Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

07 April 2020
Alastair Newton argues that despite its early mishandling of Covid-19, the pandemic will shift the global balance of power further in China’s favour. “The new coronavirus is…
17 March 2020
Scott Montgomery argues that, all things considered, ultra-cheap oil is not the world’s friend. Oil shocks happen when prices suddenly ascend or crash. In the past, a skyward soar…
10 March 2020
Newcastle University's Global Challenges Academy celebrates 70 years of global water research. Engineering sustainable solutions to the world’s water problems is not a pipe…
09 March 2020
Parliaments can contribute to more effective and accountable governance through monitoring the implementation, impact and unintended consequences of the laws they pass (otherwise…
27 February 2020
Following on from his previous post, Branko Milanovic further explores the difficulty of comparing wealth over the ages and across societies.    A few days ago I…
20 February 2020
Branko Milanovic explores the difficulty of comparing wealth over the ages and across societies.    It seems obvious. Let me start with the definitions that economists who work on…
17 February 2020
What was Brexit all about? What will its most likely consequences for UK, EU, and the world economy at large? Renowned British economist Malcolm Sawyer, Emeritus Proferssor of…
10 February 2020
Branko Milanovic explores three ways capitalism may be transcended.   After the crisis of 2007-8, capitalism has entered among some parts of the public opinion into an…
03 February 2020
Cornelius Adebahr calls for a more proactive EU. Teheran’s decision to abandon the uranium enrichment limits set in Iran nuclear deal put Europeans in a bind. They couldn’t leave…
07 January 2020
We live in turbulent times. The world is in the midst of a geopolitical transition marked once again by imperial rivalries and the emergence of dangerous peripheral forces, all…