Publications

Publications

Parthenon and Herodium construction, Acropolis Hill, Athens. (Credit: Romas_ph/Bigstock)

Statecraft: How the economics of civilisation can rescue the global economy

Our world is at a dangerous crossroads. The post-World War Two settlement is dissolving. Governments are having to learn how to adjust to a...
Uzbek and Tajik migrants in Russia, September 2008. (Credit: Fred. S/Flickr)

The problems of Central Asian migration to Russia

When we consider that over three percent of the world’s population lives outside their country of origin, and almost half of them from less...
Mass protests against corruption in Brazil. Rio, June 2013. (Credit: Sebástian Freire/Flickr)

Vertical barbarism: The new wave

Our era is closely connected with the ‘digital revolution’ that has irreversibly extended humanity’s capacity for progress. This is especially clear when one compares...
Ruined by war. Aleppo, June 2017. (Credit: SebDech/Flickr)

Where are US-Russia relations headed?

Paul Saunders: Let me start with Ukraine. The Trump administration recently approved the sale of certain lethal weapons to the Ukrainian government. You are...
The global influence of civil society is as never before. (Credit: Max776/Bigstock)

Civil society and public institutions in international multi-stakeholder cooperation

The Transatlantic Business Council, the cities of Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and New York, Mafia organization, groups of hacktivists, the anti-death penalty network, and the...
Paradigms In Flux

A Post-Liberal World?

After Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump, the liberal world seems to lie in tatters: economic globalisation is in retreat while among the...
Refugees approach the Greek island of Lesbos. (Credit: Steve Evans/Flickr)

European migration management: A plan of action

Everyone agrees that the European Union has not handled the ongoing Mediterranean migration crisis well. Missteps and missed opportunities have split Member States and...
Peshmerga fighter in northern Iraq, September 2014. (Credit: Kurdishstruggle/Flickr)

What do the riots in northern Iraq mean?

During a December visit to Germany by Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani, serious internal disturbances were taking place back in Iraqi Kurdistan. Demonstrations and...
Habiba, a shepherd in rural Lebanon. (Credit: UN Women/Joe Saade/Flickr)

Will the next economic miracle happen in the Middle East?

In recent years, after the Arab Spring events of 2010 and beyond, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have...
Thanks to the Martyrs; placard near army lines in Cairo, December 2011. (Credit: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr)

The Arab Spring and the securitisation of space

A decade on from 9/11, the Arab Spring provoked another round of repressive state security measures. In their response to the popular uprisings of 2011,...

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