World Affairs: Global vs Local Perspectives

The Day Georgian Democracy Died

Though the US presidential election of 2016 may be the most infamous of Russia’s attempts to interfere in democratic processes abroad, it certainly was...

Mikheil Saakashvili

Former president of Georgia (2004-2013)

Asia to Become the Global Engine of Growth

Asia has very strong prospects to become the growth engine of the global economy in 2019. Nevertheless, there are three distinct threats to this...

Dato Sri Najib Razak

Former Prime Minister of Malaysia (2009 to 2018)

Why EU – Africa cooperation is essential for global democracy and the economy

Upon becoming President, I took an oath to better the lives of the people of Zambia. Not just the lives of those that voted...

Edgar Lungu

Edgar Lungu has been President of the Republic of Zambia since 2015

How American Poverty Became “Fake News”

Under the administration of the incontinently mendacious President Donald J. Trump, everyone should worry about the integrity of America’s official statistics. They should worry...

Angus Deaton

The 2015 Nobel laureate in economics

Transatlanticism, Interrupted

Of all the smears that US President Donald Trump has made, his mendacious claims about the European Union are perhaps the most egregious. “Nobody...

Julianne Smith

Deputy National Security Advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden

The Situation of the Rohingya

In September, during a speech in Geneva, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachalet branded the findings of the international inquiry on...

Pier Antonio Panzeri

Member of the European Parliament since 2004, Chair of the Human Rights Subcommittee

Cooperation for a New Age of Volatility

Managing an economy is not for the faint of heart. Policymakers must constantly monitor the ever-evolving global economic landscape, and anticipate lightning-fast changes that...

Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Minister of Finance of Indonesia

Korea’s Year of Living Diplomatically

South Korea probably endured more political turbulence than almost any other country in 2018. On the domestic front, the new liberal government of President...

Yoon Young-kwan

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea

An Island at the Centre of the World, a Country at the Heart of Europe

Looking to the future requires us first to look to the past; to learn and to truly understand where we as a people have...

Neale Richmond

A member of Ireland’s governing Fine Gael party

A Tale of Twenty Eight Cities: London’s Reputation Hangs in the Balance

The Greenwich meridian sees both the closing of the Tokyo market and the opening of New York’s in the same working day – consistent,...

Rob Worthington

A Director at Project Associates and Head of both the International and Political Advisory practices.

A Very Trumpian Year

At the end of 2017, US President Donald Trump’s administration and congressional Republicans rammed through a $1 trillion cut in corporate taxes, partly offset...

Joseph E. Stiglitz

Winner of the 2001 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences.

How Democracy is Won

It is perhaps indicative of our times that the peaceful transition of power by means of a democratic election is a candidate for “Disruption...

Anwar Ibrahim

A member of Malaysia’s Parliament

The Trumping of the Middle East

US President Donald Trump may be mercurial, but he does have a doctrine. As his speech in September at the United Nations General Assembly...

Shlomo Ben-Ami

A former Israeli foreign minister, is Vice President of the Toledo International Center for Peace.

The Metamorphosis of Central Europe

In Franz Kafka’s novella The Metamorphosis, the protagonist Gregor Samsa awakens one morning “from uneasy dreams” to find that he has “transformed in his...

Ivan Krastev

Chairman of the Center for Liberal Strategies, Sofia

Africa’s Historic Pivot

The year 2018 was marked by tremendous economic and political turbulence around the world. And yet, for future historians, it may well be the...

Célestin Monga

Vice President and Chief Economist of the African Development Bank Group

A Quiet Agricultural Revolution is Happening in Southern Africa

Zambia is a landlocked nation bordered by nine countries and an island of relative stability in an otherwise turbulent region. With a tropical climate...

Zuneid Yousuf

The group chairman and a director of Zambia-based MBI Group

Which Role will the Italian Government Play in 2019 Europe?

Just before 2018 came to a close, the Italian Senate and the Chamber of Representatives gave the green light to a highly controversial expansive...

Federico Grandesso

A widely published fashion, cinema and European Affairs expert.