Essays Archive

11 November 2019
Canada, Ireland, and Norway are vying for two non-permanent seats on the United Nations Security Council for 2021–22 with voting by the UN General Assembly to take place in June…
14 October 2019
Non-state and subnational actors active in sustainability transitions have increased considerably in recent years. However, the term “non-state actors” is not consensual in…
04 February 2019
The failure of ‘progressivism’ to gain traction in the current political landscape can be diagnosed in many ways. The diagnosis pursued here, partly in response to a set of recent…
24 July 2018
The article argues that, after 45 years of 'neoliberal destruction', the time is ripe for moving forward with the adoption of a new set of progressive economic policies (beyond…
25 June 2018
This study looks at the impact of a national cryptocurrency on the payment landscape in the midst of the rise of global public cryptocurrencies and interest from central banks in…
30 January 2018
Since the Suez crisis of 1956, the United States of America has been widely recognised as the dominant power in the Middle East. For sixty years, this domination has not only…
26 January 2018
The anonymity afforded by early incarnations of the internet posed a substantial threat to conventional models of national sovereignty. Free from restrictions and laws, cyberspace…
14 December 2017
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…
06 October 2017
Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 envisages increasing the private sector’s share of economic output to 65%. Output per worker in the non-oil economy must rise by 4% annually…
22 September 2017
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…