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Farewell to agriculture? Productivity trends and the competitiveness of agriculture in Central Asia

Agricultural productivity in the Central Asian republics of the USSR stopped growing from the late 1970s and declined in the 1990s when the transition to the market occurred. As...

Institutional aspects of post-industrial civilisational development and formation of the new world order

A state or polity has been, and continues to be, the minimal institutional locality of a civilisation. In the early stages of humanity’s development, a local civilisation coincided with...

The ‘war of position’ for hegemony in Eurasia

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Liberal interregnum The global revolt against liberalism bears the hallmarks of what Antonio Gramsci called ‘interregnum’. First of all, Brexit, Donald Trump, and the support for far-left and far-right parties...

The Idlib conundrum

Syria’s reconstruction: No willing payers in sight

Lately there has been a lot of rhetoric about the start of the reconstruction process in Syria. Such a statement was made by Iranian...

A man beyond Europe: Deciphering Donald Trump

Trying to identify the inner logic of the Trump presidency, while at the same time not blaming his incessant antics on some fault of...

US strategy and the business environment in Iran

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in Oct 2015 between Iran and the six major nuclear powers: the US, UK, France,...
social media

Social media and hegemonic disruption

What is it that crucially distinguishes the present – the second decade of the 21st century – from the past, the closing decades of...
world politics

Hegemony and its practices in world politics

How can hegemony be established and sustained in world politics today? This intriguing question occupied a searching conversation among scholars from four continents at...
GDP

Beyond GDP: Alternative measures of economic and social progress

Dr Vladimir Yakunin opened the roundtable by explaining that in 2009 the World Public Forum was among the first to point out that the...

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