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How are the Small Countries Doing?
How are the Small Countries Doing?  


September 2, 2016  

Why and how small advanced economies – the canaries in the coal mine – are signalling the emergence of new fault lines... 

Rebooting ‘Utopia’
Rebooting ‘Utopia’  


March 11, 2015  

From More to Machiavelli, Rand, Orwell and, through Swift, back When the 18th-century American, French and Haitian revolutionaries... 

Stateless People, People-less States
Stateless People, People-less States  


June 7, 2012  

Why the State as organizing framework remains stable, while the people it serves may be (made) vulnerable The media buzzwords,... 

Nature and the Spirit of the Age
Nature and the Spirit of the Age  


February 18, 2011  

Closing reflections on primary forces in this new political century Nature is inevitable: spirit is not. Spirit is purposeful,... 

Winning is Back, With a Vengeance
Winning is Back, With a Vengeance  


October 13, 2010  

With classical state power plays clearly back en vogue, the collective responsibilities of the new century will be all the... 

US-Asia Relations After the Crisis
US-Asia Relations After the Crisis  


October 13, 2010  

The rising continent, and the world at large, await sustained, sophisticated and sincere Asian engagement from Obama   In... 

Trees and Forests in the New World
Trees and Forests in the New World  


October 13, 2010  

GB talks new-century politics and geopolitics – from the local to the general – with former UN Secretary-General Boutros... 

On Winning and Responsibility
On Winning and Responsibility  


October 13, 2010  

Toward a theory of temporary advantage in the chaos of life. The idea of winning smacks of the absolute and archaic… The... 

Plutocrats and the Coming Order
Plutocrats and the Coming Order  


February 19, 2010  

How a flat world has yielded uneven fruits, sowing the seeds of democratic discontent The big challenge of this new decade...