Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

25 October 2021
Melanie Kramers offers four reasons to remain optimistic in the run up to COP26. I don’t know about you, but my eco anxiety has been soaring to record highs with each report of…
22 October 2021
Hannah Bloomfield strikes a note of caution about Europe's current rush to wind. Through summer and early autumn 2021, Europe experienced a long period of dry conditions and low…
21 October 2021
No Globalization Without Representation: U.S. Activists and World Inequality by Paul Adler. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021. 344 pp., £36 hardcover…
21 October 2021
Ahead of COP26, Anir Chowdhury argues that others should not wait for developed nations to take historic steps to address climate change. Instead, they should turn to their…
15 October 2021
Tom Johansmeyer reveals a new trend in non-terror political violence. What we’ve seen in Latin America’s insurance market has worldwide social and economic implications. With very…
14 October 2021
After 40 years of neoliberal rule, in which the state actively sought to eradicate the boundary between market, civil society and governance by making economic rationality the…
13 October 2021
Max Lawson asks why class analysis has disappeared and argues for its much needed return. Years ago, when I had just joined Oxfam as a young policy adviser, I wrote a policy paper…
11 October 2021
Lina Nasr El Hag Ali argues that afrofuturism constitutes a form of creative dissent that generates new possibilities for our collective future. Pay attention to the visions for…
08 October 2021
Biodiversity has never been more at risk than it is today. To halt this trend, the global community urgently needs to agree on new goals. Will the 15th Biodiversity Conference…
07 October 2021
There is growing disillusionment about the possibilities of state reform in post-war countries due to the mixed record of post-war liberal statebuilding. Ntagahoraho Z. Burihabwa…