Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

12 September 2018
Juergen Braunstein and Marion Laboure explore what countries moving to tax the tech giants could do next. Under Austria’s presidency the EU is stepping up plans for an EU wide…
11 September 2018
We live in an era where virtually every government on the planet claims to pay allegiance to human rights and respect for international law. Yet, violations of human rights and…
05 September 2018
The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy by Kenneth Pomeranz. Princeton University Press. (2001) Yes, I am 18 years late. I have read quite…
29 August 2018
Branko Milanovic on the different communities that inhabit Europe's day / night cycles.    The Serbian Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic was assassinated in 2003, after…
21 August 2018
In the first of three posts, Branko Milanovic explores periods of “globalization” and asks how sure are we about assigning them dates? We are used to speaking with…
07 August 2018
Scott L. Montgomery argues that energy insecurity can blend with ideas of historical purpose, national identity, and global ambition to deadly effect. As a global power, China…
30 July 2018
Following the end of World War II, liberal democracy began to flourish in most countries in the Western world, and its institutions and values were aspired to by movements and…
23 July 2018
Ben O'Loughlin explores how states seek to highlight their opponents' bad sides for strategic advantage.   It is clear by now that the Russian state has for a…
12 July 2018
Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist by Kate Raworth. Cornerstone Digital. 2017.    My first Summer book  to read and review is Kate Raworth’s…
05 July 2018
Ten years after the last financial crisis, Republicans — with backing from many Democrats — have made sure that Wall Street can return to its old ways of doing business by…