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Turning a Blind Eye to the Political Promise of the Financial Crisis

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, World

By Adrian Parr and Brad Evans The financial crisis of 2008 catapulted the world into one of the worst financial upheavals since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Below, Adrian Parr and Brad Evans suggest that the opportunities for new economic alternatives and equitable forms of social organisation are rapidly declining, and address the importance [...]



The Domestic and the Foreign: Mutual Entanglement Through Social Diversity

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, World

By Christopher Hill Foreign and domestic policies have always interacted. But now, especially in developed democracies, they are mutually entangled in new ways, through the arrival of diverse, multicultural societies where many groups and individuals have permanent links abroad. Governments thus face new challenges inside and outside their borders. Domestic politics often seems inward-looking and [...]



Sustainability and Management Competence

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, Strategy, World

By Steven Cohen After decades at the periphery of political and business agendas, sustainability and environmental protection have emerged at the center of our economic and political dialogue. Below, Steven Cohen argues that increasingly, an organisation’s ability to achieve sustainability is seen as an indicator of a well-run organisation. The Challenges of Sustainability In the [...]



Kitimat, British Columbia: A Marvel of Nature and Industry

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Asia, N. America, Recent Posts, Strategy, World

Feature The District of Kitimat in northwestern British Columbia is a world-class port and manufacturing centre on the Pacific Rim and an emerging energy hub and transportation link for Asia-North America trade. In the new global economy, Canada’s Pacific Gateway is the path to the future. Nestled at the head of Douglas Channel in northwestern [...]



Our Digital Culture Threatened by Loss

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, Strategy, World

By Oliver Grau. Media art is the art form that uses the technologies that fundamentally change our societies, and plays an important role in the reflection of our time. Below, Oliver Grau argues that with current museum policy funding and grant policies, there is a threat of losing this culture and its related research archives.



Can the West Get Out of Its (Self-Made) Cul-de-Sac?

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Asia, Europe, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, World

By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett In recent years, the limits on America’s ability to shape important outcomes in the Middle East unilaterally—or even with a few European partners—have been dramatically underscored by strategically failed interventions in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya.  Last year, President Obama’s inability to act on his declared intention to attack [...]



News Media Management in a Digital Age

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Lead Story, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, Strategy, World

By Gary Graham & Anita Greenhill How can local newspapers survive in a digital age? Gray Graham and Anita Greenhill examine findings from interviews, thoughts from leading industry experts and macro-level trade insights to try to answer this question. One thing is certain: newspapers must respond to this digital age of media turbulence fast. Introduction [...]



Technology and Politics in Context

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, Strategy, World

By Michael J. Jensen and Eva Anduiza Digital media have greatly expanded the repertoires and channels of political participation, communication, and information. Below, Michael J. Jensen and Eva Anduiza argue that internet use may continue to play a particularly important role as it enables individuals to connect to a variety of communication flows that serve [...]



Is the Light of International Criminal Justice Fading?

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, World

By Mark Ellis Prosecuting individuals for war crimes and other atrocities remains an “historical anomaly.” Below, Mark Ellis looks at several fissures in the international criminal justice system and asks whether our commitment to justice is commensurate with the institutions and principles we set forth moving into the 21st century. We like to think that [...]



The Responsibility to Protect: Reading Ethical Responsibilities Into the Rule of Law

By • Mar 26th, 2014 • Category: Africa, Asia, China, Europe, Mid. East, N. America, Recent Posts, S. America, World

By Charles H. Camp and Theresa B. Bowman The scope and source of permissible use of force in response to a humanitarian crisis frames a contentious international debate. Below, Charles H. Camp and Theresa B. Bowman discuss the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. The scope and source of permissible use of force in response to a [...]