The family that fights Israel’s 2019 elections

The family that fights Israel’s 2019 elections

Israel is a lot like one big family – a family that fights a lot. (Of course, this ‘family’ means Jewish Israelis only –...
foreign exchange

Exchange rate and foreign exchange reserve policies

This paper considers developing country exchange rate and foreign exchange reserve policies. It offers criticism of the conventional approach and argues in favour of...
Stabilising the Balkans: Towards a regional security architecture in Southeast Europe

Stabilising the Balkans: Towards a regional security architecture in Southeast Europe

From a Western European point of view, the Balkans have for a long time been considered as a kind of ‘powder keg’, which, in...

Italy’s deal with China: Much ado about nothing much

Xi-Jinping, General Secretary of China’s Communist Party since 2012 and President of China since 2013, made a state visit to Italy 21-24 March, accompanied...
UBI

Do we need a UBI right now or a reassessment?

In this article I will offer some ideas regarding the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI). As it appears in Western (welfare-state) societies,...

Why Europe urgently needs to rethink its unfair trade deals with Africa

African countries are currently negotiating with EU officials for a successor to the Cotonou Partnership Agreement, which is due to expire in 2020. As...
relations

A new stage in Russian-Israeli relations?

The March meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin was praised by experts as something of a turning point...
South Africa

Citizens, states, corporations, and nature: EU-South Africa conflicts flare

In sharp contrast to both xenophobic political and neoliberal economic trends that have emerged across both Europe and South Africa, the continent’s greatest economist,...
Brexit

Brexit: Are the British elite up to the task?

With Brexit postponed until 12 April at the earliest, we will have to wait longer still for the fallout from this historic exit from...

Income security and the quest for dignity in an unequal world

An increasing number of people are registering dissatisfaction with their lives by engaging in anti-social and self-harming activities. One remedy that is receiving increasing...

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