Chaos, fear, and hegemony: Equality and efficiency in the international order

Chaos, fear, and hegemony: Equality and efficiency in the international order

The main argument of this short paper asserts that, after a protracted period of significant turbulence in political and economic international order tied to...
The Eurasia Integration Index: A concept note

The Eurasia Integration Index: A concept note

Economic integration is a process that aims to reduce barriers that exist in economic, social, and cultural affairs between countries. Integration in its current...
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...
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...
Towards a new pan Africanism a brief introduction

Towards a new pan-Africanism? A brief introduction

Africa’s situation remains unsatisfactory due to a complex combination of problems and factors at the interplay of the six core fields of economics, politics,...
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...
Trends in a transition economy: Kazakhstan’s monetary policy after independence

Trends in a transition economy: Kazakhstan’s monetary policy after independence

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, former socialist countries entered a phase of economic reforms, coupled with intensive social transformations. During this period,...
Income security and the quest for dignity in an unequal world

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...
Cooperation between Africa and the EU: The role of think tanks

Cooperation between Africa and the EU: The role of think tanks

What are the challenges when discussing the current state of cooperation between Africa and the European Union (EU)? Given the focus of my research...
The T20 and the defensive

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...

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