Yandex Taxi

Self-exploitation or working time autonomy? Yandex Taxi drivers in Moscow

The ride-sharing business is at the forefront of today’s expanding digital economy. Because of the large numbers working in the sector, it is having...
Terrorism

Terrorism in the North Caucasus

Terrorism in the North Caucasus is not only a serious challenge for the safety of Russia, but is also in danger of spreading beyond...

Constructing identity in the context of globalisation and the erosion of traditional norms

Research approaches to identity construction Liberal, postmodern thought – identified with the work of Jacques Derrida, among others – denies the individual his or her...
Jean-Claude Juncker, Xi Jinping, and Donald Tusk, at the 18th EU-China Summit in Beijing. July, 2016. (Credit: European External Action Service/Flickr)

Eurasia’s reconnection: Implications for Europe and Germany

Since the end of the Soviet Union, different initiatives have been proposed to revitalise the ancient Silk Road and to reactivate transcontinental trade. However, plans...
President Vladimir Putin during a press conference (Credit: vverve/Bigstock)

Russia: A world or a regional power?

When describing the present condition of the international state system, a broad consensus binds political camps in both the East and West and can...

Why do some countries have more billionaires than others? Explaining variations in the billionaire-intensity of GDP

This paper will also appear as an Investment Migration Council (IMC) Working Paper The Forbes magazine annual list of billionaires and their wealth provides enough...
Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud with the late King Abdullah, June 2012. (Credit: Tribes of the World/Flickr)

Politics in a post-crisis Middle East

The complexity of the crises that unfolded in the Middle East with the advent of the Arab Spring created an environment in which stakeholders...
Billionaires, millionaires, inequality, and happiness

Billionaires, millionaires, inequality, and happiness

The relationship between inequality and happiness is counterintuitive. This applies to both inequality in income and wealth distribution overall and also inequality at the...
History, migration, and a mix of traditions: Tajiks drink vodka at a wedding celebration. (Credit: Evgeni Zotov/Flickr)

Religious institutions and Tajik migrant integration in Russia

How international migration changes the role of religious communities Debating the role of religion in the process of migrant integration is increasingly important. This is unsurprising...
Habiba, a shepherd in rural Lebanon. (Credit: UN Women/Joe Saade/Flickr)

Will the next economic miracle happen in the Middle East?

In recent years, after the Arab Spring events of 2010 and beyond, civil wars and disarray in Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have...

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