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Protest at the European Commission, February 2016 (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Inequality, economic models and the Russian Revolution

Utopian socialists believed that socialism is inevitable because it is a more rational system for organising production and life, a system more in line...
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Think 20: Collecting insights for the G20 summit

On the threshold of the upcoming G20 summit in Germany, experts from all over the world are going to speak up again. The members...
Making sense of the Trump's withdrawal from the JCPOA. (Credit: Marco Verch/Flickr)

The JCPOA and Iran’s economic future

On 9 May 2018, Donald Trump announced that US would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) because the agreement was of...
Could Putin’s new term mean a new government structure for Russia?

Could Putin’s new term mean a new government structure for Russia?

On Monday 7 May, President Putin began his second consecutive term after being re-elected in March. On the same day he proposed Dmitry Medvedev...
A new stage in Russian-Israeli 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...
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 –...
Silvio Berlusconi has proposed introducing a flat tax as part of his electoral campaigning. (Credit: EPP/Flickr)

A flat tax is for a flat earth

This was my answer to Grzegorz Kolodko, Poland’s minister of finance and first deputy premier for the economy (1994-97 and 2002-03), when in the...
Students celebrate International Women's Day in Milan. March 2017. (Credit: tinx/Bigstock)

G20: Moving towards gender equality and women’s empowerment?

Human Development and the G20: Series Introduction This year’s G20 Summit in Hamburg saw productive dialogue between world leaders, and aside from the United States’...
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The advancement of the Internet of Things on a large scale

On 12 January 2017 , the US Department of Commerce released a report proposing steps the department can take to advance the Internet of...
Notes and conclusions from the Argentina G20

Notes and conclusions from the Argentina G20

The government of Argentina took a chance when they offered to host the 2018 G20 Summit. Not only in terms of diplomatic, logistical, and...

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