Institutional aspects of post-industrial civilisational development and formation of the new world order

A state or polity has been, and continues to be, the minimal institutional locality of a civilisation. In the early stages of humanity’s development,...
Eurasia

The ‘war of position’ for hegemony in Eurasia

Liberal interregnum The global revolt against liberalism bears the hallmarks of what Antonio Gramsci called ‘interregnum’. First of all, Brexit, Donald Trump, and the support...
Rhodes Forum

The Rhodes Forum – shaping policy through dialogue

Every year, in early autumn, people from diverse walks of life descend on the Greek island of Rhodes. This year's event, held 5-6 October, is...
social media

Social media and hegemonic disruption

What is it that crucially distinguishes the present – the second decade of the 21st century – from the past, the closing decades of...
world politics

Hegemony and its practices in world politics

How can hegemony be established and sustained in world politics today? This intriguing question occupied a searching conversation among scholars from four continents at...
Central Asian countries

Changes in the geographical structure of trade in Central Asia

In the 1980s, six former southern republics of the USSR (Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), like other former Soviet republics, traded very...

Chinese investment in Africa: New model for economic development or business as usual?

As China’s trade relations with other world powers continue to attract attention, African leaders have gathered in Beijing for the third summit of the...

The Idlib conundrum

On Friday, 7 September, the Astana Troika summit in Tehran brought together the leaders of Iran, Russia, and Turkey to discuss the current situation...

Cultural, civilisational, and anthropological components of the modern migration crisis

Abstract The authors propose an interdisciplinary approach to analysing the anthropological, cultural, and socioeconomic factors influencing the phenomenon of migration in modern times. An anthropological...

Beyond GDP: Alternative measures of economic and social progress

Dr Vladimir Yakunin opened the roundtable by explaining that in 2009 the World Public Forum was among the first to point out that the...

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