tue, 09 May 2017 09:39:03 +0100 Silvia Merler A Europe of Different Needs, Not Different Speeds http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/05/2017/europe-different-needs-not-different-speeds Europe has its confidence back. After a series of setbacks, Europe&rsquo;s centre has held in the face of an electoral assault from both political flanks.But renewed confidence is not an excuse for re...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/05/2017/europe-different-needs-not-different-speeds">Read more</a> Tue, 09 May 2017 09:26:30 +0100 Klaus Schwab Neoliberal Psychology http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/05/2017/neoliberal-psychology Why do we allow the logic of the market to occupy our minds?All too often, critics speak of neoliberalism as a coercive, external force lying somewhere &lsquo;out there&rsquo; in the political landsca...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/05/2017/neoliberal-psychology">Read more</a> Mon, 08 May 2017 12:10:21 +0100 Joel Millward-Hopkins The REF’s Focus on Linear and Direct Impact is Problematic and Silences certain Types of Research http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/05/2017/ref%E2%80%99s-focus-linear-and-direct-impact-problematic-and-silences-certain-types-research In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF), the new element of research impact was understood in very linear and direct terms. Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, Laura McLeod, Stephanie Collins and Gabriel S...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/05/2017/ref%E2%80%99s-focus-linear-and-direct-impact-problematic-and-silences-certain-types-research">Read more</a> Mon, 08 May 2017 11:53:18 +0100 Aoileann N? Mhurch?, Laura McLeod, Stephanie Collins and Gabriel Siles-Br?gge Machines that Learn to Do, and Do to Learn: What is Artificial Intelligence? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2017/machines-learn-do-and-do-learn-what-artificial-intelligence Artificial intelligence is much talked about, but what exactly is it? Georgios Petropoulos explores the origins, methods and potential of machine learning.Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to intell...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2017/machines-learn-do-and-do-learn-what-artificial-intelligence">Read more</a> Fri, 05 May 2017 10:10:57 +0100 Georgios Petropoulos Fighting Populism with Energy Politics – Energy Cooperatives in Europe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2017/fighting-populism-energy-politics-%E2%80%93-energy-cooperatives-europe Kristian Krieger, Manuela Kropp and Roland Kulke explore the opportunities provided by the model provided by energy cooperatives in Europe.Across the European Union, populist parties and right-wing mo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2017/fighting-populism-energy-politics-%E2%80%93-energy-cooperatives-europe">Read more</a> Fri, 05 May 2017 09:51:49 +0100 Kristian Krieger, Manuela Kropp and Roland Kulke US-Iran Relations: From Nuclear Deal to Renewed Tensions? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2017/us-iran-relations-nuclear-deal-renewed-tensions This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest, and edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton. Freely available chapters will be ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2017/us-iran-relations-nuclear-deal-renewed-tensions">Read more</a> Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Christopher M. Davidson How Universities can Earn Trust and Share Power in the Bitter Post-Truth Era http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2017/how-universities-can-earn-trust-and-share-power-bitter-post-truth-era Despite the mounting obstacles, Alice Roberts and Saul Becker explore how universities can play their traditional roles as knowledge brokers in the post-truth era.James Baldwin, the author, playwright...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2017/how-universities-can-earn-trust-and-share-power-bitter-post-truth-era">Read more</a> Thu, 04 May 2017 13:14:56 +0100 Alice Roberts and Saul Becker Social Accountability from the Trenches: 6 Critical Reflections http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2017/social-accountability-trenches-6-critical-reflections Gopa Kumar Thampi on the emerging lessons from the development sector&#39;s turn towards social accountability.There is a clearly a surge in social accountability initiatives across the globe today. F...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2017/social-accountability-trenches-6-critical-reflections">Read more</a> Thu, 04 May 2017 12:44:33 +0100 Gopa Kumar Thampi Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a Weapon Against Populism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/05/2017/using-sustainable-development-goals-weapon-against-populism The Sustainable Development Goals could give activists the rhetoric they need to hold the Trump administration accountable. A contribution to openGlobalRights&rsquo; debate on Trump and Human Rights.A...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/05/2017/using-sustainable-development-goals-weapon-against-populism">Read more</a> Wed, 03 May 2017 09:31:58 +0100 Martin S. Edwards and Lis Kabashi 15-Hour Weeks, Basic Income and Doughnuts. Are these the Big Ideas that could End Inequality? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/05/2017/15-hour-weeks-basic-income-and-doughnuts-are-these-big-ideas-could-end-inequality At an unusually divisive time for politics in the West, there&rsquo;s one thing most people can agree on: the economy is not working well enough, for enough people.Right now, just 1% of the world&rsqu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/05/2017/15-hour-weeks-basic-income-and-doughnuts-are-these-big-ideas-could-end-inequality">Read more</a> Tue, 02 May 2017 11:16:52 +0100 Ross Chainey Image and Substance: Screen Imagery and Political Process http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/05/2017/image-and-substance-screen-imagery-and-political-process Every few years the Writers Guild of America goes on strike and script creators for film, television and late night shows across the USA down tools. Brian Stoddart explores why the present WGA crisis ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/05/2017/image-and-substance-screen-imagery-and-political-process">Read more</a> Tue, 02 May 2017 10:35:00 +0100 Brian Stoddart Creative Commons – More than just Licensing http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2017/creative-commons-%E2%80%93-more-just-licensing At the core of the Creative Commons are the CC licenses. The Creative Commons approach addresses important issues for copyright and intellectual property, but the CC is more than just its licenses.The...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2017/creative-commons-%E2%80%93-more-just-licensing">Read more</a> Mon, 01 May 2017 11:18:45 +0100 Stefanie Lo The Future of Yemen http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2017/future-yemen This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest, and edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton. Freely available chapters will be ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2017/future-yemen">Read more</a> Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Helen Lackner Different Opens - Same Conversation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2017/different-opens-same-conversation Many of the different &lsquo;open&rsquo; agendas have a great deal in common and can benefit from a more open conversation rather than working in silos.From the summit so far, it is clear that the iss...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2017/different-opens-same-conversation">Read more</a> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 16:23:54 +0100 Julie Baldwin The Conference is Open, but is Access to Education? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2017/conference-open-access-education On the first morning of the summit, local Canadian government official Deb Matthews explored issues around access to education.Several hundred delegates descended upon the Delta Hotel in Toronto on Fr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2017/conference-open-access-education">Read more</a> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:45:02 +0100 Grace Holliday Is the Creative Commons the Solution to Advancing Knowledge? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2017/creative-commons-solution-advancing-knowledge Balancing the mission to provide access to knowledge and to share and collaborate in the creation of knowledge is sometimes hard to reconcile with the fundamental need to &lsquo;make money&rsquo; in a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2017/creative-commons-solution-advancing-knowledge">Read more</a> Sun, 30 Apr 2017 14:40:29 +0100 Nathan Allaby What are Open Licenses doing for Early Years Development? 26 Educators, 2 Hours, 1 Platform, 13 Translations. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2017/what-are-open-licenses-doing-early-years-development-26-educators-2-hours-1-platform Early Years Literacy Educators in the African Context take the platform to talk about &nbsp; how open publishing and multi-lingualism opens out opportunities for young readers.Imagine this. You live i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2017/what-are-open-licenses-doing-early-years-development-26-educators-2-hours-1-platform">Read more</a> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:57:49 +0100 Jessica Rees Balancing the Scales of Social and Economic Value of Open Access and CC Material: The Role of CC in Libraries and Museums http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2017/balancing-scales-social-and-economic-value-open-access-and-cc-material-role-cc-libra Alicja Perkowska&nbsp;(10Cloud, SMK Open) led a discussion on how the GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museums) sector can measure its social impact; delegates agreed that demonstrating social...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2017/balancing-scales-social-and-economic-value-open-access-and-cc-material-role-cc-libra">Read more</a> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 21:52:15 +0100 Kirsty Franks The State of the Commons http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2017/state-commons The much anticipated first day of the Creative Commons summit finally arrived, with the CEO proud to announce not just a new report but a new emphasis and focus for the organisation.Today, Friday 28th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2017/state-commons">Read more</a> Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:05:38 +0100 Amy Lees First Impressions - Final Preparations for the Creative Commons Summit http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2017/first-impressions-final-preparations-creative-commons-summit In the day before the start of Summit, the GLOSS team are meeting the conference organisers in order to hear more about plans for the meeting and to coordinate communications.Blue Skies, sunshine, and...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2017/first-impressions-final-preparations-creative-commons-summit">Read more</a> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:18:01 +0100 Jessica Rees Brexit Should Make it Easier to Address the Eurozone’s Challenges http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2017/brexit-should-make-it-easier-address-eurozone%E2%80%99s-challenges Annette Bongardt and Francisco Torres&nbsp;recall that the Eurozone risked seeing its legitimate efforts to strengthen the EMU vetoed by the UK, a country with a derogation from the monetary union. Th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2017/brexit-should-make-it-easier-address-eurozone%E2%80%99s-challenges">Read more</a> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Annette Bongardt and Francisco Torres The GLI Sheffield Team at the Creative Commons summit in Toronto! http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/04/2017/gli-sheffield-team-creative-commons-summit-toronto This week the Creative Commons Global Summit takes place in Toronto, Canada. Eight students from the University of Sheffield are working as policy analysts with Sheffield&rsquo;s&nbsp;Global Learning ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/04/2017/gli-sheffield-team-creative-commons-summit-toronto">Read more</a> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:31:05 +0100 Leila Eddakille Book Review: Before and After Gender: Sexual Mythologies of Everyday Life by Marilyn Strathern http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/04/2017/book-review-and-after-gender-sexual-mythologies-everyday-life-marilyn-strathern Written in the early 1970s by renowned anthropologist Marilyn Strathern, the manuscript for Before and After Gender: Sexual Mythologies of Everyday Life has remained in storage for four decades. Publi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/04/2017/book-review-and-after-gender-sexual-mythologies-everyday-life-marilyn-strathern">Read more</a> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:30:42 +0100 Reviewed by Mari Valdur GCC States and Social Media Disruption in an Era of Transition http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/04/2017/gcc-states-and-social-media-disruption-era-transition This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest, and edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton. Freely available chapters will be ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/04/2017/gcc-states-and-social-media-disruption-era-transition">Read more</a> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:16:56 +0100 Alanoud Al-Sharekh How can we Create an Ethical Framework for Journalism in an Age of Terror? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/04/2017/how-can-we-create-ethical-framework-journalism-age-terror The issue, as always, is where to draw the line between public safety and public knowledge. A new book argues that it&rsquo;s the job of journalists and intelligence agencies to negotiate a responsibl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/04/2017/how-can-we-create-ethical-framework-journalism-age-terror">Read more</a> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:32:40 +0100 Dylan Brethour Obama and the “Under-Reach/Over-Reach” Dilemma in American Grand Strategy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/04/2017/obama-and-%E2%80%9Cunder-reachover-reach%E2%80%9D-dilemma-american-grand-strategy Michael Clarke examines Obama&#39;s foreign policy legacy and Trump&#39;s grand strategy dilemma.Over the course of the tenure of President Barack Obama in the White House American primacy in the inte...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/04/2017/obama-and-%E2%80%9Cunder-reachover-reach%E2%80%9D-dilemma-american-grand-strategy">Read more</a> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Michael Clarke Future Challenges of Data Governance and Implications for Japan: An Interview With GGF 2027 Fellow Reirui Ri http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/04/2017/future-challenges-data-governance-and-implications-japan-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-r This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which bring together young professionals to look ahead and recomme...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/04/2017/future-challenges-data-governance-and-implications-japan-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-r">Read more</a> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Joel Sandhu ‘Peak Globalization’ and the Future of Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/04/2017/%E2%80%98peak-globalization%E2%80%99-and-future-democracy The world may be headed toward &ldquo;peak globalization&rdquo;. This shift could empower individuals and communities to strengthen democracy, while easing some of the most troublesome aspects of glob...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/04/2017/%E2%80%98peak-globalization%E2%80%99-and-future-democracy">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:38:30 +0100 Banning Garrett Marine Le Pen, Donald Trump and the Emergence of New Right-Wing Movements http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/04/2017/marine-le-pen-donald-trump-and-emergence-new-right-wing-movements Brexit, the rise of Donald Trump and the emergence of a new right-wing radicalism in both Europe and the United States signify fundamental developments in the political and ideological landscape of We...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/04/2017/marine-le-pen-donald-trump-and-emergence-new-right-wing-movements">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:23:13 +0100 Marcus Rolle and Alexandra Boutri What are the Obstacles to Collaboration between NGOs and Academics? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2017/what-are-obstacles-collaboration-between-ngos-and-academics Duncan Green explores the intersection between academic research and development practitioners.I wrote a chapter on the NGO-Academia Interface for the recent IDS publication, The Social Realities of K...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2017/what-are-obstacles-collaboration-between-ngos-and-academics">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:44:04 +0100 Duncan Green Thatcher, Reagan and Robin Hood: A History of Wealth Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2017/thatcher-reagan-and-robin-hood-history-wealth-inequality Persistently high rates of income or wealth inequality are bad for social cohesion, political inclusion and crime. The evidence for this is overwhelming. Often, stubbornly high income inequality partl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2017/thatcher-reagan-and-robin-hood-history-wealth-inequality">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:12:23 +0100 Andrew Newell We’ve Won the Debate on Inequality. Now we have to Win the Fight. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2017/we%E2%80%99ve-won-debate-inequality-now-we-have-win-fight The intellectual case against extreme inequality has been won. But ensuring inequality is reduced requires a rebuilding of collective power. &ldquo;I have discovered the secret,&rdquo; wrote Nelson Ma...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2017/we%E2%80%99ve-won-debate-inequality-now-we-have-win-fight">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:31:49 +0100 Ben Phillips How to Generate Job Growth: Robert Pollin on Alternatives to Trump's Smoke-and-Mirrors Economic Plan http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/04/2017/how-generate-job-growth-robert-pollin-alternatives-trumps-smoke-and-mirrors-economic Trump made specific promises to many of the voters who were instrumental in getting him elected -- some of whom are people living in poverty, thanks in part to the impacts of globalization. Yet, his e...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/04/2017/how-generate-job-growth-robert-pollin-alternatives-trumps-smoke-and-mirrors-economic">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou The New Silk Road – A Health Diplomacy and Governance Perspective http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/04/2017/new-silk-road-%E2%80%93-health-diplomacy-and-governance-perspective Ilona Kickbusch and Haik Nikogosian explores the potential role of health diplomacy along the new Silk Road. The new Silk Road concept and initiatives have captured regional and global attention in re...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/04/2017/new-silk-road-%E2%80%93-health-diplomacy-and-governance-perspective">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Haik Nikogosian “Speaking Truth to Power:” A call for Praxis in Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/04/2017/%E2%80%9Cspeaking-truth-power%E2%80%9D-call-praxis-human-rights Human rights require struggles over power and systems of thought&mdash;not just fights against individual violators and institutional inequities. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on&nbsp;...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/04/2017/%E2%80%9Cspeaking-truth-power%E2%80%9D-call-praxis-human-rights">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:46:28 +0100 Alicia Ely Yamin We Don’t Trust the Internet. And it’s Putting our Digital Future at Risk http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/04/2017/we-don%E2%80%99t-trust-internet-and-it%E2%80%99s-putting-our-digital-future-risk Andy Cheemaa calls for a new international multi-stakeholder body to tackle the digital trust deficit.Digital technology is a defining feature of modern life. In 2016, there were 3.4 billion internet ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/04/2017/we-don%E2%80%99t-trust-internet-and-it%E2%80%99s-putting-our-digital-future-risk">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:18:34 +0100 Andy Cheema Data Opens a New Frontier in China: An Interview with GGF 2027 Fellow Vincent Ni http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/04/2017/data-opens-new-frontier-china-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-vincent-ni This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which bring together young professionals to look ahead and recomme...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/04/2017/data-opens-new-frontier-china-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-vincent-ni">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Joel Sandhu Global Citizens, National Shirkers http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/04/2017/global-citizens-national-shirkers Dani Rodrik explores the tensions between cosmopolitanism, the state of international institutions and the need to be appealed to domestic audiences.Last October, British Prime Minister Theresa May sh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/04/2017/global-citizens-national-shirkers">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Dani Rodrik Growing the Future of Food Security: Is In Vitro Meat all Peril and No Promise? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2017/growing-future-food-security-vitro-meat-all-peril-and-no-promise &ldquo;No animals required&rdquo; really means that consumable food without the need to raise and kill animals is not only a distinct possibility, but also that cultured meat could be available in sup...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2017/growing-future-food-security-vitro-meat-all-peril-and-no-promise">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Scott N. Romaniuk and Tobias J. Burgers Book Review: Dialectics in World Politics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2017/book-review-dialectics-world-politics Dialectics in World Politics edited by Shannon Brincat. Abingdon and New York: Routledge 2015. 216 pp, &pound;95 hardcover 978-0-415-62527-2This edited book provides an illuminating account both of wh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2017/book-review-dialectics-world-politics">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Reviewed by Richard Murphy Japan can be More Proactive in Creating a Global Consensus on Data Governance: An Interview with GGF 2027 Fellow Shoko Yoshihara http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/04/2017/japan-can-be-more-proactive-creating-global-consensus-data-governance-interview-ggf- This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recomm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/04/2017/japan-can-be-more-proactive-creating-global-consensus-data-governance-interview-ggf-">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:37:34 +0100 Joel Sandhu Neoliberalism in the Driver's Seat: Trump and Ryan's Ruling-Class Schemes http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/04/2017/neoliberalism-drivers-seat-trump-and-ryans-ruling-class-schemes Donald Trump ran a campaign to &quot;make America great again,&quot; promising the creation of high-paid manufacturing jobs and the restoration of the middle class. Yet, his economic policies will mos...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/04/2017/neoliberalism-drivers-seat-trump-and-ryans-ruling-class-schemes">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 09:24:45 +0100 C. J. Polychroniou Turkish Economy as a Motor of Growth in the Mediterranean Rim? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2017/turkish-economy-motor-growth-mediterranean-rim This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest, and edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton. Freely available chapters will be ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2017/turkish-economy-motor-growth-mediterranean-rim">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Mina Toksoz To Truly Help Refugees, we must Fix the Global Humanitarian System http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2017/truly-help-refugees-we-must-fix-global-humanitarian-system Hesham Youssef argues that we stand at a crossroad; to be known as the generation that turned our backs on the victims of global challenges or those that found the compassion to aid them.The plight of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2017/truly-help-refugees-we-must-fix-global-humanitarian-system">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Hesham Youssef America’s coming Trade War is based on a Misunderstanding of both China and Economics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/04/2017/america%E2%80%99s-coming-trade-war-based-misunderstanding-both-china-and-economics The Chinese government is bracing for uncertainty under US President Donald Trump&rsquo;s administration, and are even preparing for the possibility of a diplomatic collision ahead. Like the rest of t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/04/2017/america%E2%80%99s-coming-trade-war-based-misunderstanding-both-china-and-economics">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:48:53 +0100 Keyu Jin Is Inequality Irrelevant to Development? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/04/2017/inequality-irrelevant-development This summer,&nbsp;Global Policy&nbsp;and the&nbsp;Springfield Centre&nbsp;will host the inaugural&nbsp;summer school on Global Inequality and Development. This polemic piece highlights the uncomfortab...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/04/2017/inequality-irrelevant-development">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Ben Taylor How Populism is Distorting the Aid Debate http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/04/2017/how-populism-distorting-aid-debate Ben Taylor explores how polarising populist arguments around aid add little to the debate over its future.Why give aid? Respondents to that question fall into a number of different camps. As a crude t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/04/2017/how-populism-distorting-aid-debate">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Ben Taylor North Korea: US Unilateral Action or Deeper Sino-US cooperation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/04/2017/north-korea-us-unilateral-action-or-deeper-sino-us-cooperation Alastair Newton argues that, although the military option against North Korea cannot be ruled out, it looks unlikely to be pursued by the US for now. Rather, more sanctions and, possibly, diplomacy ap...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/04/2017/north-korea-us-unilateral-action-or-deeper-sino-us-cooperation">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Alastair Newton Crowdsourced Humanitarianism and the Fight for Safe Passage http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/04/2017/crowdsourced-humanitarianism-and-fight-safe-passage Social media helped coordinate a volunteer response to the new arrivals on Lesvos when governments failed to step up to the plate, but can such a system be replicated?The Greek island of Lesvos in 201...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/04/2017/crowdsourced-humanitarianism-and-fight-safe-passage">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:57:18 +0100 Phil Bracey Book Review - Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Court’s Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/04/2017/book-review-justice-conflict-effects-international-criminal-court%E2%80%99s-interventions-en Justice in Conflict: The Effects of the International Criminal Court&rsquo;s Interventions on Ending Wars and Building Peace, by Mark Kersten. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 254 pp, &pound;60 ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/04/2017/book-review-justice-conflict-effects-international-criminal-court%E2%80%99s-interventions-en">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:39:36 +0100 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo 20th Century Policies may Not be Enough for 21st Century Digital Disruption http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/04/2017/20th-century-policies-may-not-be-enough-21st-century-digital-disruption Duncan Green reports from a conference exploring how we should react to disruptive tech.It&rsquo;s often a good sign when you rock up at a conference and hardly know anyone there. That was my experien...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/04/2017/20th-century-policies-may-not-be-enough-21st-century-digital-disruption">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 10:55:09 +0100 Duncan Green A Way to Reduce Poverty that’s so Simple, it Just Might Work http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2017/way-reduce-poverty-that%E2%80%99s-so-simple-it-just-might-work Asheesh Advani and Leonardo Martellotto explore the latest silver bullet for tackling poverty.Before Cindy started her company, Chocolovers, through the JA (Junior Achievement) Company Program, higher...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2017/way-reduce-poverty-that%E2%80%99s-so-simple-it-just-might-work">Read more</a> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:11:19 +0100 Asheesh Advani and Leonardo Martellotto ‘European Culture’ is an Invented Tradition http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2017/%E2%80%98european-culture%E2%80%99-invented-tradition If Europe has a culture, is there such a thing as a European nation, asks Benjamin G Marti?&nbsp;In a piece originally published at&nbsp;Aeon, he cautions&nbsp;against historicizing this question and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2017/%E2%80%98european-culture%E2%80%99-invented-tradition">Read more</a> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 10:58:45 +0100 Benjamin G Marti We've Triggered Article 50. Is this such a Tragedy for Europe? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2017/weve-triggered-article-50-such-tragedy-europe It is now possible that new governments in France and Germany will respond to civil society pressure and do what is needed to change the EU, without being blocked by Britain.This is a very sad day for...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2017/weve-triggered-article-50-such-tragedy-europe">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:22:21 +0100 Mary Kaldor Noam Chomsky: Trump's First 100 Days Are Undermining Our Prospects for Survival http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2017/noam-chomsky-trumps-first-100-days-are-undermining-our-prospects-survival The first 100 days are considered to be a benchmark for presidential performance. This is part of the legacy of FDR, who managed to reshape the US government&#39;s role in the economy within the first...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2017/noam-chomsky-trumps-first-100-days-are-undermining-our-prospects-survival">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:09:52 +0100 Interviewed by C. J. Polychroniou The Latest Leveraging Phenomenon http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/03/2017/latest-leveraging-phenomenon Dave Anderson explores what we mean when we talk of &#39;leveraging&#39;.Leveraging has emerged as the dominant method individuals, organizations and countries use to get things done.You hear the word...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/03/2017/latest-leveraging-phenomenon">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:00:00 +0100 Dave Anderson On Populism, Nationalism, Babies and Bathwater http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/03/2017/populism-nationalism-babies-and-bathwater Ducan Green shares some thoughts on recent discussions over how the aid sector should repond to the rising tide of nationalism, populism, and attacks on aid.A couple of Oxfamers were over from the US ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/03/2017/populism-nationalism-babies-and-bathwater">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 01:00:00 +0100 Duncan Green The Changing Fortunes of Saudi Arabia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/03/2017/changing-fortunes-saudi-arabia Nick Stadtmiller argues that Saudi Arabia&#39;s underlying social contract will soon need to be renegotiated. This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by G...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/03/2017/changing-fortunes-saudi-arabia">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:00:00 +0100 Nick Stadtmiller Tehran starts to Grasp the EU’s Value in the Face of Trump http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/03/2017/tehran-starts-grasp-eu%E2%80%99s-value-face-trump Cornelius Adebahr explores why the EU-Iran relationship cannot prosper if the Iran-US relationship deteriorates.While the streets of the Iranian capital are in a Nowruz lull, the politics behind the s...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/03/2017/tehran-starts-grasp-eu%E2%80%99s-value-face-trump">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:00:00 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr Book Review - Citizens’ Wealth: Why (and How) Sovereign Funds Should be Managed by the People for the People http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2017/book-review-citizens%E2%80%99-wealth-why-and-how-sovereign-funds-should-be-managed-people-pe Citizens&rsquo; Wealth: Why (and How) Sovereign Funds Should be Managed by the People for the People by Angela Cummine. New Haven and London: Yale University Press 2016. 296 pp, &pound;20 hardcover 97...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2017/book-review-citizens%E2%80%99-wealth-why-and-how-sovereign-funds-should-be-managed-people-pe">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:48:32 +0000 Reviewed by Sandra Tzvetkova The Future of Europe Remains Uncertain. Here's What we Know http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2017/future-europe-remains-uncertain-heres-what-we-know Global Policy&#39;s General Editor Dani Rodrik discusses options for the future of Europe.This month the European Union will celebrate the 60th anniversary of its founding treaty, the Treaty of Rome, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2017/future-europe-remains-uncertain-heres-what-we-know">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Dani Rodrik Defending Development in a Time of Cuts—My Conversation with UNDP’s Helen Clark http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2017/defending-development-time-cuts%E2%80%94my-conversation-undp%E2%80%99s-helen-clark The UNDP&#39;s Administrator Helen Clark talks to Masood Ahmed the president of the Center for Global Development on the day the Trump Administration proposed considerable cuts to the US international...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2017/defending-development-time-cuts%E2%80%94my-conversation-undp%E2%80%99s-helen-clark">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:13:15 +0000 Masood Ahmed Do you Understand the Risks of Technological Progress? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2017/do-you-understand-risks-technological-progress Aengus Collins explores the potential consequences of our technological revolution.Any change can be unsettling, but changes as profound as those being unleashed by the current phase of technological ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2017/do-you-understand-risks-technological-progress">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:03:16 +0000 Aengus Collins Gender Quotas and the Crisis of the Mediocre Man http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/03/2017/gender-quotas-and-crisis-mediocre-man Quotas aren&#39;t anathema to meritocracy: they increase competence levels by displacing mediocre men, write Tim Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and Johanna Rickne. A common criticism against gend...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/03/2017/gender-quotas-and-crisis-mediocre-man">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tim Besley, Olle Folke, Torsten Persson and Johanna Rickne Curbing Climate Change has a Dollar Value — Here’s How and Why We Measure It http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/03/2017/curbing-climate-change-has-dollar-value-%E2%80%94-here%E2%80%99s-how-and-why-we-measure-it Writing for The Conversation, Joseph Aldy explores the future of climate change measurements under Trump.President Trump is expected to issue an executive order soon to reverse Obama-era rules to cut ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/03/2017/curbing-climate-change-has-dollar-value-%E2%80%94-here%E2%80%99s-how-and-why-we-measure-it">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Joseph Aldy Future Challenges Faced by Iran http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/03/2017/future-challenges-faced-iran Meir Javedanfar explores Iran&#39;s challenging future. This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest, and edited by Hugh Miles...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/03/2017/future-challenges-faced-iran">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Meir Javedanfar Partnerships Essential for the UN SDGs to Transform Lives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/03/2017/partnerships-essential-un-sdgs-transform-lives &ldquo;To successfully implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we must swiftly move from commitments to action. To do that, we need strong, inclusive and integrated partnerships at all ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/03/2017/partnerships-essential-un-sdgs-transform-lives">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Alison Vipond and Brett Cherry Breaking the Gridlocks of Globalisation: The World According to David Held http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/03/2017/breaking-gridlocks-globalisation-world-according-david-held One of the most panoramic, as well as readable analyses of our time&rsquo;s conundrums can be found in David Held&rsquo;s Global Politics After 9/11: Failed Wars, Political Fragmentation and the Rise ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/03/2017/breaking-gridlocks-globalisation-world-according-david-held">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:39:05 +0000 Jacqueline Kay Cessou and Albena Azmanova China’s Response to Terrorism: An Interview With GGF 2027 Fellow Yuan Ma http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/03/2017/china%E2%80%99s-response-terrorism-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-yuan-ma This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recomm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/03/2017/china%E2%80%99s-response-terrorism-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-yuan-ma">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:27:32 +0000 Joel Sandhu Can Economic Growth really be Decoupled from Increased Carbon Emissions in Least Developed Countries? Ethiopia’s Story http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2017/can-economic-growth-really-be-decoupled-increased-carbon-emissions-least-developed-c Steve Baines explores the possibility that all good things really can go together.These are definitely not the research findings I expected to be presenting. The data in front of me has challenged som...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2017/can-economic-growth-really-be-decoupled-increased-carbon-emissions-least-developed-c">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Baines Will Human Rights Law actually Protect us from Fascism? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2017/will-human-rights-law-actually-protect-us-fascism Human rights regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights are unlikely to shield citizens against the wave of authoritarianism threatening liberal democracies.Shortly after the election of ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2017/will-human-rights-law-actually-protect-us-fascism">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Eva Nanopoulos 3 Dark Trends that could Destroy the Web http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2017/3-dark-trends-could-destroy-web The 12th March was the world wide web&rsquo;s 28th birthday. Here&rsquo;s a message from its inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee on how the web has evolved, and what we must do to ensure it fulfils his visio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2017/3-dark-trends-could-destroy-web">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tim Berners-Lee Which are the World's Strongest Democracies? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2017/which-are-worlds-strongest-democracies Democracy is in decline.The Economist Intelligence Unit&rsquo;s (EIU) latest Democracy Index 2016 shows 72 countries experienced a decline in democratic values last year. Countries with declining leve...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2017/which-are-worlds-strongest-democracies">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Andrea Willige Book Review: Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/03/2017/book-review-placing-outer-space-earthly-ethnography-other-worlds Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds. Lisa Messeri. Duke University Press. 2016.In Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds,&nbsp;Lisa Messeri offers a new et...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/03/2017/book-review-placing-outer-space-earthly-ethnography-other-worlds">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:39:44 +0000 Reviewed by Taylor R. Genovese A Key Question If You Are Reviewing Multilateral Organization Effectiveness: Do We Need a Multilateral Solution? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/03/2017/key-question-if-you-are-reviewing-multilateral-organization-effectiveness-do-we-need Charles Kenny explores the potential of a possible US International Organizations review.There&rsquo;s increasing appetite in the US to follow the UK model and launch a review of US spending through i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/03/2017/key-question-if-you-are-reviewing-multilateral-organization-effectiveness-do-we-need">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:29:41 +0000 Charles Kenny British Academia's Colourblind Problem: An Interview with Dr Nicola Rollock http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/03/2017/british-academias-colourblind-problem-interview-dr-nicola-rollock Dr Nicola Rollock, lead author of the award-winning book&nbsp;The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes, discusses race, equality and education in the UK.Dr Nicola Ro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/03/2017/british-academias-colourblind-problem-interview-dr-nicola-rollock">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 19:07:49 +0000 Ch? Ramsden Egypt, the Arab Spring and the Duping of Liberalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/03/2017/egypt-arab-spring-and-duping-liberalism Tom Dinham argues that Western observers of Egypt need to understand that a large part of the current predicament faced by the liberal forces behind the revolutions of 2011 and 2013 is that islamists ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/03/2017/egypt-arab-spring-and-duping-liberalism">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:57:35 +0000 Tom Dinham Book Review - The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2017/book-review-econocracy-perils-leaving-economics-experts The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts. Joe Earle, Cahal Moran and Zach Ward-Perkins. Manchester University Press. 2016.In The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2017/book-review-econocracy-perils-leaving-economics-experts">Read more</a> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:04:31 +0000 Reviewed by Maxine Montaigne Can Africa Truly Benefit from Global Economic Governance? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2017/can-africa-truly-benefit-global-economic-governance Garth Le Pere explores Africa&rsquo;s ongoing climb out of a peripheral global position and how the international community can work with it.Despite the recent discourse about &ldquo;Africa rising&rdq...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2017/can-africa-truly-benefit-global-economic-governance">Read more</a> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:04:29 +0000 Garth Le Pere What do we know about When Data does/doesn’t Influence Policy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2017/what-do-we-know-about-when-data-doesdoesn%E2%80%99t-influence-policy Josh Powell, Chief Strategy Officer at the Development Gateway weighs in on the Data and Development debate.While development actors are now creating more data than ever, examples of impactful use are...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2017/what-do-we-know-about-when-data-doesdoesn%E2%80%99t-influence-policy">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:28:58 +0000 Josh Powell International Regulatory Cooperation can Ease a Hard Brexit http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2017/international-regulatory-cooperation-can-ease-hard-brexit Many observers are expecting a hard Brexit to take place. But what is the most likely outcome of the upcoming Brexit negotiations and how can the UK minimise any negative economic consequences? Robert...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2017/international-regulatory-cooperation-can-ease-hard-brexit">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 10:00:41 +0000 Robert Basedow Requiem for BICI http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/03/2017/requiem-bici Bill Law argues that the promise of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry to examine the violence of 2011 has nearly been forgotten. This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Mi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/03/2017/requiem-bici">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Bill Law Moody’s downgrading of The Bahamas in the Era of Financialization: A Critique (Part 2) http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/03/2017/moody%E2%80%99s-downgrading-bahamas-era-financialization-critique-part-2 In part 2, Nikolaos Karagiannis briefly presents and criticizes the Moody&rsquo;s report on the downgrading of The Bahamas, and discusses aspects of a holistic development framework for the country.Mo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/03/2017/moody%E2%80%99s-downgrading-bahamas-era-financialization-critique-part-2">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nikolaos Karagiannis Cooperativism in the Digital Era, or how to form a Global Counter-Economy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2017/cooperativism-digital-era-or-how-form-global-counter-economy Can we transform the renting economy of Uber and AirBnB into a genuine sharing one? Platform cooperatives must become open and commons-oriented.&ldquo;What if this is not capitalism, but something wor...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2017/cooperativism-digital-era-or-how-form-global-counter-economy">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:06:07 +0000 Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis Reviving the Global Gag Rule is a ‘Women, Peace and Security’ Issue http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/03/2017/reviving-global-gag-rule-%E2%80%98women-peace-and-security%E2%80%99-issue In 1984&nbsp;the Mexico City Policy, or &lsquo;global gag rule&rsquo;, was enacted by the United States, restricting federal funds to international family planning institutions that provide advice and...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/03/2017/reviving-global-gag-rule-%E2%80%98women-peace-and-security%E2%80%99-issue">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:50:47 +0000 Laura J Shepherd Book Review: The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: the evolution and roles of the Revolutionary Guards http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/03/2017/book-review-military-post-revolutionary-iran-evolution-and-roles-revolutionary-guard The Military in Post-Revolutionary Iran: the evolution and roles of the Revolutionary Guards by Hesam Forozan. New York and Oxford: Routledge, 2016. 255 pp, &pound;100 hardcover 9781138913028, &pound;...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/03/2017/book-review-military-post-revolutionary-iran-evolution-and-roles-revolutionary-guard">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:25:36 +0000 Reviewed by Ali Ansari 3 Ways to Reboot Globalization http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2017/3-ways-reboot-globalization Andrew Chakhoyan asks what can the U.N. learn from the world of start-ups?Last week, Mark Zuckerberg announced &ldquo;Facebook&#39;s plan to bring the global community together.&rdquo; A few months ea...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2017/3-ways-reboot-globalization">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:20:30 +0000 Andrew Chakhoyan Moody’s downgrading of The Bahamas in the Era of Financialization: A Critique (Part 1) http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2017/moody%E2%80%99s-downgrading-bahamas-era-financialization-critique-part-1 In part 1, Nikolaos Karagiannis briefly presents the main features and concerns associated with financialization in the present era of neoliberal globalization.The era of financialization: Features an...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2017/moody%E2%80%99s-downgrading-bahamas-era-financialization-critique-part-1">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:44:39 +0000 Nikolaos Karagiannis Peering Ahead in the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2017/peering-ahead-middle-east This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest,&nbsp;and edited by Hugh Miles and Alastair Newton. Freely available chapters wil...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2017/peering-ahead-middle-east">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 11:24:21 +0000 Anthony Harris The IMF on Inequality: Beyond Organised Hypocrisy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2017/imf-inequality-beyond-organised-hypocrisy So far, the nature of Christine Lagarde&rsquo;s speeches and the discussions I had with Fund staff this week suggest that there is more work to be done.Recent commentary on research I conducted with P...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2017/imf-inequality-beyond-organised-hypocrisy">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:31:08 +0000 Alex Nunn What does the Rise of Digital Development mean for NGOs? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2017/what-does-rise-digital-development-mean-ngos Matt Haikin, an ICT for Development (ICT4D) practitioner, summarizes a new paper on digital development in East Africa reports, and the challenges for Oxfam and other international NGOs. I&rsquo;d be...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2017/what-does-rise-digital-development-mean-ngos">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:11:20 +0000 Matt Haikin The US, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/03/2017/us-saudi-arabia-and-gulf David B Roberts explores how the monarchies have reacted to their increasingly ambiguous relationship with the US. This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/03/2017/us-saudi-arabia-and-gulf">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:18:54 +0000 David B Roberts Why Open Data Is Good for China http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/03/2017/why-open-data-good-china Yolanda Jinxin Ma explores how open data could benefit the government of China.In the past decade, open data has grown out of a conceptual discussion into a global movement. While this recent phenomen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/03/2017/why-open-data-good-china">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:44:11 +0000 Yolanda Jinxin Ma Finding an Alternative World Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/02/2017/finding-alternative-world-order This blog article, based on Chapter 17 of the book &quot;International Relations&quot; provides the reader with an overview over the notion of &#39;world order and shows some alternatives. The author ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/02/2017/finding-alternative-world-order">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:46:15 +0000 Harvey M. Sapolsky Gender, Violence and Justice: What does Justice Look Like? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/02/2017/gender-violence-and-justice-what-does-justice-look This article presents some&nbsp;reflections on the recent Thinking Futures event at the University of Bristol, which debated what justice means for victims of gender based violence.What does justice l...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/02/2017/gender-violence-and-justice-what-does-justice-look">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:13:22 +0000 Emma Williamson Are Notions of Retributive Justice Helpful? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/02/2017/are-notions-retributive-justice-helpful The International Criminal Court and its perception of justice being achieved through trial, conviction and imprisonment shows a notion of retributive justice, a notion that may have limited effective...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/02/2017/are-notions-retributive-justice-helpful">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:28:48 +0000 Jodie Hoskin How can Global Governance Adapt to Shifting Challenges? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/02/2017/how-can-global-governance-adapt-shifting-challenges Helen Clark examines trends in global governance and considers what is needed going forward to tackle issues beyond the capacity of individual nation states to resolve on their own.Close to a century ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/02/2017/how-can-global-governance-adapt-shifting-challenges">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:31:37 +0000 Helen Clark A Flagrant Violation of US Obligations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2017/flagrant-violation-us-obligations The principles of international refugee law are non-negotiable, writes Başak Çalı.Reading President Donald Trump&rsquo;s Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2017/flagrant-violation-us-obligations">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:59:43 +0000 Ba?ak ?al? As Nations Retrench Modern City-States Emerge http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2017/nations-retrench-modern-city-states-emerge Dante Alighieri Disparte discusses the emerging gap in interests between modern cities and nation-states as one of the major contests of our time.As the world grapples with the consequences of an inwa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2017/nations-retrench-modern-city-states-emerge">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:54:22 +0000 Dante Alighieri Disparte The End of the Web http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2017/end-web With the global order fragmenting, cyber-security threats on the rise, and the deluge of information becoming overwhelming, countries are going to break away from the internet in its current form, say...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2017/end-web">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:43:44 +0000 Katja Bego French Development Agency Champions the Commons as New Vision for Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2017/french-development-agency-champions-commons-new-vision-development The work of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) could be considered as a &#39;future cornerstone of development&#39;. In an interview, AFD Chief Economist Gaël Giraud outlines the most impo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2017/french-development-agency-champions-commons-new-vision-development">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:53:52 +0000 David Bollier ‘Good Muslim / Bad Muslim’ and ‘Good Refugee / Bad Refugee’ Narratives are shaping European Responses to the Refugee Crisis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/02/2017/%E2%80%98good-muslim-bad-muslim%E2%80%99-and-%E2%80%98good-refugee-bad-refugee%E2%80%99-narratives-are-shaping-europ The growing importance of religious identity in the politics of migration and refugees has led to increasingly harsh immigration policies. Erin K. Wilson and Luca Mavelli argue that the focus needs to...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/02/2017/%E2%80%98good-muslim-bad-muslim%E2%80%99-and-%E2%80%98good-refugee-bad-refugee%E2%80%99-narratives-are-shaping-europ">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:30:12 +0000 Erin K. Wilson and Luca Mavelli Engaging with Citizens Online: Civic Apps must offer Dynamic Interactions in Order to be Truly Effective http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/02/2017/engaging-citizens-online-civic-apps-must-offer-dynamic-interactions-order-be-truly-e In this era of fake news and misinformation, it is good to be reminded of how the internet is being used to improve the ways in which the ideals of democracy are translated into action. One such examp...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/02/2017/engaging-citizens-online-civic-apps-must-offer-dynamic-interactions-order-be-truly-e">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:42:46 +0000 Sarah Giest and Ansgar Koene What does ‘Security’ mean? Great (and well-written) paper from IDS http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/02/2017/what-does-%E2%80%98security%E2%80%99-mean-great-and-well-written-paper-ids Duncan Green explores a new paper from IDS&#39; Robin Luckham on the contested concept of security.I have been known in the past to be a little snippy about the writing style of esteemed colleagues fr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/02/2017/what-does-%E2%80%98security%E2%80%99-mean-great-and-well-written-paper-ids">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:23:01 +0000 Duncan Green Greece Under Continuous Siege: Syriza's Disastrous Political Stance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/02/2017/greece-under-continuous-siege-syrizas-disastrous-political-stance C.J. Polychroniou and Nikolaos Karagiannis explore Syriza&rsquo;s inability to resist the pressures of the international creditors.It&#39;s been seven years since the outbreak of the Greek debt crisis...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/02/2017/greece-under-continuous-siege-syrizas-disastrous-political-stance">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:12:52 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou and Nikolaos Karagiannis The Role of Social Media in the Contemporary World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2017/role-social-media-contemporary-world Mark Zuckerberg has posted a manifesto on his view of social media&#39;s role in global events and what they can do about it.To our community,On our journey to connect the world, we often discuss prod...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2017/role-social-media-contemporary-world">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 09:49:38 +0000 Mark Zuckerberg Nuclear Supplier’s Group: Finding Entry Points http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2017/nuclear-supplier%E2%80%99s-group-finding-entry-points As India continues to seek membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Kanica Rakhra reflects on current controls regarding the trade of nuclear material. She argues that these have been unable to take...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2017/nuclear-supplier%E2%80%99s-group-finding-entry-points">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Kanica Rakhra Trump Handbook for Aspiring Autocrats http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2017/trump-handbook-aspiring-autocrats At issue is due process, the rule of law and the division of powers that defines American democracy.In the three weeks since Donald Trump took the oath of office he has set out on a dizzying path of E...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2017/trump-handbook-aspiring-autocrats">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:19:40 +0000 David Held and Kyle McNally Providing Aid and Foreseeing Harm http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2017/providing-aid-and-foreseeing-harm Should we be blamed for the negative consequences of otherwise wholly good acts? Tom Rowe considers the moral risks faced by aid givers.Sometimes, in order to aid individuals, one must do things that ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2017/providing-aid-and-foreseeing-harm">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:25:14 +0000 Tom Rowe Translating the Informal into the Formal http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/02/2017/translating-informal-formal Using the case of Israel and the PLO, George Joffé explores the importance of empathy to any negotiating process. This is a chapter from the e-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/02/2017/translating-informal-formal">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 George Joff? Book Review: State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/02/2017/book-review-state-capitalism-how-return-statism-transforming-world State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by Joshua Kurlantzick. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 287pp, &pound;19.99 hardcover 9780199385706This is a very importan...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/02/2017/book-review-state-capitalism-how-return-statism-transforming-world">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:50:05 +0000 Reviewed by Tobias ten Brink Global Climate Action Amid Trump: Challenges…But Also Measured Optimism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/02/2017/global-climate-action-amid-trump-challenges%E2%80%A6but-also-measured-optimism Despite the worries, Kathryn Hochstetler finds room for transformative climate change action under newly elected President Trump.On his first day in office, US President Donald Trump had all reference...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/02/2017/global-climate-action-amid-trump-challenges%E2%80%A6but-also-measured-optimism">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:37:40 +0000 Kathryn Hochstetler Book Review: The Ways of the World by David Harvey http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/02/2017/book-review-ways-world-david-harvey The Ways of the World. David Harvey. Profile Books. 2016. The Ways of the World offers an intellectual journey through the work of David Harvey over the past five decades, compiling&nbsp;chapters and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/02/2017/book-review-ways-world-david-harvey">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:25:31 +0000 Reviewed by Erica Frazier The Inconvenient Truth about Foreign Aid http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/02/2017/inconvenient-truth-about-foreign-aid For recipients aid has been a very mixed blessing, but for donors it&rsquo;s been a bonanza.It&rsquo;s astonishing when you think about it. Why should an old and poorly-performing industry carry on, b...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/02/2017/inconvenient-truth-about-foreign-aid">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:18:05 +0000 David Sogge Rebalancing EU-China Relations: The Case for an EU-China FTA http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2017/rebalancing-eu-china-relations-case-eu-china-fta Zachary Haver analyzes the European Union&rsquo;s fundamentally imbalanced relationship with China and argues how an EU-China Free Trade Agreement could resolve this issue.The EU and China trade almos...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2017/rebalancing-eu-china-relations-case-eu-china-fta">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:15:47 +0000 Zachary Haver Exposing the Myths of Neoliberal Capitalism: An Interview With Ha-Joon Chang http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2017/exposing-myths-neoliberal-capitalism-interview-ha-joon-chang C. J. Polychroniou interviews world-renowned Cambridge University Professor of Economics Ha-Joon Chang.For the past 40 years or so, neoliberalism has reigned supreme over much of the western capitalis...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2017/exposing-myths-neoliberal-capitalism-interview-ha-joon-chang">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:48:34 +0000 C. J. Polychroniou Beyond Survival: Lessons from Domestic Worker Organising Campaigns against Human Trafficking and Labour Exploitation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/02/2017/beyond-survival-lessons-domestic-worker-organising-campaigns-against-human-trafficki Anti-trafficking campaigns can help to tip the scales towards justice, but they will only succeed if they are grounded in the lived experiences of survivors and oriented towards systemic solutions.No,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/02/2017/beyond-survival-lessons-domestic-worker-organising-campaigns-against-human-trafficki">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:39:39 +0000 Sameera Hafiz Three Unconventional Places to look for Humanitarian Solutions in 2017 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/02/2017/three-unconventional-places-look-humanitarian-solutions-2017 From the bloody siege and eventual evacuation of Aleppo last month to the crisis of compassion that has marked the response to the arrival of refugees in Europe, the past year has seen human beings di...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/02/2017/three-unconventional-places-look-humanitarian-solutions-2017">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 09:29:30 +0000 Christina Bennett Are the People Good Enough? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/02/2017/are-people-good-enough Responses to the Brexit vote have revealed a disturbing current of anti-democratic sentiment. We need to challenge these attitudes and commit to a deeper form of democracy.&nbsp;Would it not be easier...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/02/2017/are-people-good-enough">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 17:43:14 +0000 Benjamin Ramm Reframing Climate Change: How Carbon Reduction can also Reduce Poverty and Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/02/2017/reframing-climate-change-how-carbon-reduction-can-also-reduce-poverty-and-inequality Ruth Mayne explores the &lsquo;co-benefits&rsquo; of tackling climate change and the practical benefits they can bring to community and national development.We normally understand climate change as a ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/02/2017/reframing-climate-change-how-carbon-reduction-can-also-reduce-poverty-and-inequality">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:22:26 +0000 Ruth Mayne The Future of Business, Peace and Human Rights in the Donald Trump Era http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/02/2017/future-business-peace-and-human-rights-donald-trump-era Jason Miklian explains what the election of Donald Trump means for the future of peacebuilding as the world takes an illiberal turn, and how businesses can carve new roles at the frontiers of human ri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/02/2017/future-business-peace-and-human-rights-donald-trump-era">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Jason Miklian The Rise of Embedded Nationalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/02/2017/rise-embedded-nationalism Moonhawk Kim explores the breakdown of America&#39;s post-war domestic-international bargain.Ruggie&rsquo;s (1982) &ldquo;embedded liberalism&rdquo; provided the framework for understanding the nature...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/02/2017/rise-embedded-nationalism">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Moonhawk Kim Chinese Development Finance: A Convergence of Passions and Interests http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2017/chinese-development-finance-convergence-passions-and-interests Kevin P. Gallagher&#39;s commentary for the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) series explores China&#39;s growing passion for green finance, south-south development cooperation, and global leadership.T...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2017/chinese-development-finance-convergence-passions-and-interests">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 09:37:30 +0000 Kevin P. Gallagher In Anticipation of the Next Cycle of Arab Revolutions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2017/anticipation-next-cycle-arab-revolutions Azzam Tamimi explores the likely implications of the Arab Springs&#39; counter-revolutions. This is a chapter in the E-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Ara...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2017/anticipation-next-cycle-arab-revolutions">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Azzam Tamimi How to be True to Yourself and still Unite your People – via Twitter http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2017/how-be-true-yourself-and-still-unite-your-people-%E2%80%93-twitter Danny Quah weighs in with some advice for the newly elected President&rsquo;s use of social media. Thomas Friedman pointed out how the substance of Trump&rsquo;s tweeting reveals the nature of someone...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2017/how-be-true-yourself-and-still-unite-your-people-%E2%80%93-twitter">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:59:21 +0000 Danny Quah A Survival Guide for Universities in a Populist World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2017/survival-guide-universities-populist-world How should universities respond to the global rise in populism? &ldquo;We are going to survive this phase, because basic education and research &ndash; which is based on facts and higher learning &nda...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2017/survival-guide-universities-populist-world">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:26:05 +0000 Chris Parr The WDR 2017 on Governance and Law: Can it drive a Transformation in Development Practice? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/02/2017/wdr-2017-governance-and-law-can-it-drive-transformation-development-practice Stefan Kossoff (DFID&rsquo;s governance czar) reviews the new WDR, published this week.For those of us working on governance this week&rsquo;s publication of the 2017 World Development Report on Gover...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/02/2017/wdr-2017-governance-and-law-can-it-drive-transformation-development-practice">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:25:30 +0000 Stefan Kossoff Have we reached Peak Global? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/01/2017/have-we-reached-peak-global Global policymaking is at risk, threatening the international liberal order which has, for all its faults and lacunae, served the world well since the second world war. There has never been a period o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/01/2017/have-we-reached-peak-global">Read more</a> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 22:39:58 +0000 Anita K?ppeli and Owen Barder Who wants to live in a Frictionless World? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/01/2017/who-wants-live-frictionless-world Unless life is uncomfortable, there&rsquo;s no room for transformation.Does it matter that Micah Johnson was killed by a robot, albeit one controlled by human hands? Johnson shot five police officers ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/01/2017/who-wants-live-frictionless-world">Read more</a> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:47:47 +0000 Michael Edwards Crisis of Democracy and the Role of Political Science http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/01/2017/crisis-democracy-and-role-political-science Hans Keman examines the role of Political Science in today&rsquo;s changing society.There is a &lsquo;crisis&rsquo; of democracy at hand one reads in many newspapers, sees on TV. The signs are alarmin...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/01/2017/crisis-democracy-and-role-political-science">Read more</a> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:10:15 +0000 Hans Keman Broken Politics: From 9/11 to the Present http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/01/2017/broken-politics-911-present The years since 9/11 have cast a dark shadow over global politics in many respects. But we have the option of recalling where the pursuit of authoritarianism leads.The inauguration of President Trump,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/01/2017/broken-politics-911-present">Read more</a> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 10:18:43 +0000 David Held Populism is Poison. Plural Cities are the Antidote http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2017/populism-poison-plural-cities-are-antidote The remedy to populism is right in front of us: big cites offer a glimpse into an inclusive, cosmopolitan future.The world&rsquo;s most powerful nation states are flirting with catastrophic conflict. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2017/populism-poison-plural-cities-are-antidote">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 19:16:12 +0000 Misha Glenny and Robert Muggah Lifelong Learners http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2017/lifelong-learners Geoff Mulgan suggests that helping adults learn new skills will move from the bottom to the top of the political agenda in 2017.No one knows just how fiercely the winds of automation will blow through...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2017/lifelong-learners">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 12:55:53 +0000 Geoff Mulgan Austerity Economics has just been Smashed. By the IMF. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/01/2017/austerity-economics-has-just-been-smashed-imf A powerful new report finally kills off any remaining intellectual veil for a broken economics that is breaking society.Sometimes an ideology is so brilliantly propagated that observers might not even...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/01/2017/austerity-economics-has-just-been-smashed-imf">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 09:54:05 +0000 Ben Phillips In the Shadow of the Kingdom http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/01/2017/shadow-kingdom Saad al-Fagih argues that Saudi Arabia is teetering on the edge of major changes. This is a chapter in the E-book &#39;The Future of the Middle East&#39; co-produced by Global Policy and Arab Digest, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/01/2017/shadow-kingdom">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 11:28:15 +0000 Dr. Saad al-Fagih A Treasure in Plain Sight: The Premise and The Promise of a Good Conversation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/01/2017/treasure-plain-sight-premise-and-promise-good-conversation Hakan Altinay explores the transformative potential of conversations.A conversation is a ubiquitous activity in which we engage without much reflection. It may nevertheless be worthwhile considering w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/01/2017/treasure-plain-sight-premise-and-promise-good-conversation">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:21:20 +0000 Hakan Altinay Book Review: Gramsci’s Common Sense: Inequality and its Narratives by Kate Crehan http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/01/2017/book-review-gramsci%E2%80%99s-common-sense-inequality-and-its-narratives-kate-crehan Gramsci&rsquo;s Common Sense: Inequality and its Narratives. Kate Crehan. Duke University Press. 2016.In Gramsci&rsquo;s Common Sense: Inequality and its Narratives, Kate Crehan examines a number of c...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/01/2017/book-review-gramsci%E2%80%99s-common-sense-inequality-and-its-narratives-kate-crehan">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:04:45 +0000 Reviewed by Marcos Gonz?lez Hernando From the Communism of Capital to Capital for the Commons http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/01/2017/communism-capital-capital-commons A paradox: the more &ldquo;communist&rdquo; the sharing license used in the digital commons (no restrictions on sharing), the more capitalist the practice (multinationals can use it for free).Two prom...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/01/2017/communism-capital-capital-commons">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:35:51 +0000 Michel Bauwens and Vasilis Kostakis Imposing Sanctions: Assessing Methods to Improve International Sanctions Regimes http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2017/imposing-sanctions-assessing-methods-improve-international-sanctions-regimes Michael Tierney reviews the patchy record of international sanctions regimes and proposes a way forward. Since the end of the Cold War, the West has increasingly utilized economic sanctions as an alte...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2017/imposing-sanctions-assessing-methods-improve-international-sanctions-regimes">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:09:17 +0000 Michael Tierney Noam Chomsky on the Long History of US Meddling in Foreign Elections http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2017/noam-chomsky-long-history-us-meddling-foreign-elections A wide range of politicians and media outlets have described the alleged Russian interference in the last US presidential election (by way of hacking) as representing a direct threat to American democ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2017/noam-chomsky-long-history-us-meddling-foreign-elections">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou Donald Trump and the Return of Class: An Interview with Francis Fukuyama http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2017/donald-trump-and-return-class-interview-francis-fukuyama &ldquo;What is happening in the politics of the US particularly, but also in other countries, is that identity in a form of nationality or ethnicity or race has become a proxy for class.&rdquo;In 1989...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2017/donald-trump-and-return-class-interview-francis-fukuyama">Read more</a> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:22:24 +0000 Francis Fukuyama and Natalia Koulinka Davos leaders: We might be Heading for a Jobless World, but that’s Not as Bad as it Sounds http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2017/davos-leaders-we-might-be-heading-jobless-world-that%E2%80%99s-not-bad-it-sounds As we move towards a jobless world, Davos participants give their views on what it may mean for our wellbeing and our identities.&ldquo;If you went back 10,000 years and spoke with someone working in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2017/davos-leaders-we-might-be-heading-jobless-world-that%E2%80%99s-not-bad-it-sounds">Read more</a> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:04:45 +0000 St?phanie Thomson Making Revolution Islamic Again: Protest and Rebellion from '79 Iran to the Arab Spring http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/01/2017/making-revolution-islamic-again-protest-and-rebellion-79-iran-arab-spring Andrew Hammond explores the continuities and new developments in representations of Islam, politics and violence in the Middle East. This piece is the first chapter in the E-book &#39;The Future of th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/01/2017/making-revolution-islamic-again-protest-and-rebellion-79-iran-arab-spring">Read more</a> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Hammond Poor Countries Have the Edge on Climate Innovation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/01/2017/poor-countries-have-edge-climate-innovation Climate technologies have great potential to substantially contribute to our impact on Climate. This puts the developing world in at the edge of climate innovation: having less existing built infrastr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/01/2017/poor-countries-have-edge-climate-innovation">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 21:16:19 +0000 Anita Makri Who killed Bourgeois Democracy in Europe? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/01/2017/who-killed-bourgeois-democracy-europe When a system calls itself democracy, but forces increasing parts of the demos (people) to live under poverty, its own central concept gradually becomes hollow.Since early December 2016, following the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/01/2017/who-killed-bourgeois-democracy-europe">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:46:06 +0000 Dimitris Dalakoglou and Antonis Alexandrides Head and Heart: Are More Generous Donors Less Effective? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2017/head-and-heart-are-more-generous-donors-less-effective A reflection upont the importance of both quantity and quality of international aid.&nbsp;When it comes to development aid, you might think that there is a trade-off between head and heart: that more ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2017/head-and-heart-are-more-generous-donors-less-effective">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:35:03 +0000 Owen Barder, Petra Krylov? and Theodore Talbot Challenges and Opportunities for Global Health Governance: An interview with GGF 2027 fellow Mara Pillinger http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2017/challenges-and-opportunities-global-health-governance-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-mara This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recomm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2017/challenges-and-opportunities-global-health-governance-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-mara">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Jan 2017 08:04:53 +0000 Joel Sandhu Do Economists change the Financial System, or does the Financial System change Economists? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2017/do-economists-change-financial-system-or-does-financial-system-change-economists How does received knowledge vis-a-vis our financial system emerge and change? Here, Michael Lee explores how ideas about the economy have come into existence and gained acceptance in contemporary UK a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2017/do-economists-change-financial-system-or-does-financial-system-change-economists">Read more</a> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:16:51 +0000 Michael Lee Lazy Nationalist Populism: Globalisation and Inequality on the Transatlantic Axis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2017/lazy-nationalist-populism-globalisation-and-inequality-transatlantic-axis Danny Quah argues that &#39;globalisation&rsquo;s great message&#39; needs to be re-told to Western voters.When policy-makers fail to speak truth, citizens construct their own narratives that to them ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2017/lazy-nationalist-populism-globalisation-and-inequality-transatlantic-axis">Read more</a> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:53:27 +0000 Danny Quah How China will Impact the World Economy in 2017 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2017/how-china-will-impact-world-economy-2017 &quot;The Chinese economy is undergoing unprecedented and profound changes.&quot;To open up or to close? To advance or go back? The global economy is currently at the crossroads and it is in desperate...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2017/how-china-will-impact-world-economy-2017">Read more</a> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:06:43 +0000 Jiang Jianguo Bauman's Legacy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2017/baumans-legacy Zygmunt understood the crisis of a social democracy built on solid jobs, fixed identities and bounded within nation states, and paved the way for thinking about the need for progressive alliances.Forg...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2017/baumans-legacy">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:16:22 +0000 Neal Lawson Migration Cannot Be Cast In Terms Of Individual Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2017/migration-cannot-be-cast-terms-individual-rights The Jungle in Calais is closed and the deal with Turkey is in place. Is the refugee crisis over?Not at all. The refugee crisis is first and foremost about refugees, not about migration to Europe at al...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2017/migration-cannot-be-cast-terms-individual-rights">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:10:53 +0000 Paul Collier Counterhegemony http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/01/2017/counterhegemony Cynthia Kaufman explores the counter-hegemonic forces after the fall of Cosmopolitan Capitalism fail to the Nativist Capitalism arises.Getting out of this Mess by Building support for Economic and Soc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/01/2017/counterhegemony">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:10:52 +0000 Cynthia Kaufman Book Review: Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/01/2017/book-review-green-growth-ideology-political-economy-and-alternatives Green Growth: Ideology, Political Economy and the Alternatives. Gareth Dale, Manu V. Mathai and Jose Puppim de Oliveira (eds). Zed Books. 2016. While there is broad consensus on the existence of a glo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/01/2017/book-review-green-growth-ideology-political-economy-and-alternatives">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:26:22 +0000 Reviewed by Geoff Goodwin Why Cash Transfers are an Effective form of Aid http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2017/why-cash-transfers-are-effective-form-aid Over the last week the ever more shrill criticism of international aid found a new target - the practice of giving money directly to some of the poorest and most vulnerable people, otherwise known as ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2017/why-cash-transfers-are-effective-form-aid">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Jon Date Trump's America and the New World Order: A Conversation With Noam Chomsky http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2017/trumps-america-and-new-world-order-conversation-noam-chomsky Are Donald Trump&#39;s selections for his cabinet and other top administration positions indicative of a man who is ready to &quot;drain the swamp?&quot; Is the president-elect bent on putting China o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2017/trumps-america-and-new-world-order-conversation-noam-chomsky">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou The Future of Federalism in an Age of Populism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2017/future-federalism-age-populism Richard Eccleston, Helen Krever and Rick Smith explore the future of federalism in the 21st century.The two seismic political events of 2016, Brexit and the election victory of Donald Trump, have rais...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2017/future-federalism-age-populism">Read more</a> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 18:23:05 +0000 Richard Eccleston, Helen Krever and Rick Smith Trump and the Flawed Nature of US Democracy: An Interview With Noam Chomsky http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2017/trump-and-flawed-nature-us-democracy-interview-noam-chomsky Trump&#39;s presidential victory exposed to the whole world the flawed nature of the US model of democracy. Beginning January 20, both the country and the world will have to face a political leader wi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2017/trump-and-flawed-nature-us-democracy-interview-noam-chomsky">Read more</a> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 09:37:38 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou Trade Facilitation and Global Value Chains: What Role in Sustainable Development? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2017/trade-facilitation-and-global-value-chains-what-role-sustainable-development Global value chains are an important new reality in the world economy. But can increased GVC activity in developing countries generated by trade facilitation help promote economic, social, and environ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2017/trade-facilitation-and-global-value-chains-what-role-sustainable-development">Read more</a> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:58:00 +0000 Ben Shepherd How much does a Cyber Weapon Cost? Nobody Knows http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2017/how-much-does-cyber-weapon-cost-nobody-knows Can a non-state actor take down critical infrastructure with a cyberattack? If it is not possible today, will it be possible in the future? Experts disagree about the capabilities of non-state actors ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2017/how-much-does-cyber-weapon-cost-nobody-knows">Read more</a> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 12:20:00 +0000 Max Smeets The Distribution of Wealth- Growing Inequality? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2017/distribution-wealth-growing-inequality Michael Schneider examines the distribution of wealth, the way that it has changed over time, and its potential to affect politics and economies.&nbsp;In Capital in the Twenty-First Century Thomas Pik...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2017/distribution-wealth-growing-inequality">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 18:13:35 +0000 Michael Schneider Towards a ‘Challenge-Driven’ International Relations Education? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2017/towards-%E2%80%98challenge-driven%E2%80%99-international-relations-education Daniel Clausen calls for a &lsquo;challenge&rsquo; and experiential based approach to teaching international relations.In my experience, the best students are always looking for a challenge, preferabl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2017/towards-%E2%80%98challenge-driven%E2%80%99-international-relations-education">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:36:22 +0000 Daniel Clausen A World in Shambles: An Interview With C.J. Polychroniou http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/01/2017/world-shambles-interview-cj-polychroniou &quot;We live in ominously dangerous times&quot; stated the opening line of an article by C.J. Polychroniou (with Lily Sage) titled &quot;A New Economic System for a World in Rapid Disintegration,&quo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/01/2017/world-shambles-interview-cj-polychroniou">Read more</a> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:24:11 +0000 Interviewed by Marcus Rolle and Alexandra Boutros What does Big Data mean to Public Affairs Research? Understanding the Methodological and Analytical Challenges http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/12/2016/what-does-big-data-mean-public-affairs-research-understanding-methodological-and-ana Ines Mergel, Karl Rethemeyer, and Kimberley Isett analyse Big Data as a policymaking tool.The term &lsquo;Big Data&rsquo; is often misunderstood or poorly defined, especially in the public sector. Ine...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/12/2016/what-does-big-data-mean-public-affairs-research-understanding-methodological-and-ana">Read more</a> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:22:04 +0000 Ines Mergel, R. Karl Rethemeyer, and Kimberley R. Isett A Fool’s Errand? The Next Secretary-General and United Nations Reform http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2016/fool%E2%80%99s-errand-next-secretary-general-and-united-nations-reform With the recent election of António Guterres as the next United Nations Secretary-General, the focus will soon shift to the next Secretary-General&rsquo;s reform priorities, with a particular emphasi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2016/fool%E2%80%99s-errand-next-secretary-general-and-united-nations-reform">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 17:45:07 +0000 Richard Ponzio and Michael Schroeder Book Review: Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory, and World Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2016/book-review-quality-peace-peacebuilding-victory-and-world-order Quality Peace: Peacebuilding, Victory, and World Order by Peter Wallensteen. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 250 pp, &pound;64 hardcover 978-0-19-021554-5, &pound;22.99 paperback 9...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2016/book-review-quality-peace-peacebuilding-victory-and-world-order">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:00:52 +0000 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo The Geography of Elections http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2016/geography-elections Jean Pisani-Ferry explains how voting geography is indicative of deep economic, social, and educational divides.In many countries, where you live tends to be an accurate predictor of what or whom you ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2016/geography-elections">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 18:41:26 +0000 Jean Pisani-Ferry Building Community in Berlin’s Sharehaus http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2016/building-community-berlin%E2%80%99s-sharehaus Often, things that are seen as a problem in society are not: the house where locals and refugees live and work together. In a mixed and energetic district of south Berlin lies a street that locals ref...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2016/building-community-berlin%E2%80%99s-sharehaus">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 11:37:37 +0000 Jessica Abrahams Does Terrorism Work? The Goals of Violent Actors, and how to Avoid Giving them What they Want http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2016/does-terrorism-work-goals-violent-actors-and-how-avoid-giving-them-what-they-want Global Governance Futures 2027 fellow Laila A. Wahedi takes a look at whether terrorists&rsquo; use of violence helps them to achieve their ultimate goals, and what this means for effective counter-te...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/12/2016/does-terrorism-work-goals-violent-actors-and-how-avoid-giving-them-what-they-want">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Laila A. Wahedi Why the West Struggles to Understand the BRICS http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2016/why-west-struggles-understand-brics Despite their great diversity, BRICS countries have strenghtened cooperation in several areas, from national security to education. They might not be a homogeneous &quot;bloc&quot;, but their rise wil...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2016/why-west-struggles-understand-brics">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 18:59:05 +0000 Oliver Stuenkel A Fool’s Errand? The Next Secretary-General and United Nations Reform http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/global-governance/fool%E2%80%99s-errand-next-secretary-general-and-united-nations-reform With the recent election of António Guterres as the next United Nations Secretary-General, the focus will soon shift to the next Secretary-General&rsquo;s reform priorities, with a particular emphasi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/global-governance/fool%E2%80%99s-errand-next-secretary-general-and-united-nations-reform">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 17:24:48 +0000 Richard Ponzio and Michael Schroeder All About That Putin Lynchpin http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2016/all-about-putin-lynchpin Martha Molfetas argues that the we are at the beginning of a new cold war. Somehow it feels as if the Cold War never really ended. Normalised relations between the US and Russia suddenly seem like a f...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2016/all-about-putin-lynchpin">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:11:06 +0000 Martha Molfetas Reshaping World Trade: The Export Finance of the Emerging Economies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/12/2016/reshaping-world-trade-export-finance-emerging-economies Kristen Hopewell is the author of the third commentary in the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) series. It argues that export credit is proving to be a useful lens on both the challenges of multilatera...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/12/2016/reshaping-world-trade-export-finance-emerging-economies">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Kristen Hopewell Why we Should Embrace the Good, the Bad and the Ugly http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/12/2016/why-we-should-embrace-good-bad-and-ugly Since democracy is a form of dependency on the will of others, we need to work a lot harder to overcome our narcissism and belief that we know best.Donald Trump&rsquo;s election to the White House has...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/12/2016/why-we-should-embrace-good-bad-and-ugly">Read more</a> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:49:31 +0000 Sonja Avlijas The Islamic State in South Asia: A Growing Threat http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/12/2016/islamic-state-south-asia-growing-threat Aryaman Bhatnagar and Joel Sandhu explore the Islamic State&#39;s appeal in parts of South Asia.As the coordinated global offensive against the so-called Islamic State (IS) strongholds in parts of Ira...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/12/2016/islamic-state-south-asia-growing-threat">Read more</a> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Aryaman Bhatnagar and Joel Sandhu Straight Talk on Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/12/2016/straight-talk-trade Dani Rodrik argues that economists&rsquo; reluctance to be honest about the costs of trade has lost them much needed credibility. Are economists partly responsible for Donald Trump&rsquo;s shocking vi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/12/2016/straight-talk-trade">Read more</a> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:19:39 +0000 Dani Rodrik China’s Changing Terrorism Threat Perception. An interview with GGF 2027 fellows Fanglu Sun http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/12/2016/china%E2%80%99s-changing-terrorism-threat-perception-interview-ggf-2027-fellows-fanglu-sun This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recomm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/12/2016/china%E2%80%99s-changing-terrorism-threat-perception-interview-ggf-2027-fellows-fanglu-sun">Read more</a> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Joel Sandhu Payment by Results in Aid: What’s New? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/12/2016/payment-results-aid-what%E2%80%99s-new Development Economist Paul Clist discusses some of the ideas from his new paper (Link to paywalled article version, link to free draft version).Payment by Results (PbR) is a fairly new idea in aid, wh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/12/2016/payment-results-aid-what%E2%80%99s-new">Read more</a> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:07:02 +0000 Paul Clist “Kakistocracy Everywhere, Liberal Democracy, Where are you Going?” http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/12/2016/%E2%80%9Ckakistocracy-everywhere-liberal-democracy-where-are-you-going%E2%80%9D In a personal reflection, Martha Molfetas asks where is a globalist, lover of the EU, environmentalist, former expat and Londoner to go?It&#39;s taken me a while to come to grips with the sharp far-ri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/12/2016/%E2%80%9Ckakistocracy-everywhere-liberal-democracy-where-are-you-going%E2%80%9D">Read more</a> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 10:38:38 +0000 Martha Molfetas How Technology Can Help – or Hinder – Women Entrepreneurs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2016/how-technology-can-help-%E2%80%93-or-hinder-%E2%80%93-women-entrepreneurs With the third global Women&#39;s Entrepreneurship Day on 19 November, Abigail Hunt looks at how emerging technology is affecting women&#39;s working lives.As we mark the third global Women&rsquo;s En...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2016/how-technology-can-help-%E2%80%93-or-hinder-%E2%80%93-women-entrepreneurs">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 19:09:28 +0000 Abigail Hunt Socialism for the Rich, Capitalism for the Poor: An Interview With Noam Chomsky http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2016/socialism-rich-capitalism-poor-interview-noam-chomsky How did we reach a historically unprecedented level of inequality in the United States? A new documentary, Requiem for The American Dream, turns to the ever-insightful Noam Chomsky for a detailed expl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2016/socialism-rich-capitalism-poor-interview-noam-chomsky">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:21:21 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou Vulnerable Populations and the Duty to Exclude http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2016/vulnerable-populations-and-duty-exclude Is there a moral solution to the migration of skilled workers out of the developing world? Luara Ferracioli argues that harmful brain-drain does not warrant severe restriction of freedoms in the devel...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2016/vulnerable-populations-and-duty-exclude">Read more</a> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 15:41:24 +0000 Luara Ferracioli Brexit and the Weaknesses of Referenda http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2016/brexit-and-weaknesses-referenda Claus Offe on how direct democracy is being used to shape highly consequential policy choices.The battle cry of rightist populism is &ldquo;Let us, the people decide&rdquo; and take control out of the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2016/brexit-and-weaknesses-referenda">Read more</a> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:41:01 +0000 Claus Offe Political Bargaining in the Refugee Crisis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2016/political-bargaining-refugee-crisis Over the last few years refugees have been increasingly used as political bargaining chips by European politicians keen to stem the flow of mass migration into Europe. The focal point of this has been...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2016/political-bargaining-refugee-crisis">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:19:16 +0000 Charlie Ensor How the Internet of Things is Helping Fight Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2016/how-internet-things-helping-fight-climate-change The spread of a new technology could change radically our energy consumption patters.When Elon Musk announced his lower-priced Tesla 3 electric car in the spring of 2016, he opened the press conferenc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2016/how-internet-things-helping-fight-climate-change">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:10:00 +0000 David Kirkpatrick and Diane Regas Book Review: The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2016/book-review-war-women-and-brave-ones-who-fight-back The War on Women: And the Brave Ones Who Fight Back by Sue Lloyd-Roberts. London: Simon & Schuster UK 2016. 320 pp, &pound;16.99 hardcover 9781471153907, &pound;8.99 paperback 9781471153921, &poun...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2016/book-review-war-women-and-brave-ones-who-fight-back">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:45:06 +0000 Reviewed by Patrycja D?ugosz-Stroetges Why the Way We Vote Matters for Fighting Poverty http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2016/why-way-we-vote-matters-fighting-poverty Alice MacDonald discusses the benefits of electronic voting on the Sustainable Development Goals and Democracy.2016 is a big year for voting. The result of EU referendum sent shockwaves through the UK...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2016/why-way-we-vote-matters-fighting-poverty">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:39:54 +0000 Alice Macdonald The Anatomy of US Military Policy: An Interview With Andrew Bacevich http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2016/anatomy-us-military-policy-interview-andrew-bacevich Since the end of the Cold War, the US has been the only true global superpower, with US policymakers intervening freely anywhere around the world where they feel there are vital political or economic ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2016/anatomy-us-military-policy-interview-andrew-bacevich">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:36:29 +0000 C.J. Polychroniou The Rippling Effect of Refugee Policies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2016/rippling-effect-refugee-policies Rich countries &nbsp;are increasingly rejecting the international norms they themselves created; while still willing to make financial contributions, they continue to avoid offering safe route to asyl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2016/rippling-effect-refugee-policies">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:03:43 +0000 Sara Pantuliano Book Review - Ebola: How a People’s Science helped End an Epidemic http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2016/book-review-ebola-how-people%E2%80%99s-science-helped-end-epidemic Ebola: How a People&rsquo;s Science Helped End an Epidemic. Paul Richards. Zed Books. September 2016.I&rsquo;m sure that to readers of this blog the Ebola epidemic that devastated West Africa a couple...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2016/book-review-ebola-how-people%E2%80%99s-science-helped-end-epidemic">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 20:47:59 +0000 Reviewed by Anita Makri People Powered Cities: From the UN Climate Talks to Energy Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2016/people-powered-cities-un-climate-talks-energy-democracy Developing real solutions to climate and energy challenges will require imagination, determination and inspiration. Inspiration may come from the many cities, communities and even countries that are w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2016/people-powered-cities-un-climate-talks-energy-democracy">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 16:51:00 +0000 Lavinia Steinfort Rise of Digital DNA Raises Biopiracy Fears http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2016/rise-digital-dna-raises-biopiracy-fears The existence a public database with the world sequences of genetic information creates a dreadlock in the protection of biodiversity native genes and property rights in biotechnology. The upcoming CO...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2016/rise-digital-dna-raises-biopiracy-fears">Read more</a> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:25:34 +0000 Kelly Servick The Death of the International Community? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2016/death-international-community The international community is a fragile thing. Will Donald Trump deliver its death blow?The election of Donald Trump is not only a surprise for many American citizens. It&rsquo;s a shock to the inter...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2016/death-international-community">Read more</a> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 17:10:13 +0000 John Feffer Jungle Justice: European Migration Policy Seen from the South http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2016/jungle-justice-european-migration-policy-seen-south Paul Rogers analyses the fictional European TV production, The March; the Voyage of the Vlora, the Albanian refugee boat in 1991; and current immigration crisis to understand the message from the view...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2016/jungle-justice-european-migration-policy-seen-south">Read more</a> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 18:33:32 +0000 Paul Rogers Trump's TPP Policy: From Regional Game of Thrones to Lost Trade Leadership http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2016/trumps-tpp-policy-regional-game-thrones-lost-trade-leadership Antoine Martin examines Trump&#39;s plan to &#39;make China great again&#39;.While trade policy and rule-making over the past years has largely been about an influence contest involving the US and Chi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2016/trumps-tpp-policy-regional-game-thrones-lost-trade-leadership">Read more</a> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:05:02 +0000 Antoine Martin The Surprising Origins of ‘Post-Truth’ – and How it was Spawned by the Liberal Left http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2016/surprising-origins-%E2%80%98post-truth%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-and-how-it-was-spawned-liberal-left More than 30 years ago, academics started to discredit &ldquo;truth&rdquo; as naïve and oppressive, and instead favoured a new intellectual orthodoxy that permitted only &ldquo;truths&rdquo; &ndash; ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2016/surprising-origins-%E2%80%98post-truth%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-and-how-it-was-spawned-liberal-left">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:35:19 +0000 Andrew Calcutt Fair Shares and Degrees of Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/11/2016/fair-shares-and-degrees-inequality What does justice demand of individuals in an unjust society? Chris Marshall&nbsp;considers the personal implications&nbsp;of distributive justice.The distribution of wealth and other goods in the act...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/11/2016/fair-shares-and-degrees-inequality">Read more</a> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:36:48 +0000 Chris Marshall Fidel Castro's Legacy: Cuban Conversations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2016/fidel-castros-legacy-cuban-conversations From OpenDemocracy&#39;s archive: first published in February 2008. &quot;What comes after Fidel&quot; is a well-worn topic of op-eds, but the focus should be on an assessment of the character &ndash;...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2016/fidel-castros-legacy-cuban-conversations">Read more</a> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:20:59 +0000 Fred Halliday Security is Sexy, Defence is Not – Why the EU continues to Struggle with a Common Security and Defence Policy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2016/security-sexy-defence-not-%E2%80%93-why-eu-continues-struggle-common-security-and-defence-po Cornelius Adebahr argues that although security is a sexy topic, these days the EU has more pressing issues to tackle. When the EU heads of state or government met for the first time as 27 after the U...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2016/security-sexy-defence-not-%E2%80%93-why-eu-continues-struggle-common-security-and-defence-po">Read more</a> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:57:15 +0000 Cornelius Adebahr Book Review: The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/11/2016/book-review-new-humanitarians-international-practice-emerging-actors-and-contested-p The New Humanitarians in International Practice: Emerging Actors and Contested Principles edited by Zeynep Sezgin and Dennis Dijkzeul. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016. 384 pp, &pound;95 hardcov...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/11/2016/book-review-new-humanitarians-international-practice-emerging-actors-and-contested-p">Read more</a> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:48:06 +0000 Reviewed by Claudia Breitung Why China could Lead the Next Phase of Globalization http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2016/why-china-could-lead-next-phase-globalization If Trump carries out his promises of isolationism and protectionism, China will soon fill the void left by the US on the World stage.Donald Trump is on his way to becoming the 45th president of the Un...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2016/why-china-could-lead-next-phase-globalization">Read more</a> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:07:53 +0000 Wolfgang Lehmacher Book Review: Four Futures: Life After Capitalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2016/book-review-four-futures-life-after-capitalism Four Futures: Life After Capitalism by Peter Frase. Verso Books. 2006. Paperback, 160 pages. ISBN: 9781781688137Times of uncertainty inevitably bring with them an interest in the future. The unanchore...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2016/book-review-four-futures-life-after-capitalism">Read more</a> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:05:57 +0000 Reviewed by David Beer Cities Will Transform The Way We Conduct Foreign Affairs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2016/cities-will-transform-way-we-conduct-foreign-affairs The increasing power of cities will affect the way foreign affairs are conducted: a shift from diplomacy - as carried out by states, to paradiplomacy, as executed by cities.In 1814 Ivan Krylov, one of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2016/cities-will-transform-way-we-conduct-foreign-affairs">Read more</a> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:04:50 +0000 Rodrigo Tavares In the Fight Against Human Trafficking, Child Soldiers Get Ignored http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2016/fight-against-human-trafficking-child-soldiers-get-ignored Recently the USA government waived penalties on countries that recruit and use child soldiers. According to the practitioners Jeremy Ravinsky and Lora Lumpe this attitude contrasts from the past years...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2016/fight-against-human-trafficking-child-soldiers-get-ignored">Read more</a> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 21:53:48 +0000 Jeremy Ravinsky and Lora Lumpe Climate Change ‘Hotspots’: Why they Matter and Why we Should Invest in them http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2016/climate-change-%E2%80%98hotspots%E2%80%99-why-they-matter-and-why-we-should-invest-them Barbara Neumann and Sylvia Szabo argue that we urgently need a coordinated effort to address climate change &lsquo;Hotspots&rsquo;.The consequences of climate change are already being felt all over th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2016/climate-change-%E2%80%98hotspots%E2%80%99-why-they-matter-and-why-we-should-invest-them">Read more</a> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Barbara Neumann and Sylvia Szabo Are Human Rights Really 'Universal, Inalienable, and Indivisible'? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/11/2016/are-human-rights-really-universal-inalienable-and-indivisible Following centuries of ongoing revision, repetition and reconceptualisation, international human rights theory and practice continues to grapple with three integral concepts: universality, inalienabil...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/11/2016/are-human-rights-really-universal-inalienable-and-indivisible">Read more</a> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:53:42 +0000 Leila Nasr After Trump, the Groundswell of Global Climate Action is ever more Central to the Climate Regime http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/11/2016/after-trump-groundswell-global-climate-action-ever-more-central-climate-regime The Marrakech Partnership for Global Climate Action marks growing integration between the intergovernmental climate regime and cities, businesses, and other actors.Perhaps the most extraordinary thing...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/11/2016/after-trump-groundswell-global-climate-action-ever-more-central-climate-regime">Read more</a> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Thomas Hale After 15 Years of War on Terror, Are We any Safer? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2016/after-15-years-war-terror-are-we-any-safer &nbsp;Today&#39;s cities face a multiplicity of threats. Terrorism is just one of them, and not even the most alarming.The 9/11 attacks on New York City and Washington were devastating, including for ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2016/after-15-years-war-terror-are-we-any-safer">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 10:55:59 +0000 Parag Khanna and Robert Muggah Stop the Presses http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2016/stop-presses The latest attacks on journalists and news organizations by corrupt populists are contributing to a global rollback of fundamental rights.Imagine that Donald Trump wins the presidency. Then, as he has...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2016/stop-presses">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:07:33 +0000 John Feffer How to Test Policy Interventions for Sustainable Food Choices http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2016/how-test-policy-interventions-sustainable-food-choices Luca Panzone explores the uses of new tool for the study of retailing and consumption. There is increasing policy attention on the choices we make as consumers, particularly the impact these choices m...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/11/2016/how-test-policy-interventions-sustainable-food-choices">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Luca Panzone The Corporate Wax Nose http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2016/corporate-wax-nose The European Commission has shelved the results of its largest-ever research project on corporate social responsibility. What happened?A fountain of noble intentions and good deeds,&nbsp;Corporate Soc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2016/corporate-wax-nose">Read more</a> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:16:01 +0000 David Sogge The March of the Smart City at Habitat III http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2016/march-smart-city-habitat-iii After the smart phone, the smart meter and smart house, comes the Smart City. What is its role in helping politicians and professionals deliver the aims of the New Urban Agenda?The Habitat III Confere...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2016/march-smart-city-habitat-iii">Read more</a> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 10:54:13 +0000 Simeon Shtebunaev Documentary Review: Love and Solidarity: James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers’ Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2016/documentary-review-love-and-solidarity-james-lawson-and-nonviolence-search-workers%E2%80%99- Love and Solidarity: James Lawson and Nonviolence in the Search for Workers&rsquo; Rights [documentary film], directed by Michael Honey, 2016. 38 minutes, distributed by Bullfrog Films, DVD ISBN 1-941...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2016/documentary-review-love-and-solidarity-james-lawson-and-nonviolence-search-workers%E2%80%99-">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:34:01 +0000 Reviewed by Sander Mensink The Man behind the New President http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2016/man-behind-new-president Despite his divisive politics, Francesco Maria Morettini argues that Trump&#39;s victory shows voters of both genders still prefer a man to a woman.The fight for the US presidential seat has been as f...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2016/man-behind-new-president">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 11:11:02 +0000 Francesco Maria Morettini Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2016/trump-white-house-interview-noam-chomsky On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump managed to pull the biggest upset in US politics by tapping successfully into the anger of white voters and appealing to the lowest inclinations of people in a manner...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2016/trump-white-house-interview-noam-chomsky">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 By C.J. Polychroniou Policymakers Need Technical Literacy Too http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2016/policymakers-need-technical-literacy-too Global Governance Futures 2027 fellow Evan Sills explores the need for national security policymakers to develop their technical literacy.A lack of cyber literacy and education is compromising America...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2016/policymakers-need-technical-literacy-too">Read more</a> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Evan Sills Alliances Do (indeed) Not Last Forever http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2016/alliances-do-indeed-not-last-forever Tom Sauer argues for a world order based on collective security instead of collective defense organizations (or alliances). The newly elected president in the US does not like alliances. He wonders wh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2016/alliances-do-indeed-not-last-forever">Read more</a> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Tom Sauer Book Review: The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2016/book-review-hidden-wealth-nations-scourge-tax-havens The Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens. Gabriel Zucman. University of Chicago Press, 2015. Tax havens are low-tax jurisdictions that provide individuals and multinational companies wi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2016/book-review-hidden-wealth-nations-scourge-tax-havens">Read more</a> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 11:55:32 +0000 Reviewed by Antonio De Vito Trump Victory comes with a Silver Lining for the World’s Progressives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2016/trump-victory-comes-silver-lining-world%E2%80%99s-progressives Yanis Varoufakis argues that Trump&#39;s victory could be seen as a critical juncture with progressive potiential.The election of Donald Trump symbolises the demise of a remarkable era. It was a time ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2016/trump-victory-comes-silver-lining-world%E2%80%99s-progressives">Read more</a> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 10:29:38 +0000 Yanis Varoufakis Amazon, American, or Israeli? The Pitfalls of ‘UN-iversalising’ Wonder Woman http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2016/amazon-american-or-israeli-pitfalls-%E2%80%98un-iversalising%E2%80%99-wonder-woman Robert Saunders explores the UN&rsquo;s controversial decision to promote Wonder Woman to the level of ambassador.Back in 2009, Barack Obama&rsquo;s smiling visage graced the cover of The Amazing Spid...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2016/amazon-american-or-israeli-pitfalls-%E2%80%98un-iversalising%E2%80%99-wonder-woman">Read more</a> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:23:35 +0000 Robert A Saunders Gold Plated Populism: Trump and the End of the Liberal Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2016/gold-plated-populism-trump-and-end-liberal-order In the wake of President Elect Donald Trump&#39;s victory, David Held and Kyle McNally reflect on what this may mean for the liberal world order.Donald Trump&rsquo;s electoral victory has startled the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2016/gold-plated-populism-trump-and-end-liberal-order">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 16:18:58 +0000 David Held and Kyle McNally Trump and Brexit: Why it’s Again NOT the Economy, Stupid http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2016/trump-and-brexit-why-it%E2%80%99s-again-not-economy-stupid As the final votes are counted, pundits and pollsters sit stunned as Donald J. Trump gets set to enter the White House. For anyone in Britain, there is a sharp tang of déjà vu in the air: this feels...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2016/trump-and-brexit-why-it%E2%80%99s-again-not-economy-stupid">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 10:55:02 +0000 Eric Kaufmann How Far Should we Push Globalisation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2016/how-far-should-we-push-globalisation From Brexit to the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, it has become common to speak of citizens turning against globalisation. But does popular opposition to globalisation justify rolling back on ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2016/how-far-should-we-push-globalisation">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:30:07 +0000 Paul De Grauwe Trump or Clinton: a Choice between Two Forms of Violence http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2016/trump-or-clinton-choice-between-two-forms-violence 12 things we can&#39;t ignore as America votes (post written before the election). 1. There should be a plural term for violences. This would let us talk about how to choose between violences. Today, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2016/trump-or-clinton-choice-between-two-forms-violence">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 10:21:24 +0000 Anthony Barnett When can Trade Policy be Hazardous to your Health? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/11/2016/when-can-trade-policy-be-hazardous-your-health A panel of experts on trade, development and health has warned that a new generation of trade and investment agreements threatens the future of health, and &lsquo;requires a broad resistance from the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/11/2016/when-can-trade-policy-be-hazardous-your-health">Read more</a> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 10:35:31 +0000 Ted Schrecker No Time for Trade Fundamentalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/11/2016/no-time-trade-fundamentalism Dani Rodrik argues that justified calls for a fairer international trade system must not be allowed to fuel popularist politics. &ldquo;One of the crucial challenges&rdquo; of our era &ldquo;is to mai...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/11/2016/no-time-trade-fundamentalism">Read more</a> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Dani Rodrik Globalization and Climate Change: A Dialogue With Graciela Chichilnisky and Helena Norberg-Hodge http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2016/globalization-and-climate-change-dialogue-graciela-chichilnisky-and-helena-norberg-h Is the global warming manageable, or is a climate change catastrophic scenario simply an irreversible outcome that future societies will simply have to face -- and pay the price for the recklessness a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2016/globalization-and-climate-change-dialogue-graciela-chichilnisky-and-helena-norberg-h">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 11:20:28 +0000 By Marcus Rolle and C. J. Polychroniou The Politics of India’s Foreign Aid to South Asia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2016/politics-india%E2%80%99s-foreign-aid-south-asia Preety Bhogal examines recent trends in foreign aid by India to South Asian economies, with special focus on &lsquo;aid for trade&rsquo; program in South Asia. The article compares India&rsquo;s forei...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2016/politics-india%E2%80%99s-foreign-aid-south-asia">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 10:37:24 +0000 Preety Bhogal Is ‘Pragmatic Multilateralism’ About to Revolutionize Free Trade Policy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2016/%E2%80%98pragmatic-multilateralism%E2%80%99-about-revolutionize-free-trade-policy For the past decades the international trade community has been struggling with a word that less and less countries are ready to hear: multilateralism &ndash; or the idea that trade rules must be deci...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2016/%E2%80%98pragmatic-multilateralism%E2%80%99-about-revolutionize-free-trade-policy">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Antoine P. Martin Book Review: Happiness Explained: What Human Flourishing Is and What We Can Do to Promote It http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2016/book-review-happiness-explained-what-human-flourishing-and-what-we-can-do-promote-it Happiness Explained: What Human Flourishing Is and What We Can Do to Promote It by Paul Anand. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. 160 pp, &pound;12.99 hardcover 9780198735458A better understanding...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2016/book-review-happiness-explained-what-human-flourishing-and-what-we-can-do-promote-it">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 09:44:06 +0000 Reviewed by Reto Odermatt A better ‘Digital Life’: A New Impetus for Latin America http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2016/better-%E2%80%98digital-life%E2%80%99-new-impetus-latin-america In the current climate of global uncertainty, Latin America is in fact sitting on a wealth of opportunity. This opportunity can be realised through the coming together of two trends: digitalisation an...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2016/better-%E2%80%98digital-life%E2%80%99-new-impetus-latin-america">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Eduardo Caride What is Next? …for World Order and Global Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2016/what-next-%E2%80%A6for-world-order-and-global-governance This essay is part of the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) Project - an initiative of the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University&rsquo;s School of Advanced International Studies (SAI...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2016/what-next-%E2%80%A6for-world-order-and-global-governance">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 09:38:00 +0000 Gregory T. Chin and Carla P. Freeman Lebanon: New President, Old Politics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2016/lebanon-new-president-old-politics Filippo Dionigi argues that despite the recent presidential election nothing much has changed in Lebanon&#39;s domestic politics or its international relations.From being the centre of attention for r...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2016/lebanon-new-president-old-politics">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Filippo Dionigi The New Global Energy Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2016/new-global-energy-governance Ann Florini argues that agreements on climate and energy in 2015, and rapidly developing technologies, are creating opportunities that policymakers should seize.Until recently, global energy policy - ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2016/new-global-energy-governance">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:11:03 +0000 Ann Florini Cookstove Advocates must place Gender and Violence at the Centre of Research Designs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2016/cookstove-advocates-must-place-gender-and-violence-centre-research-designs LSE alumnus Samer Abdelnour examines the false causality in the gender-based violence and improved cook stoves agenda.There is growing interest among humanitarian actors in interventions to protect vu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2016/cookstove-advocates-must-place-gender-and-violence-centre-research-designs">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Samer Abdelnour Divisive Politics and the Brain: Primordial Determinism vs. Responsible Egalitarianism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2016/divisive-politics-and-brain-primordial-determinism-vs-responsible-egalitarianism Nayef Al-Rodhan argues that we live in the age of divisive politics and neuroscience may help explain this impasse.After Brexit, hate crime has spiked in the UK and &ldquo;respectable racism&rdquo; ri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2016/divisive-politics-and-brain-primordial-determinism-vs-responsible-egalitarianism">Read more</a> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 23:00:00 +0000 Nayef Al-Rodhan The Politics of Nostalgia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2016/politics-nostalgia Faced with a future that presents itself as non-negotiable, the temptation is to turn towards the past.&nbsp;When Harry Potter discovers the Mirror of Erised in&nbsp;The Philosopher&rsquo;s Stone&mdas...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2016/politics-nostalgia">Read more</a> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:04:00 +0000 Samuel Earle Financing Public Spaces: The New Urban Agenda and the Role of the Private Sector http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/10/2016/financing-public-spaces-new-urban-agenda-and-role-private-sector Alex Papadovassilakis argues that cities must put communities&rsquo; participation at the centre of public-private partnerships.In October, during the third UN-Habitat Conference on Housing and Sustai...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/10/2016/financing-public-spaces-new-urban-agenda-and-role-private-sector">Read more</a> Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:00:00 +0000 Alex Papadovassilakis This Map shows Where the World’s Most Generous People Live http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2016/map-shows-where-world%E2%80%99s-most-generous-people-live What makes for and where are the most civic-minded citizens?If you live in Myanmar you are much more likely to give money to charity than if you live in China.That&rsquo;s according to the 2016 Global...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2016/map-shows-where-world%E2%80%99s-most-generous-people-live">Read more</a> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 10:01:02 +0100 Alex Gray Why Gender Justice is Crucial for achieving India’s Climate Targets http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2016/why-gender-justice-crucial-achieving-india%E2%80%99s-climate-targets Why gender justice is crucial for achieving India&rsquo;s climate targets.With India, the European Union, and other major economies ratifying the Paris climate change agreement, the agreement is set t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2016/why-gender-justice-crucial-achieving-india%E2%80%99s-climate-targets">Read more</a> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:16:20 +0100 Vidisha Mishra Hegemonic Masculinity: How the Dominant Man subjugates other Men, Women and Society http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2016/hegemonic-masculinity-how-dominant-man-subjugates-other-men-women-and-society To create a fairer society, Francesco Maria Morettini calls for public discussions over how certain types of behavior associated with dominance and power create inequalities within and between genders...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2016/hegemonic-masculinity-how-dominant-man-subjugates-other-men-women-and-society">Read more</a> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:44:36 +0100 Francesco Maria Morettini Book Review: On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2016/book-review-sovereignty-and-other-political-delusions On Sovereignty and Other Political Delusions by Joan Cocks. 2014. Bloomsbury Academic. 9781780933542 Joan Cocks&rsquo; book is a welcome contribution to studies seeking to reassess the concept of sove...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2016/book-review-sovereignty-and-other-political-delusions">Read more</a> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:50:50 +0100 Xavier Mathieu The World Bank has a new way to Measure Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2016/world-bank-has-new-way-measure-inequality As debates over globalisation continue in the global North, the World Bank&rsquo;s new measure of poverty suggests that there have been a significant number of winners.As we worked on a new World Bank...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2016/world-bank-has-new-way-measure-inequality">Read more</a> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 08:01:40 +0100 Maura K. Leary, Jos? Cuesta, Christoph Lakner and Mario Negre Irregular War, and how to Reverse It http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/10/2016/irregular-war-and-how-reverse-it A military-led response to violent movements such as ISIS and al-Qaida misses the wider global forces that are triggering their rise.The long-awaited military assault on ISIS in Mosul began on 16 Octo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/10/2016/irregular-war-and-how-reverse-it">Read more</a> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:19:30 +0100 Paul Rogers The Sidekick Manifesto http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2016/sidekick-manifesto Introducing the Sidekick Manifesto for development and aid practitioners&hellip;.. will you sign it?&nbsp;To sign the Manifesto please see here.&nbsp;Photo credit: enigmabadger via Foter.com / CC BY-N...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2016/sidekick-manifesto">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:59:09 +0100 . Community-led Solutions to a Global Housing Crisis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2016/community-led-solutions-global-housing-crisis Community-led provision of homes can counteract the increasing commodification of housing. It offers a solution to our crisis but requires a global perspective to understand, link and facilitate exist...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2016/community-led-solutions-global-housing-crisis">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:42:59 +0100 Rowan Riley Cities and Corruption: The Elephant in the Room Blocking the Way Towards Inclusive Cities http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2016/cities-and-corruption-elephant-room-blocking-way-towards-inclusive-cities At Habitat III there has been much talk about empowering local governments so that they can play a more developmental role towards creating opportunities for more inclusive cities. However, little dis...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2016/cities-and-corruption-elephant-room-blocking-way-towards-inclusive-cities">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:22:35 +0100 Aidan Kidder Building Resilient Environments at all Levels http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2016/building-resilient-environments-all-levels It is clear that the New Urban Agenda (NUA) sets ambitious goals regarding environmental sustainability and resilience, acknowledging them as crucial elements in order to achieve the Sustainable Devel...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2016/building-resilient-environments-all-levels">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:12:15 +0100 Jose Roberto Lagunes Trejo Better Together: The Changing Face of Humanitarian Relief Programs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2016/better-together-changing-face-humanitarian-relief-programs Humanitarian relief projects now require co-operation between a broader range of actors to deliver both immediate aid and long term sustainable recovery.The context of humanitarian relief situations i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2016/better-together-changing-face-humanitarian-relief-programs">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:59:54 +0100 Lydia Darby Talking Migration and Refugees at Habitat III – What is Missing? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2016/talking-migration-and-refugees-habitat-iii-%E2%80%93-what-missing &ldquo;We cannot talk about cities without talking about migrants and we cannot talk about migrants without talking about cities&rdquo; &ndash; Jill Helke (International Organisation for Migration) at...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2016/talking-migration-and-refugees-habitat-iii-%E2%80%93-what-missing">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:53:27 +0100 Cara Mazetti Classen Integration of Informal Settlements in Urban Areas – Messages from Habitat III http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2016/integration-informal-settlements-urban-areas-%E2%80%93-messages-habitat-iii Amartya Deb explores the prospect of greater collaboration between governments and local communities for improving informal settlements.The Habitat III conference in Quito on the New Urban Agenda (NUA...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2016/integration-informal-settlements-urban-areas-%E2%80%93-messages-habitat-iii">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:52:57 +0100 Amartya Deb Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: The Importance of Disaster-Risk Reduction Strategies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2016/breaking-cycle-poverty-importance-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies &ldquo;This is the single most important event at Habitat III&rdquo;, says the panellist at the Cities, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction special session. The challenge of climate change and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2016/breaking-cycle-poverty-importance-disaster-risk-reduction-strategies">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 10:54:19 +0100 Lydia Darby South-South Learning http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2016/south-south-learning Abdur Rehman Cheema and Muhammad Ali Khan explore a recent opportunity for &#39;South-South learning&#39; and call for further cooperation through regional bodies. &ldquo;I never thought animal urine ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2016/south-south-learning">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Abdur Rehman Cheema and Muhammad Ali Khan Paradigm Shift? The Role of Local Governments on the World Stage http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2016/paradigm-shift-role-local-governments-world-stage Local and Regional governments publish a manifesto for deeper engagement with global politics.The modern world is changing rapidly. Trans-national and national governments currently subscribe to princ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2016/paradigm-shift-role-local-governments-world-stage">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 09:28:58 +0100 Simeon Shtebunaev Throwing the Poor a Rope: Why the New Urban Agenda needs a more Active Rhetoric on Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2016/throwing-poor-rope-why-new-urban-agenda-needs-more-active-rhetoric-inequality The New Urban Agenda (NUA) makes a bold pledge that &lsquo;no-one will be left behind&rsquo;. A pledge which was unanimously reaffirmed in Monday&rsquo;s High-Level Roundtable. This is a commitment th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2016/throwing-poor-rope-why-new-urban-agenda-needs-more-active-rhetoric-inequality">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 08:56:36 +0100 Aidan Kidder A Year Under Trudeau: The Fundamental Shifts in Canadian Foreign Policy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2016/year-under-trudeau-fundamental-shifts-canadian-foreign-policy Marc-Olivier P. Cantin surveys the profound foreign policy mutations that Canada is experiencing after a year under the Trudeau administration.&lsquo;We&rsquo;re back&rsquo;. It is with this unequivoc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2016/year-under-trudeau-fundamental-shifts-canadian-foreign-policy">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Marc-Olivier P. Cantin People-Centric Solutions for Safe Public Spaces and the New Urban Agenda http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/10/2016/people-centric-solutions-safe-public-spaces-and-new-urban-agenda Two days into the Habitat III conference public space (natural and built) has been discussed in terms of its importance for equitable, healthy, sustainable cities - making them better, more accessible...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/10/2016/people-centric-solutions-safe-public-spaces-and-new-urban-agenda">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:36:39 +0100 Cara Mazetti Claassen Housing at Habitat III: First Impressions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/10/2016/housing-habitat-iii-first-impressions The UN challenges governments to address housing as a human rights issue, but speakers admit they are at the mercy of the free market.Day one of the Habitat III conference has been a little frustratin...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/10/2016/housing-habitat-iii-first-impressions">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 09:27:42 +0100 Frances Thompson Climate Change and its Effects on Global Industrial Civilization: What's Next? An Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky and Heikki Patomaki http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2016/climate-change-and-its-effects-global-industrial-civilization-whats-next-interview-g In taming the climate crisis, the crude reality is that the interplay between politics, economics and culture figures prominently, which is another way of saying that the profound challenges lying ahe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2016/climate-change-and-its-effects-global-industrial-civilization-whats-next-interview-g">Read more</a> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:44:32 +0100 By Marcus Rolle and C.J. Polychroniou Meet the Sheffield GLI policy team attending the UN Habitat III conference in Quito http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2016/meet-sheffield-gli-policy-team-attending-un-habitat-iii-conference-quito This week the UN Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development is underway in Quito, Ecuador. Eight students from the University of Sheffield will be working as policy analysts w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2016/meet-sheffield-gli-policy-team-attending-un-habitat-iii-conference-quito">Read more</a> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:03:51 +0100 The GLI team at Habitat III No First Use of Nuclear Weapons: An Option for U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2016/no-first-use-nuclear-weapons-option-us-nuclear-weapons-policy Amy F. Woolf explores the implications of a possible no first use policy in the US.In July 2016, reports in U.S. newspapers indicated the Obama Administration considered adopting a declaratory policy ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2016/no-first-use-nuclear-weapons-option-us-nuclear-weapons-policy">Read more</a> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:33:53 +0100 Amy F. Woolf Should we focus more on Women’s Political Empowerment when Democracy goes off the Rails? Tom Carothers thinks so http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2016/should-we-focus-more-women%E2%80%99s-political-empowerment-when-democracy-goes-rails-tom-car My inbox has been buzzing with praise for a new paper on this issue by the Carnegie Endowment&rsquo;s democracy guru, Thomas Carothers. Since he&rsquo;s one of my favourite FP2P guest posters (no edit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2016/should-we-focus-more-women%E2%80%99s-political-empowerment-when-democracy-goes-rails-tom-car">Read more</a> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:27:44 +0100 Thomas Carothers Solving the World's Biggest Problems requires Small Steps. This is Why http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2016/solving-worlds-biggest-problems-requires-small-steps-why Stephan Manning explores how the modular principle can help develop solutions to various global &#39;wicked&#39; problems.We live in a world burdened by large-scale problems that refuse to go away: th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2016/solving-worlds-biggest-problems-requires-small-steps-why">Read more</a> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:49:42 +0100 Stephan Manning The Limits of Borders http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2016/limits-borders Borders are constructed to separate people, but they become a permanent point of contact and violence between the two sides. In this article, Pescinski identifies the underlying cause of many countrie...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2016/limits-borders">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 10:36:52 +0100 Janina Pescinski French Pastry: A Puzzle of Distributed Uniformity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2016/french-pastry-puzzle-distributed-uniformity Karl Muth argues that the croissant&rsquo;s place in the French economy holds wider lessons for global manufacturers. Last week, I departed before dawn with French breakfast pastry from my favourite b...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2016/french-pastry-puzzle-distributed-uniformity">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:09:50 +0100 Karl T. Muth How prepared is India to tackle epidemics? An interview with GGF 2027 fellow Chandrakant Lahariya http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/10/2016/how-prepared-india-tackle-epidemics-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-chandrakant-lahariya This interview was conducted by Joel Sandhu for the Global Governance Futures &ndash; Robert Bosch Foundation Multilateral Dialogues, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recomm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/10/2016/how-prepared-india-tackle-epidemics-interview-ggf-2027-fellow-chandrakant-lahariya">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:54:50 +0100 Joel Sandhu Imagine a Feminist Village of the Future http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/10/2016/imagine-feminist-village-future On the last day of the AWID International Forum in Brazil, more than two thousand women came together to help imagine a feminist future, and to look at the hard realities of getting there.The final mo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/10/2016/imagine-feminist-village-future">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:20:34 +0100 Rahila Gupta The Great Stagnation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/10/2016/great-stagnation Marion Labouré and Juergen Braunstein examine the structural drivers of recent turns towards populist and extremist politics, and offer Sweden as a role model.The recent Brexit vote, as well as high ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/10/2016/great-stagnation">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 09:34:45 +0100 Marion Labour? and Juergen Braunstein Foreign Policy in the Kitchen http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/10/2016/foreign-policy-kitchen Johanna Mendelson Forman argies that food is an important aspect of national security, social entrepreneurship, and peacebuilding.We are witnessing a revolution in food. New technologies will change t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/10/2016/foreign-policy-kitchen">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:47:30 +0100 Johanna Mendelson Forman How Industry Influences Public Opinion about the Internet of Things http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/10/2016/how-industry-influences-public-opinion-about-internet-things Their message is that it will change production, benefit consumers and bring a sense of togetherness, writes Giuseppe Porcaro.Any device with an on-and-off switch can (and should) be connected to the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/10/2016/how-industry-influences-public-opinion-about-internet-things">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:56:44 +0100 Giuseppe Porcaro Sea for Peace in the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2016/sea-peace-middle-east Nelson Mandela once said, &ldquo;It always seems impossible until it&rsquo;s done.&rdquo; He should know. Mandela, and others, vanquished perhaps the world&rsquo;s second most divisive conflict: the w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2016/sea-peace-middle-east">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 10:35:06 +0100 Timothy Cooper Central Banks are facing a Crisis of Confidence – It’s time to Reinvent Global Monetary Policy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2016/central-banks-are-facing-crisis-confidence-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-time-reinvent-global-monetary-poli Since the financial crisis, central banks have taken on a far more significant role in economic management. But with diminishing returns of and unintended consequences from existing policies, monetary...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2016/central-banks-are-facing-crisis-confidence-%E2%80%93-it%E2%80%99s-time-reinvent-global-monetary-poli">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 09:41:53 +0100 Dennis Shen 15 Years of the BRICS: Which Countries have fulfilled Expectations? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2016/15-years-brics-which-countries-have-fulfilled-expectations 15 years after he coined the term, Jim O&#39;Neill explores the progress of the BRICS.This year marks the 15th anniversary of the &ldquo;BRICs,&rdquo; the term I coined to refer to the major emerging ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2016/15-years-brics-which-countries-have-fulfilled-expectations">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:08:46 +0100 Jim O'Neill Quotas have led to More Women on Corporate Boards in Europe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/10/2016/quotas-have-led-more-women-corporate-boards-europe But the effect on firm performance has been mixed across the different countries, write Simona Comi, Mara Grasseni, Federica Origo and Laura Pagani.In the last decade, a number of countries adopted le...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/10/2016/quotas-have-led-more-women-corporate-boards-europe">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:48:57 +0100 Simona Comi, Mara Grasseni, Federica Origo and Laura Pagani Wealth can make us Selfish and Stingy. Two Psychologists Explain Why http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/10/2016/wealth-can-make-us-selfish-and-stingy-two-psychologists-explain-why Angela Robinson and Paul Piff explore how inequality causes an empathy gap.For many, wealth may seem like an unmitigated good &ndash; the more of it you have, the better. After all, wealth brings all ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/10/2016/wealth-can-make-us-selfish-and-stingy-two-psychologists-explain-why">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:27:34 +0100 Angela Robinson and Paul Piff Small Grants can make Big Impacts http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2016/small-grants-can-make-big-impacts Building a culture of philanthropy in the global South is a herculean task, but small grants can still make big changes. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on funding and human rights.&nbsp...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2016/small-grants-can-make-big-impacts">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:56:05 +0100 Maria Am?lia Souza There Are Many Reasons Why Development Must Not Fail http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2016/there-are-many-reasons-why-development-must-not-fail Dani Quah argues that we ought to consider multiple pathways to economic success.Some reckon&nbsp;there is just one way to run the world.That singular path is the set of ideals surrounding liberal dem...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2016/there-are-many-reasons-why-development-must-not-fail">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:27:21 +0100 Danny Quah Germany and the Refugee Crisis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/10/2016/germany-and-refugee-crisis Roland Benedikter and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski explore the ambiguous future of Germany&rsquo;s refugee crisis. The refugee and migrant crisis has been one of the most important and most divisive poli...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/10/2016/germany-and-refugee-crisis">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Roland Benedikter and Ireneusz Pawel Karolewski Climate Change is Reversible: An Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky and Peter Wadhams http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/10/2016/climate-change-reversible-interview-graciela-chichilnisky-and-peter-wadhams-0 Is there a way to stabilize or even reverse climate change and thus avert a potentially catastrophic scenario that could threaten human civilization as we know it? In the interview that follows, two l...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/10/2016/climate-change-reversible-interview-graciela-chichilnisky-and-peter-wadhams-0">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 13:37:01 +0100 By Marcus Rolle with C. J. Polychroniou Why is it so Hard for Academics and NGOs to Work Together? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/10/2016/why-it-so-hard-academics-and-ngos-work-together Duncan Green explores the potential for collaborations between academics and NGOs.I attended the annual awayday of the LSE&rsquo;s International Development Department last week (I&rsquo;m on its book...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/10/2016/why-it-so-hard-academics-and-ngos-work-together">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 11:35:00 +0100 Duncan Green Brexit was a Rational Vote by the Losers from Global Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/09/2016/brexit-was-rational-vote-losers-global-trade Efforts should be made to up-skill workers and build them affordable homes near the new jobs, writes Avinash Persau. Britons voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%. The EU is a borderless area for the mo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/09/2016/brexit-was-rational-vote-losers-global-trade">Read more</a> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:46:42 +0100 Avinash Persaud Australia, Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/09/2016/australia-climate-change-and-great-barrier-reef David Ritter explores the World&rsquo;s confusion over Australia&rsquo;s lack of action over the deteriorating state of the Great Barrier Reef. There are aspects of every liberal democracy that seem i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/09/2016/australia-climate-change-and-great-barrier-reef">Read more</a> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 11:05:41 +0100 David Ritter Big Fish or Little Fish — Who Should the International Criminal Court Target? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2016/big-fish-or-little-fish-%E2%80%94-who-should-international-criminal-court-target Mark Kersten explores what kind of criminal warrants the attention of the ICC.The trial of Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi has exposed tensions over the kinds of perpetrators that the International Criminal Co...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2016/big-fish-or-little-fish-%E2%80%94-who-should-international-criminal-court-target">Read more</a> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 11:02:29 +0100 Mark Kersten Decolonization — Not Western Liberals — Established Human Rights on the Global Agenda http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2016/decolonization-%E2%80%94-not-western-liberals-%E2%80%94-established-human-rights-global-agenda Human rights scholarship and advocacy claim to be grounded in universality, yet both are anything but in their privileging the Western role in building an international human rights system.A paradox s...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2016/decolonization-%E2%80%94-not-western-liberals-%E2%80%94-established-human-rights-global-agenda">Read more</a> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:53:49 +0100 Steven L. B. Jensen Drawing on Universal Design Principles in Interdisciplinary Teaching http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2016/drawing-universal-design-principles-interdisciplinary-teaching How can we foster inter-disciplinary understandings of complex global issues?To foster a more comprehensive and holistic understanding of complex issues interdisciplinary teaching holds much promise. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2016/drawing-universal-design-principles-interdisciplinary-teaching">Read more</a> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:35:49 +0100 Jan L?dert You’ll Probably Live to be 100. Here’s how you need to Prepare for It. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2016/you%E2%80%99ll-probably-live-be-100-here%E2%80%99s-how-you-need-prepare-it Peter Vanham explores what we, as individuals, may have to do to live in an aging world.Here&rsquo;s a shocking insight: we&rsquo;ll all live 100 years, and we&rsquo;re not at all prepared for it.That...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2016/you%E2%80%99ll-probably-live-be-100-here%E2%80%99s-how-you-need-prepare-it">Read more</a> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:16:52 +0100 Peter Vanham Book Review: Global Democratic Theory: A Critical Introduction http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/09/2016/book-review-global-democratic-theory-critical-introduction Global Democratic Theory: A Critical Introduction by Daniel Bray and Steven Slaughter. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2015. 272 pp, &pound;55 hardcover 978-0-7456-8087-3, &pound;16.99 paperback 978-0-7456-8...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/09/2016/book-review-global-democratic-theory-critical-introduction">Read more</a> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:26:32 +0100 Reviewed by Jonathan W. Kuyper Welcoming Refugees despite the State http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/09/2016/welcoming-refugees-despite-state In this interview, Bue Rübner Hansen and Cameron Thibos explore how cities and activists across Europe are fighting their national governments to better welcome refugees.Cameron Thibos: Could you ple...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/09/2016/welcoming-refugees-despite-state">Read more</a> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:41:40 +0100 Bue R?bner Hansen and Cameron Thibos The US is more likely to Impose Sanctions on Countries that have Poor Allies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/09/2016/us-more-likely-impose-sanctions-countries-have-poor-allies For decades, the US has used sanctions against countries and regimes where they seek to encourage change. But what determines whether or not the US imposes sanctions in the first place? In new researc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/09/2016/us-more-likely-impose-sanctions-countries-have-poor-allies">Read more</a> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:25:59 +0100 Timothy M. Peterson Why the World Bank needs to ask Jim Kim some tough questions in his Job Interview http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/09/2016/why-world-bank-needs-ask-jim-kim-some-tough-questions-his-job-interview Nadia Daar argues that Jim Kim&rsquo;s upcoming interview for the position of World Bank President should be an opportunity rather than just a formality.Preparing for an interview is often traumatic &...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/09/2016/why-world-bank-needs-ask-jim-kim-some-tough-questions-his-job-interview">Read more</a> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:09:15 +0100 Nadia Daar My Child is an Anarchist, a Feminist, a Communist http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/09/2016/my-child-anarchist-feminist-communist Veronica Barassi&nbsp;explores digital parenthood and the everyday construction of children&rsquo;s digital profiles. She argues that children&rsquo;s data flows are not only connected to questions ab...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/09/2016/my-child-anarchist-feminist-communist">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:03:06 +0100 Veronica Barassi Interview – Tine de Moor http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/09/2016/interview-%E2%80%93-tine-de-moor Tine De Moor is an historian whose research focuses on the commons and what she calls &lsquo;Institutions for Collective Action&rsquo;. Her work emphasises long-term and interdisciplinary approaches t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/09/2016/interview-%E2%80%93-tine-de-moor">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:48:07 +0100 Interviewed by Tom Cassauwers We should Remember HG Wells for his Social Predictions, Not Just his Scientific Ones http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2016/we-should-remember-hg-wells-his-social-predictions-not-just-his-scientific-ones Simon John James argues that the political Wells still might have something to teach us.No writer is more renowned for his ability to foresee the future than HG Wells. His writing can be seen to have ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2016/we-should-remember-hg-wells-his-social-predictions-not-just-his-scientific-ones">Read more</a> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:21:23 +0100 Simon John James Plato to NATO: The Case of Our Strange Myopia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2016/plato-nato-case-our-strange-myopia Drawing on growing evidence of our cooperative natures, Hakan Altinay argues that the Plato-to-NATO meta-narrative common to Western social science is too narrow to capture what makes us survive and t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2016/plato-nato-case-our-strange-myopia">Read more</a> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:21:24 +0100 Hakan Altinay Facebook has become a public service. It needs to start acting like one. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/09/2016/facebook-has-become-public-service-it-needs-start-acting-one Facebook has created an echo chamber by only showing its users what they want to see, which means political polarisation, hyper-partisanship and culture wars. Facebook needs to face up to its responsi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/09/2016/facebook-has-become-public-service-it-needs-start-acting-one">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:45:45 +0100 Mayank Banerjee and Felix Light Reimagining International Development for the 21st Century http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/09/2016/reimagining-international-development-21st-century Indy Johar explores how international development is or at least should be changing.Having worked with various UNDP offices and other development agencies around world over the last year. &mdash; ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/09/2016/reimagining-international-development-21st-century">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:24:21 +0100 Indy Johar Global Warming and the Future of Humanity: An Interview With Noam Chomsky and Graciela Chichilnisky http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/09/2016/global-warming-and-future-humanity-interview-noam-chomsky-and-graciela-chichilnisky How serious of an issue is climate change? Does global warming really threaten human civilization? Can it be reversed, or is it already late?In this exclusive interview for Truthout, two scholars, Noa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/09/2016/global-warming-and-future-humanity-interview-noam-chomsky-and-graciela-chichilnisky">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 10:41:12 +0100 C.J. Polychroniou Globalization and Global Political Theory http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2016/globalization-and-global-political-theory David Held and Pietro Maffettone introduce the themes in their new edited volume &lsquo;Global Political Theory&rsquo;.It is literally impossible to shy away from global political theory. Pick-up your...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2016/globalization-and-global-political-theory">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:59:29 +0100 David Held and Pietro Maffettone Book Review: Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2016/book-review-neoliberalism-and-terror-critical-engagements Neoliberalism and Terror: Critical Engagements edited by Charlotte Heath-Kelly, Christopher Baker-Beall and Lee Jarvis. London/New York: Routledge, 2016, 198 pp, &pound;95.00 hardcover 978-1-1389-5528...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2016/book-review-neoliberalism-and-terror-critical-engagements">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:01:01 +0100 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo The Poverty Paradox http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2016/poverty-paradox Amartya Sen&rsquo;s famous study of famines found that people died not because of a lack of food availability in a country, but because some people lacked entitlements to food. Can the same now be app...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2016/poverty-paradox">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Andy Sumner Path to Authoritarianism: The Collapse of the Politics of Accommodation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/09/2016/path-authoritarianism-collapse-politics-accommodation The alternative is to recover the constitutive elements of the politics of accommodation, the core ideas of democratic public life mediated by the rule of law and accountable to all citizens.Democracy...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/09/2016/path-authoritarianism-collapse-politics-accommodation">Read more</a> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:49:36 +0100 David Held and Kyle McNally How to Walk the Talk to End Forced Migration? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2016/how-walk-talk-end-forced-migration World leaders gather in New York on 19 September 2016 for a summit on large movements of refugees and migrants. Through this blog series the United Nations University Migration Network (UNU MN) will r...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2016/how-walk-talk-end-forced-migration">Read more</a> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:50:09 +0100 Valeria Bello Should Greece be Reinstated in the Dublin System? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2016/should-greece-be-reinstated-dublin-system After the recent statement by the German Minister of the Interior about the need to resume the transfer of asylum seekers to Greece under the Dublin Regulation, Solon Ardittis examines the rationale a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2016/should-greece-be-reinstated-dublin-system">Read more</a> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:35:53 +0100 Solon Ardittis Book Review: Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration by David Miller http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/09/2016/book-review-strangers-our-midst-political-philosophy-immigration-david-miller Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration by David Miller. Harvard University Press. 2016. 0674088905In Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration, David Mil...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/09/2016/book-review-strangers-our-midst-political-philosophy-immigration-david-miller">Read more</a> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:20:53 +0100 Reviewed by Alex Sager Nature is being Renamed ‘Natural Capital’ – but is it really the Planet that will Profit? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/09/2016/nature-being-renamed-%E2%80%98natural-capital%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-it-really-planet-will-profit Sian Sullivan explores whether the conservation of natural capital equates with the conservation of nature? The four-yearly World Conservation Congress of the International Union for the Conservation ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/09/2016/nature-being-renamed-%E2%80%98natural-capital%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-it-really-planet-will-profit">Read more</a> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 10:01:12 +0100 Sian Sullivan America's New War: Drone to Death-Ray http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/09/2016/americas-new-war-drone-death-ray Washington&#39;s move to limit proliferation of armed drones is part of its search for a sharper military-technological edge. The United States sent a senior official to the Arms Trade Treaty conferen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/09/2016/americas-new-war-drone-death-ray">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 09:55:37 +0100 Paul Rogers 5 Reasons why Surveillance is a Feminist Issue http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/09/2016/5-reasons-why-surveillance-feminist-issue Surveillance is woven into our everyday lives. While this in itself is not new, what we experience today differs in scale from, say, covert surveillance photos of suffragettes, tabs on unions and prot...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/09/2016/5-reasons-why-surveillance-feminist-issue">Read more</a> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 09:24:27 +0100 Nicole Shephard The False Economic Promise of Global Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/09/2016/false-economic-promise-global-governance Dani Rodrik argues that the goal of global governance embodies a yearning for technocratic solutions that override and undercut public deliberation. Global governance is the mantra of our era&rsquo;s ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/09/2016/false-economic-promise-global-governance">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 09:06:55 +0100 Dani Rodrik Women’s Equality will not come after the Environmental Revolution http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/09/2016/women%E2%80%99s-equality-will-not-come-after-environmental-revolution Climate and environmental impacts are ravaging our planet, and women and marginalized groups are among those most affected.&nbsp;&ldquo;We must resist in the different ways that we can and we must do ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/09/2016/women%E2%80%99s-equality-will-not-come-after-environmental-revolution">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:50:14 +0100 Majandra Rodriguez Acha Is it time for the Aid Community to Explain Itself to Developing Countries? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2016/it-time-aid-community-explain-itself-developing-countries Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace introduces his newly released report, Navigating International Aid in Transitions:&nbsp; A Guide for Recipients, written with Mark Fr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2016/it-time-aid-community-explain-itself-developing-countries">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:37:39 +0100 Thomas Carothers Why London won’t Lose its Crown as Europe’s Financial Capital http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2016/why-london-won%E2%80%99t-lose-its-crown-europe%E2%80%99s-financial-capital Simeon Djankov argues that the access that London has to European money is based on proximity and historic relationships, not on being part of the EU.Following the Brexit vote, the race to succeed Lon...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2016/why-london-won%E2%80%99t-lose-its-crown-europe%E2%80%99s-financial-capital">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 09:22:20 +0100 Simeon Djankov Gasoline, Guns, and Giveaways: Is the End of Three-Quarters of Global Poverty Closer than You Think? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/09/2016/gasoline-guns-and-giveaways-end-three-quarters-global-poverty-closer-you-think Summarising a recent paper written with Chris Hoy, Andy Sumner explores how redistributive policies would be likely to end extreme poverty faster than growth. Amartya Sen&rsquo;s famous study of famin...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/09/2016/gasoline-guns-and-giveaways-end-three-quarters-global-poverty-closer-you-think">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:46:39 +0100 Andy Sumner Mission Impossible: Britain’s Post-Brexit Struggle at the G20 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/09/2016/mission-impossible-britain%E2%80%99s-post-brexit-struggle-g20 International Media Centre &ndash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. Earlier this year Britain held a referendum on its EU membership, and voted to leave the European Union, though the decision was far from unanim...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/09/2016/mission-impossible-britain%E2%80%99s-post-brexit-struggle-g20">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 10:32:52 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit Five Women Who Could Lead the World Bank http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/09/2016/five-women-who-could-lead-world-bank Lant Pritchett comments on the ongoing process to choose the Bank&rsquo;s next president.Last week the World Bank announced the process for choosing the next president of the organization. Minutes aft...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/09/2016/five-women-who-could-lead-world-bank">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Lant Pritchett The Role of Culture in Global Summitry: Business before Pleasure in Hangzhou http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/role-culture-global-summitry-business-pleasure-hangzhou International Media Centre &ndash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. When something becomes a usual feature we tend to refer to it as a &lsquo;staple.&rsquo; In common language we speak about dietary staples, econ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/role-culture-global-summitry-business-pleasure-hangzhou">Read more</a> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:29:19 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit Steering Spaceship Earth: Can China chart a new course in a warming world? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/steering-spaceship-earth-can-china-chart-new-course-warming-world International Media Centre &ndash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. China&rsquo;s hosting of the G20 Leaders&rsquo; Summit this year signals a new era of Chinese engagement with global leadership. In recent years...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/steering-spaceship-earth-can-china-chart-new-course-warming-world">Read more</a> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:13:27 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit China’s active role in creating B20-G20 synergy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/china%E2%80%99s-active-role-creating-b20-g20-synergy International Media Centre &ndash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. China hopes to champion cooperation between the private sector and global leaders in boosting economic growth. Nowhere is this more evident than...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/china%E2%80%99s-active-role-creating-b20-g20-synergy">Read more</a> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 15:51:46 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit China’s Soft Power: Open for Business? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/china%E2%80%99s-soft-power-open-business International Media Centre &ndash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. When the GLI group arrived in Hangzhou, we were expecting quite an experience, though little could prepare us for the welcome that greeted us. W...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/china%E2%80%99s-soft-power-open-business">Read more</a> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 13:03:38 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit China on show at the G20 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/china-show-g20 International Media Centre &mdash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. From 4 to 5 September, the Group of 20 (G20) leaders will gather in the Chinese city of Hangzhou to discuss the international coordination of ec...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2016/china-show-g20">Read more</a> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 12:24:37 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit ‘Thank you for your cooperation’: Welcoming words for the world’s media http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/%E2%80%98thank-you-your-cooperation%E2%80%99-welcoming-words-world%E2%80%99s-media International Media Centre &mdash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. As thousands of journalists, policy makers, diplomats and politicians descend on the former Southern Song Dynasty capital of Hangzhou, nobody ca...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/%E2%80%98thank-you-your-cooperation%E2%80%99-welcoming-words-world%E2%80%99s-media">Read more</a> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 19:45:18 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit Who Feels the Consequences of G20 Decisions?: A Tale of Two Cities http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/who-feels-consequences-g20-decisions-tale-two-cities International Media Centre &ndash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. With G20 activities fully underway in Hangzhou, China, thoughts have turned to how the high-level political decisions made at the G20 Leaders Su...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/who-feels-consequences-g20-decisions-tale-two-cities">Read more</a> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 19:27:18 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit China will lead the way, at least we hope it does! http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/china-will-lead-way-least-we-hope-it-does International Media Centre &mdash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. In the run-up to the G20 Leaders Summit, China has upped its game to present itself as ready and willing to show leadership. In many ways the de...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/china-will-lead-way-least-we-hope-it-does">Read more</a> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 19:01:50 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit Beyond Business as Usual?: President Xi’s Opening B20 Speech and Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/beyond-business-usual-president-xi%E2%80%99s-opening-b20-speech-and-development International Media Centre &ndash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. This year&rsquo;s G20 summit pays special attention to sustainable development, bringing into question how &lsquo;development&rsquo; is defined,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/beyond-business-usual-president-xi%E2%80%99s-opening-b20-speech-and-development">Read more</a> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 16:15:53 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit Blue skies over Hangzhou: clearing the way for a climate-focused summit? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/blue-skies-over-hangzhou-clearing-way-climate-focused-summit International Media Centre &mdash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. Unusually clear skies cover the city of Hangzhou, where China will host the G20 Leaders Summit from 4 to 5 September. The streets are clean, the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/blue-skies-over-hangzhou-clearing-way-climate-focused-summit">Read more</a> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 15:49:25 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit How to Host a Summit – or Not http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/how-host-summit-%E2%80%93-or-not How to Host a Summit &ndash; or NotInternational Media Centre &mdash; G20 Hangzhou Summit. Hosting an international summit on the scale of the G20 is no easy task. First and foremost, the attention of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2016/how-host-summit-%E2%80%93-or-not">Read more</a> Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:02:22 +0100 GLI at the G20 Hangzhou Summit The World is Complex and Unstable. Our Approach to Policy-making must Reflect that Fact. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/09/2016/world-complex-and-unstable-our-approach-policy-making-must-reflect-fact Social scientists and policy-makes have long built their models around a theory of &#39;rational action&#39; which bears little relation to how people respond to the complexities of the world around t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/09/2016/world-complex-and-unstable-our-approach-policy-making-must-reflect-fact">Read more</a> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:16:19 +0100 Graham Room Book Review: The Politics of Inclusive Development: Two Books; One Title http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/09/2016/book-review-politics-inclusive-development-two-books-one-title The Politics of Inclusive Development: Policy, State Capacity, and Coalition Building. Teichman. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan. 2016.The Politics of Inclusive Development: Interrogating t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/09/2016/book-review-politics-inclusive-development-two-books-one-title">Read more</a> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 08:02:41 +0100 Reviewed by Alice Evans Reversing Climate Change: Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2016/reversing-climate-change-interview-graciela-chichilnisky Has humanity reached an irreversible stage with regard to climate change? If not, can we halt the phenomenon of global warming from fulfilling a catastrophic scenario which will cause inestimable dama...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2016/reversing-climate-change-interview-graciela-chichilnisky">Read more</a> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Marcus Rolle Emerging Global Governance (EGG): An Economist’s Perspective http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2016/emerging-global-governance-egg-economist%E2%80%99s-perspective Economists Justin Lin and Wang Yan are the authors of this first commentary in the Emerging Global Governance (EGG) series. Their piece details the key shifts in the global economic landscape and comm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2016/emerging-global-governance-egg-economist%E2%80%99s-perspective">Read more</a> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 05:54:17 +0100 Justin Yifu Lin and Yan Wang Wildlife Conservationists need to Break out of their Stockholm Syndrome http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/08/2016/wildlife-conservationists-need-break-out-their-stockholm-syndrome Instead of fighting a destructive economic system, international conservation NGOs are bonding with its brutality.Conservationists like me want a world where wildlife has space, where wild places exis...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/08/2016/wildlife-conservationists-need-break-out-their-stockholm-syndrome">Read more</a> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:00:41 +0100 Margi Prideaux The Economics of Humanitarian Aid: Are we on a Slippery Slope? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/08/2016/economics-humanitarian-aid-are-we-slippery-slope Could the current modalities of humanitarian aid to refugees be improved?&nbsp;Dr. Stephanie Levy argues for more creative aid agreements to form the backbone of the global response to the current ref...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/08/2016/economics-humanitarian-aid-are-we-slippery-slope">Read more</a> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 05:32:50 +0100 Stephanie Levy The Politics of Anger http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/08/2016/politics-anger Dani Rodrik on the checks and balances that will likely temper increasing anger with globalisation. &nbsp;Perhaps the only surprising thing about the populist backlash that has overwhelmed the politic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/08/2016/politics-anger">Read more</a> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:42:53 +0100 Dani Rodrik Malaysia’s Bersih Movement shows Social Media can Mobilise the Masses http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/08/2016/malaysia%E2%80%99s-bersih-movement-shows-social-media-can-mobilise-masses Carmen Leong explores how social media&rsquo;s &lsquo;weak ties&rsquo; can grow and sustain a movement for democratic reforms.The Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street are not the only media-driven civic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/08/2016/malaysia%E2%80%99s-bersih-movement-shows-social-media-can-mobilise-masses">Read more</a> Fri, 26 Aug 2016 07:23:49 +0100 Carmen Leong Is the UN about to agree a New Deal for Refugees and Migrants? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/08/2016/un-about-agree-new-deal-refugees-and-migrants Josephine Liebl, Oxfam&rsquo;s global policy lead on displacement, looks ahead to the UN Summit in New York in&nbsp;September &ndash; and looks back on a heady few weeks negotiating its outcome.The fi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/08/2016/un-about-agree-new-deal-refugees-and-migrants">Read more</a> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:59:37 +0100 Josephine Liebl The Importance of the Chilcot Report for International Relations Scholars http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2016/importance-chilcot-report-international-relations-scholars Piers Robinson outlines a post Chilcot Report research agenda. The Chilcot Report has delivered severe criticisms of the way in which the British government took Britain to war in Iraq in 2003 and gen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2016/importance-chilcot-report-international-relations-scholars">Read more</a> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:29:53 +0100 Piers Robinson Five Minutes with Professor Gary King: Transformational power of Big Data Lies, Pure and Simple, in its Analytics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2016/five-minutes-professor-gary-king-transformational-power-big-data-lies-pure-and-simpl Michael Todd&nbsp;listened to a&nbsp;recent lecture by&nbsp;Gary King on the big data revolution in the social sciences. Professor King insists data is easy to come by and is in fact a by-product of t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2016/five-minutes-professor-gary-king-transformational-power-big-data-lies-pure-and-simpl">Read more</a> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:19:09 +0100 Michael Todd Whose morality? Johann Hari on the future of the ‘war on drugs’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/08/2016/whose-morality-johann-hari-future-%E2%80%98war-drugs%E2%80%99 Johann Hari and Benjamin Ramm in conversation for OpenDemocracy&#39;s series on &#39;The Human Cost of Global Drug Policy&#39;.Benjamin Ramm: One of the most interesting developments over the last cou...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/08/2016/whose-morality-johann-hari-future-%E2%80%98war-drugs%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:56:32 +0100 Johann Hari and Benjamin Ramm COP21 and the Paris Agreement: Change and Status Quo http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/climate-change-energy-and-sustainability/cop21-and-paris-agreement-change-and-status-quo This essay examines the latest inter-state negotiations on climate change at COP-21 and argues that the Paris Agreement should be seen as neither a trivial blip in the governance of climate change nor...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/climate-change-energy-and-sustainability/cop21-and-paris-agreement-change-and-status-quo">Read more</a> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 23:35:00 +0100 Ayse Kaya and Anita Desai Rio Reaction: Sport, Money and Policy in a Globalised World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/08/2016/rio-reaction-sport-money-and-policy-globalised-world In light of the Olympics, Brian Stoddart explores the arguments for state funding of athletes.As International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach makes his inevitable but questionable pronounceme...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/08/2016/rio-reaction-sport-money-and-policy-globalised-world">Read more</a> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:58:08 +0100 Brian Stoddart How Time Shapes our Understanding of Global Politics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/08/2016/how-time-shapes-our-understanding-global-politics This is an excerpt from Time, Temporality and Global Politics &ndash; an E-IR Edited Collection. Available now on Amazon (UK, USA, Ca, Ger, Fra), in all good book stores, and via a free PDF download. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/08/2016/how-time-shapes-our-understanding-global-politics">Read more</a> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 11:37:29 +0100 Caroline Holmqvist and Tom Lundborg Book Review: The Closing of the Net http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/08/2016/book-review-closing-net The Closing of the Net by Monica Horten. Polity Press. 2016. 1509506896In The Closing of the Net, Monica Horten confronts the issue of how corporate&nbsp;structural power has shaped the online world, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/08/2016/book-review-closing-net">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:55:02 +0100 Reviewed by Courteney J. O'Connor Can Justin Trudeau Strike Canada’s Balancing Act? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/08/2016/can-justin-trudeau-strike-canada%E2%80%99s-balancing-act Pledging a new commitment to climate action, the liberal government of Justin Trudeau will have to reconcile these initiatives with the economic boom generated by oil extraction. Canada faces tough de...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/08/2016/can-justin-trudeau-strike-canada%E2%80%99s-balancing-act">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:47:16 +0100 Andrew Tanabe Risk, Fast and Slow http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2016/risk-fast-and-slow Karl Muth explores the challenge of acknowledging the stubbornly slow pace of some global risks.Our political systems move quickly, as does our media cycle. The vote for Brexit and fall of David Camer...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2016/risk-fast-and-slow">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:50:37 +0100 Karl T. Muth It’s Time for Development Banks to Start Listening http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2016/it%E2%80%99s-time-development-banks-start-listening The aid community often ignores the wishes of the very people it&rsquo;s supposed to be helping. The world needs a more bottom-up approach to development. A contribution to openGlobalRights&rsquo; clo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2016/it%E2%80%99s-time-development-banks-start-listening">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 10:59:38 +0100 Ziyaad Bhorat Still No Country for Women? Double Standards in Choosing the Next UN Secretary-General http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2016/still-no-country-women-double-standards-choosing-next-un-secretary-general Six of the twelve candidates for the job of UN Secretary-General are women, but in the first informal vote at the Security Council only one woman made it to the top five. Why? On July 21st&nbsp;the UN...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2016/still-no-country-women-double-standards-choosing-next-un-secretary-general">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Anne Marie Goetz State Power and Commoning: Transcending a Problematic Relationship http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2016/state-power-and-commoning-transcending-problematic-relationship David Bollier reports on a meeting of a diverse group of twenty commons-oriented activists, academics, policy experts and project leaders for three days in Lehnin, Germany, outside of Berlin, from Feb...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/08/2016/state-power-and-commoning-transcending-problematic-relationship">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 David Bollier Is this the Right Moment to Reboot the Aid, Trade and Private Sector Agenda? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/08/2016/right-moment-reboot-aid-trade-and-private-sector-agenda Oxfam&rsquo;s private sector adviser&nbsp;Erinch Sahan thinks the times are ripe for a paradigm shift&nbsp; In a former life (i.e. six years ago), I worked as a development adviser to Australia&rsquo;...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/08/2016/right-moment-reboot-aid-trade-and-private-sector-agenda">Read more</a> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Erinch Sahan Social Science at the Crossroads: The History of Political Science in the USA and the Evolution of Social Impact http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/08/2016/social-science-crossroads-history-political-science-usa-and-evolution-social-impact What role should social scientists play in society? Louisa Hotson explores&nbsp;the evolution of the social sciences through&nbsp;four periods in the history of political science, each with different ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/08/2016/social-science-crossroads-history-political-science-usa-and-evolution-social-impact">Read more</a> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Louisa Hotson The Abdication of the Left http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/08/2016/abdication-left GP&rsquo;s General Editor Dani Rodrik argues that the left helped construct the conditions for the right&#39;s current global resurgence. This post first appeared on Project Syndicate.As the world ree...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/08/2016/abdication-left">Read more</a> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Dani Rodrik Reading Recommendation: 'China’s Future?' http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/08/2016/reading-recommendation-china%E2%80%99s-future In a new periodic feature, Global Policy&rsquo;s Board Members recommend books that have caught their attention. China&rsquo;s Future? by David Shambaugh, Cambridge: Polity, 2016. 224 pp, &pound;50 ha...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/08/2016/reading-recommendation-china%E2%80%99s-future">Read more</a> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Recommended by Robert Falkner Lost in Space? Silicon Valley and the Future of Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/08/2016/lost-space-silicon-valley-and-future-democracy When Elon Musk talks about governance on Mars, what&rsquo;s really scary are the implications for democracy on Earth.Elon Musk made headlines recently at ReCode&rsquo;s 2016 Code Conference in Los Ang...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/08/2016/lost-space-silicon-valley-and-future-democracy">Read more</a> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 11:03:36 +0100 Ziyaad Bhorat Book Review: The Global Transformation: History, Modernity, and the Making of International Relations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/08/2016/book-review-global-transformation-history-modernity-and-making-international-relatio The Global Transformation: History, Modernity, and the Making of International Relations by Barry Buzan and George Lawson. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. 426 pp, &pound;59.99 hardcover 9...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/08/2016/book-review-global-transformation-history-modernity-and-making-international-relatio">Read more</a> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:44:49 +0100 Reviewed by Kai Chen What to Read in Summer 2016 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2016/what-read-summer-2016 Whether for intellectual enrichment or purely for leisure, it&#39;s not summer without summer reading. Thus, we&#39;ve polled our experts for their favorite page-turners, and here they are. Running th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2016/what-read-summer-2016">Read more</a> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:00:11 +0100 Charley Allegar Interview – James Der Derian http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2016/interview-%E2%80%93-james-der-derian James Der Derian is Michael Hintze Chair of International Security and Director of the Centre of International Security Studies at the University of Sydney. He writes books and produces documentaries ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2016/interview-%E2%80%93-james-der-derian">Read more</a> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 22:52:22 +0100 Interviewed by Federica Caso Book Review: Digital Dilemmas: Power, Resistance and the Internet http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2016/book-review-digital-dilemmas-power-resistance-and-internet Digital Dilemmas: Power, Resistance and the Internet by M. I. Franklin. Oxford University Press. 2013. 0199982708.How are digital landscapes being incorporated into public space and what does this mea...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2016/book-review-digital-dilemmas-power-resistance-and-internet">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:26:13 +0100 Reviewed by Nikki Soo How can Global Companies (positively) Influence Development? Engaging with Unilever http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2016/how-can-global-companies-positively-influence-development-engaging-unilever Duncan Green explores Unilever&rsquo;s approach to working with governments and civil society for developmental outcomes in the regions it operates. Oxfam works with lots of big private companies, but...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2016/how-can-global-companies-positively-influence-development-engaging-unilever">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:06:45 +0100 Duncan Green How America Might Yet Prove LKY Wrong: Why Offshore Balancing is Economically Sensible But Can Do Even Better http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/08/2016/how-america-might-yet-prove-lky-wrong-why-offshore-balancing-economically-sensible-c Danny Quah explores why America still needs a grand strategy for doing good in the world. A story that circulates around Joseph Nye&rsquo;s Is the American Century Over? relates how Lee Kuan Yew once ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/08/2016/how-america-might-yet-prove-lky-wrong-why-offshore-balancing-economically-sensible-c">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 09:55:28 +0100 Danny Quah Human Rights for Martians http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/08/2016/human-rights-martians The human rights movement can be seen as the ongoing but failing struggle to close the gap between the abstract man of the Declarations and the empirical human being. Has it succeeded? Yes and no.2015...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/08/2016/human-rights-martians">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 07:54:40 +0100 Costas Douzinas Why I'm a Basic Income Advocate http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/08/2016/why-im-basic-income-advocate Karl Muth explains why basic incomes should transcend typical left right divides.It isn&rsquo;t obvious to most of my colleagues and friends why, during the past ten years, I (and others from both the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/08/2016/why-im-basic-income-advocate">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 16:30:48 +0100 Karl T. Muth Part Two: Ummah(s), Bangladesh and the Challenge to the West http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/08/2016/part-two-ummahs-bangladesh-and-challenge-west In the second of this three-part series Mubashar Hasan explains how Islamists manipulate a religious concept to justify transnational terrorism, and to mount challenges to Western ideas of state and c...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/08/2016/part-two-ummahs-bangladesh-and-challenge-west">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Mubashar Hasan Fairness and Free Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/08/2016/fairness-and-free-trade Dani Rodrik explores what China&#39;s role may mean for the global trade system.The global trade system faces an important turning point at the end of this year, one that was postponed when China join...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/08/2016/fairness-and-free-trade">Read more</a> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 10:36:21 +0100 Dani Rodrik Climate Change: Prospects for Effective Future Action http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2016/climate-change-prospects-effective-future-action This briefing updates an earlier ORG report on climate change and points to the significance of the recent acceleration in global warming in relation to the need for a radical transition to ultra-low ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2016/climate-change-prospects-effective-future-action">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 11:13:04 +0100 Paul Rogers Reimagining the United Nations: A 2020 Vision http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2016/reimagining-united-nations-2020-vision &quot;Does the United Nations Still Matter?&quot; It often seems so irrelevant to the problems of the modern age that those words appeared last year on the front page of The New Republic magazine. Mor...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2016/reimagining-united-nations-2020-vision">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:34:36 +0100 Tad Daley Algorithms, Accountability, and Political Emotion http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2016/algorithms-accountability-and-political-emotion Sentiment analysis is an increasingly popular metric for news and social media platforms. Alison Powell&nbsp;reflects here on the&nbsp;implications of sentiment analysis and its potential connection w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2016/algorithms-accountability-and-political-emotion">Read more</a> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:35:22 +0100 Alison Powell Interview – Richard Murphy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/08/2016/interview-%E2%80%93-richard-murphy Jane Kirkpatrick interviews Richard Murphy, author of the Joy of Tax, about the power of tax to shape societies, globalisation and tax justice, and the difficulty of teaching international political e...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/08/2016/interview-%E2%80%93-richard-murphy">Read more</a> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 09:17:41 +0100 Interviewed by Jane Kirkpatrick What’s to be Done with Oxfam? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/08/2016/what%E2%80%99s-be-done-oxfam Too small to influence economics, too bureaucratic to be social movements, banned from politics and removed from the societies they&rsquo;re trying to change, where do NGOs go next?On a bookshelf in m...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/08/2016/what%E2%80%99s-be-done-oxfam">Read more</a> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Michael Edwards Book Review: Power Shift: On the New Global Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/08/2016/book-review-power-shift-new-global-order Power Shift: On the New Global Order by Richard Falk. London: Zed Books. 1783607939.In Power Shift: On the New Global Order, Richard Falk examines the challenges and changes to global politics since t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/08/2016/book-review-power-shift-new-global-order">Read more</a> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:11:27 +0100 Reviewed by Caroline Varin Part One: Ummah, Bangladesh and Transnational Islamism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/08/2016/part-one-ummah-bangladesh-and-transnational-islamism In the first of a three-part series, Mubashar Hasan explains how Islamists manipulate a religious concept to justify transnational terrorism, and to mount challenges to Western ideas of state and citi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/08/2016/part-one-ummah-bangladesh-and-transnational-islamism">Read more</a> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:32:15 +0100 Mubashar Hasan Measuring Sustainable Development Goals http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/07/2016/measuring-sustainable-development-goals Carlo Carraro explores current and potential future efforts to measure and evaluate progress towards the SDGs.In September 2015, the UN Assembly unanimously approved its new Sustainable Development Go...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/07/2016/measuring-sustainable-development-goals">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:05:51 +0100 Carlo Carraro Impact of Export Credit Agencies on Exports: Evidence from the US EXIM Bank http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/07/2016/impact-export-credit-agencies-exports-evidence-us-exim-bank Natasha Agarwal and Zheng Wang investigate the impact of US EXIM Bank on US exports.With heightening debate around the functions and lending activities/practices of national export credit agencies (EC...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/07/2016/impact-export-credit-agencies-exports-evidence-us-exim-bank">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Natasha Agarwal and Zheng Wang Anger, the Race for the Presidency and US Foreign Policy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2016/anger-race-presidency-and-us-foreign-policy Harvey M. Sapolsky argues that, despite their knowledge of foreign policy, America&#39;s next Commander in Chief may not be that different from the last.The American electorate is angry and in search ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2016/anger-race-presidency-and-us-foreign-policy">Read more</a> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:45:26 +0100 Harvey M. Sapolsky Innovation Is Not Enough http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2016/innovation-not-enough GP&rsquo;s General Editor Dani Rodrik explores ongoing debates over technological innovation, and its consequences for productivity, employment, and equity. This post first appeared on Project Syndica...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2016/innovation-not-enough">Read more</a> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:23:44 +0100 Dani Rodrik Book Review: Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2016/book-review-social-media-academics-mark-carrigan Social Media for Academics by Mark Carrigan. London, UK, SAGE Publishing, 2016. 208pp. 144629868X.While social media is an increasingly important part of academic life that can help to promote researc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2016/book-review-social-media-academics-mark-carrigan">Read more</a> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:13:10 +0100 Reviewed by Andy Tattersall Book Review: Norm Change in International Relations: Linked Ecologies in UN Peacekeeping Operations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2016/book-review-norm-change-international-relations-linked-ecologies-un-peacekeeping-ope Norm Change in International Relations: Linked Ecologies in UN Peacekeeping Operations by John Karlsrud. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2016. 172 pp., &pound;90 hardcover 978-1-1389-4270-7Peacekeeping, alth...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2016/book-review-norm-change-international-relations-linked-ecologies-un-peacekeeping-ope">Read more</a> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:55:39 +0100 Reviewed by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk Regulatory Harmonization in International Trade: A Categorical or Conditional Imperative? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/07/2016/regulatory-harmonization-international-trade-categorical-or-conditional-imperative Michael Faubert and Amy Wood explore the theoretical and normative assumptions embedded within the harmonization imperative in trade cooperation, arguing that it is entirely unobvious why harmonizatio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/07/2016/regulatory-harmonization-international-trade-categorical-or-conditional-imperative">Read more</a> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:09:00 +0100 Michael Faubert and Amy Wood What are the Implications of Systems Thinking for the Way we Design Research? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/07/2016/what-are-implications-systems-thinking-way-we-design-research Duncan Green explores how systems thinking means activists should be rethinking their roles and applying them to the way NGOs (and others) do research.If you stick around in your job long enough, you ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/07/2016/what-are-implications-systems-thinking-way-we-design-research">Read more</a> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Duncan Green Complex Emergencies 2.0: Dumb Phones, Smart People and the Art of Humanitarian Communications http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/science-and-technology/complex-emergencies-20-dumb-phones-smart-people-and-art-humanitarian An arc of instability from Afghanistan through the Middle East to West Africa is leading to unprecedented displacement and forced migration with a staggering 87.6 million people in need of humanitaria...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/science-and-technology/complex-emergencies-20-dumb-phones-smart-people-and-art-humanitarian">Read more</a> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 16:08:20 +0100 Amy Rhoades Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky - Climate Change and the Global Economy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/07/2016/interview-graciela-chichilnisky-climate-change-and-global-economy In this exclusive interview for Global Policy Journal, Graciela Chichilnisky discusses the impact of climate change on the global economy and sketches out a vision of alternative global economic arran...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/07/2016/interview-graciela-chichilnisky-climate-change-and-global-economy">Read more</a> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Marcus Rolle 3 Ways the EU Referendum Transformed our Psychology http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2016/3-ways-eu-referendum-transformed-our-psychology Brett Heasman reflects on the psychological impact of the EU referendum.Whether you voted to remain or leave, the EU referendum has unquestionably altered our cultural landscape, and we now face a cri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2016/3-ways-eu-referendum-transformed-our-psychology">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:05:06 +0100 Brett Heasman Asia’s New Normal: Making Multilateralism Work with Multipolarity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2016/asia%E2%80%99s-new-normal-making-multilateralism-work-multipolarity Samir Saran and Ashok Malik set out the need for a sustainable and inclusive pan-Asian governance platform.Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the global political and economic architecture has be...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2016/asia%E2%80%99s-new-normal-making-multilateralism-work-multipolarity">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:50:19 +0100 Samir Saran and Ashok Malik In the Anthropocene we are Responsible for the Planet’s Future http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2016/anthropocene-we-are-responsible-planet%E2%80%99s-future James (Jai) Syvitski and Brett Cherry argue that for scientists the Anthropocene has been a wakeup call.On this planet humans are radically changing the land, air and water. In many cases this is unav...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2016/anthropocene-we-are-responsible-planet%E2%80%99s-future">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:15:57 +0100 James (Jai) Syvitski & Brett Cherry ORF Report - Beyond #Brexit: What Ails the European Union? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2016/orf-report-beyond-brexit-what-ails-european-union The European Union (EU) had been lurching from one crisis to the next even before a majority of British voters expressed their desire to leave it. While staying away from the Brexit debate itself, its...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2016/orf-report-beyond-brexit-what-ails-european-union">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 12:03:28 +0100 Samir Saran and Britta Petersen Can you Really Pull off a Coup D'état these days? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/07/2016/can-you-really-pull-coup-d%C3%A9tat-these-days Gbenga Oduntan explores the difficulties faced by the Turkish plotters. The military coup attempted in Turkey has failed and its leaders have fled to Greece, where they are seeking asylum.It took less...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/07/2016/can-you-really-pull-coup-d%C3%A9tat-these-days">Read more</a> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:36:21 +0100 Gbenga Oduntan The International Labour Organization: Workers Rights Champion or 90-Pound Weakling? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/07/2016/international-labour-organization-workers-rights-champion-or-90-pound-weakling The ILO oversees the global protection of workers&rsquo; rights. It should consider instigating and/or supporting litigation in courts to serve that purpose. A contribution to oGRs&rsquo; debate on ec...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/07/2016/international-labour-organization-workers-rights-champion-or-90-pound-weakling">Read more</a> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:06:33 +0100 Gordon DiGiacomo Climate Change, Adaptation and International Relations Theory http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/07/2016/climate-change-adaptation-and-international-relations-theory In IR a state can take typically take three approaches: cooperation, unilateralism or inactivity. Within the realm of climate diplomacy, we witness states playing all these roles.Climate change is the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/07/2016/climate-change-adaptation-and-international-relations-theory">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 20:35:23 +0100 Mizan R. Khan The EU’s Flawed Future after Brexit: The Referendum Result reflected Europe’s Failures, not British Exceptionalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/07/2016/eu%E2%80%99s-flawed-future-after-brexit-referendum-result-reflected-europe%E2%80%99s-failures-not-br What impact will Brexit have on the rest of the European Union in the coming years and decades? Antonio Lettieri writes that while some commentators have portrayed the result as a uniquely British phe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/07/2016/eu%E2%80%99s-flawed-future-after-brexit-referendum-result-reflected-europe%E2%80%99s-failures-not-br">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Jul 2016 12:11:00 +0100 Antonio Lettieri Using Gender Lenses to Decolonize Trauma and Memory in IR http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2016/using-gender-lenses-decolonize-trauma-and-memory-ir The intersections of two bodies of literature&mdash;feminist perspectives in (and on) IR and the study of traumatic memory in IR&mdash;offer a promising avenue for research.In the last two decades or ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2016/using-gender-lenses-decolonize-trauma-and-memory-ir">Read more</a> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:29:14 +0100 Erica Resende and Dovile Budryte Ennui: The Politics of Discontent http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2016/ennui-politics-discontent Brian Stoddart comments on a growing global ennui with a professional political class seen to be self-serving and aloof.As we contemplate the mounting wreckage of the United Kingdom&rsquo;s BREXIT ref...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2016/ennui-politics-discontent">Read more</a> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Brian Stoddart What is Happiness? Should Citizens Choose or Should we Simply Measure it More Accurately? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/07/2016/what-happiness-should-citizens-choose-or-should-we-simply-measure-it-more-accurately Behavioural Scientists at the LSE explore what do we mean by, and what should we be measuring, when we talk about &lsquo;happiness&rsquo;. Your question sounds very pertinent, Charlie Brown, now that ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/07/2016/what-happiness-should-citizens-choose-or-should-we-simply-measure-it-more-accurately">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:57:10 +0100 Paul Dolan, George Kavetsos, Laura Kudrna, Kate Laffan, and Stefano Testoni NGOs face a Slow-onset Funding Disaster – What can be Done to Avoid It? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/07/2016/ngos-face-slow-onset-funding-disaster-%E2%80%93-what-can-be-done-avoid-it Brexit is prompting a lot of discussion within the UK&rsquo;s aid community right now. But while the focus is understandably on EC funding and exchange rates, there&rsquo;s a less visible and potentia...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/07/2016/ngos-face-slow-onset-funding-disaster-%E2%80%93-what-can-be-done-avoid-it">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 10:40:42 +0100 Michael O'Donnell Why Non-Renewables Are Still in Abundance While Renewables Are Not? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2016/why-non-renewables-are-still-abundance-while-renewables-are-not Renewable resources, Philip Lloyd argues, are being exploited to the extent that there is a loss of species and future generations are threatened.&nbsp;The problem the world faces is that many of the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2016/why-non-renewables-are-still-abundance-while-renewables-are-not">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:45:46 +0100 Phillip Lloyd The Promises and Pitfalls of Mobile Polling http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2016/promises-and-pitfalls-mobile-polling Mobile polling could revolutionize how civil society and human rights groups operate&mdash;if it&rsquo;s done right. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate on public opinion and human rights.Co...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2016/promises-and-pitfalls-mobile-polling">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 10:50:04 +0100 Michael Kleinman Bitcoin Mining is About To Become a Lot Less Profitable http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/07/2016/bitcoin-mining-about-become-lot-less-profitable Bill Buchanan argues that the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, will soon undergo a major change, and explains why no one knows what will happen next.Imagine being told that your wage was going to be cut in ha...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/07/2016/bitcoin-mining-about-become-lot-less-profitable">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:10:05 +0100 Bill Buchanan The World’s New Middles - Implications for the Future of Development and Aid http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/07/2016/world%E2%80%99s-new-middles-implications-future-development-and-aid Andy Sumner lays out why international aid must continually revisit the tensions between structural transformations and inclusive growth if it is to address the problems facing a global precariat.The ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/07/2016/world%E2%80%99s-new-middles-implications-future-development-and-aid">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 09:52:58 +0100 Andy Sumner Panama Papers: This Is A Chance To Fix A Long Broken System http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/07/2016/panama-papers-chance-fix-long-broken-system After a year of cross border investigations, a big leak of documents belonging to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca has started to be released&nbsp;in international media. The documents lay bare...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/07/2016/panama-papers-chance-fix-long-broken-system">Read more</a> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:39:36 +0100 Daniel Hough Brexit and China http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/07/2016/brexit-and-china Kerry Brown unpicks why China may be looking at Brexit with some trepidation over its own domestic fractures. Ancient Chinese wisdom is something beloved by Chinese leaders these days &ndash; despite ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/07/2016/brexit-and-china">Read more</a> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:20:07 +0100 Kerry Brown Long Ignored in Global Development, Mental Illness Is Declared a Top Priority http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2016/long-ignored-global-development-mental-illness-declared-top-priority In a major shift with far-reaching implications, two global institutions acknowledged the impact of mental illness on issues like poverty and economic growth.On April 13 and 14, the World Bank and Wor...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2016/long-ignored-global-development-mental-illness-declared-top-priority">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:13:48 +0100 Judith Klein Chilcot tells us what we already knew – How do we Implement? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2016/chilcot-tells-us-what-we-already-knew-%E2%80%93-how-do-we-implement Decisions to go to war don&rsquo;t just analyze whether we can win. That is the easy part: the superiority of the western military machine makes this an absolute.Did we really need 2.6 million words a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/07/2016/chilcot-tells-us-what-we-already-knew-%E2%80%93-how-do-we-implement">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Jul 2016 09:41:15 +0100 Gabrielle Rifkind So the SDGs are agreed – what now? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2016/so-sdgs-are-agreed-%E2%80%93-what-now Nation states will have an increasing role in implementing SDGs, so campaigners should focus on &#39;the national&#39; rather than the global.The last few months have been a difficult time for SDG-jun...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2016/so-sdgs-are-agreed-%E2%80%93-what-now">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:49:44 +0100 Claire Melamed Experts and the Referendum: Why we need to Rethink Economics and Challenge ‘Econocracy’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2016/experts-and-referendum-why-we-need-rethink-economics-and-challenge-%E2%80%98econocracy%E2%80%99 The economy features prominently in the public debate, even though the jargon and decision-making behind it is completely inaccessible to much of the public. As a result, and to articulate their econo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2016/experts-and-referendum-why-we-need-rethink-economics-and-challenge-%E2%80%98econocracy%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:42:53 +0100 Cahal Moran, Zach Ward-Perkins, and Joe Earle UNSC Resolution 2272: Progress against Sexual Abuse in UN Peacekeeping? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/07/2016/unsc-resolution-2272-progress-against-sexual-abuse-un-peacekeeping UNSC Resolution 2272 can rightly be called groundbreaking but the UN may find itself in a bind if it excludes numerous countries from contributing troops and police.Once again stories of UN peacekeepi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/07/2016/unsc-resolution-2272-progress-against-sexual-abuse-un-peacekeeping">Read more</a> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 21:45:54 +0100 Kelly Neudorfer Drone Warfare: the Cost of Progress http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/07/2016/drone-warfare-cost-progress Western military planners see armed drones as the route to battlefield ascendancy. But rapid technological advance is shredding their dream.Two recent columns in this series examined the status of ISI...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/07/2016/drone-warfare-cost-progress">Read more</a> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 21:21:26 +0100 Paul Rogers Guns: An Empirical Perspective http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2016/guns-empirical-perspective Karl T. Muth observes that while those injured and killed by guns may grab headlines, gun violence is not moving markets.I wrote my masters degree in Chicago, a place where more people are shot per sq...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2016/guns-empirical-perspective">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:01:52 +0100 Karl T. Muth Britain and the European Union http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2016/britain-and-european-union Britain&rsquo;s referendum on the European Union resulted in a decision to leave. For some, the vote represents one episode in a worrying global disillusionment with globalisation, whilst for others B...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2016/britain-and-european-union">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:05:01 +0100 Global Policy BREXIT and Disintegrating Civilisations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2016/brexit-and-disintegrating-civilisations It is a mistake to assume that the Brexit decision results from a democratic process. The only way to overcome the polarisation and division is through a genuinely democratic process.The vote to leave...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2016/brexit-and-disintegrating-civilisations">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:08:12 +0100 Mary Kaldor Income Distribution and the UK Referendum Result http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2016/income-distribution-and-uk-referendum-result Robert Wade explores what the income distribution among voters in Britain&rsquo;s recent referendum may mean for those wondering what to do next.Large numbers of those who voted in favor of leaving th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2016/income-distribution-and-uk-referendum-result">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Robert Wade Talking Trade: Expert Language and the Dehumanization of World Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2016/talking-trade-expert-language-and-dehumanization-world-trade Silke Trommer explores how the way we talk about trade excludes its inherently human dimension.At the 2014 WTO Public Forum Director-General Roberto Azevêdo, in his address to the opening session, as...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2016/talking-trade-expert-language-and-dehumanization-world-trade">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Silke Trommer Phasing Out Fossil Fuels for Renewables May Not Be a Straightforward Swap http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/06/2016/phasing-out-fossil-fuels-renewables-may-not-be-straightforward-swap Phasing out fossils fuels would go a long way to stopping dangerous climate change &ndash; but it might be harder than we thought. Anthony James explains.To have any chance of preventing dangerous cli...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/06/2016/phasing-out-fossil-fuels-renewables-may-not-be-straightforward-swap">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:56:56 +0100 Anthony James Brexit of Champions? The World’s Last Empire has Left the Building http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2016/brexit-champions-world%E2%80%99s-last-empire-has-left-building Martha Molfetas suggests that Britain&rsquo;s vote to leave the European Union may just be the first of many coming turns towards isolationism.Last Friday was truly a day that will live in infamy. We ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2016/brexit-champions-world%E2%80%99s-last-empire-has-left-building">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 13:24:34 +0100 Martha Molfetas Power in the Digital Age http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2016/power-digital-age Cathleen Berger explores how giant data-driven companies are challenging old ideas about power and accountability, and what should be done about it. After 20 years since the rise of the internet, wide...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2016/power-digital-age">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 12:58:14 +0100 Cathleen Berger Letter to my British Friends http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2016/letter-my-british-friends Like you, I&rsquo;m devastated. Stunned. Heart-broken. Like you, I was hoping, pleading for a Remain vote &ndash; if only by the slightest of margins so that we could repair our house together. Like y...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2016/letter-my-british-friends">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 11:43:03 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr REDD+ and the Peace Process: A Cornerstone for a Peaceful and Sustainable Future? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2016/redd-and-peace-process-cornerstone-peaceful-and-sustainable-future This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the Oslo REDD+ Exchange - a gathering of 500 policy makers, government officials, civi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/06/2016/redd-and-peace-process-cornerstone-peaceful-and-sustainable-future">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Tom Bates Britain Riding the Tectonic Plates http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/06/2016/britain-riding-tectonic-plates GP&rsquo;s General Editor David Held on the shifting plates underpinning Britain&rsquo;s decision to leave the European Union. The referendum was lost some time ago. At its most superficial it was los...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/06/2016/britain-riding-tectonic-plates">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:59:09 +0100 David Held Oslo REDD+ Exchange: Bridging the Gap: Political and Institutional Challenges as an Opportunity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/06/2016/oslo-redd-exchange-bridging-gap-political-and-institutional-challenges-opportunity This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the Oslo REDD+ Exchange - a gathering of 500 policy makers, government officials, civi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/06/2016/oslo-redd-exchange-bridging-gap-political-and-institutional-challenges-opportunity">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Eric Waweru “Forests are our lives, our survival, our dignity”: Can REDD+ Effectively Incorporate the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/06/2016/%E2%80%9Cforests-are-our-lives-our-survival-our-dignity%E2%80%9D-can-redd-effectively-incorporate-ri This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the Oslo REDD+ Exchange - a gathering of 500 policy makers, government officials, civi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/06/2016/%E2%80%9Cforests-are-our-lives-our-survival-our-dignity%E2%80%9D-can-redd-effectively-incorporate-ri">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Anna Laing On the Strategic Significance of recent EU Initiatives on Migrant Integration Policy and Highly Skilled Migration http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/06/2016/strategic-significance-recent-eu-initiatives-migrant-integration-policy-and-highly-s Solon Ardittis examines the policy implications of the new EU Action Plan on the Integration of Third-Country Nationals and the revised Blue Card scheme for highly skilled non-EU workers that were ado...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/06/2016/strategic-significance-recent-eu-initiatives-migrant-integration-policy-and-highly-s">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Solon Ardittis Guns: An Empirical Perspective http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/06/2016/guns-empirical-perspective Prof. Karl T. Muth observes that while those injured and killed by guns may grab headlines, gun violence is not moving markets.I&rsquo;m always, as someone who teaches economics, law, public policy, a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/06/2016/guns-empirical-perspective">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:19:03 +0100 Karl T. Muth Some Remarks on Environmental Technologies from REDD+ Exchange 2016 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/06/2016/some-remarks-environmental-technologies-redd-exchange-2016 This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the Oslo REDD+ Exchange - a gathering of 500 policy makers, government officials, civi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/06/2016/some-remarks-environmental-technologies-redd-exchange-2016">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:02:53 +0100 Eric Waweru Book Review: Cyberwar: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/06/2016/book-review-cyberwar-law-and-ethics-virtual-conflicts Cyberwar: Law and Ethics for Virtual Conflicts edited by Jens David Ohlin, Kevin Govern and Claire Finkelstein. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 277 pp, &pound;29.99 paperback 9780198717508, &po...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/06/2016/book-review-cyberwar-law-and-ethics-virtual-conflicts">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 11:29:34 +0100 Reviewed by Anri van der Spuy International Organisations on the Loose? Sovereignty and International Military Operations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/06/2016/international-organisations-loose-sovereignty-and-international-military-operations Dr Hylke Dijkstra has recently published a new book entitled International Organizations and Military Affairs (Routledge, 2016). This book represents the first comparative study of the politics behind...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/06/2016/international-organisations-loose-sovereignty-and-international-military-operations">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:10:03 +0100 Hylke Dijkstra and Dana Landau Impasse or Turning Point For The ‘War On Drugs’? UNGASS 2016, Explained http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/06/2016/impasse-or-turning-point-%E2%80%98war-drugs%E2%80%99-ungass-2016-explained The official consensus from the United Nations summit last month was &lsquo;business as usual&rsquo; for the global drug control regime. But there&rsquo;s cause for optimism for the future. Here are t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/06/2016/impasse-or-turning-point-%E2%80%98war-drugs%E2%80%99-ungass-2016-explained">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:29:32 +0100 Mike Trace Brexit and the Globalization Trilemma http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/06/2016/brexit-and-globalization-trilemma Global Policy&#39;s General Editor Dani Rodrik explores what the &#39;Globalization Trilemma&#39; means for the UK&#39;s impending referendum on leaving the EU.I have not written much on Brexit becaus...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/06/2016/brexit-and-globalization-trilemma">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:38:39 +0100 Dani Rodrik The World is Building Fences. Here's Why We Should Worry http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/06/2016/world-building-fences-heres-why-we-should-worry Wolfgang Lehmacher argues that the proliferation of fences worldwide is something that we should be concerned about, and explains why.In December 2015, the BBC wrote: &ldquo;EU border security becomes...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/06/2016/world-building-fences-heres-why-we-should-worry">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 10:33:24 +0100 Wolfgang Lehmacher Arctic Oil Fight Is Over – Or Maybe Not? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/06/2016/arctic-oil-fight-over-%E2%80%93-or-maybe-not Martha Molfetas argues that the arctic should be off limits.To drill or not to drill, that is the question. Since this past December when nations around the world decided it was time to do something t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/06/2016/arctic-oil-fight-over-%E2%80%93-or-maybe-not">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Martha Molfetas Fear, Anger and Attitudes Toward Immigration http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/06/2016/fear-anger-and-attitudes-toward-immigration Fear and anger that undergird the reactions to outgroups contribute greatly to coalescing diverse interests into supporting strong border controls which exclude migrants.In the United States, there ha...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/06/2016/fear-anger-and-attitudes-toward-immigration">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:34:36 +0100 Rose McDermott What Puts the “Pop” in Populist Rhetoric? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/06/2016/what-puts-%E2%80%9Cpop%E2%80%9D-populist-rhetoric The last eight years have been hard on the West, not to mention the globe. Since 2008 a global economic crisis that originated in the US has eliminated tens of billions of capital from which no econom...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/06/2016/what-puts-%E2%80%9Cpop%E2%80%9D-populist-rhetoric">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 20:43:10 +0100 Donald R. LaMagdeleine How Do We Make Sure the Panama Papers Lead to Lasting Reforms on Tax Evasion? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/06/2016/how-do-we-make-sure-panama-papers-lead-lasting-reforms-tax-evasion Duncan Green explains what can be done to ensure that the paper scandal is followed by far-reaching policy reforms.Scandals like the Panama Papers are a massive potential driver of policy change. In n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/06/2016/how-do-we-make-sure-panama-papers-lead-lasting-reforms-tax-evasion">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:58:38 +0100 Duncan Green The Trans-Pacific Partnership: For, Against and Prospects http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/06/2016/trans-pacific-partnership-against-and-prospects TPP is signed but it is not a done deal. The divergences between the for and against cases are as much questions of politics and ideology as they are fact.The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is an agr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/06/2016/trans-pacific-partnership-against-and-prospects">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 20:57:35 +0100 Richard Higgott and Richard Stubbs An Introduction to Global Governance Futures 2027 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/06/2016/introduction-global-governance-futures-2027 Joel Sandhu and Johannes Gabriel introduce the thematic focuses of the 25 young professionals taking part in Global Governance Futures 2027.The oft-invoked &ldquo;international community&rdquo; has be...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/06/2016/introduction-global-governance-futures-2027">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Joel Sandhu and Johannes Gabriel A little less Conversation, a little more Action: How to tackle Inequality, for real. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/06/2016/little-less-conversation-little-more-action-how-tackle-inequality-real We have shown why inequality is bad for everyone and why more equal societies are more prosperous and happier. Now, we need to put this into action.Sometimes, the best way to avoid doing something is ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/06/2016/little-less-conversation-little-more-action-how-tackle-inequality-real">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:55:48 +0100 Ben Phillips India Makes 55+ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/06/2016/india-makes-55 Martha Molfetas explores the implications of India joining the Paris Agreement. Maybe it was the record hellacious temperature readings in Phalodi, India? Maybe it&rsquo;s the fact that 256 districts ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/06/2016/india-makes-55">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Martha Molfetas What Big Data Can Teach Political Scientists http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/06/2016/what-big-data-can-teach-political-scientists In the world of research, Big Data seems to be living up to its promise. And the results include a wave of new and inspiring projects.WHAT IS BIG DATA?Big data is not simply research that uses a large...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/06/2016/what-big-data-can-teach-political-scientists">Read more</a> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Niels Goet Assessing the Resilience and Fragility of the Nuclear Taboo http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/06/2016/assessing-resilience-and-fragility-nuclear-taboo The NPT&rsquo;s clauses on non-proliferation and peaceful uses of nuclear weapons require major changes if a real non proliferation regime is to emerge.Nuclear weapons have not been employed since the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/06/2016/assessing-resilience-and-fragility-nuclear-taboo">Read more</a> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Rizwana Abbasi The Brexit Dead End http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/06/2016/brexit-dead-end David Held provides three reasons for Britain to remain in Europe&rsquo;s greatest ever political achievement. Brexit is a dead end for the UK. It&rsquo;s a cul-de-sac, a distraction and damaging in f...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/06/2016/brexit-dead-end">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0100 David Held Brexit or Remain: It Matters Less Than You Think http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2016/brexit-or-remain-it-matters-less-you-think Karl Muth argues that both those voting to remain and those voting to &lsquo;Brexit&rsquo; are likely to be disappointed once in the aftermath of the referendum.Last week, I talked more about Brexit a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2016/brexit-or-remain-it-matters-less-you-think">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 21:07:06 +0100 Karl T. Muth Book Review: The Gulf States in International Political Economy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2016/book-review-gulf-states-international-political-economy The Gulf States in International Political Economy by Kristian Coates Ulrichsen. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2016. &pound;68 hardcover 978-1-137-38560-4, &pound;53.99 e-book 978-1-137-3856...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2016/book-review-gulf-states-international-political-economy">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 09:04:34 +0100 Reviewed by Karen E. Young Live and Let Die: Did Michel Foucault Predict Europe’s Refugee Crisis? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2016/live-and-let-die-did-michel-foucault-predict-europe%E2%80%99s-refugee%C2%A0crisis Live and let die: did Michel Foucault predict Europe&rsquo;s refugee crisis?&nbsp;As the philosopher once described, states obsessed with the health of their own people often create the conditions for...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2016/live-and-let-die-did-michel-foucault-predict-europe%E2%80%99s-refugee%C2%A0crisis">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 22:10:08 +0100 Stephane J. Baele Should Aid Fight Corruption? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2016/should-aid-fight-corruption In light of the recent anti-corruption summit, hosted by David Cameron, Duncan Green discusses whether aid should be provided in order to combat corruption across the globe.Over at the Center for Glob...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2016/should-aid-fight-corruption">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 14:28:35 +0100 Duncan Green Refugees as Contributors to Peace http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/06/2016/refugees-contributors-peace Finding solutions to refugee situations is a struggle of the politically excluded for political inclusion. Resolving displacement inextricably links with achieving peace.The majority of today&rsquo;s ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/06/2016/refugees-contributors-peace">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 20:35:23 +0100 Maja Janmyr The Real Challenges of Putting Sustainability into Practice http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/06/2016/real-challenges-putting-sustainability-practice Sustainable consumption is going mainstream. Ethical products can now be found in almost any store that a North American or European shopper might frequent, whether they are buying clothes, food, buil...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/06/2016/real-challenges-putting-sustainability-practice">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 19:50:36 +0100 Emily Huddart Kennedy, Maurie Cohen and Naomi Krogman How Could Research Have Better Anticipated The Migration Crisis? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/06/2016/how-could-research-have-better-anticipated-migration-crisis Bridget Anderson explains why social science, politics and economics should work in synergy with philosophy, political theory and history to to tackle challenges like the migration crisis.That was the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/06/2016/how-could-research-have-better-anticipated-migration-crisis">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21:43:05 +0100 Bridget Anderson You Can’t Bomb Your Way to Peace http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/06/2016/you-can%E2%80%99t-bomb-your-way-peace In an era where the militant Islamist threat continues to maintain a global presence, Larry Attree explains why a strategic focus on peace should take precedence over reliance on military organisation...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/06/2016/you-can%E2%80%99t-bomb-your-way-peace">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 12:01:55 +0100 Larry Attree GLI at the G7 - Japan’s Gender Segregation: A Forward-Looking Policy or an Education Failure? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/06/2016/gli-g7-japan%E2%80%99s-gender-segregation-forward-looking-policy-or-education-failure This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/06/2016/gli-g7-japan%E2%80%99s-gender-segregation-forward-looking-policy-or-education-failure">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:00:20 +0100 G7 Team Expert knowledge Transitions and Trade in ‘Financial Services’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/05/2016/expert-knowledge-transitions-and-trade-%E2%80%98financial-services%E2%80%99 Brett Christophers explores the birth and normalization of trade in financial services.When the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was negotiated in 1947, it would have been essentially inc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/05/2016/expert-knowledge-transitions-and-trade-%E2%80%98financial-services%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Brett Christophers The Global Refugee Crisis: Past, Present, and Future http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/05/2016/global-refugee-crisis-past-present-and-future Aramide Odutayo argues that history matters when studying the present migration crisis.Does history matter when studying international migration? This commentary will compare the global response to th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/05/2016/global-refugee-crisis-past-present-and-future">Read more</a> Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Aramide Odutayo Donald Trump and North Korea: Naïve or Nixon 2.0? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/05/2016/donald-trump-and-north-korea-na%C3%AFve-or-nixon-20 &ldquo;Mr Obama put North Korea on the back burner. Whoever becomes America&rsquo;s next president will not have that luxury.&rdquo;The Economist, 28 May 2016At the end of this week Singapore will hos...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/05/2016/donald-trump-and-north-korea-na%C3%AFve-or-nixon-20">Read more</a> Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Alastair Newton Obama Goes to Hiroshima: The Pros and Cons of Lame Duck Presidents http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2016/obama-goes-hiroshima-pros-and-cons-lame-duck-presidents This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2016/obama-goes-hiroshima-pros-and-cons-lame-duck-presidents">Read more</a> Fri, 27 May 2016 07:04:58 +0100 G7 Team NGOs at the G7 Japan: Keep your friends close and your NGOs… well, further away http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2016/ngos-g7-japan-keep-your-friends-close-and-your-ngos%E2%80%A6-well-further-away This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2016/ngos-g7-japan-keep-your-friends-close-and-your-ngos%E2%80%A6-well-further-away">Read more</a> Fri, 27 May 2016 06:53:54 +0100 G7 Team Book Review: Ethics, Diversity, and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2016/book-review-ethics-diversity-and-world-politics-saving-pluralism-itself Ethics, Diversity, and World Politics: Saving Pluralism From Itself? by John Williams. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 240 pp, &pound;55 hardcover 9780198733621John Williams has offered a new m...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2016/book-review-ethics-diversity-and-world-politics-saving-pluralism-itself">Read more</a> Fri, 27 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Reviewed by Aaron McKeil GLI at the G7 - Abe’s efforts to win over the World’s Media http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-abe%E2%80%99s-efforts-win-over-world%E2%80%99s-media This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-abe%E2%80%99s-efforts-win-over-world%E2%80%99s-media">Read more</a> Thu, 26 May 2016 11:43:10 +0100 G7 Team GLI at the G7 - Advertising Opportunities Now Available at G7 Summits http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-advertising-opportunities-now-available-g7-summits This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-advertising-opportunities-now-available-g7-summits">Read more</a> Thu, 26 May 2016 11:15:55 +0100 G7 Team GLI at the G7 - Do you love Sake?: Cultural Promotion and G7 Politics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-do-you-love-sake-cultural-promotion-and-g7-politics This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-do-you-love-sake-cultural-promotion-and-g7-politics">Read more</a> Thu, 26 May 2016 11:02:51 +0100 G7 Team GLI at the G7 - A New Age of Global Summitry? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-new-age-global-summitry This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-new-age-global-summitry">Read more</a> Thu, 26 May 2016 06:16:53 +0100 G7 Team GLI at the G7 - GLI’s Cultural Exchange in Japan – a warm Welcome http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-gli%E2%80%99s-cultural-exchange-japan-%E2%80%93-warm-welcome This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/gli-g7-gli%E2%80%99s-cultural-exchange-japan-%E2%80%93-warm-welcome">Read more</a> Thu, 26 May 2016 05:48:17 +0100 G7 Team Any new Refugee Policy leads emerging from recent UN initiatives ? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/any-new-refugee-policy-leads-emerging-recent-un-initiatives Solon Ardittis discusses the relevance and possible impact of some of the proposals tabled at the recent World Humanitarian Summit, and at the forthcoming UN Summit on migrants and refugees, on issues...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2016/any-new-refugee-policy-leads-emerging-recent-un-initiatives">Read more</a> Thu, 26 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Solon Ardittis GLI at the G7 - The Political Logic of Logos http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2016/gli-g7-political-logic-logos This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2016/gli-g7-political-logic-logos">Read more</a> Wed, 25 May 2016 19:09:45 +0100 G7 Team GLI at the G7 - Brexit or Remain: Hope Springs Eternal in Sendai http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2016/gli-g7-brexit-or-remain-hope-springs-eternal-sendai This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2016/gli-g7-brexit-or-remain-hope-springs-eternal-sendai">Read more</a> Wed, 25 May 2016 13:59:18 +0100 G7 Team GLI at the G7 - Global Summitry and the Beautiful Game http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2016/gli-g7-global-summitry-and-beautiful-game This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield have taken a team of policy analysts to the G7 Leaders Summit, Ise-Shima, Japan. This post is part of a series of blogs, opini...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2016/gli-g7-global-summitry-and-beautiful-game">Read more</a> Tue, 24 May 2016 23:30:36 +0100 G7 Team An Historical Context of Brexit http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2016/historical-context-brexit As Britain&rsquo;s historic referendum draws closer, James Flint adds context to the nation&rsquo;s place and role within Europe.The UK&rsquo;s place in (or out) of the European Union has become a hig...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2016/historical-context-brexit">Read more</a> Tue, 24 May 2016 04:43:31 +0100 James Flint World Humanitarian Summit: On the front lines for Action http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2016/world-humanitarian-summit-front-lines-action Rene Wadlow looks forward ot the World Humanitarian Summit.The World Humanitarian Summit organized by the United Nations will opened on 23 May 2016 in Istanbul, Turkey.&nbsp; The aim of the conference...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/05/2016/world-humanitarian-summit-front-lines-action">Read more</a> Tue, 24 May 2016 04:28:54 +0100 Rene Wadlow “Let’s Ditch War Crimes”? Let’s Not Get Carried Away with Justice Criticism and Cynicism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/05/2016/%E2%80%9Clet%E2%80%99s-ditch-war-crimes%E2%80%9D-let%E2%80%99s-not-get-carried-away-justice-criticism-and-cynicism Alana Tiemessen argues that common criticisms and cynicism of international justice, and the International Criminal Court specifically, are frustrating as they tend to obscure reality, misunderstand b...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/05/2016/%E2%80%9Clet%E2%80%99s-ditch-war-crimes%E2%80%9D-let%E2%80%99s-not-get-carried-away-justice-criticism-and-cynicism">Read more</a> Mon, 23 May 2016 07:38:35 +0100 Alana Tiemessen Panama Papers - Crack Down on Tax Dodgers http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/05/2016/panama-papers-crack-down-tax-dodgers The Panama papers show that many countries around the world have failed to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. But making sure everyone pays their fair share is not just a question of increasing transpa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/05/2016/panama-papers-crack-down-tax-dodgers">Read more</a> Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Craig Willy Three in Four Women Experience Harassment and Violence in Their City http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/05/2016/three-four-women-experience-harassment-and-violence-their-city Sarah Carson explores the often unspoken reality of urban living for women around the world and what can be done about it.Today is International Safe Cities for Women Day. It&#39;s a day you may not b...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/05/2016/three-four-women-experience-harassment-and-violence-their-city">Read more</a> Fri, 20 May 2016 11:48:37 +0100 Sarah Carson Changing the ISA – from the Bottom-Up http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2016/changing-isa-%E2%80%93-bottom Roger Mac Ginty explores the lack of diversity at the International Studies Association and what can be done about it.&ldquo;Where are all the brown folks?&rsquo; &ndash; whispered to me by a PhD stud...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2016/changing-isa-%E2%80%93-bottom">Read more</a> Thu, 19 May 2016 14:51:37 +0100 Roger Mac Ginty A Flowering of Approaches to Complexity and Development? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2016/flowering-approaches-complexity-and-development Ian Thorpe explores how aid is approaching the insights of complexity science.We are an important juncture in development at the moment with the Sustainable Development Goals due to be finalized later...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2016/flowering-approaches-complexity-and-development">Read more</a> Thu, 19 May 2016 11:22:43 +0100 Ian Thorpe Innovating for Access: The Role of Technology in Monitoring Aid in Highly Insecure Environments http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2016/innovating-access-role-technology-monitoring-aid-highly-insecure-environments Rahel Dette and Julia Steets explore the evolving role of new technologies in aid and development.Operating in insecure environments is one of the more critical tests for the humanitarian community. A...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2016/innovating-access-role-technology-monitoring-aid-highly-insecure-environments">Read more</a> Wed, 18 May 2016 10:54:14 +0100 Rahel Dette and Julia Steets Where have all the Flowers Gone: Complexity & Worldwide Bee Declines http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2016/where-have-all-flowers-gone-complexity-worldwide-bee-declines Nicole Miller-Struttmann looks at the complex causes and possible response to globally declining bee populations. Over the past two decades, bee declines worldwide have drawn international attention. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2016/where-have-all-flowers-gone-complexity-worldwide-bee-declines">Read more</a> Wed, 18 May 2016 10:18:44 +0100 Nicole Miller-Struttmann How Should Countries Distribute the “Burden” of Accepting Refugees Fleeing the Syrian Conflict? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/05/2016/how-should-countries-distribute-%E2%80%9Cburden%E2%80%9D-accepting-refugees-fleeing-syrian-conflict Nancy Birdsall, Scott Morris and Anna Diofasi unpick the politics and numbers behind responses to the Syrian refugee crises.The Europeans are struggling with the question&mdash;and considering agreein...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/05/2016/how-should-countries-distribute-%E2%80%9Cburden%E2%80%9D-accepting-refugees-fleeing-syrian-conflict">Read more</a> Tue, 17 May 2016 12:48:47 +0100 Nancy Birdsall, Scott Morris and Anna Diofasi Four Things I Don’t like about the Advance Discussion of Eye in the Sky http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/05/2016/four-things-i-don%E2%80%99t-about-advance-discussion-eye-sky Martin Coward explores the uneasy relationship between drone warfare, cinema and wider understandings of warfare.So, as a parent of small kids and full-time academic, I&rsquo;ll confess: I don&rsquo;t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/05/2016/four-things-i-don%E2%80%99t-about-advance-discussion-eye-sky">Read more</a> Tue, 17 May 2016 12:35:50 +0100 Martin Coward Is Disruption a Good Thing? Let’s ask Southern Civil Society Leaders for a Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/05/2016/disruption-good-thing-let%E2%80%99s-ask-southern-civil-society-leaders-change Duncan Green consults civil society leaders on the latest development buzzword.Disruption is cool in the development chattersphere right now, and that may not be a good thing &ndash; what if the thing...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/05/2016/disruption-good-thing-let%E2%80%99s-ask-southern-civil-society-leaders-change">Read more</a> Mon, 16 May 2016 11:02:50 +0100 Duncan Green Shifting Gears: From Global to Regional http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/05/2016/shifting-gears-global-regional Does it still make sense to speak of a global international society? And what methodological challenges does this pose to the English School?The English School (ES) of International Relations has been...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/05/2016/shifting-gears-global-regional">Read more</a> Fri, 13 May 2016 23:41:18 +0100 Yannis Stivachtis Tackling Inequality is a Game Changer for Business and Private Sector Development (which is why most of them are ignoring it) http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2016/tackling-inequality-game-changer-business-and-private-sector-development-which-why-m Enrich Sahan explores why tackling inequality is difficult for the businesses he interacts with and, thus, why they choose to ignore it.Mention inequality to a business audience and one of two things ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2016/tackling-inequality-game-changer-business-and-private-sector-development-which-why-m">Read more</a> Thu, 12 May 2016 21:42:49 +0100 Enrich Sahan Could a Levy on Air and Shipping Fuel Sink Emissions? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2016/could-levy-air-and-shipping-fuel-sink-emissions Tristan Smith argues that although the IMF wants a levy on ship and plane fuel, that won&#39;t magically create low-carbon alternatives.Global agreements to aim for &ldquo;well below&rdquo; 2℃ warmi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2016/could-levy-air-and-shipping-fuel-sink-emissions">Read more</a> Thu, 12 May 2016 15:21:45 +0100 Tristan Smith Climate Change and International Relations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2016/climate-change-and-international-relations Climate change is a global commons problem. Its causes and impacts are distributed and felt across the international system, transcending traditional boundaries and jurisdictions of nation-states.On t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2016/climate-change-and-international-relations">Read more</a> Wed, 11 May 2016 19:27:29 +0100 Gustavo Sosa-Nunez and Ed Atkins Book Review: The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy's Duty? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2016/book-review-history-compulsory-voting-europe-democracys-duty The History of Compulsory Voting in Europe: Democracy&#39;s Duty? by Anthoula Malkopoulou. New York / London: Routledge 2015. 184 pp, &pound;90 hardcover 9781138021976Massive electoral abstention is a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2016/book-review-history-compulsory-voting-europe-democracys-duty">Read more</a> Wed, 11 May 2016 10:01:14 +0100 Reviewed by Francisco Javier Gil Mart?n Why Geopolitics is the Biggest Threat to the IT Industry http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/05/2016/why-geopolitics-biggest-threat-it-industry Ian Bremmer argues that geopolitics poses the biggest threat to the IT industry.Once considered a globalizing force, information technology today faces some of the world&rsquo;s most punitive geopolit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/05/2016/why-geopolitics-biggest-threat-it-industry">Read more</a> Tue, 10 May 2016 14:41:54 +0100 Ian Bremmer The Extreme Poor Gaining Control of Their Own Environment http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/05/2016/extreme-poor-gaining-control-their-own-environment Danny Quah explores academic reactions to the rise of China. When Pope Francis addressed the UN on 25 September 2015 he said this on the problem of economic development:&ldquo;To enable these real men...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/05/2016/extreme-poor-gaining-control-their-own-environment">Read more</a> Tue, 10 May 2016 12:41:23 +0100 Danny Quah Aid Transparency: Are We Nearly There? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/05/2016/aid-transparency-are-we-nearly-there Owen Barder presents the new 2016 Aid Transparency Index and comments on the recent progress made in aid transparency.If you have read a newspaper in the last two weeks, you&rsquo;ll know that transpa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/05/2016/aid-transparency-are-we-nearly-there">Read more</a> Mon, 09 May 2016 19:03:43 +0100 Owen Barder As the World Ages, More Must be Done to Protect the Rights of Older Persons http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2016/world-ages-more-must-be-done-protect-rights-older-persons As states across the globe continue to deal with the issue of an ageing population, Rosa Kornfeld-Matte explores how the human rights of the elderly can be maintained.The world is currently experienci...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2016/world-ages-more-must-be-done-protect-rights-older-persons">Read more</a> Fri, 06 May 2016 21:12:32 +0100 Rosa Kornfeld-Matte From Paris COP21 to Global Earth 2016: Four Obscure New Articles holding the Key to Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2016/paris-cop21-global-earth-2016-four-obscure-new-articles-holding-key-climate-change Graciela Chichilnisky examines the Paris Agreement and highlights critical but little known articles that can help provide a workable solution to the climate change threat.After months, if not years o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2016/paris-cop21-global-earth-2016-four-obscure-new-articles-holding-key-climate-change">Read more</a> Fri, 06 May 2016 09:54:43 +0100 Graciela Chichilnisky Are We Incapable of Ending Wars? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2016/are-we-incapable-ending-wars In a world awash with weak states, powerful weapons, and crumbling institutions, conflicts can easily continue for generations&nbsp;&mdash;&nbsp;and perhaps never end.Jason Smith was both very unlucky...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2016/are-we-incapable-ending-wars">Read more</a> Thu, 05 May 2016 22:08:34 +0100 John Feffer What is Nanowaste and Why Should We Worry About It? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2016/what-nanowaste-and-why-should-we-worry-about-it The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the era of human-computer interaction, smart systems equipped with advanced algorithms, small-scale rapid prototyping, and nanotechnology. The solutions and opportu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2016/what-nanowaste-and-why-should-we-worry-about-it">Read more</a> Thu, 05 May 2016 15:00:14 +0100 Bart Kolodziejczyk An Economic Perspective on the International System: Demand, Supply, and a Rational World Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2016/economic-perspective-international-system-demand-supply-and-rational-world-order Danny Quah brings an economic perspective to the international system, and asks us to examine the demand for a world order alongside its supply.World order is the global community of nation states pla...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2016/economic-perspective-international-system-demand-supply-and-rational-world-order">Read more</a> Wed, 04 May 2016 03:07:16 +0100 Danny Quah The Natural Selection of Ideas: Prerequisites and Implications for Politics, Philosophy and History http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2016/natural-selection-ideas-prerequisites-and-implications-politics-philosophy-and-histo Why do certain ideas and political paradigms endure while others become obsolete or are rejected?This question has preoccupied political and philosophical scholarship for millennia. This article puts ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2016/natural-selection-ideas-prerequisites-and-implications-politics-philosophy-and-histo">Read more</a> Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Nayef Al-Rodhan Smart Threats and Success in WTO Dispute Settlement: The Bush Steel Tariffs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/05/2016/smart-threats-and-success-wto-dispute-settlement-bush-steel-tariffs Settling trade disputes within the WTO is a process that contains aspects of legalism, power politics, and domestic politics.In 2002, the US implemented tariffs as high as 30% on imported steel in ord...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/05/2016/smart-threats-and-success-wto-dispute-settlement-bush-steel-tariffs">Read more</a> Tue, 03 May 2016 19:57:35 +0100 Michael Jacobs Political History in the Digital Age: The Challenges of Archiving and Analysing Born Digital Sources http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/05/2016/political-history-digital-age-challenges-archiving-and-analysing-born-digital-source The vast bulk of source material for historical research is still paper-based. But this is bound to change.&nbsp;Dr Helen McCarthy considers the lessons from the Mile End Institute&rsquo;s conference ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/05/2016/political-history-digital-age-challenges-archiving-and-analysing-born-digital-source">Read more</a> Tue, 03 May 2016 19:33:06 +0100 Helen McCarthy A Tale of Two Trips, or: Why there’s still No Common Transatlantic Approach to the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2016/tale-two-trips-or-why-there%E2%80%99s-still-no-common-transatlantic-approach-middle-east In the wake of evolving crises, Cornelius Adebahr explores the ever present gulf in European and American approaches to the Middle East.When U.S. President Obama met with Gulf Arab leaders last week, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2016/tale-two-trips-or-why-there%E2%80%99s-still-no-common-transatlantic-approach-middle-east">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:56:50 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr Towards a Sustainable and Fair System for Processing Asylum Claims in the European Union? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2016/towards-sustainable-and-fair-system-processing-asylum-claims-european-union Solon Ardittis examines the merits and feasibility of the new proposals tabled by the European Commission earlier this month to reform the Dublin system and to establish a fair system for processing a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2016/towards-sustainable-and-fair-system-processing-asylum-claims-european-union">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:33:12 +0100 Solon Ardittis Southern Trade Intellectuals in Expert Knowledge Creation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/04/2016/southern-trade-intellectuals-expert-knowledge-creation James Scott explores how a new form of trade specialist&mdash;experts from the Global South&mdash;is influencing global trade negotiations.Over the course of the WTO&rsquo;s (now abandoned) Doha Devel...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/04/2016/southern-trade-intellectuals-expert-knowledge-creation">Read more</a> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 James Scott The Paris Agreement: When is a Treaty not a Treaty? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/04/2016/paris-agreement-when-treaty-not-treaty Josh Busby explores what the Treaty, if that&rsquo;s what it is, means in light of US domestic politics. The 22nd April was Earth Day, and there is a push in the climate community to encourage states ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/04/2016/paris-agreement-when-treaty-not-treaty">Read more</a> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:25:31 +0100 Josh Busby The World’s Tightest Cluster of People http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/04/2016/world%E2%80%99s-tightest-cluster-people In 2013 Ken Myers guessed and verified that his Valeriepieris circle &ndash; a circular region on a 2-dimensional map, centred in the South China Sea and about 4,000 km in radius &ndash; contained mor...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/04/2016/world%E2%80%99s-tightest-cluster-people">Read more</a> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Danny Quah China’s Collapse. Any Day Now http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/04/2016/china%E2%80%99s-collapse-any-day-now Danny Quah what&rsquo;s behind the headlines announcing China&rsquo;s imminent downfall. (This post expands on &ldquo;Is China&rsquo;s Collapse Finally at Hand?&ldquo;, Asia House UK (19 Jan 2016). I ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/04/2016/china%E2%80%99s-collapse-any-day-now">Read more</a> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:55:32 +0100 Danny Quah Book Review: Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/04/2016/book-review-sharing-cities-case-truly-smart-and-sustainable-cities Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities by Duncan McLaren and Julian Agyeman. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press 2015. 464 pp, &pound;23.95 hardcover 9780262029728, $22 e-book 978026232969...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/04/2016/book-review-sharing-cities-case-truly-smart-and-sustainable-cities">Read more</a> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:39:02 +0100 Reviewed by Patrycja D?ugosz Why is AIIB Interesting in Fukuyama’s War of Models? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/04/2016/why-aiib-interesting-fukuyama%E2%80%99s-war-models In light of the &#39;China model&#39; Danny Quah revisits Fukuyama&#39;s famous proclamation on paths to development. In 1989, upon the demise of the Soviet Union, Francis Fukuyama memorably pronounce...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/04/2016/why-aiib-interesting-fukuyama%E2%80%99s-war-models">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:49:17 +0100 Danny Quah Beyond The Boat People: Europe’s Moral Duties To Refugees http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/04/2016/beyond-boat-people-europe%E2%80%99s-moral-duties-refugees Paul Collier on the blance between morality and policy needed to address Europe&#39;s refugee crisis.Part of the world is still awash with conflict and poverty. Europe is a haven of peace and prosperi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/04/2016/beyond-boat-people-europe%E2%80%99s-moral-duties-refugees">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:43:50 +0100 Paul Collier The UN through the Pop-Culture Looking Glass http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2016/un-through-pop-culture-looking-glass Pablo Castillo Diaz explores the United Nation&#39;s portrayal in popular culture.Conduct the following exercise: scroll through a list of actors who have played the role of the U.S. President, whethe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2016/un-through-pop-culture-looking-glass">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:56:59 +0100 Pablo Castillo Diaz Book Review: Global Inequality - A New Approach for the Age of Globalization http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2016/book-review-global-inequality-new-approach-age-globalization Duncan Green reviews Branko Milanovic&#39;s &#39;Global Inequality A New Approach for the Age of Globalization.Global Inequality A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, by Branko Milanovic. Harva...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2016/book-review-global-inequality-new-approach-age-globalization">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:38:19 +0100 Reviewed by Duncan Green How do International Organisations support better Rules for Globalisation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2016/how-do-international-organisations-support-better-rules-globalisation This keynote speech from Alan Pellet was given at the first session of the third OECD meeting of International Organisations in April. The session was entitled: &lsquo;International Regulatory Coopera...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2016/how-do-international-organisations-support-better-rules-globalisation">Read more</a> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:37:30 +0100 Alain Pellet Climate Change and the Re-imagination of State Sovereignty http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/04/2016/climate-change-and-re-imagination-state-sovereignty Benjamin Habib discusses how state sovereignty is losing significance in the face of climate change, and how the Earth can no longer be taken as a given in international relations. Rather, the Earth n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/04/2016/climate-change-and-re-imagination-state-sovereignty">Read more</a> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:43:11 +0100 Benjamin Habib Five Myths about Poverty, Growth, and Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/04/2016/five-myths-about-poverty-growth-and-inequality The Sustainable Development Goals and the World Bank have adopted targets that aim to promote growth for the bottom 40%. Despite this, Chris Hoy exposes five myths surrounding the policies that still ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/04/2016/five-myths-about-poverty-growth-and-inequality">Read more</a> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:11:46 +0100 Chris Hoy How Will The Fourth Individual Revolution Affect Economic Policy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/04/2016/how-will-fourth-individual-revolution-affect-economic-policy We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another. Anders Borg considers the way economic policy will be affected by thi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/04/2016/how-will-fourth-individual-revolution-affect-economic-policy">Read more</a> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:39:59 +0100 Anders Borg ILO Strategy and Work with Indigenous People http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/04/2016/ilo-strategy-and-work-indigenous-people In March 2016, the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield, led by Professor Jason Heyes and Dr. Thomas Hastings led a team of social scientists acting as a policy analysts, analys...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/04/2016/ilo-strategy-and-work-indigenous-people">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Mitali Sen The Dangers of Brexit: A Canadian Expat’s View http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/04/2016/dangers-brexit-canadian-expat%E2%80%99s-view As the vote on Britain&rsquo;s EU membership draws closer, Ted Schrecker explores Québec&rsquo;s own history of referendums to offer an outsider&rsquo;s perspective. As a Canadian political scientist...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/04/2016/dangers-brexit-canadian-expat%E2%80%99s-view">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Ted Schrecker The Lethal Artificial Intelligence Problem http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/04/2016/lethal-artificial-intelligence-problem &quot;Autonomous weapons are artificial intelligence systems that are programmed to kill.&rdquo; Future of Life InstituteThe development of lethal artificial intelligence will pose fundamental problem...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/04/2016/lethal-artificial-intelligence-problem">Read more</a> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:45:43 +0100 Denise Garcia Documentary Reveiw: El Poeta http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/04/2016/documentary-reveiw-el-poeta El Poeta, directed by Katie Galloway and Kelly Duane de la Vega, Loteria Films, 2015. 55 minutes, distributed by Bull Frog Films, DVD ISBN 1-94154-546-7On March 28, 2011, seven people were found dead ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/04/2016/documentary-reveiw-el-poeta">Read more</a> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:57:02 +0100 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo Ahead of the Paris Treaty signing Ceremony, it’s “all hands on deck” for Climate Finance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/04/2016/ahead-paris-treaty-signing-ceremony-it%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Call-hands-deck%E2%80%9D-climate-finance With China at the helm, South-South cooperation on climate finance can make 2016 a historic year, write Thomas Hale and Peter Ogden.The December 2015&nbsp;UN climate summit in Paris&nbsp;marked a hist...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/04/2016/ahead-paris-treaty-signing-ceremony-it%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Call-hands-deck%E2%80%9D-climate-finance">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Thomas Hale and Peter Ogden Recognizing the Rights of Transgender People http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/04/2016/recognizing-rights-transgender-people It&#39;s time to create a world that recognizes the rights of transgender people.The process is as universal as it gets: when a baby is born, a doctor, parent, or birth attendant announces the arrival...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/04/2016/recognizing-rights-transgender-people">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 16:29:46 +0100 Kyle Knight and Neela Ghosal A Call for Inclusive Indicators that Explore Research Activities in “Peripheral” Topics and Developing Countries. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/04/2016/call-inclusive-indicators-explore-research-activities-%E2%80%9Cperipheral%E2%80%9D-topics-and-develo Science and Technology (S&T) systems all over the world are routinely monitored and assessed with indicators that were created to measure the natural sciences in developed countries. Ismael Ràfol...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/04/2016/call-inclusive-indicators-explore-research-activities-%E2%80%9Cperipheral%E2%80%9D-topics-and-develo">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:47:14 +0100 Ismael R?fols and Jordi Molas-Gallart Why We Won’t Be Able to Feed the World Without GM http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2016/why-we-won%E2%80%99t-be-able-feed-world-without-gm Tim Benton agues that new technology will help meet food demand in the future.One thing I remember vividly from my childhood is The Day of the Triffids. In John Wyndham&rsquo;s apocalyptic novel, the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2016/why-we-won%E2%80%99t-be-able-feed-world-without-gm">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 18:26:17 +0100 Tim Benton A Bill to Clean the Planet’s Atmosphere and Carbon Negative Economic Growth http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2016/bill-clean-planet%E2%80%99s-atmosphere-and-carbon-negative-economic-growth Graciela Chichilnisky argues that volatility is uncomfortable and costly to an energy industry that likes to know which way to go. But volatility is the rule not the exception.Two U.S. Senators succes...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2016/bill-clean-planet%E2%80%99s-atmosphere-and-carbon-negative-economic-growth">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:44:17 +0100 Graciela Chichilnisky The Virtues of Expertise http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/04/2016/virtues-expertise Jan Klabbers comments on the relationship between politics and expertise, and the responsibility of experts to act virtuously.Expertise is often met with ambivalence in every day life. We rely on expe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/04/2016/virtues-expertise">Read more</a> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:38:53 +0100 Jan Klabbers ‘Journalists’ and the Law in the Digital Era http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2016/%E2%80%98journalists%E2%80%99-and-law-digital-era Ian Cram explains argues that many of us can now be &#39;online&#39; authors is a truly distinguishing feature of modern times. Morevoer, in terms of the potential to liberate public discourse from th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2016/%E2%80%98journalists%E2%80%99-and-law-digital-era">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 17:23:10 +0100 Ian Cram Research on What “Global Warming” and “Climate Change” Mean, and When to Use the Terms http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2016/research-what-%E2%80%9Cglobal-warming%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Cclimate-change%E2%80%9D-mean-and-when-use-terms A study from Yale University and George Mason University suggests that the two terms are used differently and elicit different meanings for many Americans.The growing threat of rising levels of greenh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2016/research-what-%E2%80%9Cglobal-warming%E2%80%9D-and-%E2%80%9Cclimate-change%E2%80%9D-mean-and-when-use-terms">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 16:01:16 +0100 Leighton Walter Kille The Law of Financial Collateral http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/04/2016/law-financial-collateral Geoffrey Yeowart and Robin Parsons outline why the use of financial collateral continues to grow exponentially following the global financial crisis of 2008-2009.The global financial crisis of 2008-20...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/04/2016/law-financial-collateral">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 01:00:00 +0100 Geoffrey Yeowart and Robin Parsons The Istanbul Process - more timely then ever http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/04/2016/istanbul-process-more-timely-then-ever Marghoob Saleem Butt, Executive Director of the IPHRC, argues that despite a slow start there are hopeful signs that the implementation of UNHRC Resolution 16/18 is about to pick up pace.The 5th anniv...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/04/2016/istanbul-process-more-timely-then-ever">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 01:00:00 +0100 Marghoob Saleem Butt Technological Ambivalence and International Relations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/04/2016/technological-ambivalence-and-international-relations Technology is linked to many key phenomena of international relations. Yet it has only recently been effectively incorporated into the study of IR.Technology is linked to many key phenomena of interna...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/04/2016/technological-ambivalence-and-international-relations">Read more</a> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 17:01:13 +0100 Stefan Fritsch Gender Sensitivity Could Aid Climate Change Projects http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/04/2016/gender-sensitivity-could-aid-climate-change-projects The active participation of women is essential to climate change adaptation projects.[NAIROBI] Men and women living in slums face different climate change impacts which, if overlooked, could further w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/04/2016/gender-sensitivity-could-aid-climate-change-projects">Read more</a> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:21:49 +0100 Sam Otieno What Does Zika Have to Do With Inequality? Everything. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/04/2016/what-does-zika-have-do-inequality-everything Women&rsquo;s rights advocates are using fears around Zika to fight for better access to birth control, but in Latin America the issues run much deeper than that.In the Andean region of Latin America,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/04/2016/what-does-zika-have-do-inequality-everything">Read more</a> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 01:00:00 +0100 Rachel Schmidt Misguided Policies: Syria in Retrospect http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/04/2016/misguided-policies-syria-retrospect Western policies on Syria were misguided. And they were not in line with basic responsibility to protect principles.Syria is the latest large-scale humanitarian tragedy. Syria, today, can be described...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/04/2016/misguided-policies-syria-retrospect">Read more</a> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 01:00:00 +0100 No?le Crossley Why We Need to Engage with Muslim Leaders who Critique Liberal Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2016/why-we-need-engage-muslim-leaders-who-critique-liberal-democracy We often fail to see beyond our Western, liberal form of democracy. In light of the upcoming presidential elections in Niger, Aoife McCullagh explains the necessity of engaging with Muslim leaders who...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2016/why-we-need-engage-muslim-leaders-who-critique-liberal-democracy">Read more</a> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 17:18:20 +0100 Aoife McCullough Why Taxing Global Companies Is Hard http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2016/why-taxing-global-companies-hard As the EU continues its crackdown on tax avoidance from global companies, Owen Barder explores the difficulties with taxing these organisations.Half of scotch whisky is sold in China and North America...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2016/why-taxing-global-companies-hard">Read more</a> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 16:53:50 +0100 Owen Barder The Global Turmoil in Intellectual Property http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2016/global-turmoil-intellectual-property Intellectual property is in global turmoil. This is not surprising. In many industrialized countries, &lsquo;intangible&rsquo; assets make up 70% or more of the economy, and intellectual property righ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2016/global-turmoil-intellectual-property">Read more</a> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:46:35 +0100 Susy Frankel and Daniel Gervais It’s Time to Put Our Impact Data to Work to Get a Better Understanding of the Value, Use and Re-use of Research http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2016/it%E2%80%99s-time-put-our-impact-data-work-get-better-understanding-value-use-and-re-use-res If published articles and research data are subject to open access and sharing mandates, why not also the data on impact-related activity of research outputs? Liz Allen argues that the curation of an ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2016/it%E2%80%99s-time-put-our-impact-data-work-get-better-understanding-value-use-and-re-use-res">Read more</a> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:42:52 +0100 Liz Allen The Lawlessness of MNCs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2016/lawlessness-mncs Jaira Burke makes the case against corporate lawlessness and for greater accountability for MNCs.Nestlé&rsquo;s report on harmful labor practices in Thailand&#39;s seafood industry has recently gaine...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2016/lawlessness-mncs">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:17:19 +0100 Jaira Burke Innovation, Productivity and ‘Long Term Economic Plans’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2016/innovation-productivity-and-%E2%80%98long-term-economic-plans%E2%80%99 This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield led by Dr Chay Brooks and Prof Tim Vorley have taken a team of social scientists acting as policy analysts at the Global Entre...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2016/innovation-productivity-and-%E2%80%98long-term-economic-plans%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 10:09:19 +0100 Elizabeth Kohorn-Hill Development Economics: A Niche It's Not http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/03/2016/development-economics-niche-its-not Karl Muth suggests we should ask why studying the economics of the developing world is generally the preserve of graduate students?This week, I undertake what has become an annual ritual: Thinking abo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/03/2016/development-economics-niche-its-not">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:58:27 +0100 Karl T. Muth Book Review: Trade-Related Agricultural Policy Analysis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/03/2016/book-review-trade-related-agricultural-policy-analysis Trade-Related Agricultural Policy Analysis edited by David Orden. Singapore: World Scientific 2015. 480 pp, &pound;91 hardcover 978-981-4616-21-8Agricultural protection, commonly used as an effective ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/03/2016/book-review-trade-related-agricultural-policy-analysis">Read more</a> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:38:27 +0100 Reviewed by Preety Bhogal The ILO and the Refugee Crisis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2016/ilo-and-refugee-crisis In March 2016, the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield, led by Professor Jason Heyes and Dr. Thomas Hastings led a team of social scientists acting as policy analysts to the 32...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2016/ilo-and-refugee-crisis">Read more</a> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:53:31 +0000 Sam Ralph Human Rights and the Age of Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2016/human-rights-and-age-inequality Samuel Moyn argues that the human rights regime and movement are simply not equipped to challenge global inequalities. A contribution to the openGlobalRights debate, Economic Inequality and Human Righ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2016/human-rights-and-age-inequality">Read more</a> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:18:42 +0000 Samuel Moyn Could Encryption 'Backdoors' Safeguard Privacy and Fight Terror Online? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2016/could-encryption-backdoors-safeguard-privacy-and-fight-terror-online The battle between personal privacy and national security online continues. Keith Martin discusses.Since so much of life has moved online, a clash has emerged between the opposing values of internet f...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2016/could-encryption-backdoors-safeguard-privacy-and-fight-terror-online">Read more</a> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:18:06 +0000 Keith Martin Why Does Including Modern Slavery in the S.D.G.s matter? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/03/2016/why-does-including-modern-slavery-sdgs-matter Laura Vidal explains why including the eradication of modern day slavery in the Sustainable Development Goals is essential for achieving this goal,as it raises the issue to a range of globally connect...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/03/2016/why-does-including-modern-slavery-sdgs-matter">Read more</a> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:32:54 +0000 Ethan Geringer-Sameth Western bias at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/03/2016/western-bias-global-entrepreneurship-congress The Global Entrepreneurship Congress (GEC) is run by the American organisation Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), and is now in its eighth year. It attracts individuals from all over the world in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/03/2016/western-bias-global-entrepreneurship-congress">Read more</a> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 08:41:59 +0000 Ellen Peacock Proportional vs. Winner-Take-All http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2016/proportional-vs-winner-take-all Karl T. Muth explains&nbsp;WTL vs. proportional&nbsp;systems, and&nbsp;why&nbsp;&ldquo;The Donald&rdquo; will likely succeed in what is predominantly a winner-take-all system.Watching the American pri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2016/proportional-vs-winner-take-all">Read more</a> Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:40:16 +0000 Karl T. Muth Human Rights Without Humanism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2016/human-rights-without-humanism As far as Foucault was concerned, it was possible to be a supporter of human rights whilst contesting any notion of a universal human essence. Ben Golder highlights that Foucault adopts a concept of h...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2016/human-rights-without-humanism">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 21:48:08 +0000 Ben Golder Is Nuclear Technology the Key to Achieving the SDGs? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2016/nuclear-technology-key-achieving-sdgs Yukiya Amano argues that the deployment of peaceful nuclear technology is key to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals.The just-adopted Sustainable Development Goals&nbsp;(SDGs)&ndash; whic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2016/nuclear-technology-key-achieving-sdgs">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 12:14:42 +0000 Yukiya Amano Reimagining Medellin as an Innovative and Entrepreneurial City http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2016/reimagining-medellin-innovative-and-entrepreneurial-city This post reflects on the city hosting the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in 2016, Medellin. This blog is an opinion piece that stems from the opportunity to spend time exploring the entrepreneurial...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2016/reimagining-medellin-innovative-and-entrepreneurial-city">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:09:58 +0000 Tim Vorley A Meeting of Minds: Attending the Global Entrepreneurship Congress http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2016/meeting-minds-attending-global-entrepreneurship-congress This year the Global Leadership Initiative at the University of Sheffield led by Dr Chay Brooks and Prof Tim Vorley from Sheffield University Management School have taken a team of social scientists a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2016/meeting-minds-attending-global-entrepreneurship-congress">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:58:12 +0000 Chay Brooks and Tim Vorley Building International Alliances to Bury the TPP http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2016/building-international-alliances-bury-tpp Karen Hansen-Kuhn sheds light on how international alliances are strengthening their opposition to TTP.One reason the TPP is in such trouble, especially in the United States, is that we&rsquo;ve heard...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2016/building-international-alliances-bury-tpp">Read more</a> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 19:33:36 +0000 Karen Hansen-Kuhn The Modi Dilemma: International Image and Domestic Complexity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2016/modi-dilemma-international-image-and-domestic-complexity Brian Stoddart explores Narendra Modi&rsquo;s background and recent developments in India to argue that the Prime Minister may soon have to answer searching questions from international onlookers.Nare...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2016/modi-dilemma-international-image-and-domestic-complexity">Read more</a> Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:51:38 +0000 Brian Stoddart Seven Reasons why Environmentalists (should and do) care about Refugees http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/03/2016/seven-reasons-why-environmentalists-should-and-do-care-about-refugees With a growing number of global problems demanding our attention, David Ritter offers seven reasons why environmentalists care about refugees. Across the world, around sixty million human beings are c...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/03/2016/seven-reasons-why-environmentalists-should-and-do-care-about-refugees">Read more</a> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 09:48:17 +0000 David Ritter Book Review: Captive Society: The Basij Militia and Social Control in Iran http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2016/book-review-captive-society-basij-militia-and-social-control-iran Captive Society: The Basij Militia and Social Control in Iran by Saeid Golkar. New York / Chichester: Columbia University Press 2015. 289 pp, &pound;41.50 hardcover 9780231704427, e-book 9780231801355...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2016/book-review-captive-society-basij-militia-and-social-control-iran">Read more</a> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:58:57 +0000 Reviewed by Hesam Forozan 'Modern Slavery': a response to Rahila Gupta http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2016/modern-slavery-response-rahila-gupta Policymakers and modern-day abolitionists have co-opted trafficking and slavery discourse for illiberal ends. To say so is not the same as denying the appalling realities of the modern world. Quite th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2016/modern-slavery-response-rahila-gupta">Read more</a> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:54:27 +0000 Julia O'Connell Davidson Civilisations and International Society http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2016/civilisations-and-international-society The most powerful societies have not come under sustained pressure to construct an international society that does justice to different cultures or civilisations.Interest in civilisations has increase...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2016/civilisations-and-international-society">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 20:03:00 +0000 Andrew Linklater Politics of Fear Devouring Human Rights Worldwide http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2016/politics-fear-devouring-human-rights-worldwide Nadia Prupis reports on the escalating crises of the influx of refugees fleeing violence, war, and poverty at home, and the rollback of human rights around the world.&nbsp;The politics of fear has con...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2016/politics-fear-devouring-human-rights-worldwide">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 16:07:46 +0000 Nadia Prupis Beyond Survival: Moving to End Domestic Labour Trafficking http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2016/beyond-survival-moving-end-domestic-labour-trafficking Ending labour trafficking requires us to elevate the voices of survivors and collaborate across state and policy lines to ensure accountability.Last April, a Nepali domestic worker named Karmo was res...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2016/beyond-survival-moving-end-domestic-labour-trafficking">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Ai-jen Poo and Sameera Hafiz Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky Part 2 - Reflections of an Innovated-Minded Economist http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2016/interview-graciela-chichilnisky-part-2-reflections-innovated-minded-economist Anyone familiar with the world of academic economics will be aware that most economists specialize over esoteric areas of study and rarely see the dots (let alone connecting) making up the entire pict...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2016/interview-graciela-chichilnisky-part-2-reflections-innovated-minded-economist">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Marcus Rolle Global Trends in Human Infectious Disease: Rising Number of Outbreaks, Fewer Per-Capita Cases http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/03/2016/global-trends-human-infectious-disease-rising-number-outbreaks-fewer-capita-cases A 2014 study from researchers at Brown University looks at the relationship between the location and timing of disease outbreaks and the characteristics of outbreak sites.The 2014 Ebola outbreak in We...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/03/2016/global-trends-human-infectious-disease-rising-number-outbreaks-fewer-capita-cases">Read more</a> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Natasha Sokol and Denise-Marie Ordway We Have Been Overlooking the Relationship Between Immigration and International Trade in Services http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/03/2016/we-have-been-overlooking-relationship-between-immigration-and-international-trade-se The volume of international trade in services has grown rapidly over recent decades and, in fact, has outpaced growth in goods trade. Over the same period many developed countries experienced rapid gr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/03/2016/we-have-been-overlooking-relationship-between-immigration-and-international-trade-se">Read more</a> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Gianmarco Ottaviano, Giovanni Peri and Greg Wright 'Global War on Terror' Coincides with Dramatic Increase of Terrorism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2016/global-war-terror-coincides-dramatic-increase-terrorism Terrorism index shows nine-fold increase since 2000. Tharanga Yakupitiyage explains the connection between the current refugee crisis, terrorism and conflict.In 2014, the number of lives lost to terro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2016/global-war-terror-coincides-dramatic-increase-terrorism">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 18:14:27 +0000 Tharanga Yakupitiyage Ecological Security http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2016/ecological-security The profound nature of the challenge posed by climate change arguably compels us to think in new ways about what security means and how it might be realized.In recent years, the idea that issues such ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2016/ecological-security">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 17:59:08 +0000 Matt McDonald The Obscure Global Organization That’s Unwittingly Undermining Civil Society http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/03/2016/obscure-global-organization-that%E2%80%99s-unwittingly-undermining-civil-society Iva Dobichina highlights how one unlikely and relatively unknown global organisation, the Financial Action Task Force, is partly to blame for the restriction of civic space and activism across the wor...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/03/2016/obscure-global-organization-that%E2%80%99s-unwittingly-undermining-civil-society">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Iva Dobichina Defining Modern Slavery Out of Existence: Who Benefits? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/03/2016/defining-modern-slavery-out-existence-who-benefits Gupta outlines why we need a broarder concept of slavery and that whilst we have legislated to make very specific definitions of slavery outlawed, this has led to legislative but not real change.&nbsp...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/03/2016/defining-modern-slavery-out-existence-who-benefits">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Rahila Gupta Global Risks: Are They Really Not Economic? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2016/global-risks-are-they-really-not-economic Andrés Ortega sheds lights on the interconnectedness of global risks.Global Risks Interconnections Map 2016. How are global risks interconnected? Source: The Global Risks Report 2016, World Economic ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2016/global-risks-are-they-really-not-economic">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 23:11:37 +0000 Andr?s Ortega Interview with Graciela Chichilnisky Part 1 - Climate Change: The Mother of All Geopolitical Challenges http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2016/interview-graciela-chichilnisky-part-1-climate-change-mother-all-geopolitical-challe Marcus Rolle: Despite the international scientific community&rsquo;s consensus on climate change, there are still people who deny that climate change exists or that it is caused by human activity. In ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2016/interview-graciela-chichilnisky-part-1-climate-change-mother-all-geopolitical-challe">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:46:42 +0000 Marcus Rolle Using Information to Improve the Artisanal and Small Scale Mining Sector http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2016/using-information-improve-artisanal-and-small-scale-mining-sector This post is the seventh in a series of opinion pieces from the ongoing 2016 EITI Conference, in Lima, Peru being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2016/using-information-improve-artisanal-and-small-scale-mining-sector">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:14:02 +0000 Laura D'Henin Here’s a Simple Way to Help Refugees: Give Them Cash http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2016/here%E2%80%99s-simple-way-help-refugees-give-them-cash Questions are beginning to arise concering traditional forms of international aid. Owen Barder proposes that giving refugees cash may offer a more effective and transparent solution to current and fut...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2016/here%E2%80%99s-simple-way-help-refugees-give-them-cash">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:51:37 +0000 Owen Barder How does Digital Media really affect Us? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/03/2016/how-does-digital-media-really-affect-us We now spend more time online each day than we do sleeping. But how does that affect our everyday lives? What effect does it have on how we communicate and interact, how we work and engage with the re...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/03/2016/how-does-digital-media-really-affect-us">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 19:10:56 +0000 Ravin Jesuthasan and Anne-Marie Jentsch A Global Economy Powered by Data http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/03/2016/global-economy-powered-data How can we maximize the good that can come from the responsible use of data, while minimizing the inherent risks of data to privacy and security? Ajay Banga explains.How can we maximize the good that ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/03/2016/global-economy-powered-data">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 14:08:14 +0000 Ajay Banga Unpacking the Multi-Stakeholders Engagement in Extractive Sectors: Lessons from EITI http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/02/2016/unpacking-multi-stakeholders-engagement-extractive-sectors-lessons-eiti This post represents the sixth in a series of opinion pieces from the ongoing 2016 EITI Conference, in Lima, Peru being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please che...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/02/2016/unpacking-multi-stakeholders-engagement-extractive-sectors-lessons-eiti">Read more</a> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:55:26 +0000 Ahmad Rizky M. Umar and Winfried Syombua What would a President Trump’s Foreign Policy look like? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/02/2016/what-would-president-trump%E2%80%99s-foreign-policy-look Although one should always be cautious about what is said on &lsquo;the stump&rsquo;, the few clues we have point to renewed US isolationism under a President Trump.The &lsquo;inevitable&rsquo; candid...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/02/2016/what-would-president-trump%E2%80%99s-foreign-policy-look">Read more</a> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:41:00 +0000 Alastair Newton How EITI involvement can benefit Corporations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2016/how-eiti-involvement-can-benefit-corporations This post represents the sixth in a series of opinion pieces from the ongoing 2016 EITI Conference, in Lima, Peru being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please che...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2016/how-eiti-involvement-can-benefit-corporations">Read more</a> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 17:33:30 +0000 Megan Wynne Chinese Investments and the EITI: The Need for Deep Engagement http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2016/chinese-investments-and-eiti-need-deep-engagement This post represents the fifth in a series of opinion pieces from the ongoing 2016 EITI Conference, in Lima, Peru being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please che...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2016/chinese-investments-and-eiti-need-deep-engagement">Read more</a> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:26:22 +0000 Ahmad Rizky M. Umar Getting more out of EITI data: Incorporating Data Standardisation into EITI reporting http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2016/getting-more-out-eiti-data-incorporating-data-standardisation-eiti-reporting This post represents the fifth in a series of opinion pieces from the ongoing 2016 EITI Conference, in Lima, Peru being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please che...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2016/getting-more-out-eiti-data-incorporating-data-standardisation-eiti-reporting">Read more</a> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:19:02 +0000 Eleanor Horn EITI at a Crossroads: Can we Deliver Results for the Poor? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2016/eiti-crossroads-can-we-deliver-results-poor This post represents the first in a series of opinion pieces from the ongoing 2016 EITI Conference, in Lima, Peru being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please che...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2016/eiti-crossroads-can-we-deliver-results-poor">Read more</a> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 23:50:59 +0000 Jewellord Nem Singh, with Zaheer Khan and GLI Members From Reports to Results: Unlocking Big Data through Geographical Information Systems in the Extractive Industry http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2016/reports-results-unlocking-big-data-through-geographical-information-systems-extracti This post represents the third in a series of opinion pieces from the ongoing 2016 EITI Conference, in Lima, Peru being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please che...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2016/reports-results-unlocking-big-data-through-geographical-information-systems-extracti">Read more</a> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 23:41:47 +0000 Greg Chappell Van Gilst Making EITI Inclusive: Parliaments in the Global South http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2016/making-eiti-inclusive-parliaments-global-south This post represents the second in a series of opinion pieces from the ongoing 2016 EITI Conference, in Lima, Peru being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please ch...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2016/making-eiti-inclusive-parliaments-global-south">Read more</a> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 23:26:18 +0000 Winfred Syombua Rethinking the Public Wealth of Nations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2016/rethinking-public-wealth-nations Stefan Fölster, Director of the Reform Institute and Associate Professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, sheds light on the role of public assets in our political economy.Most govern...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2016/rethinking-public-wealth-nations">Read more</a> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:49:06 +0000 Stefan F?lster Posthuman Security: Reflections from an Open-Ended Conversation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2016/posthuman-security-reflections-open-ended-conversation The discussion of &lsquo;posthuman security&rsquo; places both of its key terms in constant question, and stubbornly refuses closure into any particular vision of either.A couple of years ago I invite...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2016/posthuman-security-reflections-open-ended-conversation">Read more</a> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:38:03 +0000 Audra Mitchell Thinking Internationally about the Arms Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2016/thinking-internationally-about-arms-trade In light of the Stop the Arms Fair protests in London in September, Anna Stavrianakis draws on historical, sociological and IR scholarship to clarify the significance of the arms trade for contemporar...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2016/thinking-internationally-about-arms-trade">Read more</a> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 17:00:19 +0000 Anna Stavrianakis The Biggest Economic Change the World Has Ever Seen? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2016/biggest-economic-change-world-has-ever-seen Jennifer Blanke considers the effects of the &quot;fourth industrial revolution&quot;, arguing that growth, productivity, and employment will be affected on a global scale.Our lives are being shaken t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2016/biggest-economic-change-world-has-ever-seen">Read more</a> Tue, 23 Feb 2016 12:05:28 +0000 Jennifer Blanke Towards a Critical Data Science – the Complicated Relationship Between Data and the Democratic Project http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2016/towards-critical-data-science-%E2%80%93-complicated-relationship-between-data-and-democratic What is driving the rise in data-driven techniques used by politicians and political campaigns to connect with the concerns and needs of citizens? Will a data-driven approach to political campaign mes...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2016/towards-critical-data-science-%E2%80%93-complicated-relationship-between-data-and-democratic">Read more</a> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 17:56:59 +0000 Jo Bates The Redundant Refugee http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2016/redundant-refugee &ldquo;In the first place&rdquo;, Hannah Arendt wrote in 1943, &ldquo;we don&rsquo;t like to be called &ldquo;refugees&rdquo;.1 Stewart Motha reflects on the concept of &ldquo;refugee&rdquo; and on th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2016/redundant-refugee">Read more</a> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 15:45:49 +0000 Stewart Motha What Piketty Forgot http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2016/what-piketty-forgot Ortega argues that the growing difference between rich and poor is not the only inequality bred by our application of capitalism that needs to be attended to, there is also the grown gap between what ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/02/2016/what-piketty-forgot">Read more</a> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 14:01:15 +0000 Noel Ortega The Purposes and Powers of Utopia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/02/2016/purposes-and-powers-utopia Neoliberalism is a utopian vision based on a &lsquo;world without poverty&rsquo;. What if we imagine a world in which the problem is not poverty but wealth?It is generally accepted that to label a pol...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/02/2016/purposes-and-powers-utopia">Read more</a> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 20:28:26 +0000 Graham Harrison Why The Humanitarian Sector Is Up For (Gentle) Reform http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/02/2016/why-humanitarian-sector-gentle-reform The humanitarian sector has been stretched beyond the limits of its capacity and there are calls for system-wide reform. Nuno Nunes explains why.&nbsp;The year 2014 saw four major emergencies that req...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/02/2016/why-humanitarian-sector-gentle-reform">Read more</a> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:53:34 +0000 Nuno Nunes The (Mis)calculated Risks of Freedom From Torture’s Awareness Campaign http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/02/2016/miscalculated-risks-freedom-torture%E2%80%99s-awareness-campaign Despite its clever and unconventional form and its ability to capture the public&rsquo;s attention, FFT&rsquo;s well-intentioned campaign harmed rather than helped its clients.The Careers section of T...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/02/2016/miscalculated-risks-freedom-torture%E2%80%99s-awareness-campaign">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:55:13 +0000 Gada Mahrouse Neuromorphic Computers: What will they Change? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/02/2016/neuromorphic-computers-what-will-they-change Nayef Al-Rodhan argues that we need to consider the implications of computing power that can compete with humans. Computing power has reached a level that would have been difficult to predict just a d...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/02/2016/neuromorphic-computers-what-will-they-change">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Nayef Al-Rodhan The Value of Open Governance: Adaptive Learning and Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2016/value-open-governance-adaptive-learning-and-development Alan Hudson discusses the normative and instrumental conceptions of &#39;open governance&#39; and the associated principles of transparency, participation and accountability, considering the implicati...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2016/value-open-governance-adaptive-learning-and-development">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 22:23:30 +0000 Alan Hudson Between Pragmatism and Structural Change: Future Security and Justice Programming in Difficult Places http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2016/between-pragmatism-and-structural-change-future-security-and-justice-programming-dif Tom Kirk explores a recent ODI report on the future of justice and security programming, and comments upon what the JSRP&rsquo;s research findings from the world&rsquo;s most difficult places may mean...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2016/between-pragmatism-and-structural-change-future-security-and-justice-programming-dif">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Tom Kirk A New Global Consenus? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2016/new-global-consenus Financial instability, social inequality and environmental degradation &ndash; policy-makers in all countries face these global challenges. Which countries are doing best to address them? As 2016 is ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2016/new-global-consenus">Read more</a> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Tanabe Working Nine to Three http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2016/working-nine-three The rate of underemployment has remained persistently high in a number of developed countries. We need a new policy response to tackle this social problem.In the summer after I left school I got a job...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2016/working-nine-three">Read more</a> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 George Robinson Playing With Proxies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/02/2016/playing-proxies Karl T. Muth shares his thoughts on the radical next wave of fintech.Often, in the social sciences, we cannot measure the thing we&rsquo;d be most interested in observing. For instance, an economist m...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/02/2016/playing-proxies">Read more</a> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:22:33 +0000 Karl T. Muth WHO declared a Public Health Emergency about Zika’s effects. Here are Three Takeaways. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/02/2016/who-declared-public-health-emergency-about-zika%E2%80%99s-effects-here-are-three-takeaways Mara Pillinger explores the WHO&rsquo;s emerging response to Zika.&nbsp;Last Thursday, the director-general of the World Health Organization, Margaret Chan, announced that she would convene an expert ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/02/2016/who-declared-public-health-emergency-about-zika%E2%80%99s-effects-here-are-three-takeaways">Read more</a> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Mara Pillinger After Paris, it’s “all hands on deck” for Climate Finance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/02/2016/after-paris-it%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Call-hands-deck%E2%80%9D-climate-finance After reaching a historic climate deal in Paris in December, the huge task of implementing and financing the shift to a low carbon economy begins in earnest. The December 2015 UN climate summit in Par...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/02/2016/after-paris-it%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Call-hands-deck%E2%80%9D-climate-finance">Read more</a> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sangjung Ha, Thomas Hale and Pete Ogden How a Global Solar Alliance Can Help Developing Countries http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/02/2016/how-global-solar-alliance-can-help-developing-countries The International Solar Alliance announced by India at the Paris climate conference invites together 120 countries to support the expansion of solar technologies in the developing world. Solar power i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/02/2016/how-global-solar-alliance-can-help-developing-countries">Read more</a> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:06:14 +0000 Xavier Lemaire Getting Schooled About Zika, Ebola-Style http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/02/2016/getting-schooled-about-zika-ebola-style Zika&mdash;the new kid on the pandemic block&mdash;is emerging in the wake of Ebola, at a time when critical lessons learned from the world&rsquo;s response to Ebola are still fresh, and can serve a v...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/02/2016/getting-schooled-about-zika-ebola-style">Read more</a> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Sulzhan Bali Will We Learn this Time? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/02/2016/will-we-learn-time Chuck Woolery argues that the recent events occurred in Syria urge the international community to tackle hunger and starvation once and for all.Hunger and starvation are in the news again, this time i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/02/2016/will-we-learn-time">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:46:04 +0000 Chuck Woolery Amplified Messages: How Hashtag Activism and Twitter Diplomacy Converged at #ThisIsACoup – and Won http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/02/2016/amplified-messages-how-hashtag-activism-and-twitter-diplomacy-converged-thisisacoup- Online activism is a frequently debated topic amongst journalists and researchers alike, but what effect can a popular Twitter hashtag really have in achieving political or social change? Wasim Ahmed ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/02/2016/amplified-messages-how-hashtag-activism-and-twitter-diplomacy-converged-thisisacoup-">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:41:45 +0000 Wasim Ahmed The Sustainable Development Goals: An Assessment of Ambition http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2016/sustainable-development-goals-assessment-ambition Mitu Sengupta assesses the process through which the SDGs were established and addresses five key questions relating to their scope, depth, and ambition.&nbsp;In an international system where states j...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2016/sustainable-development-goals-assessment-ambition">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:02:31 +0000 Mitu Sengupta The Problems of Majority Rule http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2016/problems-majority-rule Majority rule is often considered to be a pillar of democratic decision-making. Yet there are several problems with relying on majority rule as Jac Heckelman goes on to discuss.One problem is that a s...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2016/problems-majority-rule">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 16:11:07 +0000 Jac Heckelman Despite Paris, We Need to Take Geoengineering Seriously http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/02/2016/despite-paris-we-need-take-geoengineering-seriously This opinion piece is part of the &ldquo;The Global Governance Futures&rdquo; programme, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges.Last De...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/02/2016/despite-paris-we-need-take-geoengineering-seriously">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 15:49:19 +0000 Masahiko Haraguchi Expert Knowledge in Global Trade - Big (Bad?) Numbers: Computable General Equilibrium Modeling and Trade Policy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/02/2016/expert-knowledge-global-trade-big-bad-numbers-computable-general-equilibrium-modelin Clive George explores the use, misuse and abuse of numbers through computable general equilibrium (CGE) models in predicting the gains from trade agreements.In promoting the proposed Transatlantic Tra...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/02/2016/expert-knowledge-global-trade-big-bad-numbers-computable-general-equilibrium-modelin">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Clive George What kind of Education do we Need in the Future? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/02/2016/what-kind-education-do-we-need-future Vishal Sikka argues that the outdated education system needs reform. She provides a number of examples of ways in which it can be developed in order to reflect the developments in the fourth industria...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/02/2016/what-kind-education-do-we-need-future">Read more</a> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 20:41:01 +0000 Vishal Sikka Is the 'Impact Agenda' stifling Methodological Innovation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/02/2016/impact-agenda-stifling-methodological-innovation Changes to the ways universities are financed and evaluated are impacting academic research practices and inhibiting innovative research into forced labour.Readers of openDemocracy might be aware of t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/02/2016/impact-agenda-stifling-methodological-innovation">Read more</a> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:02:36 +0000 Helen Louise Turton How can we Ensure Fair – and Safe – Working Conditions for Migrants? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/02/2016/how-can-we-ensure-fair-%E2%80%93-and-safe-%E2%80%93-working-conditions-migrants By relying on private employment agencies and recruiters, migrant workers often face the risk of becoming &#39;enslaved&#39; by such organisations. How can this be prevented? Some answers from Lara Wh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/02/2016/how-can-we-ensure-fair-%E2%80%93-and-safe-%E2%80%93-working-conditions-migrants">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:47:17 +0000 Lara White Expert Knowledge in Global Trade - Giving Voice to the Voiceless? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/02/2016/expert-knowledge-global-trade-giving-voice-voiceless This post is part of a series that accompanies the edited volume Expert Knowledge in Global Trade (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015). Co-editors Erin Hannah, James Scott, and Silke Trommer explo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/02/2016/expert-knowledge-global-trade-giving-voice-voiceless">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Erin Hannah Is this the Generation that Eradicates Extreme Poverty? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2016/generation-eradicates-extreme-poverty Helen Clark explores whether it is possible for this generation to end extreme poverty, and the major challenges that we must overcome in order to do so.The year 2015 was a once in a generation event ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2016/generation-eradicates-extreme-poverty">Read more</a> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 19:35:03 +0000 Helen Clark This is what will Happen to the Climate in the next 100 years http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2016/what-will-happen-climate-next-100-years What will the world look like in the next 100 years? The level of the sea will rise, due to climate change.&nbsp;At the Paris climate summit, delegates have struck an agreement that calls for the worl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2016/what-will-happen-climate-next-100-years">Read more</a> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:40:46 +0000 Katja Frieler The Global Cost of Gender-Based Violence http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2016/global-cost-gender-based-violence Sarah Del Vecchio highlights the global cost of gender inequality within the workplace, and advocates for an ILO convention on gender-based violence within the workplace.When you think of gender-based...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2016/global-cost-gender-based-violence">Read more</a> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:14:36 +0000 Sarah Del Vecchio An Extended Commentary of the UN Women’s 2015 Flagship Report http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2016/extended-commentary-un-women%E2%80%99s-2015-flagship-report Aramide Odutayo examines the strengths and limitations of the UN Women&rsquo;s flagship report &ldquo;Progress of the World&rsquo;s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights&rdquo;.The...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2016/extended-commentary-un-women%E2%80%99s-2015-flagship-report">Read more</a> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Aramide Odutayo Stop Going with the ‘Flow’ in Migration Debates http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2016/stop-going-%E2%80%98flow%E2%80%99-migration-debates Jennifer Bagelman examines how the language landscape shapes migration debates.&ldquo;Swarms of people.&rdquo; This is how Prime Minister David Cameron describes children, women, men and families movi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2016/stop-going-%E2%80%98flow%E2%80%99-migration-debates">Read more</a> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Jennifer Bagelman Five Steps to Turn SDG Gender Commitments into Action http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/02/2016/five-steps-turn-sdg-gender-commitments-action With the huge achievement of a gender SDG, Abigail Hunt sets out 5 steps to get us on the way to acting on the problems facing women.The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are now live, and the cloc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/02/2016/five-steps-turn-sdg-gender-commitments-action">Read more</a> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Abigail Hunt Expert Knowledge in Global Trade - The Ghost of Smoot-Hawley and the Global Trading System http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/02/2016/expert-knowledge-global-trade-ghost-smoot-hawley-and-global-trading-system This post is part of a series that accompanies the edited volume&nbsp;Expert Knowledge in Global&nbsp;Trade (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015). Co-editors Erin Hannah, James Scott, and Silke Tro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/02/2016/expert-knowledge-global-trade-ghost-smoot-hawley-and-global-trading-system">Read more</a> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Siles-Br?gge 3 Ways for Countries to Build Resilience to Mass Refugee Flows http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2016/3-ways-countries-build-resilience-mass-refugee-flows Reactions to the masses of refugees making their way to the European continent have varied from sympathetic and welcoming to hostile and fearful. In light of this, Sara Pantuliano explores 3 ways for ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2016/3-ways-countries-build-resilience-mass-refugee-flows">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 14:53:15 +0000 Sara Pantuliano How Basic Income can solve one of the Digital Economy's Biggest Problems http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2016/how-basic-income-can-solve-one-digital-economys-biggest-problems Andrew White argues that basic income, a decades-old idea, will help us harness technology and get a good work-life balance.At a time of global economic insecurity, an insightful commentator identifie...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2016/how-basic-income-can-solve-one-digital-economys-biggest-problems">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:49:29 +0000 Andrew White The Future of Resources - Part 2: Questions and Challenges http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2016/future-resources-part-2-questions-and-challenges Strategic Resource Partnerships (SRP&rsquo;s) based on Strategic Resource Modeling (SRM) are becoming increasingly important issues for the theory and practice of International Relations. Roland Bened...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2016/future-resources-part-2-questions-and-challenges">Read more</a> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Roland Benedikter Expert Knowledge in Global Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/01/2016/expert-knowledge-global-trade The first in a new series, this post accompanies the edited volume Expert Knowledge in Global Trade (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015). Co-editors Erin Hannah, James Scott, and Silke Trommer inv...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/01/2016/expert-knowledge-global-trade">Read more</a> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:04:57 +0000 Erin Hannah, James Scott and Silke Trommer Book Review: Climate Change and Human Rights: An International and Comparative Law Perspective http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/01/2016/book-review-climate-change-and-human-rights-international-and-comparative-law-perspe Climate Change and Human Rights: An International and Comparative Law Perspective, edited by Ottavio Quirico and Mouloud Boumghar. Abingdon and New York: Routledge 2016. 410 pp, &pound;90 hardcover 97...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/01/2016/book-review-climate-change-and-human-rights-international-and-comparative-law-perspe">Read more</a> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:31:40 +0000 Reviewed by Joyeeta Gupta Religion Holds Women Back. Or Does It? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2016/religion-holds-women-back-or-does-it To close the gender gap, strengthen economies and empower women, Brian Grim and Jo-Ann Lyon argue that it is imperative that religious freedom become a factor that is taken seriously and acted upon.Re...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2016/religion-holds-women-back-or-does-it">Read more</a> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:20:59 +0000 Brian J. Grim and Jo Ann Lyon The Ethical Discussion of Innovation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2016/ethical-discussion-innovation Innovation has become a buzzword that promises dramatic changes in almost every field of business. Absent from this fascination, however, is a serious discussion of the ethical aspects of dramatic cha...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2016/ethical-discussion-innovation">Read more</a> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:05:08 +0000 Georges Enderle Why Trickle-Down Economics won’t Eliminate Poverty http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/01/2016/why-trickle-down-economics-won%E2%80%99t-eliminate-poverty Why doesn&#39;t trickle down economics work? A study on inequality by Badr Jafar, founder of the Pearl Initiative and the chief executive of Crescent EnterprisesIt is often said that a rising tide lif...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/01/2016/why-trickle-down-economics-won%E2%80%99t-eliminate-poverty">Read more</a> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 21:34:46 +0000 Badr Jafar The Future of Resources - Part 1: Trends and Models http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/01/2016/future-resources-part-1-trends-and-models Strategic Resource Partnerships (SRP&rsquo;s) based on Strategic Resource Modeling (SRM) are becoming increasingly important issues for the theory and practice of International Relations. Roland Bened...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/01/2016/future-resources-part-1-trends-and-models">Read more</a> Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:44:35 +0000 Roland Benedikter ‘Climate Migration’ Proved Too Political for the Paris Agreement – and Rightly So http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/01/2016/%E2%80%98climate-migration%E2%80%99-proved-too-political-paris-agreement-%E2%80%93-and-rightly-so Giovanni Bettini explores the link between climate change and migration, arguing that the very concept of &ldquo;climate refugees&rdquo; is misleading.Even the best-case scenario following the Paris c...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/01/2016/%E2%80%98climate-migration%E2%80%99-proved-too-political-paris-agreement-%E2%80%93-and-rightly-so">Read more</a> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:17:15 +0000 Giovanni Bettini Aid has boosted Nepal’s Education and Health Sector http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/01/2016/aid-has-boosted-nepal%E2%80%99s-education-and-health-sector Foreign aid has helped Nepal make headway in the health and education sector in the past decade. But the earthquakes in April and May 2015 and the insufficent response by Nepal&rsquo;s newly elected g...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/01/2016/aid-has-boosted-nepal%E2%80%99s-education-and-health-sector">Read more</a> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 08:58:52 +0000 Marvin J?r?me Hanke Religious Movements and Religion’s Contribution to Global Civil Society http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/01/2016/religious-movements-and-religion%E2%80%99s-contribution-global-civil-society Rowe argues that when assessing the day-to-day activities of global religious movements, we find a wide array of actors involved in development and peace advocacy and contributing to the cultural vita...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/01/2016/religious-movements-and-religion%E2%80%99s-contribution-global-civil-society">Read more</a> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:34:52 +0000 Paul S. Rowe Women as Peacemakers http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2016/women-peacemakers Gender relations underpin our societies. How do they translate in international relations and peacemaking procedures? Rene Wadlow analyses the role of women as peacemakers&quot;Seeing with eyes that a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2016/women-peacemakers">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 21:23:10 +0000 Rene Wadlow Will the Paris Climate Talks Deliver the World We Need? Not Likely. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2016/will-paris-climate-talks-deliver-world-we-need-not-likely Can the Paris climate talks deliver an agreement that moves us into a post-fossil fuel world? Janet Redman, director of the Climate Policy Program at the Institute for Policy Studies, says no.We need ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2016/will-paris-climate-talks-deliver-world-we-need-not-likely">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:29:00 +0000 Janet Redman The Age of Natural Capital, and Why It Must Be Stopped http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2016/age-natural-capital-and-why-it-must-be-stopped Atkin argues that capitalism has led to a culture of misguided prioritisation: putting efficiency and profitability above justice and environmental concern. In response to this he argues for the need ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2016/age-natural-capital-and-why-it-must-be-stopped">Read more</a> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:22:31 +0000 Ed Atkins Five Biggest Security Threats facing the World in 2016 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2016/five-biggest-security-threats-facing-world-2016 2015 has been a remarkably violent year &ndash; and many of the worst threats to human security are no less a problem than they were a year ago. Natasha Ezrow outlines some of the biggest risks the wo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2016/five-biggest-security-threats-facing-world-2016">Read more</a> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:12:59 +0000 Natasha Ezrow How Political Philosophy Helps Us Respond to Europe's Migration Crisis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2016/how-political-philosophy-helps-us-respond-europes-migration-crisis David Miller explores the philosophical challenge posed by the European migration. Political philosophy may help us respond rationally to the crisis by defining what we owe to people beyond our border...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2016/how-political-philosophy-helps-us-respond-europes-migration-crisis">Read more</a> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:48:54 +0000 David Miller Has the World Overlooked a Major Achievement? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2016/has-world-overlooked-major-achievement Looking retrospectively at 2015, Peter Singer highlights two major achievements; the Paris agreement on climate change, and the fact the proportion of the world&rsquo;s population living in extreme po...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2016/has-world-overlooked-major-achievement">Read more</a> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 10:41:14 +0000 Peter Singer Forcing Government Action on Climate Change: Two Noteworthy Legal Initiatives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/01/2016/forcing-government-action-climate-change-two-noteworthy-legal-initiatives The doctrine of public trust compels the state to act as a faithful trustee of resources that belong to the general public. This is highly relevant to talks about climate change.While much of the mome...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/01/2016/forcing-government-action-climate-change-two-noteworthy-legal-initiatives">Read more</a> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 15:50:15 +0000 David Bollier The Fourth Industrial Revolution: What it Means, How to Respond http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/01/2016/fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-how-respond Klaus Schwab asks what the challenges and opportunities of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are, and what impact will it have on business, governments and people.We stand on the brink of a technologic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/01/2016/fourth-industrial-revolution-what-it-means-how-respond">Read more</a> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 09:31:38 +0000 Klaus Schwab ISIS's Plan, and the West's Trap http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2016/isiss-plan-and-wests-trap The West must, but still fails to, learn from past mistakes in combatting terrorism, a pattern that has continued since 2001.Al-Qaida evolved throughout the 1990s. By the end of the decade it had beco...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2016/isiss-plan-and-wests-trap">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:43:48 +0000 Paul Rogers Only a Radical Overhaul of the System Can Reclaim Medicines for the Public Interest http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2016/only-radical-overhaul-system-can-reclaim-medicines-public-interest &#39;Arbitrary price setting and extreme profiteering has become the industry rule rather than the exception.&#39; Here, Els Torreele contends that the only way to reclaim medicines for the public&#39...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2016/only-radical-overhaul-system-can-reclaim-medicines-public-interest">Read more</a> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:28:26 +0000 Els Torreele Paris COP21 Climate Agreement is Bound to Nothing: What is the Solution? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/01/2016/paris-cop21-climate-agreement-bound-nothing-what-solution Chichilnisky and Polychroniou explain how and why the COP 21 agreement is empty of action, and argue that we are no closer to averting a catastrophic climate change scenario than we were before the st...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/01/2016/paris-cop21-climate-agreement-bound-nothing-what-solution">Read more</a> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Graciela Chichilnisky and C. J. Polychroniou Urbanisation and Access to Improved Water Sources: Evidence from Least Developed Countries http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/development-inequality-and-poverty/urbanisation-and-access-improved-water-sources-evidence- The pace of urbanisation in the 21st century has been phenomenal especially in lower middle and low income countries. This trend is mostly explained by an unprecedented increase in semi-skilled and un...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/development-inequality-and-poverty/urbanisation-and-access-improved-water-sources-evidence-">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:08:17 +0000 Sylvia Szabo, Sabu Padmadas, and Jane Falkingham Will the SDGs Influence Domestic Policy? Some Lessons from the MDGs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2016/will-sdgs-influence-domestic-policy-some-lessons-mdgs Will SDGs be translated into domestic policies? A study of MDGs may provide some answers to this question.With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed, the next big question is: are government...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2016/will-sdgs-influence-domestic-policy-some-lessons-mdgs">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:21:12 +0000 Paula Lucci & Moizza Binat Sarwar It’s About Values: Human Rights Norms and Tolerance for Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2016/it%E2%80%99s-about-values-human-rights-norms-and-tolerance-inequality As part of the openGlobalRights debate on economic inequality and human rights, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr argues that using principles of non-discrimination and status equality, human rights have the potenti...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2016/it%E2%80%99s-about-values-human-rights-norms-and-tolerance-inequality">Read more</a> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:53:50 +0000 Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Focus on Migration: Cities on the Climate Front Line http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2016/focus-migration-cities-climate-front-line As migration contributes to creating informal settlements in cities, slums are likely to bear the cost of climate change. What are the prospects for slum dwellers?Extreme weather has displaced around ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2016/focus-migration-cities-climate-front-line">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:52:56 +0000 Priya Deshingkar India staying Outside TPP – Not so Fatal http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2016/india-staying-outside-tpp-%E2%80%93-not-so-fatal The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement &ndash; initiated by the US, has excluded many emerging economies of Asia-Pacific from its remit. This post highlights the potential repurcussions for India of ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2016/india-staying-outside-tpp-%E2%80%93-not-so-fatal">Read more</a> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Preety Bhogal Book Review: Digital Diplomacy: Conversations on Innovation in Foreign Policy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2016/book-review-digital-diplomacy-conversations-innovation-foreign-policy Digital Diplomacy: Conversations on Innovation in Foreign Policy by Andreas Sandre. Lanham / London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 332 pp, &pound;54.95 hardcover 978-1-4422-3635-6, &pound;24.95 pape...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2016/book-review-digital-diplomacy-conversations-innovation-foreign-policy">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 08:40:29 +0000 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo Let’s not Wait a Century: 3 Ways to Close the Gender Gap Now http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2016/let%E2%80%99s-not-wait-century-3-ways-close-gender-gap-now Gender pay gap will persist for another 118 years, according to a recent study. It is a too long period of time, so how can we solve this problem now? Here are three simple solutions.&nbsp;Last year, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/01/2016/let%E2%80%99s-not-wait-century-3-ways-close-gender-gap-now">Read more</a> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Mark Weinberger The Dark Side of Free Markets http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2016/dark-side-free-markets Free markets are not as beneficial for society as Adam Smith said. What are the implications of free markets for social welfare?It is now not uncommon for 11-year-olds to be diabetic. I see one reason...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2016/dark-side-free-markets">Read more</a> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 16:02:50 +0000 George A. Akerlof and Robert J Shiller Fueling Innovation: The Role of R&D in Economic Growth http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2016/fueling-innovation-role-rd-economic-growth What is the role of Research and Development in fostering economic growth?Innovation drives economic growth. But what fuels innovation? At the heart of it, research and development (R&D) activitie...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2016/fueling-innovation-role-rd-economic-growth">Read more</a> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 09:05:51 +0000 John Wu Can the Arab League Be Civil Society’s Partner for Human Rights? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/01/2016/can-arab-league-be-civil-society%E2%80%99s-partner-human-rights Civil society can be a sphere, in which change is enacted, and an actor in itself. Mervat Rishmawi discusses whether the Arab League can be a complimentary partner for civil society in the field of hu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/01/2016/can-arab-league-be-civil-society%E2%80%99s-partner-human-rights">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 18:50:07 +0000 Mervat Rishmawi Focus on Disability: Rethink Healthcare for the Ageing World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/01/2016/focus-disability-rethink-healthcare-ageing-world Longer lifespans bring more disability so governments should adapt health service delivery, says Hannah Kuper.Last month, China announced it was abandoning its one-child policy, after more than 30 yea...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/01/2016/focus-disability-rethink-healthcare-ageing-world">Read more</a> Thu, 07 Jan 2016 16:33:25 +0000 Hannah Kuper How can we Make Countries Live Up To their Climate Pledges? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2016/how-can-we-make-countries-live-their-climate-pledges Whilst world leaders and the press celebrate the success of COP21 Cessar argues that what is now needed is a multifaceted system to ensure countries live up to their commitments.The ratification of a ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2016/how-can-we-make-countries-live-their-climate-pledges">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Gill Cassar What is Modern Slavery? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2016/what-modern-slavery What is modern slavery? A brief list to understand itIn the 15 years since a global treaty to combat human trafficking was adopted, modern slavery has gradually taken over as a catch-all term to descr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2016/what-modern-slavery">Read more</a> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Astrid Zweynert The Relationship between Terrorism and Economic Growth http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2016/relationship-between-terrorism-and-economic-growth Martin Maximino and Denise-Marie Ordway&nbsp;propose that economic growth is not a cure-all solution for terrorism and, in some circumstances, will even exacerbate existing issues.The estimated number...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2016/relationship-between-terrorism-and-economic-growth">Read more</a> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:02:57 +0000 Martin Maximino and Denise-Marie Ordway If Education is the Cure for Poverty, then How do we Make the Antidote? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2016/if-education-cure-poverty-then-how-do-we-make-antidote Brad L. Brasseur explores the current problems in creating good education for the poor in developing nations and looks at some of the solutions.The United Nations recently claimed that the Millennium ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/01/2016/if-education-cure-poverty-then-how-do-we-make-antidote">Read more</a> Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Brad L. Brasseur A Historic Tipping Point for Climate Action http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/12/2015/historic-tipping-point-climate-action Dominic Waughray reports on the deal agreed in Paris, and explains what is to come.The world&rsquo;s nations have reached a historic international agreement on climate change in Paris. This represents...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/12/2015/historic-tipping-point-climate-action">Read more</a> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 17:46:56 +0000 Dominic Waughray We Must Prepare for a 30-Year War in the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/12/2015/we-must-prepare-30-year-war-middle-east Paul Rogers argues that twelve years after George W Bush proclaimed a new era of peace and stability in Iraq, the Middle East is more unstable and dangerous than ever before.Twelve years ago, George W...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/12/2015/we-must-prepare-30-year-war-middle-east">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:29:02 +0000 Paul Rogers From Sovereignty to War: Foucault's Analytic of Power http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/12/2015/sovereignty-war-foucaults-analytic-power Verena Erlenbusch explains how Foucault&#39;s analytic of power contributes to political philosophy, and points to ways in which his work can be applied in the current political climate.The concept of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/12/2015/sovereignty-war-foucaults-analytic-power">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 17:13:18 +0000 Verena Erlenbusch The Paris Agreement to Strengthen role of Networks in Climate Policy & Technology http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/12/2015/paris-agreement-strengthen-role-networks-climate-policy-technology Stephen Minas explores how the Climate Technology Centre Network represents an important form of cross border collective action to help address climate change.The intensification of environmental cris...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/12/2015/paris-agreement-strengthen-role-networks-climate-policy-technology">Read more</a> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Stephen Minas Can We End Female Genital Cutting in a Generation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2015/can-we-end-female-genital-cutting-generation Julia Lalla-Maharajh argues that there is a simple solution to solving female genital cutting: talking.Five years ago, over 3 million girls were at risk of undergoing female genital cutting, a process...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/12/2015/can-we-end-female-genital-cutting-generation">Read more</a> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Julia Lalla-Maharajh Book Review: Global Energy Justice: Problems, Principles, and Practices http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/12/2015/book-review-global-energy-justice-problems-principles-and-practices Global Energy Justice: Problems, Principles, and Practices by Benjamin K. Sovacool and Michael H Dworkin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2014. 414 pp, &pound;24.99 paperback 9781107665088, &pou...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/12/2015/book-review-global-energy-justice-problems-principles-and-practices">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Reviewed by Mattijs Smits To be, or Not to Be: Europe Under Siege http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/12/2015/be-or-not-be-europe-under-siege In the short term, Europe can only survive as a way of solving common problems, worth having insofar as the EU stabilises crises and protects the economic wellbeing of its citizens.It has been a tough...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/12/2015/be-or-not-be-europe-under-siege">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 David Held and Kyle McNally How Should the World Manage Migration? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2015/how-should-world-manage-migration Christine Lagarde argues for increased global cooperation on the issue of migration.As the Group of Twenty leaders gather in Turkey this weekend, they will have on their minds heartbreaking images of ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2015/how-should-world-manage-migration">Read more</a> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:38:17 +0000 Christine Lagarde Great New IMF Paper Puts Women’s Rights at the Heart of Tackling Income Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2015/great-new-imf-paper-puts-women%E2%80%99s-rights-heart-tackling-income-inequality Duncan Green presents the latest IMF paper &ldquo;Catalyst for Change: Empowering Women and Tackling Income Inequality.&rdquo; The big drivers of gender inequality in poor countries are education and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2015/great-new-imf-paper-puts-women%E2%80%99s-rights-heart-tackling-income-inequality">Read more</a> Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:36:18 +0000 Duncan Green How Can We Pay For Sustainable Development? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/12/2015/how-can-we-pay-sustainable-development Sustainable development challenges are urgent for individuals, communities, and the world as a whole, writes Simon Kadek. How can we pay for the investment it requires?Finance for sustainable developm...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/12/2015/how-can-we-pay-sustainable-development">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Simon Dadek What can Today’s Activists Learn from the History of Campaigning? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/12/2015/what-can-today%E2%80%99s-activists-learn-history-campaigning Duncan Green discusses whether the activists of today can learn from the tradition&#39;s long history.Spent an afternoon recently discussing the lessons of UK history with an eclectic mix of historian...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/12/2015/what-can-today%E2%80%99s-activists-learn-history-campaigning">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 20:53:54 +0000 Duncan Green Silent Violence Against Women http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/12/2015/silent-violence-against-women The concept of &#39;silent violence&#39; can be applied to those policies that not only condone curernt systems of inequality and oppression, but also reinforce them. What are the implications for gen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/12/2015/silent-violence-against-women">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 15:44:02 +0000 Rene Wadlow Blocking Out the Sun Won't Fix Climate Change - But it Could Buy Us Time http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/12/2015/blocking-out-sun-wont-fix-climate-change-it-could-buy-us-time Hugh Hunt argues that though climate engineering has lots of problems, we need to do more than simply cut emissions.The Paris climate talks hope to set out how we can reduce the amount of carbon we&rs...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/12/2015/blocking-out-sun-wont-fix-climate-change-it-could-buy-us-time">Read more</a> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:17:07 +0000 Hugh Hunt How Inequality Threatens all Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2015/how-inequality-threatens-all-human-rights The presence of inequality can threaten hurman rights, Radhika Balakrishna argues. This is due to the fact that inequality can lead to unequal distributions of power in society, therefore creating imb...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2015/how-inequality-threatens-all-human-rights">Read more</a> Sat, 12 Dec 2015 22:28:56 +0000 Radhika Balakrishnan Re-Politicising EU Enlargement http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/12/2015/re-politicising-eu-enlargement Cornelius Adebahr argues that the EU cannot reduce enlargement to a technical exercise and must get political if it is to persuade its public and potential entrants its worth.Two things neither offici...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/12/2015/re-politicising-eu-enlargement">Read more</a> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Cornelius Adebahr Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Vital Role of NGOs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/12/2015/convention-rights-child-vital-role-ngos Rene Waldow explores the instrumental role that NGOs play in ensuring that each and every child has the possibility to reach their full potential within socieities.When the Convention on the Rights of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/12/2015/convention-rights-child-vital-role-ngos">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:59:47 +0000 Rene Wadlow Book Review: A liberal Actor in a Realist World: The European Union Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/12/2015/book-review-liberal-actor-realist-world-european-union-regulatory-state-and-global-p A liberal Actor in a Realist World: The European Union Regulatory State and the Global Political Economy of Energy by Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2015. 168 pp, &p...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/12/2015/book-review-liberal-actor-realist-world-european-union-regulatory-state-and-global-p">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 09:26:10 +0000 Reviewed by Francesca Batzella Piketty’s Puzzle: Globalization, Inequality and Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2015/piketty%E2%80%99s-puzzle-globalization-inequality-and-democracy In the absence of more aggressive state intervention to redistribute wealth from rich to poor, Piketty&rsquo;s economic law means that we will see an acceleration of inequality since the rich will alw...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2015/piketty%E2%80%99s-puzzle-globalization-inequality-and-democracy">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 16:33:08 +0000 George Robinson The Brutal Logic of the Political Marketplace http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2015/brutal-logic-political-marketplace In the first of a series of commentaries on the Justice and Security Research Programme&rsquo;s emerging ideas, Tom Kirk reports on Alex de Waal&rsquo;s recent book launch and explores the use of gran...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2015/brutal-logic-political-marketplace">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Dec 2015 09:42:06 +0000 Tom Kirk Can the G20 Fill the Global Leadership Gap? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2015/can-g20-fill-global-leadership-gap Terrorism, the related situation in Syria and the impact of the migration crisis inevitably dominated the discussion of the G20. Jakkie Cilliers explores how the views on achievements and potential of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2015/can-g20-fill-global-leadership-gap">Read more</a> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Jakkie Cilliers Will the SDGs influence Domestic Policy? Some Lessons from the MDGs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2015/will-sdgs-influence-domestic-policy-some-lessons-mdgs With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed, the next big question is: are governments going to use them?Despite many years of experience implementing the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs),...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2015/will-sdgs-influence-domestic-policy-some-lessons-mdgs">Read more</a> Tue, 08 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Paula Lucci and Moizza Binat Sarwar Cybersecurity is the New Battleground for Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2015/cybersecurity-new-battleground-human-rights Cybersecurity has become conflated with &lsquo;national security&rsquo;, with no consideration of what a &lsquo;secure&rsquo; internet might mean for individual users. But, such a definition can be di...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/12/2015/cybersecurity-new-battleground-human-rights">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 10:59:53 +0000 Andrew Puddephatt and Lea Kaspar Emergency Aid is Not Enough: Five ways to Actually Help Refugees http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2015/emergency-aid-not-enough-five-ways-actually-help-refugees Most of the time, countries and organisations send monetary and food aid to refugees. This is, however, not enough to really help them. Here are five suggestions to improve the quality of refugees&#39...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2015/emergency-aid-not-enough-five-ways-actually-help-refugees">Read more</a> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 13:00:17 +0000 Irina Mosel and Tania Cheung Can We Afford the Future? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2015/can-we-afford-future Official agencies still project economic growth as far as the eye can see, but those forecasts of a better future now ring hollow. Why? In this article Richard Heinberg explains why we cannot afford t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2015/can-we-afford-future">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Richard Heinberg Larval Terror and the Digital Darkside http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/12/2015/larval-terror-and-digital-darkside When war becomes larval (masked), it becomes pervasive and perpetual; the need for fear, for threats, for insecurity also become circulated within the spheres of everyday life. Nandita Biswas Mellamph...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/12/2015/larval-terror-and-digital-darkside">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:34:43 +0000 Nandita Biswas Mellamphy Back to the Future for International Organisations? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/12/2015/back-future-international-organisations How have international organizations developed and what will their role be in the future? Michael Davies and Richard Woodward argue that in their composition and structure many international organizat...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/12/2015/back-future-international-organisations">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Dec 2015 10:00:24 +0000 Michael Davies and Richard Woodward Foucault and the ‘Current’ Refugee Crisis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2015/foucault-and-%E2%80%98current%E2%80%99-refugee-crisis Over thirty years ago Michel Foucault spoke to the refugee crisis of his day. Today another refugee crisis, the largest since WWII, is spilling out from Syria and North Africa. And tomorrow, Foucault ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2015/foucault-and-%E2%80%98current%E2%80%99-refugee-crisis">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 12:56:17 +0000 Jen Bagelman Paris, Supply and Demand: Deep-digging Next Steps Toward Sustainable Solutions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2015/paris-supply-and-demand-deep-digging-next-steps-toward-sustainable-solutions Carter Page considers key drivers that will determine the long-term implications and success of the current climate talks in Paris.At the end of the first day of the United Nations Climate Change Conf...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2015/paris-supply-and-demand-deep-digging-next-steps-toward-sustainable-solutions">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Dec 2015 10:09:08 +0000 Carter Page Data Doesn’t Always tell the Whole Story — Here’s Why http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2015/data-doesn%E2%80%99t-always-tell-whole-story-%E2%80%94-here%E2%80%99s-why Data and statistics can reinforce societal gender gaps and stereotypes, since they can lead to the wrong conclusions.&nbsp;Analysing ever-increasing amounts of data &mdash; particularly digital data &...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2015/data-doesn%E2%80%99t-always-tell-whole-story-%E2%80%94-here%E2%80%99s-why">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 22:39:44 +0000 Nicola Pearson Building Cities from Scratch: Is There a Formula for a Sustainable City? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2015/building-cities-scratch-there-formula-sustainable-city Drawing from case examples across the globe, Elizabeth Rapaport explores the question as to how it is possible to build sustainable urban spaces &#39;from scratch&#39;.Every year, thousands of tourist...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2015/building-cities-scratch-there-formula-sustainable-city">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Dec 2015 17:50:01 +0000 Elizabeth Rapport Nuremberg War Crimes Trials 70 Years On: A Complex Legacy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2015/nuremberg-war-crimes-trials-70-years-complex-legacy Jan Lemnitzer examines the legacy of the Nuremberg trials, whereby &#39;The Nuremberg principles&#39; firmly established that individuals can be punished for crimes under international law, and also i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2015/nuremberg-war-crimes-trials-70-years-complex-legacy">Read more</a> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:57:32 +0000 Jan Lemnitzer Book Review: Theories of International Relations: Contending Approaches to World Politics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2015/book-review-theories-international-relations-contending-approaches-world-politics Theories of International Relations: Contending Approaches to World Politics by Stephanie Lawson. Cambridge: Polity, 2015. 288 pp., &pound;55.00 / &euro;68.80 hardcover 978-0-7456-6423-1, &pound;17.99...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/11/2015/book-review-theories-international-relations-contending-approaches-world-politics">Read more</a> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Reviewed by Scott Nicholas Romaniuk Conclusion: Climate Governance as Human Rights Protection http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2015/conclusion-climate-governance-human-rights-protection This long read by Marcello Di Paola and Daanika Kamal is the conlusion to thier edited e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2015/conclusion-climate-governance-human-rights-protection">Read more</a> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:44:25 +0000 Marcello Di Paola and Daanika Kamal The Endless Cycle of Terrorism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2015/endless-cycle-terrorism Ivan Eland uses the French government&#39;s immediate response to the recent terror attack to discuss the wider implications that such a reaction has on &#39;The Endless Cycle of Terrorism&#39;.In the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2015/endless-cycle-terrorism">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:33:29 +0000 Ivan Eland The End of Rent-a-Womb for the West? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2015/end-rent-womb-west The Indian Government should step back from its move to ban commercial surrogacy for foreigners. The policy further restricts the choices of those in poverty and will have a damaging effect on the liv...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2015/end-rent-womb-west">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:55:15 +0000 George Robinson Climate Refugees and their Right to Occupancy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2015/climate-refugees-and-their-right-occupancy This column by Gianfranco Pellegrino is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rs...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2015/climate-refugees-and-their-right-occupancy">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:45:07 +0000 Gianfranco Pellegrino Cultural Heritage Rights and Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2015/cultural-heritage-rights-and-climate-change This column by Andreas Pantazatos is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2015/cultural-heritage-rights-and-climate-change">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:55:15 +0000 Andreas Pantazatos Last Opportunities: Future Human Rights Generate Urgent Present Duties http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2015/last-opportunities-future-human-rights-generate-urgent-present-duties This column by Henry Shue is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, edite...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2015/last-opportunities-future-human-rights-generate-urgent-present-duties">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:32:43 +0000 Henry Shue Climate Change and Human Rights: Environmental Rights by Constitutional Means http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-environmental-rights-constitutional-means This column by Iñigo González-Ricoy is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&r...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-environmental-rights-constitutional-means">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 12:22:45 +0000 I?igo Gonz?lez-Ricoy The Vicious Cycle of Pitiless Violence http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/11/2015/vicious-cycle-pitiless-violence ISIS fighters must be held to account as criminals, not conventional military adversaries, for their violent crimes. Snared by geopolitical interests, post-9/11 interventions have too easily been capt...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/11/2015/vicious-cycle-pitiless-violence">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:38:03 +0000 David Held Litigation, Human Rights and Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/11/2015/litigation-human-rights-and-climate-change This column by Joyeeta Gupta is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, ed...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/11/2015/litigation-human-rights-and-climate-change">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 10:26:58 +0000 Joyeeta Gupta 4 per 1000 - Soil Carbon to Mitigate Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2015/4-1000-soil-carbon-mitigate-climate-change Andrea Koch, Alex McBratney and Budiman Minasny investigate the viability of a call by the French Government in the lead up to COP21 to increase carbon in the global soil stock by 4 percent per annum,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2015/4-1000-soil-carbon-mitigate-climate-change">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Andrea Koch, Alex McBratney and Budiman Minasny Climate Change and Human Rights: The Imperative for Climate Change Migration with Dignity (CCMD) http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-imperative-climate-change-migration-dignity-ccmd This column by David Ritter is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, edi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-imperative-climate-change-migration-dignity-ccmd">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 David Ritter Is Data a Danger to the Developing World? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2015/data-danger-developing-world Kate Crawford identifies the potential risks of &#39;big data&#39; to citizens in the developing world, and advocates for a new data ethics concerning principles of respect, autonomy and agency.We are...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2015/data-danger-developing-world">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:40:11 +0000 Kate Crawford Climate Change and Human Rights: Climate Change and Refugees http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-climate-change-and-refugees This column by Serena Parekh is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, ed...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-climate-change-and-refugees">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:10:05 +0000 Serena Parekh Climate Change and Human Rights: Adapting Food Production to Climate Change - An Inclusive Approach http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-adapting-food-production-climate-change-inclusive-ap This column by Cristian Timmermann and Georges F. Félix is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-adapting-food-production-climate-change-inclusive-ap">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:04:42 +0000 Cristian Timmermann and Georges F. F?lix Climate Change and Human Rights: A More Central Role for Lower and Middle Income Countries in Climate Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-more-central-role-lower-and-middle-income-countries- This column by Clement Loo is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, edit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-more-central-role-lower-and-middle-income-countries-">Read more</a> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Clement Loo Climate Change and Human Rights: Climate Change and Human Rights in East Asia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-climate-change-and-human-rights-east-asia This column by Paul G. Harris is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, e...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-climate-change-and-human-rights-east-asia">Read more</a> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:30:19 +0000 Paul G. Harris Why Terminating Keystone XL is Only the Beginning http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/11/2015/why-terminating-keystone-xl-only-beginning Martha Molfetas reminds us there is more beyond Keystone XL, on a global-level that could bring catastrophe to COP-21 and a climate sensitive future.After finally winning one of the largest battles ag...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/11/2015/why-terminating-keystone-xl-only-beginning">Read more</a> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Martha Molfetas Cycles of Violence and Cycles of Technology: Paris's Fourth Quarter and the World's Future http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2015/cycles-violence-and-cycles-technology-pariss-fourth-quarter-and-worlds-future Ahead of COP21, Carter Page argues that in global governance and cooperation throughout recent decades, a stark contrast has emerged between the level of success seen in the realm of international sec...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2015/cycles-violence-and-cycles-technology-pariss-fourth-quarter-and-worlds-future">Read more</a> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 12:27:57 +0000 Carter Page Climate Change and Human Rights: Securing the Right to Life http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-securing-right-life This column by Samir Saran and Vidisha Mishra is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-securing-right-life">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Samir Saran and Vidisha Mishra America’s not the Whole World: The Self-absorbed White House Press Corps at the G20 Antalya http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2015/america%E2%80%99s-not-whole-world-self-absorbed-white-house-press-corps-g20-antalya This post is part of a series from the ongoing G20 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the latest news ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2015/america%E2%80%99s-not-whole-world-self-absorbed-white-house-press-corps-g20-antalya">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:54:35 +0000 Global Leadership Initiative (from the G20) Double Standards or Double Talk?: The Irony of the G20’s Tax Evasion Rhetoric http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2015/double-standards-or-double-talk-irony-g20%E2%80%99s-tax-evasion-rhetoric This post is part of a series from the ongoing G20 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the latest news ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2015/double-standards-or-double-talk-irony-g20%E2%80%99s-tax-evasion-rhetoric">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:11:53 +0000 Global Leadership Initiative (from the G20) The Purge of Free Turkish Media at the G20? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2015/purge-free-turkish-media-g20 This post is part of a series from the ongoing G20 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the latest news ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/11/2015/purge-free-turkish-media-g20">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 11:05:32 +0000 Global Leadership Initiative (from the G20) Refugee Crisis at the G20 – Day One http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2015/refugee-crisis-g20-%E2%80%93-day-one This post represents the third in a series from the ongoing G20 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2015/refugee-crisis-g20-%E2%80%93-day-one">Read more</a> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 17:23:51 +0000 Global Leadership Initiative (from the G20) ‘Waiting for Godot?: The Theatre of the G20’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2015/%E2%80%98waiting-godot-theatre-g20%E2%80%99 This post represents the second in a series from the ongoing G20 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2015/%E2%80%98waiting-godot-theatre-g20%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 13:47:22 +0000 Global Leadership Initiative (from the G20) Security at the G20 Antalaya Turkey: To joke or not to joke?’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2015/security-g20-antalaya-turkey-joke-or-not-joke%E2%80%99 This post represents the first in a series from the ongoing G20 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2015/security-g20-antalaya-turkey-joke-or-not-joke%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 12:22:21 +0000 Global Leadership Initiative (from the G20) Climate Change and Human Rights: Three Benefits of a Human Rights Perspective on Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-three-benefits-human-rights-perspective-climate-chan This column by John Knox is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, edited...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-three-benefits-human-rights-perspective-climate-chan">Read more</a> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 John Knox Climate Change and Human Rights: Climate Justice and the Rights of Small Island States http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-climate-justice-and-rights-small-island-states This column by Sam Adelman is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, edit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-climate-justice-and-rights-small-island-states">Read more</a> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Sam Adelman Book Review: Global Energy Dilemmas http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2015/book-review-global-energy-dilemmas Global Energy Dilemmas by Michael Bradshaw. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2014. 240 pp, $26.95 / &pound;16.99 paperback 978-0-7456-5065-4, &pound;55 hardcover 978-0-7456-5064-7As W. E. B. Du Bois once note...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2015/book-review-global-energy-dilemmas">Read more</a> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:36:58 +0000 Reviewed by Carter Page Climate Change Analyses: Precautionary? Principled? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2015/climate-change-analyses-precautionary-principled This column by Des Gasper is part of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a Warming Planet&rsquo;, edite...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2015/climate-change-analyses-precautionary-principled">Read more</a> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Des Gasper What's Wrong with the Refugee Convention? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/11/2015/whats-wrong-refugee-convention Amidst the ongoing refugee crisis, Phil Cole identifies three principal issues with the UN Refugee Convention: the definition of &#39;refugee&#39; itself; the extent of the protection it offers; and i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/11/2015/whats-wrong-refugee-convention">Read more</a> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:30:15 +0000 Phil Cole Climate Change and Human Rights: Anthropocentric Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-anthropocentric-rights This column by Stephen Humphreys is the first contribution to Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Climate Change and Human Rights: The 2015 Paris Conference and the Task of Protecting People on a War...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/11/2015/climate-change-and-human-rights-anthropocentric-rights">Read more</a> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:42:12 +0000 Stephen Humphreys Social Conflict and Group Mobilization http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2015/social-conflict-and-group-mobilization Under what conditions does a community begin to fission into conflicting components? Daniel Little examines the elements of tof the facilitating or inhibiting factors that are relevant to the process ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2015/social-conflict-and-group-mobilization">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:58:45 +0000 Daniel Little People Power – What Progress on Fighting Inequality Would Look Like http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2015/people-power-%E2%80%93-what-progress-fighting-inequality-would-look Ben Phillips explains that movements overcome injustices not just by bearing witness to the wrongs of the time, but by enabling people to envision a better future.&nbsp;Movements overcome injustices n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2015/people-power-%E2%80%93-what-progress-fighting-inequality-would-look">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:31:36 +0000 Ben Phillips Are We Heading for a Second Cold War? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2015/are-we-heading-second-cold-war Anja Kaspersen and Philip Shetler-Jones discuss the current geopolitical climate and consider how geoopolitical issues today differ from those of the era of the Cold War order.Recent confrontations in...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2015/are-we-heading-second-cold-war">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:17:57 +0000 Anja Kaspersen and Philip Shetler-Jones The Virtues of Anarchism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2015/virtues-anarchism Anarchy is one of the most prevalent concepts of IR, yet, as Christian Pfenninger argues, anarchist political thought is strangely absent from the discipline. This article presents five points in favo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2015/virtues-anarchism">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:24:48 +0000 Christian Pfenninger Why Climate talks need to Focus on Agriculture http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2015/why-climate-talks-need-focus-agriculture Agriculture can play a prominent role in the fight against climate change, through climate smart agricultural systems, such as intercropping.Negotiators at the Paris climate talks in December (COP 21)...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2015/why-climate-talks-need-focus-agriculture">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 18:14:26 +0000 Frank Rijsberman Have We Finally Moved Beyond GDP? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2015/have-we-finally-moved-beyond-gdp For Sam Pizzigati, the UN&#39;s new Sustainable Development Goals will only succeed if they are used by advocacy groups to pressurise governments and global agencies into paying more than lip service ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/11/2015/have-we-finally-moved-beyond-gdp">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:44:46 +0000 Sam Pizzigati Amid Mounting Political & Social Uncertainty, Institutions Must Evolve to Support Evidence-Based Decision-Making http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2015/amid-mounting-political-social-uncertainty-institutions-must-evolve-support-evidence Evidence based research is for the scientist whilst policy making is for the politician, that is how it has always been, but should it remain so? Cvitanovic argues that there is a pressing need to bri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2015/amid-mounting-political-social-uncertainty-institutions-must-evolve-support-evidence">Read more</a> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:13:09 +0000 Chris Cvitanovic Late Neoliberalism and its Discontents http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/11/2015/late-neoliberalism-and-its-discontents Donatella Della Porta sets out the main challenges of social movements: the symbolic challenge of constructing a new subject; the material challenge of mobilizing limited resources; and the strategic ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/11/2015/late-neoliberalism-and-its-discontents">Read more</a> Thu, 05 Nov 2015 12:40:33 +0000 Donatella della Porta SDGs: Five Challenges For City Leaders http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2015/sdgs-five-challenges-city-leaders Paula Lucci highlights five pertinent and upcoming challenges facing leaders of global cities in the developing world with regards to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.While global leader...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2015/sdgs-five-challenges-city-leaders">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 23:45:33 +0000 Paula Lucci In a Changing World, Climate Adaptation Researchers Play a Key Role in Addressing Risk and Ethical Responsibilities. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2015/changing-world-climate-adaptation-researchers-play-key-role-addressing-risk-and-ethi The uncertainties related to climate science present some unique challenges for policymakers and researchers alike. Drawing on lessons from the health care domain, where there are established mechanis...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2015/changing-world-climate-adaptation-researchers-play-key-role-addressing-risk-and-ethi">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 23:29:48 +0000 Justine Lacey, Mark Howden and Chris Cvitanovic Abortion Rights are Under Attack all Over the Globe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2015/abortion-rights-are-under-attack-all-over-globe The Helms amendment to the 1973 Foreign Assistance Act prohibits the use of U.S. foreign aid to pay for the performance of abortion as a method of family planning. Nathalie Baptiste explains that this...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2015/abortion-rights-are-under-attack-all-over-globe">Read more</a> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 01:05:48 +0000 Nathalie Baptiste Quit Underestimating the Next Generation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2015/quit-underestimating-next-generation Karl T. Muth calls out those that automatically lay the blame for today&rsquo;s supposed ills at the feet of the youngest generation. Class warfare is in the news, and with good reason given the rheto...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2015/quit-underestimating-next-generation">Read more</a> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 19:41:38 +0000 Karl T. Muth For the SDGs, let's Pay Attention to Country Starting Points http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2015/sdgs-lets-pay-attention-country-starting-points Sustainable Development Goals and other goals have been set without reference to the starting point of each country on the development ladder. Countries are at different stages of development, and thi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/11/2015/sdgs-lets-pay-attention-country-starting-points">Read more</a> Mon, 02 Nov 2015 17:18:37 +0000 Emma Samman and Elizabeth Stuart Is Power a zero sum Game? Does Women’s Empowerment lead to increased Domestic Violence? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/10/2015/power-zero-sum-game-does-women%E2%80%99s-empowerment-lead-increased-domestic-violence Some scholars have recently argued that empowerment is a zero sum game; i.e. some gains at the expense of others. Could women empowerment disempower men and lead to increase domestic violence? Duncan ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/10/2015/power-zero-sum-game-does-women%E2%80%99s-empowerment-lead-increased-domestic-violence">Read more</a> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 17:35:50 +0000 Duncan Green Book Review: Gender, War, and Conflict http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/10/2015/book-review-gender-war-and-conflict Gender, War, and Conflict by Laura Sjoberg. Cambridge / Malden MA: Polity Press, 2014. 202 pp, &pound;50 / &euro;62.50 hardcover 978-0-7456-6001-1, &pound;14.99 / &euro;18.80 paperback 978-0-7456-6002...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/10/2015/book-review-gender-war-and-conflict">Read more</a> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:20:57 +0000 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo The World Bank: a Human Rights-free Zone? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2015/world-bank-human-rights-free-zone It is long past due for the Bank to bring its operational policies on human rights into line with mainstream development theory, especially its own. Philip Alston suggests that the use of a human righ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2015/world-bank-human-rights-free-zone">Read more</a> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 22:37:21 +0000 Philip Alston Want to Enhance Border Security? Improve Human Security http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2015/want-enhance-border-security-improve-human-security Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh raises an important, yet neglected concept underpinning border security: the human security needs of the communities whose lives are directly affected by what goes on there.&nbsp...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2015/want-enhance-border-security-improve-human-security">Read more</a> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 22:16:04 +0000 Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh Gender Pay Gap Drives Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2015/gender-pay-gap-drives-inequality What does it really mean when we talk of gender pay gap? A brief analysis of how gender pay gap is one of the main causes in today&#39;s inequality.It&rsquo;s a refrain we&rsquo;ve heard a million tim...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2015/gender-pay-gap-drives-inequality">Read more</a> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 18:06:32 +0000 Marjorie Wood Millennium Development Goals: Success Stories and ‘Unfinished Business’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2015/millennium-development-goals-success-stories-and-%E2%80%98unfinished-business%E2%80%99 Whilst the new SDG have been approved by the UN in New York, what have the MDG achieved? A look back to see what are the future trends- and how SDG should avoid the past mistakes.The Millennium Develo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2015/millennium-development-goals-success-stories-and-%E2%80%98unfinished-business%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 18:25:22 +0000 Chris Hoy Human Rights Missing from Social Justice Activism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2015/human-rights-missing-social-justice-activism Whether human rights will help us get social justice is on the minds of activists. But is it on the agendas of human rights institutions?In recent years the world has been shaken by protests demanding...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/10/2015/human-rights-missing-social-justice-activism">Read more</a> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 17:50:10 +0000 Sara Burke GP Response: The EU’s Changing Economic Governance: Continuity or Discontinuity? The Long Shadow of the Worst Eurozone Crisis Ever http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/10/2015/gp-response-eu%E2%80%99s-changing-economic-governance-continuity-or-discontinuity-long-shado In this Global Policy Response Mario Telo dissects the Hertie School of Governance&rsquo;s Governance Report 2015, with particular attention to its focus on the link between governance change and legi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/10/2015/gp-response-eu%E2%80%99s-changing-economic-governance-continuity-or-discontinuity-long-shado">Read more</a> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 13:27:26 +0100 Mario Telo Don't Tread on Any Toes http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/10/2015/dont-tread-any-toes The creation of an EU-wide energy system is a declared goal of the European Commission. While some EU countries are more amenable to it than others, adapting domestic government structures to EU affai...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/10/2015/dont-tread-any-toes">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 13:30:40 +0100 Alison Singer Global Goals: The Challenge For Justice and Rights Advocates http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/10/2015/global-goals-challenge-justice-and-rights-advocates Sumaiya Islam examines the key elements of the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recently outlined by the UN. Focusing on the Justice Sector, she highlights the important role local governme...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/10/2015/global-goals-challenge-justice-and-rights-advocates">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:23:10 +0100 Sumaiya Islam We need to get our Hands on a Climate Lever http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2015/we-need-get-our-hands-climate-lever A paper in the journal Nature last week calls for a global carbon price. This is a big step forward, but are we still missing a trick?Imagine a sports club debating next year&rsquo;s subscription char...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/10/2015/we-need-get-our-hands-climate-lever">Read more</a> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 06:03:39 +0100 Laurence Matthews Thinking Internationally About The Arms Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2015/thinking-internationally-about-arms-trade Anna Stavrianakis&nbsp;critiques nation-centric theories that dominate International Relations&nbsp;as a discipline, as well as offering newer ways of studying the arms trade and emphasising the need ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2015/thinking-internationally-about-arms-trade">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 01:09:47 +0100 Anna Stavrianakis Where Has The Global Movement Against Inequality Got To, And What Happens Next? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2015/where-has-global-movement-against-inequality-got-and-what-happens-next Katy Wright, Oxfam&rsquo;s Head of Global External Affairs, assesses its campaign on inequality. She identifies the global risks of extreme inequality and how international bodies such as the IMF and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2015/where-has-global-movement-against-inequality-got-and-what-happens-next">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Katy Wright Can non-Western Democracy help to foster Political Transformation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2015/can-non-western-democracy-help-foster-political-transformation Richard Youngs argues that democratic renewal is urgently needed everywhere, and in that process all societies can learn from each other.&lsquo;Why do you only think in terms of your own forms of demo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/10/2015/can-non-western-democracy-help-foster-political-transformation">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Richard Youngs The Hurdle of Climate Reparations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/10/2015/hurdle-climate-reparations In the run up to COP21, Rishikesh Ram Bhandary explores how we have come to understand responsibilities to address climate change.Cass Sunstein, professor at Harvard Law School, published an op-ed in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/10/2015/hurdle-climate-reparations">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Rishikesh Ram Bhandary Book Review: Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/10/2015/book-review-climate-shock-economic-consequences-hotter-planet Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. 264 pp, $27.95 / &pound;19.95 hardcover 9780691159478I...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/10/2015/book-review-climate-shock-economic-consequences-hotter-planet">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Reviewed by Carter Page Political Trust or Trust in Political Institutions? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/10/2015/political-trust-or-trust-political-institutions When States lack social legitimacy, a lack of trust in politicians or political parties is merely a symptom of this. Who then do we turn to?On Saturday, Oct 10, over one hundred people were killed at ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/10/2015/political-trust-or-trust-political-institutions">Read more</a> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 04:24:12 +0100 Carlos Delcl?s COP21: The ‘End of the Beginning of the Oil Age?’ http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2015/cop21-%E2%80%98end-beginning-oil-age%E2%80%99 Alastair Newton and Robyn Nagioff explore prospects for an agreement at COP21 and one highly topical consequence of a binding global emissions reduction treaty; &lsquo;stranded assets&rsquo;. Emission...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2015/cop21-%E2%80%98end-beginning-oil-age%E2%80%99">Read more</a> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:49:18 +0100 Alastair Newton and Robyn Nagioff Macroeconomic Mismanagement Undermines Micro-Aid http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2015/macroeconomic-mismanagement-undermines-micro-aid Using the case of Uganda, Karl Muth argues that donors interested in developmental paths should focus on debilitating, yet addressable, macroeconomic factors.This week, I received many emails from fri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2015/macroeconomic-mismanagement-undermines-micro-aid">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 17:38:54 +0100 Karl T. Muth For Human Rights, Majority Opinion Isn’t Always Important http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2015/human-rights-majority-opinion-isn%E2%80%99t-always-important A contribution to theopenGlobalRights debate, Kenneth Roth explains that because you can&rsquo;t trust unfettered majority rule, the purpose of human rights is, at least in part, to be a check on majo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/10/2015/human-rights-majority-opinion-isn%E2%80%99t-always-important">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 00:49:26 +0100 Kenneth Roth Should we be Nudging Behaviour? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2015/should-we-be-nudging-behaviour In the last few years, government and firms have started using behavioural psychology to shape preferences in people&#39;s lives. This is called &#39;nudging&#39;, and can have marked effects on the e...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2015/should-we-be-nudging-behaviour">Read more</a> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:29:31 +0100 Dalmeet Singh Chawla India’s Stake in the Debate on Global Internet Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2015/india%E2%80%99s-stake-debate-global-internet-governance Where does India stand on current developments in internet governance? Rohan Wadhwa argues that the country needs to take the lead in shaping the debate in order to fulfill its growing ambitions.The i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2015/india%E2%80%99s-stake-debate-global-internet-governance">Read more</a> Fri, 09 Oct 2015 06:43:19 +0100 Rohan Wadwa Smartphone Apps for Public Engagement: The Value of Combining Online, Offline and Mobile Strategies. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/10/2015/smartphone-apps-public-engagement-value-combining-online-offline-and-mobile-strategi Smartphones are now ubiquitous, making it possible to connect with users on a mass scale and without hindrance. But can they be used to create a climate of public participation? Dr Carolin Schröder a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/10/2015/smartphone-apps-public-engagement-value-combining-online-offline-and-mobile-strategi">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Dr Carolin Schr?der and Anna Schuster Unbundling the Coal-Climate Equation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/10/2015/unbundling-coal-climate-equation Looking towards COP21, Samir Saran and Vivan Sharan argue that there is still enough room for India to grow its coal consumption while continuing to accelerate its thrust on the expansion of renewable...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/10/2015/unbundling-coal-climate-equation">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Samir Saran and Vivan Sharan The Middle Passage http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2015/middle-passage For the refugees pouring into Europe, their journeys can be just as deadly as the war zones they&#39;re fleeing. John Feffer analyzes Germany&#39;s ten-point plan on solving the migrant crisis and pro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2015/middle-passage">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 John Feffer After the Iran Nuclear Agreement: Will the Nuclear Powers also Play by the Rules? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2015/after-iran-nuclear-agreement-will-nuclear-powers-also-play-rules In the aftermath of the Iranian government&rsquo;s agreement to comply with the treaty, Lawrence Wittner asks: would it not be an appropriate time to demand that the nuclear-armed nations do so?When a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/10/2015/after-iran-nuclear-agreement-will-nuclear-powers-also-play-rules">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Lawrence Wittner Why the World Bank Should Embrace Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/10/2015/why-world-bank-should-embrace-human-rights Sarah Saadoun argues what the World Bank should do to make good on its promise of clearer, stronger safeguards in human rights.&nbsp;In Ethiopia, the World Bank helps fund a program that provides food...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/10/2015/why-world-bank-should-embrace-human-rights">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0100 Sarah Saadoun The Relationship Between Terrorism and Economic Growth: New Research http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2015/relationship-between-terrorism-and-economic-growth-new-research Commentators have frequently speculated about the nature and characteristics of terrorism, including the role of technology and social media in perpetrating terrorist acts. Since the 9/11 attacks, the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2015/relationship-between-terrorism-and-economic-growth-new-research">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:49:48 +0100 Martin Maximino Why Prejudice is a Global Security Threat http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2015/why-prejudice-global-security-threat Valeria Bello discusses discourses on migration and security in light of the 9th Pan European Conference on International Relations in September 2015. At the heart of security-based should be the prim...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/10/2015/why-prejudice-global-security-threat">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 16:59:57 +0100 Valeria Bello When it comes to the Migration Story, Words Matter http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/10/2015/when-it-comes-migration-story-words-matter In recent times, the term &#39;migrant&#39; has taken on a pejorative connotation, especially in Europe. It is therefore extremely important to understand the difference between &#39;migrant&#39;, &#3...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/10/2015/when-it-comes-migration-story-words-matter">Read more</a> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 11:27:41 +0100 Aidan White Measuring Change in Women’s Participation and Leadership under the SDGs: Why Indicators must be Ambitious http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/10/2015/measuring-change-women%E2%80%99s-participation-and-leadership-under-sdgs-why-indicators-must The full participation of Women in society is an important development goal. However, current policies aren&#39;t effective in ensuring that women participate in all aspects of public life. Among many...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/10/2015/measuring-change-women%E2%80%99s-participation-and-leadership-under-sdgs-why-indicators-must">Read more</a> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 10:33:56 +0100 Abigail Hunt and Maria Vlahakis Top Incomes Drive Inequality – So Why does the Inequality Target ignore them? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/09/2015/top-incomes-drive-inequality-%E2%80%93-so-why-does-inequality-target-ignore-them Time is running out for a global target on national income inequality. The current proposal actually allows for greater income concentration at the top of the chain.The final terms of the new global f...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/09/2015/top-incomes-drive-inequality-%E2%80%93-so-why-does-inequality-target-ignore-them">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:27:55 +0100 Alex Cobham, Lukas Schlogl and Andy Sumner The Extreme Poor Gaining Control of Their Own Environment http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/09/2015/extreme-poor-gaining-control-their-own-environment Rather than ideal models, Danny Quah argues that we should view other nation&rsquo;s political and economic arrangements through the prism of relationships between citizens and their governments. When...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/09/2015/extreme-poor-gaining-control-their-own-environment">Read more</a> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:08:35 +0100 Danny Quah The Politics of Human Rights and the United Nations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2015/politics-human-rights-and-united-nations The one simple yet unanswered question in the United Nations versus Anders Kompass affair is - why? Is it because he did not accept the politicisation of human rights? Madeleine Rees tries to find the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2015/politics-human-rights-and-united-nations">Read more</a> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:34:59 +0100 Madeleine Rees The Rein of Spain http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2015/rein-spain Alastair Newton explores recent politics in Catalonia, the region&rsquo;s relations with Madrid and its future potential EU membership.Contrary to the claims of its president, Artur Mas, I do not beli...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/09/2015/rein-spain">Read more</a> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:49:24 +0100 Alastair Newton The UN at 70: Confronting the Crisis of Global Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2015/un-70-confronting-crisis-global-governance Madeleine K. Albright and Ibrahim A. Gambari, Co-Chairs, Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, introduce the idea of &#39;just security&#39; to forge a mutually supportive global sy...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2015/un-70-confronting-crisis-global-governance">Read more</a> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:49:47 +0100 Madeleine K. Albright and Ibrahim A. Gambari Towards a Queer Political Economy of Sex Work http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2015/towards-queer-political-economy-sex-work Although policy and media discourses often depict the sale and purchase of sex in terms of the immorality and/or criminality of individuals, the authors of this article draw attention to the wealth of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/09/2015/towards-queer-political-economy-sex-work">Read more</a> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 02:17:15 +0100 Katy Pilcher, Nicola Smith and Mary Laing How do we Resist in a World that’s Awash in Fear? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/09/2015/how-do-we-resist-world-that%E2%80%99s-awash-fear Fear may never disappear, but we can make it ineffective as a means of power and control.&ldquo;Fear is the deadliest assassin; it does not kill but it keeps you from living.&rdquo; So goes an old Fre...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/09/2015/how-do-we-resist-world-that%E2%80%99s-awash-fear">Read more</a> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 06:33:05 +0100 Fiona Jeffries Shifting Territorial Orders and Religion http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/09/2015/shifting-territorial-orders-and-religion An excerpt from Nations under God: The Geopolitics of Faith in the Twenty-First Century by Gertjan Dijkink. Territorial orders are dominant ways of linking authority to geographic distinctions. Shifts...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/09/2015/shifting-territorial-orders-and-religion">Read more</a> Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:07:12 +0100 Gertjan Dijink Migration-Refugee Exodus: A Worldwide Challenge http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2015/migration-refugee-exodus-worldwide-challenge Migration is of increasing complexity which we are not yet capable of analyzing properly, and many facets have not been examined with sufficient depth/scope. Rene Wadlow argues that the world communit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2015/migration-refugee-exodus-worldwide-challenge">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:38:07 +0100 Rene Wadlow Dirty money, Damaged Democracy: What to Do? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2015/dirty-money-damaged-democracy-what-do Illicit funds can harm democratic institutions at every level and in all global regions. Catalina Perdomo sheds light on the ways to prevent or at least limit the damage.This summer in Pakistan, a mas...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/09/2015/dirty-money-damaged-democracy-what-do">Read more</a> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:26:46 +0100 Catalina Perdomo Dispatches: For Those Trying to Reach Safety in Europe, Land can be as Deadly as the Sea http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/09/2015/dispatches-those-trying-reach-safety-europe-land-can-be-deadly-sea For those trying to reach safety in Europe, land can be as deadly as the sea. Judith Sunderland explains that something must be done to end the exploitation, abuse and violence towards migrants, and t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/09/2015/dispatches-those-trying-reach-safety-europe-land-can-be-deadly-sea">Read more</a> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 23:24:29 +0100 Judith Sunderland Torture and Corruption Practical Twins? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/09/2015/torture-and-corruption-practical-twins Morten Koch Andersen examines the relationship between corruption and torture and how the global reform movement needs to rethink policy and intervention, moving from compartmentalised generic technic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/09/2015/torture-and-corruption-practical-twins">Read more</a> Fri, 18 Sep 2015 12:30:50 +0100 Morten Koch Andersen Why Prejudice Is A Global Security Threat http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/09/2015/why-prejudice-global-security-threat Valeria Bello examines the dangerous consequences of prejudice against migration and how effective dialogue and policy must take into consideration the security both of migrants and indigenous populat...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/09/2015/why-prejudice-global-security-threat">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:36:16 +0100 Valeria Bello UN: Act To Empower Women In Conflicts. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/09/2015/un-act-empower-women-conflicts This Human Rights Watch article evaluates the 20-page report, &ldquo;&lsquo;Our Rights are Fundamental to Peace&rsquo;: Slow Implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) Denies the Rig...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/09/2015/un-act-empower-women-conflicts">Read more</a> Thu, 17 Sep 2015 09:36:33 +0100 Human Rights Watch Human Rights Mainstreaming In Climate Change Policy: A Glass Half Full. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2015/human-rights-mainstreaming-climate-change-policy-glass-half-full The UN&rsquo;s human rights bodies can&rsquo;t solve the problem of climate change &ndash; but that doesn&rsquo;t mean they have no role to play in pushing for more ambitious action to meet this globa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2015/human-rights-mainstreaming-climate-change-policy-glass-half-full">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:40:23 +0100 Marc Limon Cyber Weapons As A Game Changer: A Critical Reflection http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2015/cyber-weapons-game-changer-critical-reflection Are Cyberweapons really as much of a threat as they are made out to be? Andreas Haggman examines the current status of cyber-warfare and its avenues for deployment and development.Cyber weapons are a ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/09/2015/cyber-weapons-game-changer-critical-reflection">Read more</a> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:15:39 +0100 Andreas Haggman HIV And AIDS: Language And The Blame Game http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/09/2015/hiv-and-aids-language-and-blame-game The negative and dehumanizing language used by scientists discussing global HIV policy is sapping the soul of those on the receiving end. The call for an alternative language of nature and nurture mus...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/09/2015/hiv-and-aids-language-and-blame-game">Read more</a> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:29:35 +0100 Alice Welbourn Does Capitalism Cause Poverty? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/09/2015/does-capitalism-cause-poverty The rich get richer whilst the poor get poorer, a frequent challenge to Capitalism. However, Hausmann has a more sympathetic view arguing it is not Capitalism to blame but they way Capitalism has been...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/09/2015/does-capitalism-cause-poverty">Read more</a> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:14:36 +0100 Ricardo Hausmann 5 Trends For The Future Of Diplomacy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2015/5-trends-future-diplomacy Examining the developing trends of Diplomacy Nicola Forster and Maximilian Stern argue that its future might very well look more like a co-working space, where collaborative brainstorming formats are ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2015/5-trends-future-diplomacy">Read more</a> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 10:12:26 +0100 Nicola Forster and Maximilian Stern An End to Global Poverty: Philanthropy, Welfare Capitalism, or Radically Different Global Economic Model? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2015/end-global-poverty-philanthropy-welfare-capitalism-or-radically-different-global-eco Exploring his recent research paper with Peter Edward, Global Policy&#39;s Andy Sumner argues that if the collective aspiration is that no one is at risk of sliding into poverty ever again, then it is...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/09/2015/end-global-poverty-philanthropy-welfare-capitalism-or-radically-different-global-eco">Read more</a> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:46:29 +0100 Andy Sumner Leadership in the Climate Negotiations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/09/2015/leadership-climate-negotiations India is pushing for a discussion on &lsquo;lifestyles&rsquo; in the climate negotiations. This re-framing also brings to the forefront the neglected dimension of these negotiations &ndash; the nature...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/09/2015/leadership-climate-negotiations">Read more</a> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 16:36:44 +0100 Mukul Sanwal The Intensification of the Migration Crisis in the European Union: Between 9/11 and Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/09/2015/intensification-migration-crisis-european-union-between-911-and-climate-change In the wake of the mounting migration crisis in Europe, Global Policy&rsquo;s General Editor David Held unpacks the reasons behind the upsurge in people crossing the Mediterranean and offers policy re...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/09/2015/intensification-migration-crisis-european-union-between-911-and-climate-change">Read more</a> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 16:55:21 +0100 David Held The State Versus The Foreign NGO http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/09/2015/state-versus-foreign-ngo Amidst a global crack-down on foreign non-governmental organisations, Vivan Sharan highlights the challenges of India&#39;s prohibitive Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.The Foreign Contribution Reg...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/09/2015/state-versus-foreign-ngo">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:36:28 +0100 Vivan Sharan Dispatches: Smuggling? Trafficking? Does it Matter? Yes! http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/09/2015/dispatches-smuggling-trafficking-does-it-matter-yes When talking about migration, there is an important difference to be noted between smugglers and traffickers. The two are completely different, and are related to different issues of human rights. Her...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/09/2015/dispatches-smuggling-trafficking-does-it-matter-yes">Read more</a> Wed, 09 Sep 2015 10:20:53 +0100 Bill Frelick Refugees Around The Globe: Statistics And Research On Living Conditions, Health, Assistance Efforts http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2015/refugees-around-globe-statistics-and-research-living-conditions-health-assistance-ef Building on the recent United Nations Report, Rachael Stephens provides a comprehensive analysis of other recent studies on refugees.According to a 2015 report from the United Nations High Commissione...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2015/refugees-around-globe-statistics-and-research-living-conditions-health-assistance-ef">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 11:03:51 +0100 Rachael Stephens International Election Moniters: Agents of Free Elections http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2015/international-election-moniters-agents-free-elections Election Monitoring is essential to ensure the fair transition of democracy however, examining the recent violence in Burundi, Rene Wadlow argues that the current UN-based election-monitoring services...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/09/2015/international-election-moniters-agents-free-elections">Read more</a> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 09:47:45 +0100 Rene Waldow Why Fighting Corruption Won’t End Poverty http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2015/why-fighting-corruption-won%E2%80%99t-end-poverty Ricardo Hausmann argues that fighting corruption will not end poverty. Although it is important to tackle corruption all over the world, doing so does not automatically generate conditions required to...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2015/why-fighting-corruption-won%E2%80%99t-end-poverty">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 23:00:11 +0100 Ricardo Hausmann Early Marriage and the Limits of Freedom http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2015/early-marriage-and-limits-freedom Srila Roy argues that framing early marriage as slavery prevents us from understanding its actual causes and effects.&nbsp;Early marriage is a recent entrant into the discourse and advocacy around mod...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/09/2015/early-marriage-and-limits-freedom">Read more</a> Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:38:12 +0100 Srila Roy World Bank: Dangerous Rollback in Environmental, Social Protections http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2015/world-bank-dangerous-rollback-environmental-social-protections The World Bank has recently released new draft safeguard policies that will weaken protections for affected communities and the environment. At the same time, the bank wishes to finance more high-risk...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2015/world-bank-dangerous-rollback-environmental-social-protections">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 15:25:22 +0100 Human Rights Watch The U.S. Congress Should Strengthen, Not Kill the Iran Deal http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2015/us-congress-should-strengthen-not-kill-iran-deal Cornelius Adebahr argues that America must use its international support to ensure any deal with Iran is rigorously implemented. Good politics is not only about one&rsquo;s principles but also about t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/09/2015/us-congress-should-strengthen-not-kill-iran-deal">Read more</a> Thu, 03 Sep 2015 09:13:09 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr Human Rights and Health? The Long Road to the Mainstream http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/09/2015/human-rights-and-health-long-road-mainstream Does framing health and access to medicine in rights-based rhetoric help or hinder the overall rights movement? Josh Busby argues that this remains an open question, but the challenge in the real worl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/09/2015/human-rights-and-health-long-road-mainstream">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 22:25:10 +0100 Josh Busby An Aging UN in 2015. But How About a New UN in 2020? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/09/2015/aging-un-2015-how-about-new-un-2020 Ted Daley examines the new report from the Commission on Global Security, Justice, and Governance which suggests that the 75th anniversary year in 2020 might be the moment to reinvent the United Natio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/09/2015/aging-un-2015-how-about-new-un-2020">Read more</a> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:43:31 +0100 Tad Daley What’s the Point of International Development Think Tanks? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2015/what%E2%80%99s-point-international-development-think-tanks It is important not to take institutions for granted. So how can we shape international development think thanks so as to be ameliorated and produce better results? How to reinvent them?We should neve...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2015/what%E2%80%99s-point-international-development-think-tanks">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 16:03:18 +0100 Edward Hedger and Marta Foresti 5 Trends that Explain why Civil Society Space is under Assault around the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2015/5-trends-explain-why-civil-society-space-under-assault-around-world In the 1980s and 90s civil society, and civil society organizations (CSOs) came to be seen as key players in development; aid donors and INGOs like Oxfam increasingly sought them out as partners. Ther...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2015/5-trends-explain-why-civil-society-space-under-assault-around-world">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:43:49 +0100 Ross Clarke and Araddhya Mehtta Bold Step on Privacy and Digital Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2015/bold-step-privacy-and-digital-rights July 3, UN Human Rights Council members seized the opportunity to put much-needed focus on the increasingly imperiled right to privacy, by appointing Joseph Cannataci to serve as the first UN Special ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/09/2015/bold-step-privacy-and-digital-rights">Read more</a> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:14:37 +0100 Eileen Donahoe Law and Politics at the International Criminal Court http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2015/law-and-politics-international-criminal-court The ICC should be above politics, but as Benson Chinedu Olugbo explains, some of the rules found in the Rome Statute make that difficult.&nbsp;As previous authors in this debate have argued, there is ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2015/law-and-politics-international-criminal-court">Read more</a> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:09:07 +0100 Benson Chinedu Olugbo Aid should be seen as Foreign Public Investment, Not just Charity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2015/aid-should-be-seen-foreign-public-investment-not-just-charity As new players from the emerging economies enter the aid arena, the thinking that underpins much development cooperation needs to change. Aid should be replaced by foreign public investment, argue&nbs...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/08/2015/aid-should-be-seen-foreign-public-investment-not-just-charity">Read more</a> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:23:05 +0100 Jonathan Glennie and Andy Sumner Dispatches: Tone Down the Scaremongering Over Migrants http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/08/2015/dispatches-tone-down-scaremongering-over-migrants Picking up on recent comments over Calais and within the American presidential debate Bill Frelick argues that aggressive rhetoric directed at refugees is seriously undermining NGO&#39;s and states ab...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/08/2015/dispatches-tone-down-scaremongering-over-migrants">Read more</a> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:39:06 +0100 Bill Frelick Cyber Crime – Should We Be Hacking Back? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2015/cyber-crime-%E2%80%93-should-we-be-hacking-back Hannah Kuchler questions whether governments should make it lawful for companies and organisations to &#39;hack back&#39; cyber criminals in order to limit cyber attacks.&nbsp;JP Morgan Chase. Sony Pi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/08/2015/cyber-crime-%E2%80%93-should-we-be-hacking-back">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:21:28 +0100 Hannah Kuchler The Challenges of Equitable International Burden-sharing http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/08/2015/challenges-equitable-international-burden-sharing Peter Marton examines some of the key concepts and dilemmas related to international burden-sharing. The latter is presented as as one of the main aspects of contemporary global governance that nevert...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/08/2015/challenges-equitable-international-burden-sharing">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 22:20:37 +0100 Peter Marton The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development: Important New Book http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/08/2015/politics-results-and-evidence-international-development-important-new-book Duncan Green writes a book review of The Politics of Results and Evidence in International Development by Ros Eyben et al, which addresses many of the mechanical constraints and bureaucratic obstacles...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/08/2015/politics-results-and-evidence-international-development-important-new-book">Read more</a> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 21:45:59 +0100 Duncan Green Black Ops For Peace: Like It Or Not, Diplomacy Is All About Backroom Deals. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/08/2015/black-ops-peace-it-or-not-diplomacy-all-about-backroom-deals Is there a place for transparency in Diplomacy? John Feffer examines the essential, and inevitable role, of covert operations and surveillance in Global Negotiations.Transparency advocates love to quo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/08/2015/black-ops-peace-it-or-not-diplomacy-all-about-backroom-deals">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:15:57 +0100 John Feffer The Realpolitik Of Rights And Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/08/2015/realpolitik-rights-and-democracy &nbsp;What happens when human rights and democracy do not only advance Western foreign policy, but also contribute to producing, not reducing, poverty? Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua examines the &#39;Africa R...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/08/2015/realpolitik-rights-and-democracy">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 20:39:52 +0100 Kwadwo Appiagyei-Atua Who Matters in World Politics? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/08/2015/who-matters-world-politics Black lives matter. We have been tweeting for a year.Race isn&rsquo;t real, I tell my students. I cite the genetic evidence. West Africans are closely related to Europeans.I lie.&hellip;. you suddenly...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/08/2015/who-matters-world-politics">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:09:20 +0100 Laura Routley Productivity Losses Ignored in Economic Analysis of Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/08/2015/productivity-losses-ignored-economic-analysis-climate-change Kjellstrom provides both a moral and economical rationale for developed countries to be more concerned with climate change and the predictable impacts it will have, effectively marrying environmentali...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/08/2015/productivity-losses-ignored-economic-analysis-climate-change">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:33:16 +0100 Tord Kjellstrom How Plastic Waste can Stop Global Warming http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/08/2015/how-plastic-waste-can-stop-global-warming Pyrolysis, a new technology, has been discovered to be able to decompose organic material at elevated temperatures in the absence of oxygen. By not releasing harmful contaminants into the air and by p...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/08/2015/how-plastic-waste-can-stop-global-warming">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:31:46 +0100 Jonathan Barcant View on Disability: SDGs Lack Mental Health Ambition http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/08/2015/view-disability-sdgs-lack-mental-health-ambition Globally, 600 million people suffer from mental health related issues. In spite of this, the Sustainable Development Goals do not include mental health in its list. Why should it be included?Depressio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/08/2015/view-disability-sdgs-lack-mental-health-ambition">Read more</a> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 10:33:48 +0100 Aamna Mohdin The State of Social Banking in a Changing World: Transitions and Trends http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/08/2015/state-social-banking-changing-world-transitions-and-trends Roland Benedikter argues that Social Banking must be placed at the core of capitalism.Social Finance is defined by its global alliances such as the Global Alliance of Banking on Values (GABV) and the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/08/2015/state-social-banking-changing-world-transitions-and-trends">Read more</a> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:37:27 +0100 Roland Benedikter Book Review: The Politics of Nuclear Weapons http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/08/2015/book-review-politics-nuclear-weapons The Politics of Nuclear Weapons by Andrew Futter. London and New Delhi: Sage, 2015. 280 pp, &pound;75 hardcover 978-1-4462-9430-7, &pound;26.99 paperback 978-1-4462-9431-4A good textbook on nuclear we...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/08/2015/book-review-politics-nuclear-weapons">Read more</a> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:15:22 +0100 Reviewed by Lubo? Fendrych Out of Practice: Non-Practicing Attorneys http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/08/2015/out-practice-non-practicing-attorneys Karl T. Muth explores how we should train people who need legal knowledge but do not intend to become lawyers.Each year, thousands of people graduate from programmes designed to train attorneys who ne...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/08/2015/out-practice-non-practicing-attorneys">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 20:15:03 +0100 Karl T. Muth Ethical Encounters – Taming of the Infinite: Applying Ethics for Political Violence – A Brief Critique http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/08/2015/ethical-encounters-%E2%80%93-taming-infinite-applying-ethics-political-violence-%E2%80%93-brief-crit Elke Schwarz examines the relationship between ethics and contemporary political problems in international relations. Applied ethics which inform most problem-solving mechanisms in international affai...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/08/2015/ethical-encounters-%E2%80%93-taming-infinite-applying-ethics-political-violence-%E2%80%93-brief-crit">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 10:48:28 +0100 Elke Schwarz Dismantling gains in Global Health? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2015/dismantling-gains-global-health The erosion of funds for global health will surely have negative impacts for the quality of life of people in developing countries, writes Aine Markham from Médecins Sans Frontières. This will in tu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/08/2015/dismantling-gains-global-health">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 11:09:07 +0100 ?ine Markham Documentary Review: Without Shepherds http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2015/documentary-review-without-shepherds Without Shepherds, directed by Cary McClelland and Imran Babur. Pakistan, 2013. Produced by Cary McClelland, Billy Smith, Robert Profusek, and Ryan Silbert. 89 minutes, educational DVD distributed by ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2015/documentary-review-without-shepherds">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:30:46 +0100 Reviewed by Tom Kirk Neither 'Good' nor 'Bad' - Re-focusing the Debate on Coup Outcomes http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2015/neither-good-nor-bad-re-focusing-debate-coup-outcomes Recent debates have focused on the question whether coup d&#39;etats are either good or bad. Kai Striebinger argues that it is not possible to use this simplistic definition; a coup should be judged a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/08/2015/neither-good-nor-bad-re-focusing-debate-coup-outcomes">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 10:50:40 +0100 Kai Striebinger Book Review: Covering Bin Laden: Global Media and the World’s Most Wanted Man http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/08/2015/book-review-covering-bin-laden-global-media-and-world%E2%80%99s-most-wanted-man Covering Bin Laden: Global Media and the World&rsquo;s Most Wanted Man edited by Susan Jeffords and Fahed Al-Sumait. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 259 pp, $95 hardcover 978-0-252-...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/08/2015/book-review-covering-bin-laden-global-media-and-world%E2%80%99s-most-wanted-man">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:38:48 +0100 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo Good, Natural, Malignant: Five Ways People Frame Economic Growth http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/08/2015/good-natural-malignant-five-ways-people-frame-economic-growth The way financial growth is framed determines everything from how we address poverty and inequality to how we deal with climate change.Growth is good. We need growth for wealth, for jobs, to help the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/08/2015/good-natural-malignant-five-ways-people-frame-economic-growth">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:29:23 +0100 Laurence and Alison Matthews Book Review: Political Order and Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/08/2015/book-review-political-order-and-inequality Political Order and Inequality: Their Foundations and their Consequences for Human Welfare by Carles Boix (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). 334 pp. ISBN: 9781107461079This is one of those...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/08/2015/book-review-political-order-and-inequality">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 15:21:47 +0100 Reviewed by Robert Wade Digital Purdah, or how Facebook maintains Gender Segregation in Pakistan http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/08/2015/digital-purdah-or-how-facebook-maintains-gender-segregation-pakistan Does Facebook liberate or further segregate women? Emrys Schoemaker explores how and why women in Pakistan prefer to use WhatsApp rather than Facebook to avoid young men seeing their profiles.Facebook...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/08/2015/digital-purdah-or-how-facebook-maintains-gender-segregation-pakistan">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 11:45:28 +0100 Emrys Schoemaker Why Encryption Back Doors Threaten Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/08/2015/why-encryption-back-doors-threaten-human-rights Cynthia M. Wong argues how the U.S&#39;s counter-terrorism campaign seeks to significantly limit encryption devices which will considerably harm human rights and freedom of speech internationally.&nbs...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/08/2015/why-encryption-back-doors-threaten-human-rights">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:49:21 +0100 Cynthia M. Wong Pledges for Humanitarian Aid Fall Far Short of Deliveries http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/08/2015/pledges-humanitarian-aid-fall-far-short-deliveries (Report) Pledges for humanitarian aid are rarely met with a speedy response and are often under-delivered, mostly affecting victims in conflict zones and also to those suffering from natural calamitie...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/08/2015/pledges-humanitarian-aid-fall-far-short-deliveries">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:36:45 +0100 Thalif Deen Why the World Is Becoming the Un-Sweden http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2015/why-world-becoming-un-sweden In today&#39;s volatile political climate is convergence theory coming back into fashion? John Feffer argues that convergence theory, the belief that he U.S. and USSR would eventually merge, might not...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2015/why-world-becoming-un-sweden">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 23:45:06 +0100 John Feffer For World's Worst Crimes, Justice Really Matters. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2015/worlds-worst-crimes-justice-really-matters July 17, International Justice Day, is a reminder both of how difficult it is to bring the people responsible for the world&rsquo;s worst crimes to justice and of how crucially important it is not to ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/08/2015/worlds-worst-crimes-justice-really-matters">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 11:08:08 +0100 Elise Keppler, Sarah Rayzl Lansky SDGs need to Align with Global Policies for Biodiversity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2015/sdgs-need-align-global-policies-biodiversity Goal 15 requires the protection of the terrestrial environment by stopping the deterioration of biodiversity, using resources wisely and restoring ecosystems where needed. Goal 14 has similar requirem...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2015/sdgs-need-align-global-policies-biodiversity">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 19:15:32 +0100 Philip McGowan Enron, Madoff, and U Visas http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2015/enron-madoff-and-u-visas Karl Muth explores the world of &lsquo;U visas&rsquo; and argues they could have a wider application than many think.There is a special visa that most people have never heard of. Most Americans have h...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2015/enron-madoff-and-u-visas">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 18:47:38 +0100 Karl T. Muth Greening Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2015/greening-human-rights International environmental law has developed, for the most part, along a different track than human rights law. However, John Knox argues that the failure to include a right to a healthy environment ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/08/2015/greening-human-rights">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 09:55:30 +0100 John Knox Climate change Poses an Existential Threat to Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2015/climate-change-poses-existential-threat-human-rights It&rsquo;s obvious climate change is a human rights issue. Less obvious is that saying so doesn&rsquo;t necessarily help much, and indeed exposes the limitations of rights advocacy in achieving system...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2015/climate-change-poses-existential-threat-human-rights">Read more</a> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 20:56:29 +0100 Stephen Humphreys Prohibiting Children from Working is a Bad Idea http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2015/prohibiting-children-working-bad-idea Child labour is not intrinsically exploitative, and its prohibition is based more in western conceptions of childhood than research. Laws should prevent the exploitation of children, not children&rsqu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2015/prohibiting-children-working-bad-idea">Read more</a> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:32:37 +0100 William Myers Who Has a Right to Belong? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2015/who-has-right-belong Simon Thompson explores the difficulty in establishing whose exact responsibility it is to take in &#39;stateless people&#39;. Whilst the international community as a whole should take responsibility ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/07/2015/who-has-right-belong">Read more</a> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:05:40 +0100 Simon Thompson Who is a Refugee? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/07/2015/who-refugee Phil Cole highlights the need to change the discourse on refugees and that we should stop treating them as a problem, as this poses dangerous consequences for asylum seekers all over the worldAs the E...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/07/2015/who-refugee">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 21:29:32 +0100 Phil Cole With World at 'Edge of Abyss,' New Manifesto Urges Action on Nukes and Climate http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/07/2015/world-edge-abyss-new-manifesto-urges-action-nukes-and-climate Updated Russell-Einstein Manifesto targets both &#39;the reckless acceleration of armaments and the criminal destruction of the ecosystem&#39;.&nbsp;Sixty years after philosopher Bertrand Russell and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/07/2015/world-edge-abyss-new-manifesto-urges-action-nukes-and-climate">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:21:03 +0100 Deirdre Fulton Small Worlds and the Clash of Civilizations: New data on the Dimensions of a Globalized World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/07/2015/small-worlds-and-clash-civilizations-new-data-dimensions-globalized-world Stefanie Knoll and John Wihbey report on a study investigating the evidence and prevalence of Samuel Huntington&#39;s &#39;Clash of Civilisations&#39; thesis. While certain evidence for his theory exi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/07/2015/small-worlds-and-clash-civilizations-new-data-dimensions-globalized-world">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:58:25 +0100 Stefanie Knoll and John Wihbey A Balanced Perception of Religion in International Relations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/07/2015/balanced-perception-religion-international-relations Kulska begs the question of what role religion should play in International relations and peace keeping, offering examples to demonstrate how religion can and has functioned as a beneficial political ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/07/2015/balanced-perception-religion-international-relations">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:21:04 +0100 Joanna Kulska United Nations to Retire at 70 – Youthful United Actors to take over http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2015/united-nations-retire-70-%E2%80%93-youthful-united-actors-take-over To prepare it to address pressing global challenges, Susanne Salz suggests the United Nations should be turned into the &lsquo;United Actors&rsquo;, which would include certain non-state actors alongs...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2015/united-nations-retire-70-%E2%80%93-youthful-united-actors-take-over">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:22:51 +0100 Susanne Salz The Louis Berger World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2015/louis-berger-world Vivan Sharan explores how donors&rsquo; commitments to local ownership often play out in practice during &lsquo;development assistance&rsquo; projects. A few years back I was approached by a European ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/07/2015/louis-berger-world">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 12:05:06 +0100 Vivan Sharan Security Services should Not have Carte Blanche http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2015/security-services-should-not-have-carte-blanche How far can security services transgress personal privacy and human rights in the name of state security?&nbsp; Nils Muižnieks argues strongly against human rights violations by Security Services and...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2015/security-services-should-not-have-carte-blanche">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 22:28:16 +0100 Nils Mui?nieks Governing Borderless Threats http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2015/governing-borderless-threats Threats of today&#39;s era cannot simply be addressed by traditional military action. Lee Jones inquires as to how states and international organisations are dealing with challenges presented by borde...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/07/2015/governing-borderless-threats">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 00:20:09 +0100 Lee Jones Drones for Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/07/2015/drones-development J.M. Ledgard and Scott MacMillan argue that cargo drones will play an important role in developing countries, by delivering goods and services to secluded and isolated communitiesUnmanned aerial vehic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/07/2015/drones-development">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 16:23:15 +0100 J.M. Ledgard and Scott MacMillan The Human Rights Crisis: A Problem of Perception? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/07/2015/human-rights-crisis-problem-perception The main crisis of human rights and its seeming lack of support is not due to bad propaganda. Rather, it is about deeply rooted problems in power and politics.&nbsp;Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini arg...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/07/2015/human-rights-crisis-problem-perception">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 01:07:17 +0100 Neve Gordon and Nicola Perugini Energy Security in the Wake of the Ukraine Crisis: Getting the Real Threats Right http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/climate-change-energy-and-sustainability/energy-security-wake-ukraine-crisis-getting-real-t Ever since the 1973 oil embargo, and especially since the Russian-Ukrainian gas crisis of 2006, Western policy makers have paid a great deal of attention to energy security. Yet there is no consensus ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/climate-change-energy-and-sustainability/energy-security-wake-ukraine-crisis-getting-real-t">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 15:30:12 +0100 Morena Skalamera Emerging Leaders, or More Chicago Boys? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/07/2015/emerging-leaders-or-more-chicago-boys Karl Muth on discusses his cynicism about claims that foreign advisors, such as himself, can spur development.I struggle with the concept of developed countries &ldquo;fertilizing&rdquo; or &ldquo;acc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/07/2015/emerging-leaders-or-more-chicago-boys">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 14:10:07 +0100 Karl T. Muth The International Criminal Court at Risk http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2015/international-criminal-court-risk Increasing financial burdens and growing expectations are limiting the efficacy and the ability of the ICC to address war crimes. Elizabeth Evenson and Jonathan O&#39;Donohue argue that the implicatio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2015/international-criminal-court-risk">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:40:22 +0100 Elizabeth Evenson and Jonathan O'Donohue Why the World Is Becoming the Un-Sweden http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2015/why-world-becoming-un-sweden Convergence theory predicted that the world would become like Swedish social democracy. Why has the opposite happened?Imagine an alternative universe in which the two major Cold War superpowers evolve...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2015/why-world-becoming-un-sweden">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 11:40:47 +0100 John Feffer Strategic Culture and Pragmatic National Interest http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2015/strategic-culture-and-pragmatic-national-interest Nayef Al-Rodhan explores how the study of strategic culture remains important for understanding and addressing conflicts in an interdependent world.The debate on Strategic Culture began almost four de...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/07/2015/strategic-culture-and-pragmatic-national-interest">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:43:55 +0100 Nayef Al-Rodhan Reducing Inequality…in National Wealth http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2015/reducing-inequality%E2%80%A6in-national-wealth In the current proposal for the Sustainable Development Goals, Goal 10 states the aim to &lsquo;reduce inequality within and among countries&rsquo;.&nbsp; For many (good) reasons, much articulation of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2015/reducing-inequality%E2%80%A6in-national-wealth">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:31:01 +0100 Andrew Walton Book Review: Challenges for Europe in the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2015/book-review-challenges-europe-world Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 edited by John Eatwell, Terry McKinley and Pascal Petit. Farnham: Ashgate, 2014. 408 pp, &pound;25 paperback 9781472419262, &pound;72 hardcover 9781472419255, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/07/2015/book-review-challenges-europe-world">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:23:14 +0100 Reviewed by Christian Schweiger E-Governance and the Provision of Public Goods in India – Global Governance Futures 2025 interviews Parminder Pal Singh Sandhu http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/07/2015/e-governance-and-provision-public-goods-india-%E2%80%93-global-governance-futures-2025-inter This interview was conducted by Mirko Hohmann and Joel Sandhu for the &#39;Global Governance Futures 2025&#39;&nbsp;program, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/07/2015/e-governance-and-provision-public-goods-india-%E2%80%93-global-governance-futures-2025-inter">Read more</a> Sat, 18 Jul 2015 06:15:20 +0100 Mirko Hohmann and Joel Sandhu An Ounce of Prevention: Building a Global Shield to Defeat Improvised Explosive Devices http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/07/2015/ounce-prevention-building-global-shield-defeat-improvised-explosive-devices The use IED&#39;s in conflict areas has been devastating and a principle source of civilian as well as military casualties. Mary Beth Goodman argues that the answer lies in multilateral partnerships s...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/07/2015/ounce-prevention-building-global-shield-defeat-improvised-explosive-devices">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:17:55 +0100 Mary Beth Goodman The Emotional Amoral Egoism of States http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2015/emotional-amoral-egoism-states Do states act rationally or emotionally? Nayef Al-Rodhan examines the weaknesses in traditional theoretical schools of State Rationality. The state can be a rational, self-interested, power-maximizing...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2015/emotional-amoral-egoism-states">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:56:50 +0100 Nayef Al-Rodhan - June 25, 2015 ‘Oil Then,’ ‘Water Now’: Another Reason for War in the 21st Century? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2015/%E2%80%98oil-then%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98water-now%E2%80%99-another-reason-war-21st-century Oil is being replaced by water as the ultimate finite commodity, the control of which is considered imperative to state security and prosperity. Strobe Driver argues that it may well become the renewe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2015/%E2%80%98oil-then%E2%80%99-%E2%80%98water-now%E2%80%99-another-reason-war-21st-century">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 22:33:03 +0100 Strobe Driver What should we expect from next year’s World Humanitarian Summit? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2015/what-should-we-expect-next-year%E2%80%99s-world-humanitarian-summit Ed Cairns introduces a new report of the World Humanitarian Summit 2016. He examines what could be&nbsp;expected at the UN&#39;s Summit with particular focus on the effective and fair delivery of inte...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2015/what-should-we-expect-next-year%E2%80%99s-world-humanitarian-summit">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 17:23:00 +0100 Ed Cairns For the First Time, a Woman Judge Heads the International Criminal Court http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2015/first-time-woman-judge-heads-international-criminal-court Kelly Askin explores the impact of having a lead female judge in the International Criminal Court and how this could pave the way for improved representation of women in the international institutiona...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/07/2015/first-time-woman-judge-heads-international-criminal-court">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 16:36:32 +0100 Kelly Askin What Works in Improving Living Conditions in Slums: Lessons From Three Case Ctudies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2015/what-works-improving-living-conditions-slums-lessons-three-case-ctudies ODI Research Fellow and co-author of two reports on urban poverty, Paula Lucci writes on the practical insights these reports provide, which could help tackle many of the serious challenges facing the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2015/what-works-improving-living-conditions-slums-lessons-three-case-ctudies">Read more</a> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:23:26 +0100 Paula Lucci Impact Investing: Hype v Substance, the Importance of Ownership and the Role of Aid http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2015/impact-investing-hype-v-substance-importance-ownership-and-role-aid Oxfam&rsquo;s Erinch Sahan tries to disentangle hype from substance and makes a pitch for a new approach to impact investing. What should donors do? Is it a nicer version of capitalism?Impact investme...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2015/impact-investing-hype-v-substance-importance-ownership-and-role-aid">Read more</a> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:10:36 +0100 Erinch Sahan How to Foster Long-Term Innovation Investment http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2015/how-foster-long-term-innovation-investment How can short-term equity market incentives deliver optimal long-term decisions? A long term innovation strategy leads to development. It should be favoured over the maximisation of the price of a com...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/07/2015/how-foster-long-term-innovation-investment">Read more</a> Sun, 12 Jul 2015 18:53:36 +0100 Neera Tanden and Blair Effron Doubling down on human rights data http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/07/2015/doubling-down-human-rights-data NGOs have often resisted social science methods, but random sampling and public opinion survey data can help us understand what people actually think and want.Globally, we are witnessing something of ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/07/2015/doubling-down-human-rights-data">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:36:59 +0100 Sarah E. Mendelson Have Technology and Globalization Kicked Away the Ladder of ‘Easy’ Development? Dani Rodrik thinks so http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/07/2015/have-technology-and-globalization-kicked-away-ladder-%E2%80%98easy%E2%80%99-development-dani-rodrik- Duncan Green comments on Dani Rodrik&rsquo;s (one of Global Policy&#39;s General Editors) recent gloomy presentation on the causes and consequences of premature industrialization.Dani Rodrik was in to...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/07/2015/have-technology-and-globalization-kicked-away-ladder-%E2%80%98easy%E2%80%99-development-dani-rodrik-">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 09:53:54 +0100 Duncan Green The Greek Crisis And Indian Prime Time Journalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2015/greek-crisis-and-indian-prime-time-journalism Vivan Sharan comments on the importance (or rather the lack thereof) of the Greek Crisis for India.The week that was will be forever etched in European history but will have little recall value in Ind...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2015/greek-crisis-and-indian-prime-time-journalism">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:43:11 +0100 Vivan Sharan How can we Take On the Power of the Few? Three Lessons from Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement in Advancing a Society that Works for All http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2015/how-can-we-take-power-few-three-lessons-martin-luther-king-and-civil-rights-movement The biggest threat to development today is the excessive power of the few. How can the rule by the elite be ended? Here are three lessons from Marthin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement to take...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/07/2015/how-can-we-take-power-few-three-lessons-martin-luther-king-and-civil-rights-movement">Read more</a> Mon, 06 Jul 2015 08:08:02 +0100 Ben Phillips The UN’s Rebuke of Inheritance Laws Is a Victory for Women’s Health http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/07/2015/un%E2%80%99s-rebuke-inheritance-laws-victory-women%E2%80%99s-health In many parts of the world, inheritance law impedes women to inherit the property of their deceased husbands. This is an affront to equality and women&#39;s rights. The UN has finally recognised this ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/07/2015/un%E2%80%99s-rebuke-inheritance-laws-victory-women%E2%80%99s-health">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 14:43:54 +0100 Tamar Ezer Sustainable Cities depend on Empowered Citizens http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/07/2015/sustainable-cities-depend-empowered-citizens A new UN Report shows that if cities are to be developed and made more liveable and sustainable, its inhabitants should participate in its planning and implementation.Technology thus can empower peopl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/07/2015/sustainable-cities-depend-empowered-citizens">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Jul 2015 11:05:03 +0100 Paula Park Climate Change and the Catholic Church http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/07/2015/climate-change-and-catholic-church Jeffrey Sachs analyses the relationship between climate change and the Catholic Church. Should the church stick to morality only, or should it venture into science? Mr Sachs also analyses why climate ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/07/2015/climate-change-and-catholic-church">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 11:46:21 +0100 Jeffrey Sachs The Sony Hack and the Law of War: Coming to a Theater near You http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/07/2015/sony-hack-and-law-war-coming-theater-near-you Seth Oppenheim explores the application of the law of war to cyber conflicts and why efforts should be made to shape its future now.The summer blockbuster season presents the perfect opportunity to re...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/07/2015/sony-hack-and-law-war-coming-theater-near-you">Read more</a> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:56:53 +0100 Seth Oppenheim Private Finance and the Post-2015 Development Agenda http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/07/2015/private-finance-and-post-2015-development-agenda Proposals for development financing in the post 2015 era highlight a major role for private finance. The Third International Conference on Financing for Development in July may run counter to the orig...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/07/2015/private-finance-and-post-2015-development-agenda">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:20:37 +0100 Sally Brooks Citizens and Engagement: Moving Beyond Slogans http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/07/2015/citizens-and-engagement-moving-beyond-slogans Alina Rocha Menocal, Research Fellow, Politics and Governance at Development Progress, details some of the mechanisms of citizen engagement, particularly in the developing world, and explores some of ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/07/2015/citizens-and-engagement-moving-beyond-slogans">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:49:47 +0100 Alina Rocha Menocal Security, Power, and Digital Privacy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2015/security-power-and-digital-privacy What is the relationship between security, power and digital privacy? Dissent, a new project of research at Yale University explores the ontological capacity of a private anonimity software.Growing tr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2015/security-power-and-digital-privacy">Read more</a> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:27:04 +0100 Thomas N. Cooke Five Policy Areas to Support Sustainable Urban Development and Human Well-being http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2015/five-policy-areas-support-sustainable-urban-development-and-human-well-being Sylvia Szabo and Rituparna Hajra offer a number of policy options for supporting sustainable urban development and human well-being.Globally around 54% of people live in urban areas and this proportio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2015/five-policy-areas-support-sustainable-urban-development-and-human-well-being">Read more</a> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:15:34 +0100 Sylvia Szabo and Rituparna Hajra Book Review: Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2015/book-review-ruling-capital-emerging-markets-and-reregulation-cross-border-finance Ruling Capital: Emerging Markets and the Reregulation of Cross-Border Finance by Kevin P. Gallagher. Ithaca & London: Cornell University Press, 2015. 248 pp, $29.95 / &pound;19.77 hardcover 978-0-...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/06/2015/book-review-ruling-capital-emerging-markets-and-reregulation-cross-border-finance">Read more</a> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:40:30 +0100 Reviewed by Carter Page Talent versus Capital in the 21st century http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2015/talent-versus-capital-21st-century in attempting to promote economic growth, policymakers often focus on capital. Klaus Schwab, instead, claims that policymakers should focus on talent too, which is an essential factor that may lead to...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2015/talent-versus-capital-21st-century">Read more</a> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:28:43 +0100 Klaus Schwab How does Gender Change the Way we Think about Power? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2015/how-does-gender-change-way-we-think-about-power Duncan Green discusses the importance that politics and power play when discussing gender, and highlight the fact that development studies should devote more attention to it.I can&rsquo;t attend the n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/06/2015/how-does-gender-change-way-we-think-about-power">Read more</a> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:07:08 +0100 Duncan Green Book Review: Transnational Climate Change Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2015/book-review-transnational-climate-change-governance Transnational Climate Change Governance by Harriet Bulkeley, Liliana B. Andonova, Michele M. Betsill, Daniel Compagnon, Thomas Hale, Matthew J. Hoffmann, Peter Newell, Matthew Paterson, Charles Roger,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2015/book-review-transnational-climate-change-governance">Read more</a> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:35:56 +0100 Reviewed by Miriam Matejova Migration is Capitalism’s Unfinished Business – It Cannot and Should Not be Stopped http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2015/migration-capitalism%E2%80%99s-unfinished-business-%E2%80%93-it-cannot-and-should-not-be-stopped A tin of beans has more freedom to travel the world than a person does. What are the implications of restricting immigration?A tin of beans has more freedom to travel the world than a person does. Ove...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/06/2015/migration-capitalism%E2%80%99s-unfinished-business-%E2%80%93-it-cannot-and-should-not-be-stopped">Read more</a> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 08:20:49 +0100 Claire Melamed The Evolution of Global Risks: The First Decade of the World Economic Forum Global Risks Reports http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/06/2015/evolution-global-risks-first-decade-world-economic-forum-global-risks-reports Abhijnan Rej explores what a decade of the World Economic Forum&rsquo;s Global Risks Reports tell us about thinking on the global economy, instability and inequality. In 2011 the world was gripped by ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/06/2015/evolution-global-risks-first-decade-world-economic-forum-global-risks-reports">Read more</a> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 08:27:38 +0100 Abhijnan Rej Why Bangladeshis are Leaving the Country by Boats? Locating the Global Roots of a Local Problem http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/06/2015/why-bangladeshis-are-leaving-country-boats-locating-global-roots-local-problem Mubashar Hasan presents initial findings from research that explores the global drivers of Bangladesh&rsquo;s &lsquo;boat people&rsquo;.Irregular migration by boats is a global problem. In 2014, about...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/06/2015/why-bangladeshis-are-leaving-country-boats-locating-global-roots-local-problem">Read more</a> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 01:52:01 +0100 Mubashar Hasan Alvaro Bermejo: Linking Prevention and Treatment—the Only way to Stop HIV Infections http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/06/2015/alvaro-bermejo-linking-prevention-and-treatment%E2%80%94-only-way-stop-hiv-infections Alvaro Bermejo, executive director of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, summarises the main steps that are to be taken to stop HIV infection, that is through prevention and early treatment.While ne...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/06/2015/alvaro-bermejo-linking-prevention-and-treatment%E2%80%94-only-way-stop-hiv-infections">Read more</a> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 18:14:21 +0100 Alvaro Bermejo Climate Change Cap must be Lowered, Warns Expert http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/06/2015/climate-change-cap-must-be-lowered-warns-expert Climate change cap must be lowered from 2 to 1.5 degree Chelsius to avoid catastrophe, say leading climate scientists. In fact, if this does not happen, more than 200 million poor will suffer because ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/06/2015/climate-change-cap-must-be-lowered-warns-expert">Read more</a> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 06:47:56 +0100 Jan Piotrowski How Yoga Expands India’s Soft Power http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/06/2015/how-yoga-expands-india%E2%80%99s-soft-power Vivan Sharan highlights the relevance of the International Day of Yoga in India&#39;s soft power projection.Today the world will awaken to the &lsquo;International Day of Yoga&rsquo;, perhaps with a S...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/06/2015/how-yoga-expands-india%E2%80%99s-soft-power">Read more</a> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 01:05:25 +0100 Vivan Sharan Update from Bonn: The Road Ahead for an Agreement on Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/06/2015/update-bonn-road-ahead-agreement-climate-change Rishikesh Bhandary reports on efforts to agree an official negotiating text ahead of COP21.Wrapping up the most recent round of climate talks on the path to Paris Climate Change Conference, Ambassador...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/06/2015/update-bonn-road-ahead-agreement-climate-change">Read more</a> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:01:03 +0100 Rishikesh Bhandary Why Migration should be a Priority for Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/06/2015/why-migration-should-be-priority-development It is increasingly recognised that migration is an effective way of reducing global poverty and a powerful tool to achieve a better, more equitable world. Why is it not included in development goals?&...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/06/2015/why-migration-should-be-priority-development">Read more</a> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 07:47:16 +0100 Marta Foresti Improving International Aid to Crises http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/06/2015/improving-international-aid-crises Erik Solheim, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD, argues that the large influxes of Syrian refugees to countries such as Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey are proving that traditional ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/06/2015/improving-international-aid-crises">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:32:27 +0100 Erik Solheim Book Review: Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/06/2015/book-review-knowing-adversary-leaders-intelligence-and-assessment-intentions-interna Knowing the Adversary: Leaders, Intelligence, and Assessment of Intentions in International Relations by Keren Yarhi-Milo. Princeton / Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2014. 355 pp, $95.00/ &pound;...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/06/2015/book-review-knowing-adversary-leaders-intelligence-and-assessment-intentions-interna">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:19:35 +0100 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo Universal Access to Water is about Democracy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/06/2015/universal-access-water-about-democracy Goal 6 is on ensuring &lsquo;availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all&rsquo;. This is in line with the notion that access to water is a human right, which was approved i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/06/2015/universal-access-water-about-democracy">Read more</a> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:21:31 +0100 Jos? Esteban Castro The Final (Privatisation) Frontier http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/06/2015/final-privatisation-frontier Karl Muth argues that future space races should not be the sole preserve of government.&nbsp;Like many nerds born in the 1980&rsquo;s, I attended Space Camp. Part summer program, part propaganda entit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/06/2015/final-privatisation-frontier">Read more</a> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:45:34 +0100 Karl T. Muth New UN Standards on Prisoners Will Strengthen Pretrial Justice http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/06/2015/new-un-standards-prisoners-will-strengthen-pretrial-justice The United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, held in April in Qatar, highlights the importance of pretrial justice.This week, criminal justice experts from around the world wi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/06/2015/new-un-standards-prisoners-will-strengthen-pretrial-justice">Read more</a> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 11:05:33 +0100 Marina Ilminska Learning to Regulate http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/06/2015/learning-regulate Given the emergent need for regulating new, technologically intensive sectors such as ecommerce, a case can be made for reimagining regulations in the days ahead, says Vivan Sharan.India is perhaps on...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/06/2015/learning-regulate">Read more</a> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:04:15 +0100 Vivan Sharan Lifting the Lid on the Household: A New Way to Measure Individual Deprivation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/06/2015/lifting-lid-household-new-way-measure-individual-deprivation-1 Individual deprivation should be measured in different ways. Indeed, right now it is calculated on a home basis, neglecting the different levels of poverty within the household itself, where women are...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/06/2015/lifting-lid-household-new-way-measure-individual-deprivation-1">Read more</a> Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:39:08 +0100 Scott Wisor, Joanne Crawford, Sharon Bessell and Janet Hunt Can Aid Agencies Help Systems Fix Themselves? The Implications of Complexity for Development Cooperation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/06/2015/can-aid-agencies-help-systems-fix-themselves-implications-complexity-development-coo Owen Barder shows how development is a property of a complex adaptive system, not of its small, little parts. He provides a guide on how it can be fostered in society.If economic development is a prop...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/06/2015/can-aid-agencies-help-systems-fix-themselves-implications-complexity-development-coo">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 18:21:28 +0100 Owen Barder Key Questions for India at Paris http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/06/2015/key-questions-india-paris Vivan Sharan explores the questions Indian policymakers must ask in the run up to the UNFCCC negotiations.In December 2015, world leaders including Prime Minister Modi will gather in Paris to try and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/06/2015/key-questions-india-paris">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Jun 2015 08:45:14 +0100 Vivan Sharan The G7: Post-summit Analyses from the GLI team http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/06/2015/g7-post-summit-analyses-gli-team This six below analyses represent the collected post-summit thoughts of the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team that covered the event for Global Policy. The Global Leadership Initiative (GLI) pub...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/06/2015/g7-post-summit-analyses-gli-team">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 16:00:06 +0100 Global Leadership Initiative The UK’s Liberal-left was Wrong on Mass Immigration and Now is Wrong on International Aid http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/06/2015/uk%E2%80%99s-liberal-left-was-wrong-mass-immigration-and-now-wrong-international-aid Just as is has done on mass immigration, the liberal-left needs to reconsider its stance on international aid. Its current position does not serve those it is supposed to represent or the cause of int...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/06/2015/uk%E2%80%99s-liberal-left-was-wrong-mass-immigration-and-now-wrong-international-aid">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 13:12:35 +0100 Patricia Oldman Between G7 Leaders and the General Public: Is the Media being Held at Arm’s Length? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2015/between-g7-leaders-and-general-public-media-being-held-arm%E2%80%99s-length This post represents the fifth in a series from the ongoing G7 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2015/between-g7-leaders-and-general-public-media-being-held-arm%E2%80%99s-length">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:32:00 +0100 Global Leadership Initiative (From the G7) The J7 Summit: Youth Participation or Youth Isolation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2015/j7-summit-youth-participation-or-youth-isolation This post represents the fourth in a series from the ongoing G7 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2015/j7-summit-youth-participation-or-youth-isolation">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:26:03 +0100 Global Leadership Initiative (From the G7) Afghanistan's Future is Hanging by a Thread http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2015/afghanistans-future-hanging-thread Last year&rsquo;s presidential elections were a huge achievement for Afghanistan&rsquo;s infant democracy. Yet, will President Ashraf Ghani&rsquo;s national unity government be able to face the challe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2015/afghanistans-future-hanging-thread">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 12:17:20 +0100 Shamil Shams A Little Less Talk and Much More Action: India in the Emerging Trade Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2015/little-less-talk-and-much-more-action-india-emerging-trade-order Rachit Ranjan assesses the effect of mega-regional trade deals on India in light of the recently leaked chapters of Trade in Services Agreement.The recent breaking leak from Wikileaks of Trade in Serv...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/06/2015/little-less-talk-and-much-more-action-india-emerging-trade-order">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 06:18:48 +0100 Rachit Ranjan The G7 Media Centre: Big on Talk, Light on Substance? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2015/g7-media-centre-big-talk-light-substance This post represents the third in a series from the ongoing G7 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2015/g7-media-centre-big-talk-light-substance">Read more</a> Sun, 07 Jun 2015 15:59:01 +0100 Global Leadership Initiative (From the G7) G7 Protests: Washed out and Dry on Substance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2015/g7-protests-washed-out-and-dry-substance This post represents the second in a series from the ongoing G7 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2015/g7-protests-washed-out-and-dry-substance">Read more</a> Sun, 07 Jun 2015 13:44:00 +0100 Global Leadership Initiative (From the G7) Locals Boycott the G7 as Economically Damaging http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2015/locals-boycott-g7-economically-damaging This post represents the first in a series from the ongoing G7 summit being covered on the ground by the Global Leadership Initiative&#39;s team. Please check in regularly to keep up to date with the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/06/2015/locals-boycott-g7-economically-damaging">Read more</a> Sun, 07 Jun 2015 13:28:39 +0100 Global Leadership Initiative (From the G7) Reversing Climate Change: A Vision of an Organic Planet http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/06/2015/reversing-climate-change-vision-organic-planet Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to pioneering organic farming, shows that organic farming not only can stop climate change, but it can also reverse it.The...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/06/2015/reversing-climate-change-vision-organic-planet">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 10:40:10 +0100 Mark Smallwood Solving the Energy Trilemma http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/06/2015/solving-energy-trilemma The world faces steep challenges in meeting current and future energy demands with low-carbon energy sources. To attain Goal 7 of the Sustainable Development Goals: &lsquo;ensure access to affordable,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/06/2015/solving-energy-trilemma">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 08:49:28 +0100 Phil Taylor Barbados, the U.S. and the Future of Climate Negotiations: A View from the United Nations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/06/2015/barbados-us-and-future-climate-negotiations-view-united-nations Based on a recent meeting at the United Nations, Carter Page examines the commonality of purpose and divergence in challenges faced by international actors in addressing today&rsquo;s energy and envir...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/06/2015/barbados-us-and-future-climate-negotiations-view-united-nations">Read more</a> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:21:32 +0100 Carter Page Cooperating Through BRICS http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/06/2015/cooperating-through-brics BRICS would do well to create enabling domestic ecosystems for cross border investments into telecommunication networks and differentiated banking systems such as mobile payments.The global economy is...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/06/2015/cooperating-through-brics">Read more</a> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 07:19:28 +0100 Vivan Sharan Migration Makes the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/06/2015/migration-makes-world Far from being the most vulnerable and weak, or just another form of factor mobility in a globalised economy, migrants may be the most powerful individuals, argues Roderick Parkes.&nbsp;Theories of in...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/06/2015/migration-makes-world">Read more</a> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:42:58 +0100 Roderick Parkes What is development cooperation? Four criteria to help define it http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/06/2015/what-development-cooperation-four-criteria-help-define-it As the world constructs the next phase of development and poverty reduction, Jonathan Glennie and José Antonio Alonso propose four criteria to help to define what should be considered development coo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/06/2015/what-development-cooperation-four-criteria-help-define-it">Read more</a> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 07:08:32 +0100 Jonathan Glennie and Jos? Antonio Alonso Looking Ahead: The New World of Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/05/2015/looking-ahead-new-world-trade This speech was given by Global Policy Board Member Pascal Lamy as the Jan Tumlir Lecture at a conference organized by ECIPE on March 9, 2015 in Brussels.I will argue that we are transitioning from an...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/05/2015/looking-ahead-new-world-trade">Read more</a> Thu, 28 May 2015 07:11:33 +0100 Pascal Lamy Book Review: Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea: Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2015/book-review-non-traditional-security-issues-and-south-china-sea-shaping-new-framewor Non-Traditional Security Issues and the South China Sea: Shaping a New Framework for Cooperation edited by Shicun Wu and Keyuan Zou. Farnham, Surrey, England; Burlington, VT, USA: Ashgate 2014. 295 pp...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/05/2015/book-review-non-traditional-security-issues-and-south-china-sea-shaping-new-framewor">Read more</a> Wed, 27 May 2015 06:19:48 +0100 Reviewed by Kai Chen The Importance of Leadership for Asia’s Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2015/importance-leadership-asia%E2%80%99s-development Asia&rsquo;s development has been so successful that it has been labelled a &ldquo;miracle.&rdquo; However, if this is true for economic growth, the picture looks far less impressive if you look at ot...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2015/importance-leadership-asia%E2%80%99s-development">Read more</a> Tue, 26 May 2015 06:47:27 +0100 Emanuele Schibotto To End Urban Hunger, Focus on Low-income Housing and Settlements in Cities http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2015/end-urban-hunger-focus-low-income-housing-and-settlements-cities Millions of adults who live in low-income urban areas regularly fall short of the calorie requirement recommended for a healthy life. The relationship between low income housing and food security need...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/05/2015/end-urban-hunger-focus-low-income-housing-and-settlements-cities">Read more</a> Tue, 26 May 2015 06:38:36 +0100 Suzanne Speak 10 Questions for the Labour Party http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2015/10-questions-labour-party Following a largely unexpected election defeat, David Held poses 10 questions for the Labour Party with significance far beyond Britain. The UK general election was tumultuous and the results, particu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2015/10-questions-labour-party">Read more</a> Mon, 25 May 2015 19:31:37 +0100 David Held Sport can Reach Places where other Aid and Development Programmes Struggle. So Why are we Ignoring It? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2015/sport-can-reach-places-where-other-aid-and-development-programmes-struggle-so-why-ar How can the culture of sport lead to development in poor countries? Mel Paramasivan shows how sport can foster a development culture by not leaving anyone behind, by integrating everybody and by bring...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/05/2015/sport-can-reach-places-where-other-aid-and-development-programmes-struggle-so-why-ar">Read more</a> Mon, 25 May 2015 07:31:32 +0100 Mel Paramasivan Flip It: Ex Post Scholarships http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/05/2015/flip-it-ex-post-scholarships Karl T. Muth offers a suggestion to invert how we choose and award academic scholarships in an increasingly competitive education market.One of the things economics and finance folks have embraced as ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/05/2015/flip-it-ex-post-scholarships">Read more</a> Thu, 21 May 2015 23:39:44 +0100 Karl T. Muth Focus on Private Sector: Why Fair Trade may Never Work http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/05/2015/focus-private-sector-why-fair-trade-may-never-work The true goal of ethical consumption efforts was to convince businesses to behave ethically, for example by paying fair wages or using clean energy sources. However, today the responsibility to stop c...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/05/2015/focus-private-sector-why-fair-trade-may-never-work">Read more</a> Thu, 21 May 2015 07:00:06 +0100 Maha Rafi Atal Human Trafficking and the “New Slavery”: Definitions, Enforcement, Understanding http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2015/human-trafficking-and-%E2%80%9Cnew-slavery%E2%80%9D-definitions-enforcement-understanding Human trafficking is a pervasive problem all over the world. However, there is a difficulty in identifying and processing cases of human trafficking, due to imprecise definitions. The article summaris...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2015/human-trafficking-and-%E2%80%9Cnew-slavery%E2%80%9D-definitions-enforcement-understanding">Read more</a> Tue, 19 May 2015 08:30:57 +0100 Pooja Gupta The Data Revolution: Finding the Missing Millions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2015/data-revolution-finding-missing-millions The importance of Data for development: good quality, relevant and accessible data will allow willing governments to foster development in their countries, by extending services into communities which...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/05/2015/data-revolution-finding-missing-millions">Read more</a> Tue, 19 May 2015 07:09:32 +0100 Elizabeth Stuart, Emma Samman, William Avis and Tom Berliner Post-2015 Targets for Non-communicable Diseases can avoid Millions of Deaths http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2015/post-2015-targets-non-communicable-diseases-can-avoid-millions-deaths In rich countries, the biggest causes of death are strokes, heart attacks and cancer, accounting for more than two-thirds of all deaths. But for the poorer world, people often assume that infectious d...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2015/post-2015-targets-non-communicable-diseases-can-avoid-millions-deaths">Read more</a> Mon, 18 May 2015 13:30:32 +0100 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Transhumanism and War http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2015/transhumanism-and-war Nayef Al-Rodhan explores the implications of the development and acquisition of human enhancement technologies for military purposes.Human enhancement technologies are expanding the frontiers of biote...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/05/2015/transhumanism-and-war">Read more</a> Mon, 18 May 2015 08:29:33 +0100 Nayef Al-Rodhan Book Review: Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/05/2015/book-review-networks-rebellion-explaining-insurgent-cohesion-and-collapse Networks of Rebellion: Explaining Insurgent Cohesion and Collapse by Paul Staniland. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2014. $79.95 hardcover 978-0-8014-5266-6, $27.95 paperback 978-0-8014-7929-8W...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/05/2015/book-review-networks-rebellion-explaining-insurgent-cohesion-and-collapse">Read more</a> Fri, 15 May 2015 10:18:32 +0100 Reviewed by Juan Masullo J. What happens to Democracy in a Cashless Society? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/05/2015/what-happens-democracy-cashless-society New technology is transforming the way we pay for everything, but at what cost? Jem Bendell analyses the risks of new financial technologies, such as &#39;contactless payments&#39;.Last month I was as...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/05/2015/what-happens-democracy-cashless-society">Read more</a> Fri, 15 May 2015 08:05:43 +0100 Jem Bendell Sustainable Development Goal Indicators are Technical, but also Political http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/05/2015/sustainable-development-goal-indicators-are-technical-also-political The search is underway for the right indicators to accompany the goals and targets of the SDGs. This is, on paper, a &lsquo;technical process&rsquo; conducted by experts. This blog draws attention to ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/05/2015/sustainable-development-goal-indicators-are-technical-also-political">Read more</a> Thu, 14 May 2015 15:29:40 +0100 Graham Long The Pride of the Diplomats: Why the NPT Works http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/05/2015/pride-diplomats-why-npt-works Christian Cooper makes the case for the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, describing its positive effects on the international norm against nuclear weapons and the community of nations as a whole.The r...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/05/2015/pride-diplomats-why-npt-works">Read more</a> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:55:44 +0100 Christian Cooper Cooperation with Iran Fraught with Challenges http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/05/2015/cooperation-iran-fraught-challenges Cornelius Adebahr argues interest based cooperation between the West and Iran can and should go further, regardless of nuclear agreement.For some, it&rsquo;s the ultimate nightmare: An Iran alleged to...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/05/2015/cooperation-iran-fraught-challenges">Read more</a> Thu, 14 May 2015 06:26:50 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr When Does One Dime = 100 Million People? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/05/2015/when-does-one-dime-100-million-people Ending extreme poverty is likely to be one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. So it is a good idea to figure out what that entails. And it turns out that it&rsquo;s become more complex ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/05/2015/when-does-one-dime-100-million-people">Read more</a> Wed, 13 May 2015 07:53:39 +0100 Andy Sumner Extremism and Ethnicity Part VI - Conclusion and Outlook: Addressing Ethnicity As Key Factor In Long-Term Regional Crisis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-vi-conclusion-and-outlook-addressing-ethnicity-key-fact In the final part of this series, Roland Benedikter discusses how the teachings of the model of regional autonomy provided by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol-Alto Adige could help stabilize eth...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-vi-conclusion-and-outlook-addressing-ethnicity-key-fact">Read more</a> Tue, 12 May 2015 18:14:35 +0100 Roland Benedikter The Rise of Biocultural Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2015/rise-biocultural-rights Biocultural rights are an innovation in human rights law. They recognize the importance of a community&rsquo;s stewardship over lands and waters, thus recognising its identity. David Bollier, world ex...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/05/2015/rise-biocultural-rights">Read more</a> Tue, 12 May 2015 15:45:27 +0100 David Bollier Communicating better about Research on Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2015/communicating-better-about-research-climate-change Carlo Carraro explores communication strategies for creating impact with climate change research. Scientific research on climate has a hard time finding media space aimed at the general public. More g...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2015/communicating-better-about-research-climate-change">Read more</a> Mon, 11 May 2015 15:43:10 +0100 Carlo Carraro From Shore to Shore: Regional Collapse and Human Insecurity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2015/shore-shore-regional-collapse-and-human-insecurity David Held and Kyle McNally argue that current policies, whilst having a humanitarian veneer, radically exacerbate the burdens of migrants and displaced persons from and in countries such as Libya, Sy...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/05/2015/shore-shore-regional-collapse-and-human-insecurity">Read more</a> Mon, 11 May 2015 14:54:26 +0100 David Held and Kyle McNally Extremism and Ethnicity Part V - An Ethnic Pacification Model And Its Applications http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-v-ethnic-pacification-model-and-its-applications In the fifth part of this six part series, Roland Benedikter further explores the problems, experiences, and options the model of regional autonomy of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol-Alto Adige...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-v-ethnic-pacification-model-and-its-applications">Read more</a> Fri, 08 May 2015 18:05:53 +0100 Roland Benedikter Smart Post-2015 Targets to Tackle Infectious Diseases http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/05/2015/smart-post-2015-targets-tackle-infectious-diseases Ebola has gotten much of the attention in 2014, and it has killed about 8,000 people. Over the same period of time, however, about 4 million people died from AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria. Truth...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/05/2015/smart-post-2015-targets-tackle-infectious-diseases">Read more</a> Fri, 08 May 2015 13:49:44 +0100 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Extremism and Ethnicity Part IV - The South Tyrol Autonomy Model http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-iv-south-tyrol-autonomy-model In the fourth part of this six part series, Roland Benedikter continues his exploration of the model of regional autonomy of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol-Alto Adige as a viable model to inst...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-iv-south-tyrol-autonomy-model">Read more</a> Thu, 07 May 2015 17:58:41 +0100 Roland Benedikter How do we Empower Girls? Listen to them http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/05/2015/how-do-we-empower-girls-listen-them &quot;20 years on from the landmark Beijing Declaration, we still walk a difficult line between protecting the best interests of a child and empowering that child to determine her own path&quot;. Caro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/05/2015/how-do-we-empower-girls-listen-them">Read more</a> Thu, 07 May 2015 14:59:54 +0100 Caroline Harper 7 Steps to Protecting Migrants in Crisis Zones http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2015/7-steps-protecting-migrants-crisis-zones Khalid Koser, Executive Director and Interim Secretariat of the Global Community Engagement and Resilience Fund (GCERF), discusses seven ways to protect migrants.While the world&rsquo;s migration lens...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2015/7-steps-protecting-migrants-crisis-zones">Read more</a> Wed, 06 May 2015 21:20:20 +0100 Khalid Koser Air Pollution: What's the Smartest Post-2015 Target? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2015/air-pollution-whats-smartest-post-2015-target Air quality has improved dramatically in rich countries over the past century. Around 1880, when the air was worst in London, it is estimated that 9,000 people died each year from air pollution, about...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2015/air-pollution-whats-smartest-post-2015-target">Read more</a> Wed, 06 May 2015 13:33:04 +0100 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Book Review: The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2015/book-review-eu-and-global-financial-crisis-new-varieties-capitalism The EU and the Global Financial Crisis: New Varieties of Capitalism by Christian Schweiger. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2014. 216 pp, &pound;70 hardcover 978-1-78100-388-6There is no such thing as a pan-...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2015/book-review-eu-and-global-financial-crisis-new-varieties-capitalism">Read more</a> Wed, 06 May 2015 12:12:38 +0100 Reviewed by Jos? M. Magone Setting Standards for the Service Economy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2015/setting-standards-service-economy Vivan Sharan argues that globally standardisation has already moved into systems rather than product areas.Historically, the thrust of Indian standards has been on manufacturing sector products, with ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/05/2015/setting-standards-service-economy">Read more</a> Wed, 06 May 2015 08:48:07 +0100 Vivan Sharan Five steps for Reorienting Governance Work in Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2015/five-steps-reorienting-governance-work-development The ODI&#39;s David Booth provides 5 ways to improve global governance on development.My Five myths blog questioned several assumptions about governance and development that continue to influence the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2015/five-steps-reorienting-governance-work-development">Read more</a> Tue, 05 May 2015 18:23:31 +0100 David Booth Early action urged to manage livestock during crises http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2015/early-action-urged-manage-livestock-during-crises Taking steps to manage livestock in the early stages of a drought can save millions of dollars in humanitarian relief later on, according to a research funded by international aid organisations.The re...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/05/2015/early-action-urged-manage-livestock-during-crises">Read more</a> Tue, 05 May 2015 12:25:17 +0100 John Bonner Extremism and Ethnicity Part III - A Viable Model For Practical Solutions: South Tyrol http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-iii-viable-model-practical-solutions-south-tyrol In the third part of this six part series, Roland Benedikter proposes a model of regional autonomy to institutionalize minority rights in ethnic conflict areas.In order to defeat ISIS, ethnic differen...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-iii-viable-model-practical-solutions-south-tyrol">Read more</a> Mon, 04 May 2015 17:42:41 +0100 Roland Benedikter Want Socioeconomic Mobility? Repeal Estate Taxes http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2015/want-socioeconomic-mobility-repeal-estate-taxes In a climate of increasing fear over inequality and the concentration of wealth, Karl T. Muth explains his views on social mobility and taxation in the USA.The U.S. House of Representatives voted on A...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2015/want-socioeconomic-mobility-repeal-estate-taxes">Read more</a> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:32:13 +0100 Karl T. Muth Water and Sanitation for Post-2015: Save 250,000 lives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2015/water-and-sanitation-post-2015-save-250000-lives There are plenty of things, which those of us lucky enough to live in the industrialized world take for granted; running water and flush toilets are among the most basic of these. Yet 2.5 billion &nda...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/05/2015/water-and-sanitation-post-2015-save-250000-lives">Read more</a> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:27:46 +0100 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Extremism and Ethnicity Part II - The Challenge: Institutional Arrangements That Accompany Political Participation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-ii-challenge-institutional-arrangements-accompany-polit In the second part of this six part series, Roland Benedikter claims that fighting extremism worldwide needs institutional solutions for ethnically problematic areas that regulate the rights of minori...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-ii-challenge-institutional-arrangements-accompany-polit">Read more</a> Fri, 01 May 2015 17:25:24 +0100 Roland Benedikter Sharing Research Data to Improve Public Health http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2015/sharing-research-data-improve-public-health An international workshop recently held in Stellenbosch, South Africa explored the opportunities and challenges for enabling greater access to (and use of) data generated by public health and epidemio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2015/sharing-research-data-improve-public-health">Read more</a> Fri, 01 May 2015 16:37:52 +0100 Wellcome Trust Innovation Falling Away in Parts of Developing World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2015/innovation-falling-away-parts-developing-world Many poorer countries are producing fewer inventions than they did in the 1990s. In fact, between 2005 and 2010, eight nations made 91 per cent of all patent applications. What are the causes of this ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/05/2015/innovation-falling-away-parts-developing-world">Read more</a> Fri, 01 May 2015 13:25:19 +0100 Dalmeet Singh Chawla Edison’s Bright Idea http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2015/edison%E2%80%99s-bright-idea Renewable energies are becoming increasingly important worldwide, as spending on clean energy rises.It dawned on Thomas Edison that sunshine could drive both his inventions and his friend Henry Ford&r...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2015/edison%E2%80%99s-bright-idea">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:39:40 +0100 Emily Schwartz Greco Rethinking Basic Income in a Sharing Society http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2015/rethinking-basic-income-sharing-society Rajesh Makwana, the executive director at Share The World&rsquo;s Resources, analyses the benefits and the disadvantages of a basic income derived from the value of collectively owned resources. He ar...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2015/rethinking-basic-income-sharing-society">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:21:09 +0100 Rajesh Makwana Shock of Oil Price Plunge Is Opportunity World Must Seize http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2015/shock-oil-price-plunge-opportunity-world-must-seize Riffing on key ideas from her last two books, Canadian author argues time is perfect to employ &quot;shock doctrine&quot; for good by using climate change as opportunity to &quot;change everything&quo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/04/2015/shock-oil-price-plunge-opportunity-world-must-seize">Read more</a> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:52:21 +0100 Jon Queally Eliminating Female Genital Mutilation by 2030 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2015/eliminating-female-genital-mutilation-2030 The UN&rsquo;s proposed new development goals include a target to end harmful traditional practices like Female Genital Mutilation by 2030. The article summarises the key steps to get there.A poem by ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2015/eliminating-female-genital-mutilation-2030">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 18:19:15 +0100 Nafissatou J. Diop Measuring City 'Performance': More difficult than it looks http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2015/measuring-city-performance-more-difficult-it-looks William Attwell asks how we currently attempt to rank global cities and what these efforts tell us. In March, international property consultancy Frank Knight published its 2015 Wealth Report, which ra...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/04/2015/measuring-city-performance-more-difficult-it-looks">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:07:15 +0100 William Attwell Extremism and Ethnicity Part I - The ISIS lesson: Ethnicity Is Key http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-i-isis-lesson-ethnicity-key In the first part of this new six part series, Roland Benedikter begins to develop his argument that fighting extremism worldwide will require institutional solutions for ethnically problematic areas ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2015/extremism-and-ethnicity-part-i-isis-lesson-ethnicity-key">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:08:19 +0100 Roland Benedikter The Smartification of Humanitarian Response http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2015/smartification-humanitarian-response Data collection can prove to be extremely beneficial during crises. As the abundance of shared data grows, how can we use it more smartly? What can be improved in the collection process? Moses Sitati ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2015/smartification-humanitarian-response">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:26:28 +0100 Moses Sitati GP Interview - Brando Benifei (MEP) on the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2015/gp-interview-brando-benifei-mep-2015-nuclear-non-proliferation-treaty-review Global Policy&#39;s Valentina Amuso interviews Member of European Parliament, Brando Benifei, about the 2015 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review.The 2015 NPT Review Conference is a stark reminder ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/04/2015/gp-interview-brando-benifei-mep-2015-nuclear-non-proliferation-treaty-review">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:48:53 +0100 Valentina Amuso Why Discrimination is Bad for Business http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/04/2015/why-discrimination-bad-business World Economic Forum&#39;s Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz discusses why gender discrimination is bad for business competitiveness and growth.Discussions at our Annual Meeting 2015 in Davos highlighted the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/04/2015/why-discrimination-bad-business">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:04:57 +0100 Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz In Good Faith? Reconsidering the Impact of Religion on Negotiated Settlements http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/04/2015/good-faith-reconsidering-impact-religion-negotiated-settlements A commonly held assumption among scholars is that religiously motivated insurgencies are more intractable than other types of conflict. However this is only one side of the coin: secular governments m...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/04/2015/good-faith-reconsidering-impact-religion-negotiated-settlements">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:50:42 +0100 Jason Klocek A More Global Connectedness http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/04/2015/more-global-connectedness Andrés Ortega examines the post-crisis level of globalization and its major trends through the DHL Global Connectedness Index, based on 12 types of flows of trade, capital, information and people.The...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/04/2015/more-global-connectedness">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 20:02:38 +0100 Andr?s Ortega A Safer Chicago? We've Already Got One http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/04/2015/safer-chicago-weve-already-got-one Karl Muth explores how we should approach the long term trends in violence in Chicago.I was recently about to fly to Chicago when a friend of mine in London commented that she doesn&rsquo;t know how I...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/04/2015/safer-chicago-weve-already-got-one">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:39:41 +0100 Karl T. Muth Measuring Global Transparency by Data Openness: Research on a New Ranking Method http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/04/2015/measuring-global-transparency-data-openness-research-new-ranking-method The World Wide Web foundation has issued a new Open Data Barometer that ranks countries according to their level of transparency, quality of access to government data, and all related measurements.In ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/04/2015/measuring-global-transparency-data-openness-research-new-ranking-method">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:57:16 +0100 Joanna Penn and John Wihbey Cancer Care for the Developing World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/04/2015/cancer-care-developing-world Lawrence Shulman, chief of staff and director of the Center for Global Cancer Medicine at Harvard, analyses how different cancer treatments lead to different mortality rates in the world. He argues fo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/04/2015/cancer-care-developing-world">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:08:42 +0100 Lawrence N. Shulman Harsh Labour: Bedrock of Global Capitalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/04/2015/harsh-labour-bedrock-global-capitalism Benjamin Selwyn, Senior Lecturer in International Relations and Development Studies, University of Sussex, argues that global supply chains are not benign spheres of opportunity, but tools for increas...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/04/2015/harsh-labour-bedrock-global-capitalism">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:54:50 +0100 Benjamin Selwyn China and India, the “Rising Powers” and their Role in African development: Challenges and Opportunities http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2015/china-and-india-%E2%80%9Crising-powers%E2%80%9D-and-their-role-african-development-challenges-and-op In the latest output from Juxtapose, Dr Sumit Roy explores the shift in the strategic vision of China and India towards Africa. For full paper See; &lsquo;China and India, &ldquo;Rising Powers&rdquo; ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/04/2015/china-and-india-%E2%80%9Crising-powers%E2%80%9D-and-their-role-african-development-challenges-and-op">Read more</a> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 11:09:37 +0100 Sumit Roy 11 Reasons to Divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2015/11-reasons-divest-fossil-fuel-industry Following debates worldwide, this article summarises 11 reasons why economies should divest from the Fossil Fuel Industry.There is a robust debate happening in university halls, around religious congr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2015/11-reasons-divest-fossil-fuel-industry">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 14:03:05 +0100 Chuck Collins What Piketty Forgot http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2015/what-piketty-forgot Thomas Piketty&rsquo;s &ldquo;Capital&rdquo; is an extremely important contribution to the study of economics and inequality over the last few centuries. However, it fails to address the real limits o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2015/what-piketty-forgot">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 13:44:13 +0100 Noel Ortega Homosexuality and Nonviolence, Crisis and Rebirth of a Culture of Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2015/homosexuality-and-nonviolence-crisis-and-rebirth-culture-rights Fabrizio Petri explores the relationship between homosexuality and nonviolence.Studying the psychological and ethical relationship between homosexuality and nonviolence seems a very fruitful exercise ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2015/homosexuality-and-nonviolence-crisis-and-rebirth-culture-rights">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:12:24 +0100 Fabrizio Petri Ubiquitous Commons: The Struggle to Control Our Data http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2015/ubiquitous-commons-struggle-control-our-data A new project called Ubiquitous Commons aims at creating a protocol which is legal and technical/technological through which people and organizations will be able to define how they wish the data they...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/04/2015/ubiquitous-commons-struggle-control-our-data">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 08:05:47 +0100 David Bollier Do We Need to Think in New Ways About Gender and Inequality? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2015/do-we-need-think-new-ways-about-gender-and-inequality Jessica Woodroffe, Director of the Gender and Development&nbsp;Network, argues for a change in the way we think about gender and inequality.The recent launch of Oxfam&rsquo;s Gender and Development Jo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2015/do-we-need-think-new-ways-about-gender-and-inequality">Read more</a> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:54:12 +0100 Jessica Woodroffe Religion Inspires in Ways that International Law does Not http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/04/2015/religion-inspires-ways-international-law-does-not What is the relationship between religion and human rights? Using extreme examples to justify a purely secular human rights approach does a disservice to the many religious leaders doing progressive w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/04/2015/religion-inspires-ways-international-law-does-not">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:32:14 +0100 Abadir M. Ibrahim War and Social Movements in the Age of Globalization http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/04/2015/war-and-social-movements-age-globalization Faced by the threat of irregular warfare by non-state transnational actors, states have increasingly ignored the rules of war that developed for wars between states in the nineteenth century.In his va...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/04/2015/war-and-social-movements-age-globalization">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:36:35 +0100 Sidney Tarrow Even the IMF Agrees that Spending Caps Are Effective http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/04/2015/even-imf-agrees-spending-caps-are-effective Contrary to common understanding, spending caps can favour growth, as the IMF suggests. Daniel Mitchell from Cato Liberty analyses data from the IMF and draws some conclusions: fiscal responsibility s...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/04/2015/even-imf-agrees-spending-caps-are-effective">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 13:50:49 +0100 Daniel J. Mitchell Towards A Collaborative Geoengineering Regime http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/04/2015/towards-collaborative-geoengineering-regime As geoengineering is increasingly seen as a method of limiting global warming, Jasdeep Randhawa explores ways of regulating the conduct of geoengineering experiments.The formulation of geoengineering ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/04/2015/towards-collaborative-geoengineering-regime">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:38:13 +0100 Jasdeep Randhawa Book Review: Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/04/2015/book-review-unbalanced-codependency-america-and-china Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China, by Stephen Roach. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2014. 344 pp, $35/&pound;20 hardcover 9780300187175, $22/&pound;10.99 paperback 9780...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/04/2015/book-review-unbalanced-codependency-america-and-china">Read more</a> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 11:16:45 +0100 Reviewed by Carter Page Addressing Extremism: Lessons from Tunisia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/04/2015/addressing-extremism-lessons-tunisia In the wake of the recent attack in Tunis, Dr Rafik Abdessalem, Tunisia&rsquo;s former Foreign Minister, outlines why social and economic inclusion may be the best strategy for governments looking to ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/04/2015/addressing-extremism-lessons-tunisia">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 14:27:39 +0100 Rafik Abdessalem Good Environmental Policies Equal More Just Societies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/04/2015/good-environmental-policies-equal-more-just-societies Even though ecological health and environmental policy have not always been recognized as foundations of social justice, Alison Singer from Policy Innovations shows that they go hand in hand.Ecologica...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/04/2015/good-environmental-policies-equal-more-just-societies">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:45:13 +0100 Alison Singer Uber, Airbnb and Consequences of the Sharing Economy: Research Roundup http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/04/2015/uber-airbnb-and-consequences-sharing-economy-research-roundup What is the sharing economy? A definition, understanding and analysis of the sharing economy, of those who participate in it and its economic impact.The implications of the so-called &ldquo;sharing ec...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/04/2015/uber-airbnb-and-consequences-sharing-economy-research-roundup">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:30:44 +0100 Joanna Penn and John Wihbey 4 Reasons Developing Countries need Digital http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/04/2015/4-reasons-developing-countries-need-digital Stela Mocan, the Executive Director of E-Government Center, Moldova, provides four reasons why developing countries need to embrace technologies to challenge corruption, inefficient bureaucracies and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/04/2015/4-reasons-developing-countries-need-digital">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:55:32 +0100 Stela Mocan Equal Pay, Gender Wage Gaps and “Constantly Moving Goalposts”: Review of 40 years of research http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/04/2015/equal-pay-gender-wage-gaps-and-%E2%80%9Cconstantly-moving-goalposts%E2%80%9D-review-40-years-researc An article in the Cambridge Journal of Economics provides an overview of the scholarly literature on closing the gender pay gap, along with the current debates, remedies and the progress made towards ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/04/2015/equal-pay-gender-wage-gaps-and-%E2%80%9Cconstantly-moving-goalposts%E2%80%9D-review-40-years-researc">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:08:32 +0100 Pooja Gupta Improving Project Outcomes through Sustainability Standards http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/04/2015/improving-project-outcomes-through-sustainability-standards Edith P. Quintrell and Kate Wallace provide the last of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/04/2015/improving-project-outcomes-through-sustainability-standards">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:41:14 +0100 Edith P. Quintrell and Kate Wallace Building International Rules for Financing Export Credits http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2015/building-international-rules-financing-export-credits Pekka Karkovirta provides the fourth of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Polit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/04/2015/building-international-rules-financing-export-credits">Read more</a> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:25:06 +0100 Pekka Karkovirta The Past, Present and Future of Global Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/04/2015/past-present-and-future-global-governance GP Board Member Pascal Lamy argues that while many of the answers to globalization&#39;s questions reside within domestic political systems, our current global governance system is insufficient to add...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/04/2015/past-present-and-future-global-governance">Read more</a> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:00:34 +0100 Pascal Lamy Export Credit Agencies in the Short-term Credit Insurance Space http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/04/2015/export-credit-agencies-short-term-credit-insurance-space Ralph Lai provides the third of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Ris...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/04/2015/export-credit-agencies-short-term-credit-insurance-space">Read more</a> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:08:41 +0100 Ralph Lai Clinical Trials not Immune from Poor Quality Drugs http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/04/2015/clinical-trials-not-immune-poor-quality-drugs There is an increasing body of evidence to suggest that significant quantities of medicines and medical products, especially in low and middle-income countries, are of poor quality. Malaria researcher...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/04/2015/clinical-trials-not-immune-poor-quality-drugs">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:30:16 +0100 Wellcome Trust Globalisation and Governance – Old Questions, New Answers? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/04/2015/globalisation-and-governance-%E2%80%93-old-questions-new-answers Hans-Jörg Schmidt-Trenz&nbsp; provides the second of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Cr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/04/2015/globalisation-and-governance-%E2%80%93-old-questions-new-answers">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 12:06:44 +0100 Hans-J?rg Schmidt-Trenz Why we should Provide Legal Identities for All by 2030 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/04/2015/why-we-should-provide-legal-identities-all-2030 Corruption last year cost the world more than one trillion dollars. That is a trillion dollars we can&rsquo;t use to get better health care, education, food and environment. And corruption is only par...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/04/2015/why-we-should-provide-legal-identities-all-2030">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:42:51 +0100 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus What are the Implications of ‘Doing Development Differently’ for NGO Campaigns and Advocacy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/04/2015/what-are-implications-%E2%80%98doing-development-differently%E2%80%99-ngo-campaigns-and-advocacy Duncan Green tries to answer the question: what is the future for international NGOs?I&rsquo;ve beenhaving fun recently taking some of the ideas around &lsquo;Doing Development Differently&rsquo; and ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/04/2015/what-are-implications-%E2%80%98doing-development-differently%E2%80%99-ngo-campaigns-and-advocacy">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 17:08:51 +0100 Duncan Green Preserving the Financial Infrastructure for Trade http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/04/2015/preserving-financial-infrastructure-trade Sébastien de Brouwer provides the first of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and P...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/04/2015/preserving-financial-infrastructure-trade">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 09:04:51 +0100 S?bastien de Brouwer The Right to Safe Schools http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/04/2015/right-safe-schools Gordon Brown, ex British Prime Minister, discusses on the importance of childrens&#39; right to go to school. A right which, he argues, is trumped on because of terrorist attacks.It is relentless. Thi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/04/2015/right-safe-schools">Read more</a> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 08:27:43 +0100 Gordon Brown To address the global food crisis, we have to address the power of big agribusiness http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2015/address-global-food-crisis-we-have-address-power-big-agribusiness There is plenty of evidence that the livelihoods of farmers and communities can be improved, and that agroecology can deliver a huge range of other benefits, Ian Fitzpatrick argues. It is therefore es...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2015/address-global-food-crisis-we-have-address-power-big-agribusiness">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:44:31 +0100 Ian Fitzpatrick Police Brutality as Hate Crime http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2015/police-brutality-hate-crime Karl T. Muth explains his proposal to use a &quot;hate crime&quot; framework in police brutality cases.There is substantial momentum in public sentiment &ndash; particularly in urban areas of develope...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/04/2015/police-brutality-hate-crime">Read more</a> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 13:27:02 +0100 Karl T. Muth Inclusivity and Cooperation Based Approach: Will it Succeed? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/04/2015/inclusivity-and-cooperation-based-approach-will-it-succeed Hayrettin Kaplan provides the second of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Polit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/04/2015/inclusivity-and-cooperation-based-approach-will-it-succeed">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 17:52:17 +0100 Hayrettin Kaplan Where will all the Jobs Come From? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/04/2015/where-will-all-jobs-come ODI&#39;s Tom Berliner explains the recent decline in industrial employment globally and asks, &#39;If industrialisation won&rsquo;t be the great source of quality jobs it was supposed to be, then wha...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/04/2015/where-will-all-jobs-come">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 13:25:41 +0100 Tom Berliner The Prospect of an Indo-Chinese Role in Reconstructing Christchurch http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/04/2015/prospect-indo-chinese-role-reconstructing-christchurch In an inversion of development norms, Rachit Ranjan & Ishita Das argue that christchurch could look to emerging markets to help it rebuild and prepare for the future.The devastation unleashed by t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/04/2015/prospect-indo-chinese-role-reconstructing-christchurch">Read more</a> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:20:55 +0100 Rachit Ranjan & Ishita Das Putting Inequality at the Top of the Agenda http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2015/putting-inequality-top-agenda Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, argues that the fight against inequality should be put on top of the global agenda, and urges multinational firms to avoid tax dodging, whic...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2015/putting-inequality-top-agenda">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:45:10 +0100 Winnie Byanyima Internet Governance Reform the Indian Way http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2015/internet-governance-reform-indian-way Aasim Khan explores how India&rsquo;s experiments with liberal constitutionalism have informed its approach to internet governance.The 20th century witnessed several &lsquo;revolutions of sovereignty&...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2015/internet-governance-reform-indian-way">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 21:11:20 +0100 Aasim Khan Afghanistan: Troop levels, Timelines and Political Reform in Afghanistan http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2015/afghanistan-troop-levels-timelines-and-political-reform-afghanistan Noah Coburn argues that confusion over future troop levels in is affecting governance and daily life in Afghanistan as much as it is American security interests.Last April, I stood by a polling statio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2015/afghanistan-troop-levels-timelines-and-political-reform-afghanistan">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:22:47 +0100 Noah Coburn The Future of Foreign Trade Support: The Era of Uncertainty http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2015/future-foreign-trade-support-era-uncertainty Xavier Laurent provides the first of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Politica...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/04/2015/future-foreign-trade-support-era-uncertainty">Read more</a> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 17:25:54 +0100 Xavier Laurent The Secret and the Surge: ISIS Response Self-help Principles for Would-be Warriors of the West http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2015/secret-and-surge-isis-response-self-help-principles-would-be-warriors-west Amidst current crises in global affairs, Carter Page considers ways in which certain popular self-help concepts could prove beneficial to the practice of foreign policy.Oprah Winfrey has been a major ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/03/2015/secret-and-surge-isis-response-self-help-principles-would-be-warriors-west">Read more</a> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:31:15 +0100 Carter Page How We Think: Reflections on Thought in The Digital Age http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2015/how-we-think-reflections-thought-digital-age How is technology shaping our minds and the way we think? Mikaela Bradbury argues that it weakens our brain&#39;s attention and processing capacities.In the early half of the 20th century, John Dewey,...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2015/how-we-think-reflections-thought-digital-age">Read more</a> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:17:34 +0100 Mikaela Bradbury PISA for Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2015/pisa-development Erik Solheim argues that the new PISA for Development program, launched March 27 2015 in Guatemala, provides an opportunity to improve the quality of education in developing countries.Extreme poverty ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/03/2015/pisa-development">Read more</a> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:21:54 +0100 Erik Solheim Standardising Export Credit in the Post Crisis Environment http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2015/standardising-export-credit-post-crisis-environment-0 Johannes Schmidt provides the first of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Politi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2015/standardising-export-credit-post-crisis-environment-0">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:20:14 +0000 Johannes Schmidt Are you Ready for the Technological Revolution? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/03/2015/are-you-ready-technological-revolution Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, discusses the foreseeable effects of the technological revolution that is now changing the world.It is time to stop looking ba...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/03/2015/are-you-ready-technological-revolution">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:41:16 +0000 Klaus Schwab Book Review: Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and Her World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/03/2015/book-review-angela-merkel-chancellor-and-her-world Angela Merkel: The Chancellor and Her World by Stefan Kornelius. Translated by Anthea Bell and Christopher Moncrieff. Richmond/Surrey: Alma Books, 2014. 300 pp, &pound;9.99 paperback 9781846883187This...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/03/2015/book-review-angela-merkel-chancellor-and-her-world">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:30:55 +0000 Reviewed by Joyce Mushaben Why Premature Deindustrialization is Really Bad News for Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/03/2015/why-premature-deindustrialization-really-bad-news-development A new study shows that countries are undergoing a process of premature industrialisaiton. This means that countries are running out of industrialization opportunities sooner and at much lower levels o...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/03/2015/why-premature-deindustrialization-really-bad-news-development">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:35:09 +0000 Duncan Green What Is Climate Change Anyway? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/03/2015/what-climate-change-anyway Karl T. Muth examines whether the mere belief in climate change - regardless of the science - is enough to move markets.The climate change debate is fascinating to me because it involves groups of peo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/03/2015/what-climate-change-anyway">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:20:20 +0000 Karl T. Muth Trade Growth needs Greater Global Harmonization, also among Banks http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/03/2015/trade-growth-needs-greater-global-harmonization-also-among-banks Steven Beck provides the second of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/03/2015/trade-growth-needs-greater-global-harmonization-also-among-banks">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:59:36 +0000 Steven Beck 5 Economic Principles of Cyber Security http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/03/2015/5-economic-principles-cyber-security Larry Clinton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Internet Security Alliance, discusses cyber security and the economics related to it.In the past 20 years, the nature of corporate asset val...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/03/2015/5-economic-principles-cyber-security">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 16:03:12 +0000 Larry Clinton Are Developing Countries Heading for Another Debt Crisis? And if so, What is Anyone Doing about it? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2015/are-developing-countries-heading-another-debt-crisis-and-if-so-what-anyone-doing-abo Duncan Green analyses whether developing countries are headed towards a new crisis, given their rising level of finance borrowing.Skating on thin ice is an occupational hazard in my job, but it was re...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2015/are-developing-countries-heading-another-debt-crisis-and-if-so-what-anyone-doing-abo">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:16:29 +0000 Duncan Green Capitalism’s Unfree Global Workforce http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2015/capitalism%E2%80%99s-unfree-global-workforce Susan Ferguson and David MacNally from Open Democracy argue that Neoliberal migration and border regimes instantiate a de facto forced labour regime. Migration is increasingly key to providing capital...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/03/2015/capitalism%E2%80%99s-unfree-global-workforce">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:04:25 +0000 Susan Ferguson and David McNally Securing Commercial Transactions based on International ICC Standards http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2015/securing-commercial-transactions-based-international-icc-standards Oliver Wieck provides the first of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2015/securing-commercial-transactions-based-international-icc-standards">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 17:17:14 +0000 Oliver Wieck 8 Ways Companies can Help End Human Trafficking http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2015/8-ways-companies-can-help-end-human-trafficking Tammy Lee Stanoch, vice president of corporate affairs at Carlson, discusses how companies can end human trafficking.In the fight against human trafficking, industry plays a critical role. Whether it ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2015/8-ways-companies-can-help-end-human-trafficking">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 09:26:08 +0000 Tammy Lee Stanoch Eradicating TB in India: Challenges, Perspectives and Solutions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2015/eradicating-tb-india-challenges-perspectives-and-solutions Global Policy is pleased to announce the release of a joint publication with the Observer Research Foundation; &lsquo;Eradicating TB in India: Challenges, Perspectives and Solutions&rsquo;, edited by ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2015/eradicating-tb-india-challenges-perspectives-and-solutions">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:42:36 +0000 Edited by Harsh Sethi Convergence Determines Governance – Within and Without. Reset http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2015/convergence-determines-governance-%E2%80%93-within-and-without-reset Danny Quah argues that the longer we remain in denial on what the emerging economies have achieved, the longer we keep global governance gridlocked and ineffective.Convergence across nation-states is ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/03/2015/convergence-determines-governance-%E2%80%93-within-and-without-reset">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:39:06 +0000 Danny Quah What is the Best way to Reduce Waste and Increase Food Security? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/03/2015/what-best-way-reduce-waste-and-increase-food-security The latest research from The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; asks what is the best way to reduce waste and increase food security?Almost one-quarter of all food in the world is lost each year, from harvestin...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/03/2015/what-best-way-reduce-waste-and-increase-food-security">Read more</a> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 13:28:44 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Eight Ways To Reduce Global Inequality http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/03/2015/eight-ways-reduce-global-inequality Marjorie Wood, senior staff member of the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, analyses eight stepts to reduce inequality.Extreme economic inequality is corrosive to our societi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/03/2015/eight-ways-reduce-global-inequality">Read more</a> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:20:56 +0000 Marjorie Wood The Death of International Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2015/death-international-development Jason Hickel argues that those engaging in the &lsquo;death of development discourse&rsquo; are misunderstanding the problem. International development is in serious crisis. Charities are worried abou...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2015/death-international-development">Read more</a> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:08:31 +0000 Jason Hickel Book Review: Religious Actors and International Law http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2015/book-review-religious-actors-and-international-law Religious Actors and International Law by Ioana Cismas. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014. 384 pp, &pound;70 hardcover 978-0-19-871282-4Much of the literature on religion, international law, and hu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2015/book-review-religious-actors-and-international-law">Read more</a> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:40:45 +0000 Reviewed by Turan Kayaoglu Export Credit Finance: Working Towards Disciplined Competition in a Multipolar World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2015/export-credit-finance-working-towards-disciplined-competition-multipolar-world Pedro Pessoa Carriço provides the first of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and P...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/03/2015/export-credit-finance-working-towards-disciplined-competition-multipolar-world">Read more</a> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 09:43:18 +0000 Pedro Pessoa Carri?o A Crucial Year Ahead: Development Finance and the Need for Fresh Perspectives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2015/crucial-year-ahead-development-finance-and-need-fresh-perspectives Gail Hurley, policy specialist in Development Finance at UNDP argues that Sustainable Development Goals necessitate the emergence of a complementary new development finance framework along with fresh ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2015/crucial-year-ahead-development-finance-and-need-fresh-perspectives">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:51:51 +0000 Gail Hurley Maintaining Poverty Reduction Post-2015 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2015/maintaining-poverty-reduction-post-2015 The Copenhagen Consensus Center has just released its latest research on Poverty targets for the post-2015 development agenda.Extreme poverty &ndash; or living on less than $1.25 a day &ndash; is a co...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2015/maintaining-poverty-reduction-post-2015">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 13:36:04 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Three Reasons for the Oil Price Drop http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2015/three-reasons-oil-price-drop Roberto Bocca, Head of Energy Industries at the World Economic Forum, highlights three main reasons why the price of oil has significantly dropped in the last months.Since last year, the price of oil ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/03/2015/three-reasons-oil-price-drop">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 12:17:23 +0000 Roberto Bocca Future Harmonization in Global Export Credit and Investment Insurance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2015/future-harmonization-global-export-credit-and-investment-insurance Dan Riordan contributes the second of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s forthcoming e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2015/future-harmonization-global-export-credit-and-investment-insurance">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:59:22 +0000 Dan Riordan Imagine there is a Nuclear Deal with Iran… http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2015/imagine-there-nuclear-deal-iran%E2%80%A6 &hellip;and it would not change much, neither to the West&rsquo;s overall relationship with the country nor to Tehran&rsquo;s regional role.That is, of course, too simplistic a view on what would be a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/03/2015/imagine-there-nuclear-deal-iran%E2%80%A6">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 09:26:44 +0000 Cornelius Adebahr 9/11 Wars: A Reckoning http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2015/911-wars-reckoning Snared by geopolitical interests, post-9/11 interventions have too easily been captured by leading states. A robust law enforcement process must serve enforcers of law, not agents of geopolitical inte...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/03/2015/911-wars-reckoning">Read more</a> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 12:39:17 +0000 David Held and Kyle McNally Can Printing Money Save the Global Economy? Yes http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2015/can-printing-money-save-global-economy-yes Jeffrey Sachs suggests that printing money will have beneficial effects on the global economy.The European Central Bank has finally launched a policy of quantitative easing (QE). The key question at t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2015/can-printing-money-save-global-economy-yes">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:34:13 +0000 Jeffrey D. Sachs Justifying Surveillance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2015/justifying-surveillance Kevin Macnish analyses the rationale behind surveillance justification and the human rights that relate to it.Surveillance is not a new phenomenon. The manner in which we carry out surveillance, thoug...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2015/justifying-surveillance">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:39:34 +0000 Kevin Macnish Some Simple Arithmetic on China’s Growth Slowdown http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2015/some-simple-arithmetic-china%E2%80%99s-growth-slowdown Danny Quah aks: What does China&rsquo;s growth slowdown mean to you?I ask here not about the New World Order, Global Power Shifts, or whether the US retains its position as global hegemon. Nor do I me...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/03/2015/some-simple-arithmetic-china%E2%80%99s-growth-slowdown">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 08:27:45 +0000 Danny Quah Human Rights Diversity goes Beyond North-South Relations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2015/human-rights-diversity-goes-beyond-north-south-relations Emily Martinez, director of the Open Society Human Rights Initiative, argues that diversifying the global human rights movement involves more than North-South restructuring.Ongoing discussions on inte...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2015/human-rights-diversity-goes-beyond-north-south-relations">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:22:22 +0000 Emily Martinez How will Technology Reshape Security? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2015/how-will-technology-reshape-security Kristel Van der Elst and Trudi Lang, directors of Strategic Foresight at the World Economic Forum, analyse the role that technology is playing &nbsp;in the security landscape.&nbsp;Imagine that a terr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/03/2015/how-will-technology-reshape-security">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:18:21 +0000 Kristel Van der Elst and Trudi Lang Business, like Government, must Master Geo-economics http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2015/business-government-must-master-geo-economics Jennifer Blanke, Chief Economist at the World Economic Forum, and Anja Kaspersen, Head of Geopolitics and International Security, discuss the importance of the relationship between geopolitics and eco...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2015/business-government-must-master-geo-economics">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 12:08:52 +0000 Jennifer Blanke and Anja Kaspersen Supporting Export Diversification in the Gulf Cooperation Council http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2015/supporting-export-diversification-gulf-cooperation-council-0 Jarmo T. Kotilaine contributes the first of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s forthcoming e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2015/supporting-export-diversification-gulf-cooperation-council-0">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 10:56:01 +0000 Jarmo T. Kotilaine Falling Oil Prices & Regime Stability in Petro-States – A New 'Petro Spring' Rising? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2015/falling-oil-prices-regime-stability-petro-states-%E2%80%93-new-petro-spring-rising Martha Molfetas explores the possibility of a &lsquo;Petro-Spring&rsquo; in countries sufferring from low oil prices.The drop in oil prices has been a boon for oil importers and consumers, but for som...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/03/2015/falling-oil-prices-regime-stability-petro-states-%E2%80%93-new-petro-spring-rising">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 09:02:31 +0000 Martha Molfetas Geoengineering and the need for inclusive institutions – Global Governance Futures 2025 interviews Akiko Suzuki http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2015/geoengineering-and-need-inclusive-institutions-%E2%80%93-global-governance-futures-2025-inte This interview was conducted by Mirko Hohmann and Joel Sandhu for the &lsquo;The Global Governance Futures 2025&rsquo; programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend w...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/03/2015/geoengineering-and-need-inclusive-institutions-%E2%80%93-global-governance-futures-2025-inte">Read more</a> Sat, 07 Mar 2015 07:37:20 +0000 Mirko Hohmann and Joel Sandhu The Soaring Use of Creative Commons Licenses http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/03/2015/soaring-use-creative-commons-licenses David Bollier explains why the use of creative commons licenses is soaring in a global context.Creative Commons has just issued a report documenting usage patterns of its licenses. It&rsquo;s great to...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/03/2015/soaring-use-creative-commons-licenses">Read more</a> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:50:20 +0000 David Bollier The Weakened Global Economy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/03/2015/weakened-global-economy Danny Quah comments on pessimistic reports on the direction of the world&rsquo;s economy.The headline on The Economist leader (11 Oct 2014) made matters brutally clear: &ldquo;Growth is healthy in Ame...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/03/2015/weakened-global-economy">Read more</a> Fri, 06 Mar 2015 08:48:45 +0000 Danny Quah A Global Regime for Export Credits in the New World (Dis)Order – Challenges of Multipolarity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/03/2015/global-regime-export-credits-new-world-disorder-%E2%80%93-challenges-multipolarity Jan Vassard provides the second of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/03/2015/global-regime-export-credits-new-world-disorder-%E2%80%93-challenges-multipolarity">Read more</a> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 08:15:08 +0000 Jan Vassard The Work of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Advancing the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/03/2015/work-un-high-commissioner-human-rights-advancing-promotion-and-protection-human-righ Navanethem Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, discusses how the United Nations, its human rights mechanisms, and all of us as individuals, can help to advance the realization of hum...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/03/2015/work-un-high-commissioner-human-rights-advancing-promotion-and-protection-human-righ">Read more</a> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:14:28 +0000 Navi Pillay 3 Key Steps to Eliminating Hunger http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/03/2015/3-key-steps-eliminating-hunger Shenggen Fan, director general of the International Food Policy Research Institute, outlines three steps for the elimination of hunger.This year&rsquo;s World Economic Forum provided an opportunity fo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/03/2015/3-key-steps-eliminating-hunger">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 21:39:35 +0000 Shenggen Fan The Effectiveness of Peacekeeping during Civil War http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/03/2015/effectiveness-peacekeeping-during-civil-war Daniel Blocq provides a detailed study on the effectiveness of peacekeeping during civil war.The prevalence and destructiveness of civil wars in Mali, South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and ma...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/03/2015/effectiveness-peacekeeping-during-civil-war">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:37:58 +0000 Daniel Blocq Documentary Review: Shored Up http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2015/documentary-review-shored Shored Up, directed and produced by Ben Kalina. USA: Mangrove Media 2013. 84 minutes, $23 limited edition DVD; $295 educational DVD, distributed by Outcast films.Hot summer days and golden beaches in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2015/documentary-review-shored">Read more</a> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:52:12 +0000 Reviewed by Scott McKenzie China as G20 Host in 2016: Dawn of Asian Global Leadership? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2015/china-g20-host-2016-dawn-asian-global-leadership Gregory Chin and Hugo Dobson outline possible approaches for China&#39;s turn as G20 president.On 16 November 2014, the last day of the G20 summit in Brisbane, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot ann...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/03/2015/china-g20-host-2016-dawn-asian-global-leadership">Read more</a> Tue, 03 Mar 2015 08:31:26 +0000 Gregory Chin and Hugo Dobson 4 Ways the Sharing Economy can Change the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2015/4-ways-sharing-economy-can-change-world April Rinne, expert on sharing economies at the World Economic Forum, highlights four ways in which the sharing economy can change the world.Two years ago at Davos, the sharing economy was a foreign c...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2015/4-ways-sharing-economy-can-change-world">Read more</a> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:51:17 +0000 April Rinne The long-term impact of war: the urgent challenge of sexual and gender based violence http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2015/long-term-impact-war-urgent-challenge-sexual-and-gender-based-violence Kate Bird, Research Associate for ODI&#39;s Growth, Poverty and Inequality programme, looks at how the effects of conflict persist long after armed hostilities have ceased. An example is sexual and ge...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/03/2015/long-term-impact-war-urgent-challenge-sexual-and-gender-based-violence">Read more</a> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 21:22:52 +0000 Kate Bird What do Maslow’s ‘hierarchy of needs’, Corporate Social Responsibility and Export Credit Agencies have to do with each other? More than you think. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/02/2015/what-do-maslow%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98hierarchy-needs%E2%80%99-corporate-social-responsibility-and-export-credit SummaryThe planet we live and work on offers plenty of interesting and challenging opportunities, but it also has its limitations. With a world population that is growing and whose standard of living ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/02/2015/what-do-maslow%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98hierarchy-needs%E2%80%99-corporate-social-responsibility-and-export-credit">Read more</a> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:05:56 +0000 Bert Bruning Rich and Poor Nations can Link up to Recycle E-waste http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/02/2015/rich-and-poor-nations-can-link-recycle-e-waste Ruediger Kuehr, head of Sustainable Cycles (SCYCLE), and Feng Wang, research associate at SCYCLE, argue that a global system can tackle e-waste until developing countries can do so themselves.Since th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/02/2015/rich-and-poor-nations-can-link-recycle-e-waste">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:59:03 +0000 Ruediger Kuehr and Feng Wang Addressing Hunger in the Post-2015 Consensus http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/02/2015/addressing-hunger-post-2015-consensus The latest research series from The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; asks how we can feed the over 800 million people who go to bed hungry every night.The world faces many problems, and feeding a growing popu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/02/2015/addressing-hunger-post-2015-consensus">Read more</a> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:44:24 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Capitalism Defused the Population Bomb http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2015/capitalism-defused-population-bomb Will humanity face starvation since food production rates slow down? Chelsea German from Cato Institute provides some useful insights to this question.Journalists know that alarmism attracts readers. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2015/capitalism-defused-population-bomb">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:07:38 +0000 Chelsea German Foreign Trade and the Aircraft Manufacturing Industry http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2015/foreign-trade-and-aircraft-manufacturing-industry Nigel Taylor provides the second of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/02/2015/foreign-trade-and-aircraft-manufacturing-industry">Read more</a> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:50:03 +0000 Nigel Taylor Book Review: Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2015/book-review-occupying-political-science-occupy-wall-street-movement-new-york-world Occupying Political Science: The Occupy Wall Street Movement from New York to the World, edited by Emily Welty, Matthew Bolton, Meghana Nayak, and Christopher Malone. New York: Palgrave 2013. 297 pp, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2015/book-review-occupying-political-science-occupy-wall-street-movement-new-york-world">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:22:02 +0000 Reviewed by Genevieve LeBaron Harmonized Sustainability Requirements in Global Trade and Export Finance: A Win-Win Scenario http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2015/harmonized-sustainability-requirements-global-trade-and-export-finance-win-win-scena Policy implicationsFurther harmonization of sustainability requirements in international trade and export finance.Governments need to ensure coherence between trade policy and other policy areas.Intro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2015/harmonized-sustainability-requirements-global-trade-and-export-finance-win-win-scena">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:48:15 +0000 Karin Apelman and Karl-Oskar Olming Why Summits on “Countering Violent Extremism” Matter http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2015/why-summits-%E2%80%9Ccountering-violent-extremism%E2%80%9D-matter Junaid Afeef argues that while efforts to counter violent extremism are no silver bullet, they are essential work that pushes back against extremist propaganda.With ISIS drawing recruits from around t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/02/2015/why-summits-%E2%80%9Ccountering-violent-extremism%E2%80%9D-matter">Read more</a> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:05:28 +0000 Junaid Afeef Will a New Funding Strategy Leave Behind HIV’s Most Vulnerable? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2015/will-new-funding-strategy-leave-behind-hiv%E2%80%99s-most-vulnerable The Global Fund&rsquo;s new funding model for HIV services offers the bulk of money to the poorest countries with the highest prevalence of infection. But in some cases, the best strategy is just the ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2015/will-new-funding-strategy-leave-behind-hiv%E2%80%99s-most-vulnerable">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:27:37 +0000 Krista Lauer World Report 2015: Rights Aren’t Wrong in Tough Times http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2015/world-report-2015-rights-aren%E2%80%99t-wrong-tough-times Human Rights Watch provides an analysis of its annual report.(Beirut) &ndash; Governments make a big mistake when they ignore human rights to counter serious security challenges, Human Rights Watch sa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/02/2015/world-report-2015-rights-aren%E2%80%99t-wrong-tough-times">Read more</a> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:11:55 +0000 Human Rights Watch Why 2015 is a make-or-break year for the economy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/02/2015/why-2015-make-or-break-year-economy Christine Lagarde, director of the IMF, discusses various measures to be implemented in 2015 in order to foster growth, development and social inclusion.&nbsp;At the start of 2015, policymakers around...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/02/2015/why-2015-make-or-break-year-economy">Read more</a> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 15:43:08 +0000 Christine Lagarde Quantum Computing and Global Security http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/02/2015/quantum-computing-and-global-security Nayef Al-Rodhan outlines the implications of quantum computing for progress and security.The fast-evolving processing power of computers is a fact that hardly surprises anyone today. This was predicte...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/02/2015/quantum-computing-and-global-security">Read more</a> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:38:07 +0000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Seasonal Conflict Zones: Chicago http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/02/2015/seasonal-conflict-zones-chicago Karl Muth explores the seasonal determinants of violence in Chicago. My friend Tom Kirk and I spent some time exploring Chicago two summers ago. At the time, we both had recent experience in post-conf...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/02/2015/seasonal-conflict-zones-chicago">Read more</a> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:26:34 +0000 Karl T. Muth Will Fiscal Policy help move us towards a Green Economy? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/02/2015/will-fiscal-policy-help-move-us-towards-green-economy Carlo Carraro, Director of the International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG), unpicks the fiscal obstacles and social challenges that need to be overcome to support moves towards a green economy....<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/02/2015/will-fiscal-policy-help-move-us-towards-green-economy">Read more</a> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:12:26 +0000 Carlo Carraro UN Strategy to Combat Religious Intolerance - Is it Fit for Purpose? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/02/2015/un-strategy-combat-religious-intolerance-it-fit-purpose As religious intolerance and discrimination increase, is the UN&#39;s current strategic response- as set out in a Human Rights Council Resolution and related plans- fit for purpose? The response from&...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/02/2015/un-strategy-combat-religious-intolerance-it-fit-purpose">Read more</a> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 18:47:20 +0000 Marc Limon, Nazila Ghanea and Hilary Power Why we Should Lend More Money to Richer Countries http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/02/2015/why-we-should-lend-more-money-richer-countries Andrew Rogerson, senior research associate at the ODI, suggests that the development finance conference in Addis Ababa next year should focus not only on international grants to the least creditworthy...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/02/2015/why-we-should-lend-more-money-richer-countries">Read more</a> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 12:14:55 +0000 Andrew Rogerson A Model for Peace in East Ukraine: The South Tyrol Autonomy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2015/model-peace-east-ukraine-south-tyrol-autonomy Roland Benedikter explores the teachings of the South Tyrol model for an end to conflict in East Ukraine.Last week&rsquo;s Minsk peace talks between Vladimir Putin, Pedro Poroschenko, Angela Merkel an...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2015/model-peace-east-ukraine-south-tyrol-autonomy">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:16:56 +0000 Roland Benedikter Global Standards on Government-backed Trade Finance: Challenges for Developing Countries and the Role of Multilateral Development Banks http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2015/global-standards-government-backed-trade-finance-challenges-developing-countries-and Banu Demir provides the first of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Ri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/02/2015/global-standards-government-backed-trade-finance-challenges-developing-countries-and">Read more</a> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 05:29:39 +0000 Banu Demir Why Are Humanitarian Workers Targeted? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2015/why-are-humanitarian-workers-targeted Hashmat Moslih,&nbsp;advisor to the former president of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani, analyses why humanitarian workers are often targeted and killed.Why are humanitarian workers targeted?On World ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2015/why-are-humanitarian-workers-targeted">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:02:17 +0000 Hashmat Moslih Women and Children’s Health: The post-2015 Development Agenda http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2015/women-and-children%E2%80%99s-health-post-2015-development-agenda The thirteenth research series from The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; asks how we can improve women&rsquo;s health and save more than 14m children from dying before 2030?We have recently published our new ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/02/2015/women-and-children%E2%80%99s-health-post-2015-development-agenda">Read more</a> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 06:23:01 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Can Printing Money save the Global Economy? No. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/02/2015/can-printing-money-save-global-economy-no Stephen Roach, former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, argues that quantitative easing and the printing of money will have negative effects on the global economy.Predictably, the European Central Bank...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/02/2015/can-printing-money-save-global-economy-no">Read more</a> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:12:32 +0000 Stephen S. Roach International Business and Corporate Social Responsibility - The view from Africa http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/02/2015/international-business-and-corporate-social-responsibility-view-africa George Otieno provides the second of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Politica...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/02/2015/international-business-and-corporate-social-responsibility-view-africa">Read more</a> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:48:47 +0000 George Otieno The American South’s Growing Self-Assurance. The CELAC Summit of 2015 and the Perspectives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/02/2015/american-south%E2%80%99s-growing-self-assurance-celac-summit-2015-and-perspectives Roland Benedikter and Georg Göschl report on the confidence on display at the third summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.On 28th January 2015, Heads of State and Government ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/02/2015/american-south%E2%80%99s-growing-self-assurance-celac-summit-2015-and-perspectives">Read more</a> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 13:56:09 +0000 Roland Benedikter and Georg G?schl Throwing Justice Under the Bus is Not the Way to Go http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/02/2015/throwing-justice-under-bus-not-way-go Richard Dicker argues past experience suggests warnings that international criminal trials impede peace efforts are overblown.The International Criminal Court (ICC) has generated sharp debate over its...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/02/2015/throwing-justice-under-bus-not-way-go">Read more</a> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 02:39:43 +0000 Richard Dicker Conceptual Measurement http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/02/2015/conceptual-measurement Karl Muth on the importance of measuring the unmeasurable. Conceptual measurement is enormously important in public policy. Many policy decisions are made on the basis of things that are extraordinari...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/02/2015/conceptual-measurement">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:11:21 +0000 Karl T. Muth Increasing Competitiveness Calls for Greater Transparency http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/02/2015/increasing-competitiveness-calls-greater-transparency Fred Hochberg provides the first of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/02/2015/increasing-competitiveness-calls-greater-transparency">Read more</a> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 12:34:12 +0000 Fred Hochberg Book Review: How Effective Negotiation Management Promotes Multilateral Cooperation: The power of process in climate, trade and biosafety negotiations http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/02/2015/book-review-how-effective-negotiation-management-promotes-multilateral-cooperation-p How Effective Negotiation Management Promotes Multilateral Cooperation: The power of process in climate, trade and biosafety negotiations by Kai Monheim. London and New York: Routledge 2015. 290 pp, &...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/02/2015/book-review-how-effective-negotiation-management-promotes-multilateral-cooperation-p">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:33:58 +0000 Reviewed by Joanna Depledge New Slaves, Global Edition: Russia, Iran and the Segregation of the World Economy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/02/2015/new-slaves-global-edition-russia-iran-and-segregation-world-economy Carter Page describes how the lessons learned from the U.S. civil rights movement might provide a new vision for the foreign policy intelligentsia.SlavePronunciation: /slāv/1.2 - A person who is exce...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/02/2015/new-slaves-global-edition-russia-iran-and-segregation-world-economy">Read more</a> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 14:12:10 +0000 Carter Page The Post-2015 Development Agenda: Investing in Broadband http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2015/post-2015-development-agenda-investing-broadband-0 The twelfth research series from The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; is focused on Infrastructure targets for the post-2015 development agenda. Professor Emmanuelle Auriol and Alexia Lee González Fanfalone ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2015/post-2015-development-agenda-investing-broadband-0">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 14:39:03 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Global Policy Interview with Pino Arlacchi: Transnational Organized Crime http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2015/global-policy-interview-pino-arlacchi-transnational-organized-crime Global Policy&#39;s Valentina Amuso interviews Pino Arlacchi, former Undersecretary General and Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, about transnation...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/02/2015/global-policy-interview-pino-arlacchi-transnational-organized-crime">Read more</a> Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:21:57 +0000 Valentina Amuso Sustainable ECA business – an irreversible global trend http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/02/2015/sustainable-eca-business-%E2%80%93-irreversible-global-trend Edna Schöne provides the second of this week&#39;s chapters for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/02/2015/sustainable-eca-business-%E2%80%93-irreversible-global-trend">Read more</a> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 15:32:52 +0000 Edna Sch?ne Gender Equality, and What it May Mean for Society at Large http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/02/2015/gender-equality-and-what-it-may-mean-society-large The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; eleventh set of papers explore the value of gender equality, and what it may mean for society at large. The Copenhagen Consensus Center has just released its latest resear...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/02/2015/gender-equality-and-what-it-may-mean-society-large">Read more</a> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 16:15:53 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus German Industry Needs a Level Playing Field in Export Finance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/02/2015/german-industry-needs-level-playing-field-export-finance Stormy-Annika Mildner and Richard Bartel provide this week&#39;s chapter for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit a...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/02/2015/german-industry-needs-level-playing-field-export-finance">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:17:12 +0000 Stormy-Annika Mildner and Richard Bartel What does the End of Global Poverty look like? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/02/2015/what-does-end-global-poverty-look When does poverty end for an individual or country?The UN debate on ending global poverty and the forthcoming sustainable development goals has tended to focus on very poor people often defined as the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/02/2015/what-does-end-global-poverty-look">Read more</a> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 12:12:57 +0000 Andy Sumner and Doug McAteer Stepping Stones to a Cosmopolitan Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2015/stepping-stones-cosmopolitan-order David Held argues that the stepping stones towards a cosmopolitan global order could draw inspiration from some of the most important achievements of law and institution building in the 20th Century.&...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/02/2015/stepping-stones-cosmopolitan-order">Read more</a> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:41:39 +0000 David Held Global Policy Interview with Lord Alderdice: Terrorism in the Middle East http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2015/global-policy-interview-lord-alderdice-terrorism-middle-east Global Policy&#39;s Nayanika Varma and Tom McGivan interview Lord Alderdice to further understand contemporary terrorism in the Middle East.Lord Alderdice is a member of parliament with years of profe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2015/global-policy-interview-lord-alderdice-terrorism-middle-east">Read more</a> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 03:52:38 +0000 Nayanika Varma and Tom McGivan Book Review: International Mediation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2015/book-review-international-mediation International Mediation, by Paul F. Diehl and J. Michael Greig. Cambridge / Malden: Polity, 2012. 224 pp, &pound;45 hardcover 978-0-7456-5330-3, &pound;16.80 paperback 978-0-7456-5331-0, &pound;11.99 ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/02/2015/book-review-international-mediation">Read more</a> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 03:33:36 +0000 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo From Unilateralism to Global Citizens: Improving the Success of Round 3 in Iraq http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/01/2015/unilateralism-global-citizens-improving-success-round-3-iraq As the U.S. takes incremental steps to officially approve the ongoing use of force in Iraq for the third time in twenty-five years, Carter Page considers peaceful means to improve the endgame.Two of A...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/01/2015/unilateralism-global-citizens-improving-success-round-3-iraq">Read more</a> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:24:16 +0000 Carter Page Inclusive export credit standards http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/01/2015/inclusive-export-credit-standards Geetha Muralidhar provides the latest column for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance&...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/30/01/2015/inclusive-export-credit-standards">Read more</a> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:08:56 +0000 Geetha Muralidhar Foreign currency denominated loans in today's ECA world http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2015/foreign-currency-denominated-loans-todays-eca-world Peter Luketa contributes the latest chapter for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance&#...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2015/foreign-currency-denominated-loans-todays-eca-world">Read more</a> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:03:20 +0000 Peter Luketa Subsidising Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2015/subsidising-climate-change Tina Andersen Vågenes raises awareness about how the rich oil nations keep subsidising oil extraction whilst agreeing that the world needs to cut emissions.The annual climate negotiations in Peru in ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2015/subsidising-climate-change">Read more</a> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:04:23 +0000 Tina Andersen V?genes Four ways to change the way we lead http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2015/four-ways-change-way-we-lead Ngaire Woods warns against rushing into international crises and calls for cooperation between countries with different skill sets.With each crisis that arises, there is often a temptation to make eve...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/01/2015/four-ways-change-way-we-lead">Read more</a> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:18:33 +0000 Ngaire Woods Top 10 Global Risks 2015 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/01/2015/top-10-global-risks-2015 Oliver Cann discusses the biggest threats to the stability of the world in ten years time.The biggest threat to the stability of the world in the next 10 years comes from the risk of international con...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/01/2015/top-10-global-risks-2015">Read more</a> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:43:36 +0000 Oliver Cann The Rappers’ Union http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/01/2015/rappers%E2%80%99-union Karl Muth outlines why hip-hop artists should seriously consider unionizing, but probably won&rsquo;t.I&rsquo;ve been a fan of hip-hop, and particularly West Coast hip-hop, for a long time. I&rsquo;ve...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/01/2015/rappers%E2%80%99-union">Read more</a> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:04:25 +0000 Karl T. Muth Where do the world’s poorest people actually live? Big new databank on multidimensional poverty launched today http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2015/where-do-world%E2%80%99s-poorest-people-actually-live-big-new-databank-multidimensional-pove A new study by Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative has produced an innovative Multidimensional Poverty Index that sheds new light on the understanding of poverty in the world.Has it ever s...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2015/where-do-world%E2%80%99s-poorest-people-actually-live-big-new-databank-multidimensional-pove">Read more</a> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:42:17 +0000 Duncan Green No Equality without Data http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2015/no-equality-without-data Costanza Hermanin & Angelina Atanasova present a new report on Data Collection in the EU that demonstrates why data are centrally important for the promotion of equality in the world.Data has long...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2015/no-equality-without-data">Read more</a> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:16:39 +0000 Costanza Hermanin & Angelina Atanasova The Oil Price Opportunity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2015/oil-price-opportunity Kemal Dervis proposes that governments take advantage of falling oil prices to introduce an explicit carbon tax.&nbsp;The sharp drop in the price of crude oil since late June has been grabbing headlin...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/01/2015/oil-price-opportunity">Read more</a> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:56:27 +0000 Kemal Dervis Assimilation is an Issue of Scale http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2015/assimilation-issue-scale In the wake of the Paris shootings Kyle Scott reminds us of devolution&rsquo;s ability to connect people to their government and to one another. One of the emerging storylines in the wake of the attac...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2015/assimilation-issue-scale">Read more</a> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:58:24 +0000 Kyle Scott Russia makes Mogherini’s first visit to Washington a Difficult Return http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2015/russia-makes-mogherini%E2%80%99s-first-visit-washington-difficult-return Cornelius Adebahr unpicks Federica Mogherini&rsquo;s return to Washington in the shadow of Russia.Closing in on the first 100 days in office, Federica Mogherini, embarked on her first long-distance tr...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2015/russia-makes-mogherini%E2%80%99s-first-visit-washington-difficult-return">Read more</a> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:38:51 +0000 Cornelius Adebahr Book Review: Globalizing Transitional Justice: Contemporary Essays http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2015/book-review-globalizing-transitional-justice-contemporary-essays Globalizing Transitional Justice: Contemporary Essays by Ruti G. Teitel. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 256 pp, &pound;55/$85 hardcover 978-0-19-539494-8Transitional justice pract...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/01/2015/book-review-globalizing-transitional-justice-contemporary-essays">Read more</a> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:25:44 +0000 Reviewed by Chandra Lekha Sriram Climate Engineering: The need for Science, Governance and Better Understanding http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/01/2015/climate-engineering-need-science-governance-and-better-understanding This opinion piece is part of the &lsquo;The Global Governance Futures 2025&rsquo; programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges.As ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/01/2015/climate-engineering-need-science-governance-and-better-understanding">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:43:23 +0000 Mudit Sharma Regulations, subsidies and ECAs - are we sure the more the merrier? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/01/2015/regulations-subsidies-and-ecas-are-we-sure-more-merrier Michal Ron and Alessandro Terzulli provide the latest column for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/01/2015/regulations-subsidies-and-ecas-are-we-sure-more-merrier">Read more</a> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:32:28 +0000 Michal Ron and Alessandro Terzulli Human Security in the Age of Ebola: Towards People-centered Global Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2015/human-security-age-ebola-towards-people-centered-global-governance Maryan Zarnegar Deloffre argues that a &#39;global human security&#39; approach would be the best response to future human security crises like the Ebola outbreak.The Ebola outbreak that began in Marc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2015/human-security-age-ebola-towards-people-centered-global-governance">Read more</a> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:30:03 +0000 Maryam Zarnegar Deloffre A New Approach to International Partnerships for Learning and Development - Part I http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2015/new-approach-international-partnerships-learning-and-development-part-i In this first of a three posts, Mark Potts explains how two new concepts of Living Global Citizenship and Cultural Empathy provide a basis for a new approach to partnerships. Policy ImplicationsCitize...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2015/new-approach-international-partnerships-learning-and-development-part-i">Read more</a> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:37:54 +0000 Mark Potts Predicting the Effects of TTIP, or: Whose Crystal Ball Can We Trust? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2015/predicting-effects-ttip-or-whose-crystal-ball-can-we-trust Mathis Lohaus discusses Jeronim Capaldo&#39;s analysis of the potential negative effects of a TTIP.In a paper called &ldquo;TTIP: European Disintegration, Unemployment and Instability&rdquo;, economis...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/21/01/2015/predicting-effects-ttip-or-whose-crystal-ball-can-we-trust">Read more</a> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:25:02 +0000 Mathis Lohaus International Relations vs Global Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2015/international-relations-vs-global-governance Oleksandr Svitych examines the differences between the field of International Relations and that of&nbsp;Global Governance, exploring its definitions, actors, and its perspectives on world politics.Th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2015/international-relations-vs-global-governance">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:50:55 +0000 Oleksandr Svitych Baywatchnormativism: The Case of Quora http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2015/baywatchnormativism-case-quora Karl Muth exlores the demographics of question and answer website Quora.I make no secret of how I spend my spare time. Much of it is spent reading. Much of the rest is spent on Wikipedia and Quora, wh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2015/baywatchnormativism-case-quora">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:35:08 +0000 Karl T. Muth Can a Think Tank Help Expose a Captured State? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2015/can-think-tank-help-expose-captured-state Andrej Nosko argues that where state institutions are unlikely to be able to expose corruption and drive reforms themselves think tanks can provide an alternative watchdog function.More than 20 years ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/01/2015/can-think-tank-help-expose-captured-state">Read more</a> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:54:23 +0000 Andrej Nosko Autonomous Weapon Systems: The Urgent Need for Regulation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2015/autonomous-weapon-systems-urgent-need-regulation This opinion piece is part of the &lsquo;The Global Governance Futures 2025&rsquo; programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges.The...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2015/autonomous-weapon-systems-urgent-need-regulation">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:33:06 +0000 Swati Malik New Challenges for State-backed International Trade Finance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2015/new-challenges-state-backed-international-trade-finance Erdal Yalcin writes the twelfth column for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance&#39;. ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2015/new-challenges-state-backed-international-trade-finance">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 12:17:40 +0000 Erdal Yalcin What should central banks do next? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2015/what-should-central-banks-do-next Stephen S. Roach explains why Central Banks have lost their way.America&rsquo;s Federal Reserve is headed down a familiar &ndash; and highly dangerous &ndash; path. Steeped in denial of its past mista...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/01/2015/what-should-central-banks-do-next">Read more</a> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:46:54 +0000 Stephen S. Roach The Paris Killings and the need not to Alienate Moderate Muslim Allies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2015/paris-killings-and-need-not-alienate-moderate-muslim-allies Gregory Aftandilian argues that responses to the Paris attacks must carefully consider the long term strategy of the fight against extremism. The brutal killings in and near Paris in the offices of th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2015/paris-killings-and-need-not-alienate-moderate-muslim-allies">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:46:54 +0000 Gregory Aftandilian Emissions Tuning, Not Industrial Abstinence http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2015/emissions-tuning-not-industrial-abstinence Karl T. Muth advocates managing, rather than simply slashing, our level of emissions.As the 21st century moves onward, left-wing environmentalism continues to look more like Ludditeism, or the worst k...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/16/01/2015/emissions-tuning-not-industrial-abstinence">Read more</a> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:49:35 +0000 Karl T. Muth Can we put a Value on Biodiversity? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2015/can-we-put-value-biodiversity The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; tenth set of papers explore the value of biodiversity, and estimate the benefits and costs of conservation.Biodiversity &ndash; the range of species we share our planet wi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2015/can-we-put-value-biodiversity">Read more</a> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:06:54 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Some Reflections on the Future of Foreign Trade Support http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2015/some-reflections-future-foreign-trade-support-0 Antonio Fernández-Martos writes the eleventh column for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk In...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/01/2015/some-reflections-future-foreign-trade-support-0">Read more</a> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:24:50 +0000 Antonio Fern?ndez-Martos Arrested War: After Diffused War http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/01/2015/arrested-war-after-diffused-war Ben O&rsquo;Loughlin and Andrew Hoskins introduce the concept of &lsquo;Arrested War&rsquo; to describe how mainstream media is re-appropriating the images and stories that describe contemporary confl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/01/2015/arrested-war-after-diffused-war">Read more</a> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:08:54 +0000 Ben O'Loughlin and Andrew Hoskins An ‘India Exception’ and India-U.S. Partnership on Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/01/2015/%E2%80%98india-exception%E2%80%99-and-india-us-partnership-climate-change Samir Saran and Bruce Jones argue that the US must not seek to draw up the carbon drawbridge as it seeks to engage India.A Unique DilemmaClimate change has become the major global challenge of this yo...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/01/2015/%E2%80%98india-exception%E2%80%99-and-india-us-partnership-climate-change">Read more</a> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:55:10 +0000 Samir Saran and Bruce Jones Export Credit Agencies of the Future: Transparent, Open and Innovative drivers of Global Development http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2015/export-credit-agencies-future-transparent-open-and-innovative-drivers-global-develop Caspar von Hauenschild writes the tenth column for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insuranc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2015/export-credit-agencies-future-transparent-open-and-innovative-drivers-global-develop">Read more</a> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 15:16:29 +0000 Caspar von Hauenschild Book Review: Framespotting: Changing how you look at things changes how you see them http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2015/book-review-framespotting-changing-how-you-look-things-changes-how-you-see-them Framespotting: Changing how you look at things changes how you see them by Laurence and Alison Matthews. Alresford: Iff Books 2014. 117 pp, &pound;8.99 paperback 978-1-78279-689-3, &pound;4.99 e-book ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/01/2015/book-review-framespotting-changing-how-you-look-things-changes-how-you-see-them">Read more</a> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 13:50:51 +0000 Reviewed by James Connelly We must End Extreme Inequality. Now. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2015/we-must-end-extreme-inequality-now Winnie Byanyima pushes for change in four major policy areas to tackle global inequality.There is an overwhelming consensus that things must change. For three years the World Economic Forum has listed...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2015/we-must-end-extreme-inequality-now">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 23:48:37 +0000 Winnie Byanyima Against EUrocentrism II: The need for a new European Union strategy towards regional integration all around the world http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2015/against-eurocentrism-ii-need-new-european-union-strategy-towards-regional-integratio The second and final part of former Argentine MP Fernando Iglesias&rsquo; examination of the mistakes of the EU&rsquo;s foreign strategy and proposal for a new way forward for Latin-American integrati...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/01/2015/against-eurocentrism-ii-need-new-european-union-strategy-towards-regional-integratio">Read more</a> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:03:10 +0000 Fernando Iglesias Geoengineering Governance – Global Governance Futures 2025 interviews Rongkun Liu http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2015/geoengineering-governance-%E2%80%93-global-governance-futures-2025-interviews-rongkun-liu This interview was conducted for the &lsquo;The Global Governance Futures 2025&rsquo; programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges....<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2015/geoengineering-governance-%E2%80%93-global-governance-futures-2025-interviews-rongkun-liu">Read more</a> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:30:45 +0000 Mirko Hohmann and Joel Sandhu Invest in Better Energy Technology to Fight Climate Change http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2015/invest-better-energy-technology-fight-climate-change The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; ninth set of papers focuses on climate change, why it is important and what targets should be set.Climate change has certainly received immense exposure among the most emi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/01/2015/invest-better-energy-technology-fight-climate-change">Read more</a> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:01:58 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Do we need to limit financial speculation? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2015/do-we-need-limit-financial-speculation Lawrence Mitchell discusses the meaning of speculation and what can be done to control it.The word &ldquo;speculation&rdquo; carries a connotation of negativity. And it&rsquo;s probably fair to say th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/01/2015/do-we-need-limit-financial-speculation">Read more</a> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:13:47 +0000 Lawrence Mitchell Financing for Whose Development? How Official Development Finance Institutions support Tax Havens http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/01/2015/financing-whose-development-how-official-development-finance-institutions-support-ta Mathieu Vervynckt discusses the Third UN Conference on Financing for Development (FfD), set to take place in Addis Ababa next year as a crucial opportunity to discuss both the use of scarce public res...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/01/2015/financing-whose-development-how-official-development-finance-institutions-support-ta">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 23:37:23 +0000 Mathieu Vervynckt Assessing the Lima Outcome http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/01/2015/assessing-lima-outcome Rishikesh Ram Bhandary examines the latest round of climate negotiations that took place in Lima, Peru and identifies key issues for the talks ahead of the deadline for a new global agreement on clima...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/01/2015/assessing-lima-outcome">Read more</a> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:01:34 +0000 Rishikesh Ram Bhandary Against EUrocentrism I: The need for a new European Union strategy towards regional integration all around the world http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2015/against-eurocentrism-i-need-new-european-union-strategy-towards-regional-integration The first part of former Argentine MP Fernando Iglesias&rsquo; examination of the mistakes of the EU&rsquo;s foreign strategy and proposal for a new way forward for Latin-American integration.For deca...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2015/against-eurocentrism-i-need-new-european-union-strategy-towards-regional-integration">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:52:14 +0000 Fernando Iglesias The Ebola Opportunity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2015/ebola-opportunity Blair Glencorse and Ashoka Mukpo argue that in the wake of Ebola attention must turn to supporting internal reformers to strengthen relationships between citizens and the state. &ldquo;A few weeks ago...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2015/ebola-opportunity">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:36:39 +0000 Blair Glencorse and Ashoka Mukpo Suicide as a Policy Matter http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2015/suicide-policy-matter Karl Muth argues that policymakers should approach suicide as a choice, and not a crime or a disease.After a recent suicide in my own family, and having recently revised my will (and associated legal ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/01/2015/suicide-policy-matter">Read more</a> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 05:13:20 +0000 Karl T. Muth No Justice, No Nuclear Peace: Weapons of Mass Destruction in an Age of Inequity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2015/no-justice-no-nuclear-peace-weapons-mass-destruction-age-inequity Amidst rising justice concerns in America and a return to Cold War tactics by policymakers, Carter Page considers the evolving nuclear relationship between the U.S. and Russia.In recent months, renewe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2015/no-justice-no-nuclear-peace-weapons-mass-destruction-age-inequity">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 15:17:58 +0000 Carter Page Multistakeholderism unmasked: How the NetMundial Initiative shifts battlegrounds in internet governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2015/multistakeholderism-unmasked-how-netmundial-initiative-shifts-battlegrounds-internet This opinion piece is part of the &lsquo;The Global Governance Futures 2025&rsquo; programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges.The...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2015/multistakeholderism-unmasked-how-netmundial-initiative-shifts-battlegrounds-internet">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 14:10:45 +0000 Julia Pohle Maintaining the relevance of the OECD Arrangement: A multifaceted agenda http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2015/maintaining-relevance-oecd-arrangement-multifaceted-agenda François de Ricolfis writes the ninth column for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Risk Insurance...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/01/2015/maintaining-relevance-oecd-arrangement-multifaceted-agenda">Read more</a> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 11:31:49 +0000 Fran?ois de Ricolfis Why the OECD Arrangement Works (even though it is only soft law) http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2014/why-oecd-arrangement-works-even-though-it-only-soft-law David Drysdale&#39;s column represents the eighth chapter for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Ri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/12/2014/why-oecd-arrangement-works-even-though-it-only-soft-law">Read more</a> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:51:36 +0000 David Drysdale Book Review: Will the Middle East Implode? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2014/book-review-will-middle-east-implode Will the Middle East Implode? by Mohammed Ayoob. Cambridge: Polity 2014. 120 pp, &pound;35 hardcover 978-0-7456-7924-2, &pound;9.99 paperback 978-0-7456-7925-9, &pound;6.99 e-book 978-0-7456-8030-9Moh...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2014/book-review-will-middle-east-implode">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:47:33 +0000 Reviewed by Carly Beckerman-Boys Five emerging global risks insurers should be concerned about http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2014/five-emerging-global-risks-insurers-should-be-concerned-about Marcus Fletcher outlines five emerging global risks insurers should be concerned about.In insurance the loss potential of natural catastrophes has traditionally been measured by catastrophe models. Ca...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2014/five-emerging-global-risks-insurers-should-be-concerned-about">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 20:36:15 +0000 Marcus Fletcher Sony: It's Time To Declare War http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2014/sony-its-time-declare-war Karl T. Muth suggests Sony can fight back.I&#39;ve advised companies in serious, bet-the-company situations. I suggest that Sony is in such a situation: its decisions this week and over the coming wee...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/12/2014/sony-its-time-declare-war">Read more</a> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:47:29 +0000 Karl T. Muth The $138.5 Billion Question: When Does Foreign Aid Work? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/12/2014/1385-billion-question-when-does-foreign-aid-work Andy Sumner argues that it may be more useful to ask when aid works, not whether.The policy debate around whether foreign aid&mdash;now $138.5 billion a year&mdash;works has been polarized between the...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/12/2014/1385-billion-question-when-does-foreign-aid-work">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:16:29 +0000 Andy Sumner The European Crisis Highlights the Different Economic Cultures of Europe and the USA - Part II: Perspectives http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/12/2014/european-crisis-highlights-different-economic-cultures-europe-and-usa-part-ii-perspe This post presents the second part of Roland Benedikter&rsquo;s exploration of the different economic cultures of Europe and the US. For the first part please click here.In times when rifts between de...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/12/2014/european-crisis-highlights-different-economic-cultures-europe-and-usa-part-ii-perspe">Read more</a> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:45:49 +0000 Roland Benedikter Book Review: Vanishing Coup: The Pattern of World History Since 1310 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2014/book-review-vanishing-coup-pattern-world-history-1310 Vanishing Coup: The Pattern of World History Since 1310 by Ivan Perkins. Lanham/Plymouth: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013. 343 pp, &pound;44.95 hardcover 978-1-4422-2271-7, e-book 978-1-4422-2272-4When...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/12/2014/book-review-vanishing-coup-pattern-world-history-1310">Read more</a> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:13:32 +0000 Reviewed by Nicholas M. Gallagher Don’t lose your cool over Iran’s Latin America diplomacy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/12/2014/don%E2%80%99t-lose-your-cool-over-iran%E2%80%99s-latin-america-diplomacy Pablo Scuticchio discusses whether the United States is overreacting over Iran&rsquo;s approach to the Western Hemisphere.Does Iran&rsquo;s outreach to Latin America pose a threat for United States na...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/12/2014/don%E2%80%99t-lose-your-cool-over-iran%E2%80%99s-latin-america-diplomacy">Read more</a> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:11:45 +0000 Pablo Scuticchio Achieving Global Rules on Social Impacts for Export Credit Agencies http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/12/2014/achieving-global-rules-social-impacts-export-credit-agencies Andrea Saldarriaga and Andrea Shemberg&#39;s column represents the seventh chapter for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Expor...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/12/2014/achieving-global-rules-social-impacts-export-credit-agencies">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:56:28 +0000 Andrea Saldarriaga and Andrea Shemberg American Leadership in a Complicated World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/12/2014/american-leadership-complicated-world Former diplomat Brian Stout explores how America&rsquo;s perception of a world characterised by chaos and complexity can be challenged by answering three overlapping questions. The unedifying spectacl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/12/2014/american-leadership-complicated-world">Read more</a> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:05:58 +0000 Brian Stout Cameron and the Referendum http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2014/cameron-and-referendum Karl Muth explores how the form and manner of the UK&rsquo;s integration with Europe is increasingly coming to define David Cameron&rsquo;s career.In the wake of UKIP successes in the recent elections...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2014/cameron-and-referendum">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 20:19:00 +0000 Karl T. Muth Engaging India with the World: Foreign Policy Imperatives in an Emerging World Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2014/engaging-india-world-foreign-policy-imperatives-emerging-world-order Rachit Ranjan argues that a foreign policy stance based on moralpolitik alone will not serve India&rsquo;s interests in a globalized world.&nbsp;&ldquo;The power of nations assembled here is not milit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/12/2014/engaging-india-world-foreign-policy-imperatives-emerging-world-order">Read more</a> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:11:38 +0000 Rachit Ranjan The European Crisis Highlights the Different Economic Cultures of Europe and the USA - Part I: Symptoms http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2014/european-crisis-highlights-different-economic-cultures-europe-and-usa-part-i-symptom This post presents the first part of Roland Benedikter&rsquo;s exploration of the different economic cultures of Europe and the US.There are many, partly worrying signs that the different economic, fi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2014/european-crisis-highlights-different-economic-cultures-europe-and-usa-part-i-symptom">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 11:56:11 +0000 Roland Benedikter Banning Drones? Let’s Not Get Ahead of Ourselves http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2014/banning-drones-let%E2%80%99s-not-get-ahead-ourselves Global Arms Control &ndash; Global Governance Futures 2025 interviews Takaaki Asano. The &lsquo;The Global Governance Futures 2025&rsquo; programme brings together young professionals to look ahead an...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/12/2014/banning-drones-let%E2%80%99s-not-get-ahead-ourselves">Read more</a> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 06:01:36 +0000 Mirko Hohmann and Joel Sandhu Reimagining Multistakeholderism: Challenges for Internet Governance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2014/reimagining-multistakeholderism-challenges-internet-governance Global Policy introduces a new issue brief from the Observer Research Foundation exploring ways to assure the internet is not run by and for the affluent.As the internet has assumed increasing importa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/12/2014/reimagining-multistakeholderism-challenges-internet-governance">Read more</a> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 05:24:51 +0000 Samir Saran and Will Poff-Webster Do we need standards for trade (finance) business? Yes, we do! http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2014/do-we-need-standards-trade-finance-business-yes-we-do Markus Wohlgeschaffen&#39;s column represents the sixth chapter for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Politi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/12/2014/do-we-need-standards-trade-finance-business-yes-we-do">Read more</a> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:45:11 +0000 Markus Wohlgeschaffen Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation in Conflict Situations as a Security Risk http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2014/sexual-abuse-and-sexual-exploitation-conflict-situations-security-risk The UN will now consider sexual violence and exploitation in conflict zones as security risks. Muna Ndulo highlights the growing importance of&nbsp;protecting women and children in armed conflict zone...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2014/sexual-abuse-and-sexual-exploitation-conflict-situations-security-risk">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 18:01:51 +0000 Muna Ndulo What’s Needed to Stop Ebola http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2014/what%E2%80%99s-needed-stop-ebola Michael Greenwood discusses what is needed to stop Ebola. New research by Yale researchers predicts the outbreak will get far worse in the coming weeks and months unless international commitments are ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2014/what%E2%80%99s-needed-stop-ebola">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:59:46 +0000 Michael Greenwood Investing $1 in Free Contraception Yields $40 Globally http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2014/investing-1-free-contraception-yields-40-globally The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; latest set of papers suggest setting universal access to sexual and reproductive health services as a target for the post-2015 development agenda and eliminating the unmet...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/12/2014/investing-1-free-contraception-yields-40-globally">Read more</a> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:41:35 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus A New Third Way: The Third Liberalism http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/12/2014/new-third-way-third-liberalism Karl Muth suggests a way out of the polarised gridlock that has come to define Occidental liberal democracy. When I was a teenager &ndash; during the Blair government and the Clinton administration &n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/12/2014/new-third-way-third-liberalism">Read more</a> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:28:22 +0000 Karl T. Muth Developing International Research Capacity http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/12/2014/developing-international-research-capacity Linda Hantrais introduces the discussions, debates and report that arose from the recently held third World Social Science Fellows Seminars.The International Social Science Council&rsquo;s (ISSC) Fell...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/12/2014/developing-international-research-capacity">Read more</a> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:04:47 +0000 Linda Hantrais Being "Trade Ready" in the MENA region - A key issue for the development and standardization of trade credit and political risk insurance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2014/being-trade-ready-mena-region-key-issue-development-and-standardization-trade-credit Karim Nasrallah&#39;s column represents the fifth chapter for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Ri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2014/being-trade-ready-mena-region-key-issue-development-and-standardization-trade-credit">Read more</a> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:27:34 +0000 Karim Nasrallah Climate Change Mitigation and African Priorities http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2014/climate-change-mitigation-and-african-priorities Oluwasola Omoju examines global climate change mitigation strategy from the perspective of sub-Sahara African countries.As policy makers gather for the Lima Climate Change Conference in Lima, Peru, on...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/02/12/2014/climate-change-mitigation-and-african-priorities">Read more</a> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 10:13:01 +0000 Oluwasola Omoju The 'Collaborative Economy': Competing on a Level Playing Field? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2014/collaborative-economy-competing-level-playing-field Dean Baker discusses collaborative economy&#39;s positive and negative sides and dual regulatory structures risk.New businesses always tout the extent to which they present a qualitative break with th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2014/collaborative-economy-competing-level-playing-field">Read more</a> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:24:57 +0000 Dean Baker Free trade could make everyone in the world richer http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2014/free-trade-could-make-everyone-world-richer The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; seventh set of papers unpick the argument that promoting free trade as a target for the post-2015 development agenda could make everyone in the world richer.With one simpl...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/01/12/2014/free-trade-could-make-everyone-world-richer">Read more</a> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 08:22:33 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Caliphate: Now In Mint Flavour! http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2014/caliphate-now-mint-flavour Is minting a currency truly an early symptom of statehood or state-building?To ISIS, state-building means something different from its use in development circles. It means the grand evolution, from ro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2014/caliphate-now-mint-flavour">Read more</a> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18:48:27 +0000 Karl T. Muth Education and Global Security http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2014/education-and-global-security Nayef Al-Rodhan argues for a globally inclusive educational program that promotes cultural security and understanding.There are all kinds of moral truths that see the world from different perspectives...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2014/education-and-global-security">Read more</a> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:57:44 +0000 Nayef Al-Rodhan Documentary Review: Glacial Balance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2014/documentary-review-glacial-balance Glacial Balance, written and directed by Ethan Steinman. USA: Daltonic Films 2013. 95 minutes, $29.99 DVD.Watching ancient fields of ice and snow melt is an arresting sight tinged with sadness. While ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/11/2014/documentary-review-glacial-balance">Read more</a> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 06:24:28 +0000 Reviewed by Scott McKenzie New weapon systems require a new international legal framework – Global Governance Futures 2025 interviews Conrad Hässler http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2014/new-weapon-systems-require-new-international-legal-framework-%E2%80%93-global-governance-fut This interview was conducted for the &lsquo;The Global Governance Futures 2025&rsquo; programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges....<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/11/2014/new-weapon-systems-require-new-international-legal-framework-%E2%80%93-global-governance-fut">Read more</a> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:00:59 +0000 Mirko Hohmann and Joel Sandhu The Tricky Path to a Global Climate Agreement http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2014/tricky-path-global-climate-agreement Samir Saran and Vivan Sharan offer advice for those wishing to avoid a collapse of negotiations at the COP 20 in Lima.The Conference of Parties (COP 20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2014/tricky-path-global-climate-agreement">Read more</a> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:17:14 +0000 Samir Saran and Vivan Sharan A tale of two rules: The intersection between WTO and OECD disciplines on export credit support http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2014/tale-two-rules-intersection-between-wto-and-oecd-disciplines-export-credit-support Dominic Coppens and Todd Friedbacher&#39;s column represents the fourth chapter for Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export C...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/26/11/2014/tale-two-rules-intersection-between-wto-and-oecd-disciplines-export-credit-support">Read more</a> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:39:35 +0000 Dominic Coppens and Todd Friedbacher Development and Human Rights – a Plea for a More Critical Embrace http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/11/2014/development-and-human-rights-%E2%80%93-plea-more-critical-embrace V. Nagaraj argues that the human rights framework provides an inadequate tool for understanding the deeper processes of development, and its uncritical embrace risks imposing a legal and bureaucratic ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/25/11/2014/development-and-human-rights-%E2%80%93-plea-more-critical-embrace">Read more</a> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:45:06 +0000 V. Nagaraj 1989, much more than the Berlin Wall http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2014/1989-much-more-berlin-wall Andrés Ortega, trying to define a new world order, whose central feature is constant and rapid change with a greater dose of disorder, examines the most important events and changes occurred in the l...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2014/1989-much-more-berlin-wall">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:29:40 +0000 Andr?s Ortega Quantitative Policy Alignment Analysis http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2014/quantitative-policy-alignment-analysis Karl Muth argues that the analysis of policy alignment &ndash; intranationally and internationally &ndash; can be examined using quantitative tools.The historical approach to policy alignment analysis...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2014/quantitative-policy-alignment-analysis">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:18:28 +0000 Karl T. Muth How much Economic Damage is Ebola causing? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2014/how-much-economic-damage-ebola-causing Cesar Calderon and Maryla Maliszewska discuss how much economic damage the outbreak of Ebola is causing.&nbsp;As current and former World Bank employees, we have all worked to speed the development of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/11/2014/how-much-economic-damage-ebola-causing">Read more</a> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:59:16 +0000 Cesar Calderon and Maryla Maliszewska From Ukraine to Georgia, Europe Must Abandon Half Measures http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/11/2014/ukraine-georgia-europe-must-abandon-half-measures Sally Painter argues that European leaders should be more proactive in their embrace of reformers in the former USSR to hedge against Russian adventurism.In the wake of the international furor over Ru...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/11/2014/ukraine-georgia-europe-must-abandon-half-measures">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:58:21 +0000 Sally Painter Book Review: Regional Maintenance of Peace and Security under International Law: The Distorted Mirrors http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/11/2014/book-review-regional-maintenance-peace-and-security-under-international-law-distorte Regional Maintenance of Peace and Security under International Law: The Distorted Mirrors, by Dace Winther. London / New York: Routledge, 2014. 264 pp, $140 hardcover 978-0-415-85499-3, $135 e-book 97...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/11/2014/book-review-regional-maintenance-peace-and-security-under-international-law-distorte">Read more</a> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:32:47 +0000 Reviewed by Mabel Gonz?lez Bustelo Westphalia to Southphalia http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/11/2014/westphalia-southphalia Juan Gabriel Tokatlian examines whether the rise of non-western states such as China, India, South Africa, and Brazil threaten the dominant model of international politics.The Peace of Westphalia in 1...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/11/2014/westphalia-southphalia">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:37:22 +0000 Juan Gabriel Tokatlian Reflections on Intervention in the 21st Century http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/11/2014/reflections-intervention-21st-century This afterword by David Held and Kyle McNally is the final chapter of Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &lsquo;Lessons from Intervention in the 21st Century: Legality, Legitimacy and Feasibility&#39;, edi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/19/11/2014/reflections-intervention-21st-century">Read more</a> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 08:06:34 +0000 David Held and Kyle McNally EU Emissions Trading Scheme Reform: A Change for the Better? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2014/eu-emissions-trading-scheme-reform-change-better Carlo Carraro argues that refroms to the EU&rsquo;s Emissions Trading Scheme are sending the right sort of signals for those interested in reaching emission targets. On the 23 October 2014, the Europe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2014/eu-emissions-trading-scheme-reform-change-better">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:42:06 +0000 Carlo Carraro Basel III: Recent Developments on the Prudential Regime affecting Trade and Export Finance http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2014/basel-iii-recent-developments-prudential-regime-affecting-trade-and-export-finance Marc Auboin&#39;s column represents the third contribution to Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Political Ri...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/18/11/2014/basel-iii-recent-developments-prudential-regime-affecting-trade-and-export-finance">Read more</a> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:23:37 +0000 Marc Auboin WTO impasse: Who is looking out for the public good? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2014/wto-impasse-who-looking-out-public-good Sophia Murphy examines the WTO-based negotiations over the latest Trade Facilitation Agreement-TFA, paying especial attention to India&#39;s role in supporting small-scale producers and domestic food ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2014/wto-impasse-who-looking-out-public-good">Read more</a> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:43:55 +0000 Sophia Murphy Why do Countries need Aid when the World is Awash with Capital? Latest Thoughts from the OECD http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2014/why-do-countries-need-aid-when-world-awash-capital-latest-thoughts-oecd Duncan Green reflects on the OECD&#39;s annual aid report in questioning why countries need aid when capital flows are so high.I chaired the London launch of the OECD&rsquo;s annual aid report last we...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/11/2014/why-do-countries-need-aid-when-world-awash-capital-latest-thoughts-oecd">Read more</a> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:31:27 +0000 Duncan Green "They" Is Bad English and Bad Policy http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2014/they-bad-english-and-bad-policy Karl Muth discusses the reputational, political and gender-related connotations of the use of &lsquo;they&rsquo;.The singular plural as &ldquo;they&rdquo; has always bothered me, sounding to me like n...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2014/they-bad-english-and-bad-policy">Read more</a> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:45:59 +0000 Karl T. Muth Why fighting corruption is key to improving healthcare http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2014/why-fighting-corruption-key-improving-healthcare Viva Dadwal discusses the importance of stamping out corruption in the healthcare system.In a sector that is scarce and expensive to begin with, corruption can mean the difference between life and dea...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2014/why-fighting-corruption-key-improving-healthcare">Read more</a> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:32:11 +0000 Viva Dadwal Bonds of the Diaspora http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2014/bonds-diaspora Mahmoud Mohieldin and Dilip Ratha examine the &#39;under-exploited&#39; resource of diaspora financing, and the challenges of channeling this income effectively.The goals of the post-2015 development ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/11/2014/bonds-diaspora">Read more</a> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 20:34:00 +0000 Mahmoud Mohieldin and Dilip Ratha On EU Enlargement, or: “what a difference a date makes” http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2014/eu-enlargement-or-%E2%80%9Cwhat-difference-date-makes%E2%80%9D Cornelius Adebahr argues that countries in and outside of the EU should consider reforms as continuing regardless of any official ascension date. After the experience of (prematurely) promising candid...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2014/eu-enlargement-or-%E2%80%9Cwhat-difference-date-makes%E2%80%9D">Read more</a> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:41:06 +0000 Cornelius Adebahr Should Energy be included in the Post-2015 Agenda, and How? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2014/should-energy-be-included-post-2015-agenda-and-how The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; sixth set of papers is focuses on&nbsp;whether energy should be included in the post-2015 development agenda and, if so, how?Nutritious food, clean water and basic healthc...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/11/2014/should-energy-be-included-post-2015-agenda-and-how">Read more</a> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:35:54 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Level Playing Field for Global ECAs: Glints on the Far Horizon http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/11/2014/level-playing-field-global-ecas-glints-far-horizon This Column from David Godfrey represents the second contribution to Global Policy&rsquo;s e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards for Export Credit and Polit...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/11/2014/level-playing-field-global-ecas-glints-far-horizon">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:09:54 +0000 David Godfrey You’ve Been Framed http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/11/2014/you%E2%80%99ve-been-framed Laurence and Alison Matthews argue that the way we frame global policy challenges is vitally important, and yet often overlooked.Have you heard much about International Warming lately?There&rsquo;s so...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/12/11/2014/you%E2%80%99ve-been-framed">Read more</a> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:49:09 +0000 Laurence Matthews and Alison Matthews The United States and the Rule of Law in a Polycentric World http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/global-public-goods-and-bads/united-states-and-rule-law-polycentric-world In the Melian Dialogue, Thucydides writes that justice applies only to relations among equals and in dealings with others, the strong do what they can while the weak suffer what they must. In the post...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/articles/global-public-goods-and-bads/united-states-and-rule-law-polycentric-world">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:28:56 +0000 Ramesh Thakur When Aid Goes Wrong: a Lesson from Pakistan on Why we Can’t Ignore Markets http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2014/when-aid-goes-wrong-lesson-pakistan-why-we-can%E2%80%99t-ignore-markets Steven A.&nbsp;Zyck uses the example of Pakistan to provide prescriptions for how international aid should be distributed.&nbsp;One month ago, a severe flood swept across Pakistan, damaging nearly 110...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2014/when-aid-goes-wrong-lesson-pakistan-why-we-can%E2%80%99t-ignore-markets">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:15:41 +0000 Steven A. Zyck Book Review: Security Sector Reform in Southeast Asia: From Policy to Practice http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2014/book-review-security-sector-reform-southeast-asia-policy-practice Security Sector Reform in Southeast Asia: From Policy to Practice edited by Felix Heiduk. London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2014. 264 pp, &pound;65 hardcover 9781137365484, e-book 9781137365491A...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/11/11/2014/book-review-security-sector-reform-southeast-asia-policy-practice">Read more</a> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 06:31:22 +0000 Reviewed by Kai Chen The greatest health threat you’ve never heard of, but need to know about. http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2014/greatest-health-threat-you%E2%80%99ve-never-heard-need-know-about Alessandro Demaio explores the world&#39;s biggest killer that no-one knows about, Non-Communicable Diseases.&nbsp;If you have a conversation with someone about the leading cause of global deaths, dis...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2014/greatest-health-threat-you%E2%80%99ve-never-heard-need-know-about">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:08:38 +0000 Alessandro Demaio Global Internet Governance – Global Governance Futures 2025 interviews Taejun Shin http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2014/global-internet-governance-%E2%80%93-global-governance-futures-2025-interviews-taejun-shin This interview was conducted for the &lsquo;The Global Governance Futures 2025&rsquo; programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges....<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/10/11/2014/global-internet-governance-%E2%80%93-global-governance-futures-2025-interviews-taejun-shin">Read more</a> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 16:30:26 +0000 Mirko Hohmann and Joel Sandhu The Future of Foreign Trade Support – An Introduction http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/11/2014/future-foreign-trade-support-%E2%80%93-introduction This Column from Andreas Klasen and Fiona Bannert represents the opening contribution to Global Policy&rsquo;s third e-book, &#39;The Future of Foreign Trade Support &ndash; Setting Global Standards f...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/11/2014/future-foreign-trade-support-%E2%80%93-introduction">Read more</a> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:14:11 +0000 Andreas Klasen and Fiona Bannert Getting to Zero Poverty by 2030 – Stop Giving More to Those that Need it the Least http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2014/getting-zero-poverty-2030-%E2%80%93-stop-giving-more-those-need-it-least Marcus Manuel looks at the international allocation of aid. Of the countries that receive aid, it is the richer ones that get the most aid for each of their people living in extreme poverty. He argues...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2014/getting-zero-poverty-2030-%E2%80%93-stop-giving-more-those-need-it-least">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 11:09:57 +0000 Marcus Manuel Austria as an Alternative to Provocative Models: A Visitor's Guide to the Home of Security and Cooperation in Europe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2014/austria-alternative-provocative-models-visitors-guide-home-security-and-cooperation- While NATO allies have struggled to deal with the aftermath of the Ukrainian revolution that its members helped instigate, Carter Page shows how the unconventionalities of Austria&rsquo;s political ec...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/07/11/2014/austria-alternative-provocative-models-visitors-guide-home-security-and-cooperation-">Read more</a> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:07:47 +0000 Carter Page The New EU Climate and Energy Proposal: What are the Consequences for the Economy and Energy Markets? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2014/new-eu-climate-and-energy-proposal-what-are-consequences-economy-and-energy-markets Carlo Carraro, Director of the International Center for Climate Governance, argues that Europe&rsquo;s strategic framework for climate and energy outlines greater integration of energy markets as a vi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2014/new-eu-climate-and-energy-proposal-what-are-consequences-economy-and-energy-markets">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 12:28:59 +0000 Carlo Carraro Buying Votes With Someone Else’s Money http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2014/buying-votes-someone-else%E2%80%99s-money Karl Muth argues supporting the minimum wage was an easy - but wrong - decision in the US&#39;s mid-term elections. During the midterm American election on Tuesday, five out of five states voted to ra...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/06/11/2014/buying-votes-someone-else%E2%80%99s-money">Read more</a> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 00:02:25 +0000 Karl T. Muth OECD Countries Fail to Make Headway on Conservation http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/11/2014/oecd-countries-fail-make-headway-conservation Environmental policy in the OECD largely stagnates. While financing and enforcing policies is essential, geographic and demographic factors also play a role for countries&rsquo; success in conservatio...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/11/2014/oecd-countries-fail-make-headway-conservation">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 11:46:25 +0000 Alison Singer How should the WTO reform itself? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/11/2014/how-should-wto-reform-itself Emily Jones discusses why the WTO is in dire need of reform and how to shake up the institution.The World Trade Organization&rsquo;s director-general, Roberto Azevêdo, has called for an urgent shakeu...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/05/11/2014/how-should-wto-reform-itself">Read more</a> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 02:24:56 +0000 Emily Jones Richard Li and the Future of Electric Cars http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2014/richard-li-and-future-electric-cars Karl Muth reports on the positive signals for policy surrounding electric cars.Much ink (tangible and digital) has been spilled on the issue of Hong Kong&rsquo;s democracy. However, in the midst of al...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2014/richard-li-and-future-electric-cars">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:37:57 +0000 Karl T. Muth The Post-2015 Consensus: A Data Revolution? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2014/post-2015-consensus-data-revolution Are we willing to pay $254 billion or almost two years of the next fifteen years of development aid, to get better data?&nbsp;The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; fifth set of papers is focuses on&nbsp;what i...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/04/11/2014/post-2015-consensus-data-revolution">Read more</a> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 08:59:51 +0000 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus Ebola, human rights, and poverty – making the links http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2014/ebola-human-rights-and-poverty-%E2%80%93-making-links The Ebola crisis shows the necessity of a human rights approach to public health that focuses on discrimination and accountability, and the crisis itself has been driven by deep inequities in access t...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2014/ebola-human-rights-and-poverty-%E2%80%93-making-links">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 23:43:43 +0000 Alicia Ely Yamin United Nations' Silence on Gay Rights is Allowing their Abuse http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2014/united-nations-silence-gay-rights-allowing-their-abuse Rosa Freedman highlights the failure of the United Nations in protecting gender identity minorities.The UN is mandated to protect all people without discrimination, to advance equality and to protect ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/03/11/2014/united-nations-silence-gay-rights-allowing-their-abuse">Read more</a> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:00:34 +0000 Rosa Freedman Ebola’s Legacy Can Be a Thriving Community Health System http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2014/ebola%E2%80%99s-legacy-can-be-thriving-community-health-system According to Rajesh Panjabi, &quot;[Ebola] is a symptom of a system that has failed and it exposes a reality that rural remote people around the world face, that illness is universal and access to car...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2014/ebola%E2%80%99s-legacy-can-be-thriving-community-health-system">Read more</a> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:44:46 +0000 Rajesh Panjabi Let's Fully Devalue the Devaluation Idea, Once and For All http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2014/lets-fully-devalue-devaluation-idea-once-and-all Let&#39;s Fully Devaluate the Devaluation Idea, Once and For AllNorbert J. Michel comments on the myth of devaluation and explains why devaluation policies tend to turn out poorly.Many bad ideas survi...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/31/10/2014/lets-fully-devalue-devaluation-idea-once-and-all">Read more</a> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:58:23 +0000 Norbert J. Michel Radically Rethinking Governance: a Manifesto http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/10/2014/radically-rethinking-governance-manifesto Marta Foresti and Leni Wild discuss what a new direction in governance would look like? There is a need to innovate and change if we are to make a real difference.&nbsp;What would a new direction in g...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/10/2014/radically-rethinking-governance-manifesto">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:59:21 +0000 Marta Foresti and Leni Wild Trans-Atlantic slavery and Contemporary Human Trafficking http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/10/2014/trans-atlantic-slavery-and-contemporary-human-trafficking Karen Bravo discusses trans-Atlantic slavery and contemporary human trafficking.&nbsp;We should learn from the past, and not merely exploit it for emotional gain.References to &lsquo;modern-day slaver...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/29/10/2014/trans-atlantic-slavery-and-contemporary-human-trafficking">Read more</a> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:23:19 +0000 Karen Bravo The 1% Abroad Under FATCA http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2014/1-abroad-under-fatca Karl Muth argues that FATCA&rsquo;s &lsquo;presumption of suspiciousness&rsquo; is driving wealthy Americans to extraordinary lengths. In high-net-worth circles, the conversation has never been louder...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2014/1-abroad-under-fatca">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:57:58 +0000 Karl T. Muth The emerging Middle East order: who can shape it and how? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2014/emerging-middle-east-order-who-can-shape-it-and-how Dlawer Ala&rsquo;Aldeen from the Middle East Research Institute in Erbil discusses the emerging Middle East order and the actors that must mobilise to shape it. For the first time for decades, all sid...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2014/emerging-middle-east-order-who-can-shape-it-and-how">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:52:48 +0000 Dlawer Ala'Aldeen The Climate Agenda Upside Down: Thoughts on the World Summit of Regions for Climate http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2014/climate-agenda-upside-down-thoughts-world-summit-regions-climate Carlo Carraro, Director of the International Center for Climate Governance, unpicks the World Summit of Regions for Climate&#39;s commitment to exert bottom-up pressure on governments and internationa...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/28/10/2014/climate-agenda-upside-down-thoughts-world-summit-regions-climate">Read more</a> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:50:02 +0000 Carlo Carraro ISIS Hijacked a Legitimate Source of Pride http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2014/isis-hijacked-legitimate-source-pride Karl Muth reveals how ISIS attempts to allude to a past it fails to understand. The final S in the abbreviation ISIS stands for Syria (al-Dawlah al-Islāmīyah fī al-ʻIraq wa-al-Shām). But not for ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2014/isis-hijacked-legitimate-source-pride">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:41:20 +0000 Karl T. Muth Ebola Evokes Executive Decisions http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2014/ebola-evokes-executive-decisions Michael Hopmeier and Melissa S Hersh argue Obama&rsquo;s new Ebola Czar must quickly work towards a unified concept of operations, domestically and overseas.&nbsp;A Czar is BornIt is still unclear as ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/27/10/2014/ebola-evokes-executive-decisions">Read more</a> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:40:18 +0000 Michael Hopmeier and Melissa S Hersh Profiles in Courage: In memoriam of de Margerie and Bradlee http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2014/profiles-courage-memoriam-de-margerie-and-bradlee Amidst the wholesale muting of progressive and engagement-oriented voices regarding Russia&rsquo;s relations with the West in media and academic circles, Carter Page explains how the lives of two lead...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2014/profiles-courage-memoriam-de-margerie-and-bradlee">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:05:56 +0100 Carter Page Book Review: The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2014/book-review-tyranny-experts-economists-dictators-and-forgotten-rights-poor The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, by William Easterly. New York: Basic Books 2014. 416 pp, US$29.95 hardcover ISBN 978-0-465-03125-2The technocratic ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/24/10/2014/book-review-tyranny-experts-economists-dictators-and-forgotten-rights-poor">Read more</a> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:29:52 +0100 Reviewed by Mehmet Kerem Coban Countering ISIS: Predicaments and Prospects http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/10/2014/countering-isis-predicaments-and-prospects Farhan Siddiqi from the Middle East Research Institute in Erbil discusses the need for regional political advances to accompany current military gains against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While military co...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/10/2014/countering-isis-predicaments-and-prospects">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:44:04 +0100 Farhan Siddiqi Tough trade-offs on the road to Paris: What hopes for a 2015 climate agreement? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/10/2014/tough-trade-offs-road-paris-what-hopes-2015-climate-agreement A close reading of international climate politics points to subtle but important changes in the diplomatic process and the positions of major actors, writes Robert Falkner. However, it looks like diff...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/23/10/2014/tough-trade-offs-road-paris-what-hopes-2015-climate-agreement">Read more</a> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:26:42 +0100 Robert Falkner Hong Kong: An Asian Autumn for Change? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/10/2014/hong-kong-asian-autumn-change Rachit Ranjan and Stacey Comber explore the meaning of the recent unrest in Hong Kong. The inception of Hong Kong protests is a timely reminder of the fact that a regime that isn&rsquo;t truly represe...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/10/2014/hong-kong-asian-autumn-change">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:59:41 +0100 Rachit Ranjan and Stacey Comber What’s The Smartest Post-2015 Target for Science and Technology? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/10/2014/what%E2%80%99s-smartest-post-2015-target-science-and-technology The Post-2015 Consensus&#39; fourth set of papers is focused on Science and Technology targets for the post-2015 development agenda.There is a way to make the poor of this world $500 billion better of...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/22/10/2014/what%E2%80%99s-smartest-post-2015-target-science-and-technology">Read more</a> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:49:36 +0100 The Copenhagen Consensus Centers Post 2015 Consensus What Works in Reducing Gender Inequality? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2014/what-works-reducing-gender-inequality Overview of Naila Kabeer&#39;s approach to gender inequality exploring poverty, vulnerability and the design of more inclusive and effective social protection strategies. This overview is drawn from N...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2014/what-works-reducing-gender-inequality">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:46:05 +0100 Naila Kabeer Composing a TED Talk http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2014/composing-ted-talk Karl T. Muth discusses how he decided on a TED Talk topic.In a Twitter &ldquo;conversation&rdquo; with Bill Easterly earlier this week, people replied to Easterly&rsquo;s criticism of what is now deca...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/20/10/2014/composing-ted-talk">Read more</a> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:13:15 +0100 Karl T. Muth Book Review: World Order http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2014/book-review-world-order World Order, by Henry Kissinger. New York: Penguin Press / London: Allen Lane, 2014. 432 pp, $36/&pound;25 hardcover 9780241004265, &pound;13.99 e-book 9780241004272If any international relations scho...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2014/book-review-world-order">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:45:31 +0100 Reviewed by Carter Page Countering the forces of fragmentation in Europe http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2014/countering-forces-fragmentation-europe In the wake of the Scottish referendum Cornelius Adebahr explores how Europe must reform itself to remain fit for purpose. After the Scottish referendum, commentators detected a new fault line in Euro...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/17/10/2014/countering-forces-fragmentation-europe">Read more</a> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 12:09:43 +0100 Cornelius Adebahr How Shall We Speak of Countries? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/10/2014/how-shall-we-speak-countries Karl Muth explores why we must carefully attend to what we say to avoid controversial and costly distractions from the thrust of our messages. The question of what makes a country, in Occidental law, ...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/10/2014/how-shall-we-speak-countries">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 15:40:21 +0100 Karl Muth Flimsy UN Agreement Means There May Be 'Not Much Forest Left To Save' by 2030 http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/10/2014/flimsy-un-agreement-means-there-may-be-not-much-forest-left-save-2030 Carey L. Biron discusses the New York Declaration on Forests which was signed last week by 150 parties at a United Nations-organised climate summit.Heads of state, civil society groups and the leaders...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/15/10/2014/flimsy-un-agreement-means-there-may-be-not-much-forest-left-save-2030">Read more</a> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:10:29 +0100 Carey L. Biron Combating Climate Change Amid a Sea of Global Security Challenges http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2014/combating-climate-change-amid-sea-global-security-challenges Martha Molfetas asks what room there is to tackle climate change when a host of crises demand attention.As another summer comes to pass, the world seems engulfed in flames. Climate change is on the ti...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2014/combating-climate-change-amid-sea-global-security-challenges">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:52:23 +0100 Martha Molfetas Take bushmeat off the menu before humans are served another Ebola http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2014/take-bushmeat-menu-humans-are-served-another-ebola Robert Young argues that outbreaks of diseases such as Ebola will become ever more likely if bushmeat continues to feature in human diets. A few weeks ago I was visiting a colleague in Brazil who told...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2014/take-bushmeat-menu-humans-are-served-another-ebola">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:03:48 +0100 Robert Young Following the Money: Good News and Bad News for Aid to Low-Income Countries http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2014/following-money-good-news-and-bad-news-aid-low-income-countries Gideon Rabinowitz explores a new method of analysis that dynamically tracks changing membership of income groups in relationship to allocation of aid.The accepted wisdom is that donors aren&rsquo;t ve...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2014/following-money-good-news-and-bad-news-aid-low-income-countries">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:59:52 +0100 Gideon Rabinowitz How Can Cities Better Cope with Storms? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2014/how-can-cities-better-cope-storms Jordi Martin analyses how cities can better cope with storms.With Taiwan officially in typhoon season, the question of how cities can best withstand extreme weather is once again on the agenda. For th...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/14/10/2014/how-can-cities-better-cope-storms">Read more</a> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:30:54 +0100 Jordi Martin A Liberal Replies To Mr. Pizzigati http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2014/liberal-replies-mr-pizzigati Karl Muth responds to a recent opinion piece on modern monopolies.Mr. Pizzigati, in his piece Taming Modern Monopolies, suggests that it is the growing (and, in my view, deserved) popularity of libera...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2014/liberal-replies-mr-pizzigati">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:57:27 +0100 Karl T. Muth We Can’t Go On Eating Like This http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2014/we-can%E2%80%99t-go-eating John Feffer makes the argument that with more of us crowding a warming planet, we need agricultural change.Once the human race stopped throwing spears and gathering berries, our bodies suffered. Plant...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/13/10/2014/we-can%E2%80%99t-go-eating">Read more</a> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:21:55 +0100 John Feffer Faircoin as the First Global Commons Currency? http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2014/faircoin-first-global-commons-currency David Bollier discusses Catalan Integral Cooperative&#39;s (CIC) recently started &#39;Fair.Coop&#39; which helps to build a set of free economic tools that will &#39;promote cooperation, ethics, soli...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2014/faircoin-first-global-commons-currency">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 20:21:10 +0100 David Bollier Non-Communicable Diseases: The Role of Global Food, Tobacco, Soft Drink and Alcohol Industries http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2014/non-communicable-diseases-role-global-food-tobacco-soft-drink-and-alcohol-industries Natasha Sokol explains how even as developing countries decrease the incidence of tuberculosis, malaria and other ills, the disease burden often shifts to Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). From the im...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/09/10/2014/non-communicable-diseases-role-global-food-tobacco-soft-drink-and-alcohol-industries">Read more</a> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 17:20:01 +0100 Natasha Sokol India’s Climate Change Strategy: Expanding Differentiated Responsibility http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/10/2014/india%E2%80%99s-climate-change-strategy-expanding-differentiated-responsibility Samir Saran and Will Poff-Webster unpick India&rsquo;s climate change strategy.For the Council of Councils Sixth Regional ConferenceSeptember 28-30, 2014Centre for International Governance InnovationI...<a href="http://www.globalpolicyjournal.com/blog/08/10/2014/india%E2%80%99s-climate-change-strategy-expanding-differentiated