Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

06 October 2021
Branko Milanovic highlights similarities between the domestic politics of two global rivals. While the United States and China are at loggerheads on many issues from …
24 September 2021
Twenty years ago this week, the terrorist organization al-Qaeda, whose origins date back to 1979 when Soviet troops invaded Afghanistan, hijacked four airplanes and carried out…
17 September 2021
Branko Milanovic explores a new book that unpicks ways to address globalizations' downsides.  In an excellent just-published book “Six faces of globalization” Anthea Roberts and…
15 September 2021
Three ‘events’ in the coming weeks stand to have a significant impact on the timing of peak oil, with profound implications for Saudi Arabia in particular. “Gradually and then…
31 August 2021
Scott Montgomery unpicks the discourses surrounding the U.S.' uncomfortable withdrawal from Afghanistan.  There is an ugly quality of thrill in the surge of media coverage on…
23 August 2021
The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) climate assessment report, released on August 9, has finally stated in the most absolute terms that anthropogenic…
18 August 2021
Branko Milanovic on why Trotsky's briliance and flaws still haunt the left. As people who follow my feed know, I have recently reread the three volumes of Leszek Kolakowski’s…
16 August 2021
Humanity and the environment are under massive assault by global warming caused by human activities. The new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report released…
13 August 2021
This is part of a forthcoming Global Policy e-book on modern slavery. Contributions from leading experts highlighting practical and theoretical issues surrounding the…
05 August 2021
C. J. Polychroniou on the mounting crises threatening civilisation.  A cursory glance at the state of today’s world will give pause to anyone wishing to celebrate …