world order

The crisis of the old West: Views from Germany

The transience of the contemporary period, characterised by the evolution of the multipolar world order, differs fundamentally from both the now bygone yet long-lived...

Coddling capital: Second-generation conditions to attract and retain the super-rich

Executive summary The ‘club’ of the super-rich is increasing worldwide and has the power to change city skylines, prompt legal framework adjustments, and shape the...
illegal migration

The links between illegal migration and organised crime

Illegal migrants are often blamed for increasing crime rates in host countries. Blame is frequently assigned without evidence and without any efforts to understand...
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...
dollar

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

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...
Tajikistan

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...
misperceptions

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...

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