Afghan National Army soldiers take a break during an operation in Alingar District, Laghman province. (Credit: DVIDSHUB/Flickr)

A new strategy for Afghanistan

Efforts to transform overnight insecure and destitute societies into liberal democracies with free-market economies, predominant private sectors, and independent central banks have been most...
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Global energy security as an ontological system

The study of global energy security in the context of socio-philosophical problems is necessary because global energy security has already been transformed from a...
Parthenon and Herodium construction, Acropolis Hill, Athens. (Credit: Romas_ph/Bigstock)

Statecraft: How the economics of civilisation can rescue the global economy

Our world is at a dangerous crossroads. The post-World War Two settlement is dissolving. Governments are having to learn how to adjust to a...
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Social inequality in the evolution of human societies

This report might seem unusual in historical scope and daring in its arguments. The hope is to provoke a reasoned discussion about our world...
Mass protests against corruption in Brazil. Rio, June 2013. (Credit: Sebástian Freire/Flickr)

Vertical barbarism: The new wave

Our era is closely connected with the ‘digital revolution’ that has irreversibly extended humanity’s capacity for progress. This is especially clear when one compares...
Changes in paradigms?

A Post-Liberal World?

After Brexit and the victory of Donald Trump, the liberal world seems to lie in tatters: economic globalisation is in retreat while among the...
Market socialism. (Credit: WonderWhy/Flickr)

The rise and fall of market socialism in Yugoslavia

This paper is dedicated to the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFR Yugoslavia, hereafter Yugoslavia), a country that was known for its unique system...
The global influence of civil society is as never before. (Credit: Max776/Bigstock)

Civil society and public institutions in international multi-stakeholder cooperation

The Transatlantic Business Council, the cities of Tokyo, Sao Paulo, and New York, Mafia organization, groups of hacktivists, the anti-death penalty network, and the...
No worries at Moritzplatz U-Bahn station in Berlin, September 2017. (Credit: Joel Schalit/Flickr)

Inequality under globalisation: A reprise

It is reasonable to begin a review of modern texts on inequality with Rousseau, who distinguished between ‘natural’ inequalities of strength and talent, necessarily...
Glass art symbols of USSR

The rise and fall of socialism

Socialist taxonomy The term ‘socialism’ is relatively recent, appearing for the first time some 200 years ago in 1827 in the Co-operative Magazine in writings...

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