Living together

Living together in peace: Developing exemplary Euro-African relationships

In order to alleviate clashes between civilisations and cultures as well as conflicts between tribes and communities, a campaign calling for living together in...

The dollar and the world-economy: Longue durée thinking

This paper considers the role played by money in the construction of global hegemony. It utilises a theoretical framework grounded in a stylised reading...

Twilight of hegemony: The T20 and the defensive re-imagining of global order

 “One ignorant of the plans of neighbouring states cannot prepare alliances in good time; if ignorant of the conditions of mountains, forests, dangerous defiles, swamps and...

Hegemony and contestation

To understand how power relations and hegemonies in today’s world are changing, we need to understand the differences between both concepts. Power is inherently...

How to counteract religious extremism: Experience in Tajikistan

This paper examines the problem of violent extremism in a country that survived a conflict between a secular government and armed Islamic opposition. In...
Islamic State

The Islamic Caliphate: Undrawn conclusions

The primary and exclusive achievement of Islamist extremism was the emergence of the Islamic State at the beginning of the 21st century, which adopted...

Political misperceptions and their causes: Suggestions for research

The extent of misperceptions of political events and developments is assumed to be largely determined by the rate of press freedom characterising each country...
South America

Immigration and wealth in 19th century South America

It was only with independence from Spain – and Portugal in the case of Brazil – that South American countries were able to open...
western liberalism

Western liberalism and Russian left conservatism in search of international hegemony

The world is entering a new historical phase in which the economic, political, and cultural hegemony of the world shaped by Western liberalism is...
hybrid war

Hegemony, power, and hybrid war

One of the salient features of the contemporary global landscape is that key state actors are seeking novel ways through which to maintain, achieve,...