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23 August 2019
Over 100 organisations and academics sign a letter demanding a fair selection process for the next IMF managing director. To governors and executive directors of the IMF, The ‘…
23 August 2019
As the European Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager has changed the political discussion on tax loopholes and tax havens, the time has come for the EU to get serious…
22 August 2019
International Organizations and Global Civil Society: Histories of the Union of International Associations edited by Daniel Laqua, Wouter Van Acker, and Christophe Verbruggen.…
21 August 2019
Ian Lambert explores different options for re-using the plastic clogging the world's oceans. Beachcombing has long been a part of life for island communities. On the southwestern…
20 August 2019
The economic consequences of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal have received significant attention, but a no-deal Brexit would also have important security…
19 August 2019
In times of conflict with the US, China and Russia significantly step up ties in the defence sphere. Is a Sino-Russian alliance threatening the liberal world order? In September,…
15 August 2019
On average, humans slaughter over 70 billion animals for food every year. That’s 130,000 animals every minute. This scale is only possible because we’ve transformed animal…
14 August 2019
In its new special report on climate change and land, the IPCC calls for more effective and sustainable land management, and more sustainable food consumption. But who is the onus…
13 August 2019
The Future of Capitalism: Facing the New Anxieties by Paul Collier. 2018. Penguin. ISBN: 0062748653   This is the second part of my review of Paul Collier’s “The future of…
09 August 2019
Journalists, politicians and regular citizens have spent much time in recent years discussing the ‘Chinese dream’. It’s our vision of China’s journey into the future. I believe…