Will COVID-19 transform world politics?

Will COVID-19 transform world politics?

By Steve Hoadley Will the current COVID-19 outbreak stimulate further international cooperation as did the infections of the 20th Century, or will it undermine cooperation, weaken regimes and alter geopolitics as did the epidemics of the prior two millennia? We humans...
Brexit: What’s in the deal?

Brexit: What’s in the deal?

A draft agreement on the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union has been reached between representatives of both sides, alongside an Outline Political Declaration on a future relationship. It remains to be seen whether the British government is able to survive, and...
What will be Kofi Annan’s legacy?

What will be Kofi Annan’s legacy?

By Danny Bradlow Kofi Annan (80) was an important historical figure who played a critical role in many key events of the 1990s and 2000s. His death is therefore an opportunity to both celebrate his life and to begin honestly assessing his contributions to the world....
What are the effects of war on society? 🔊

What are the effects of war on society? 🔊

When will the wars be over and lives returned to normal? Those times seem elusive as the lines between wartime and peacetime become increasingly blurred. The so-called time of war affects every aspect of life. It changes laws, civil liberties, and the public’s...
What does it mean to have political power? 🔊

What does it mean to have political power? 🔊

New global developments are changing the structures and holders of power. With new technology and greater interconnectedness, states are losing power and non-state actors are gaining power. But what exactly does it mean to have power? Where does power come from? Maria...