The Beginning Of History

The prospect of a timeless future has given way to visions of no future at all. Ideology remains a fault line in geopolitics, market globalisation is fragmenting, and great-power conflict has become increasingly likely. Read More Here

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The Death Of Davos?

Gone are the glory days when the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in the Swiss Alps perfectly captured the optimism and hype of the post-Cold War era of globalization. Today, the mood is decidedly darker, requiring a more clear-eyed perspective on what, if anything, can be salvaged from the recent past. Read More Here

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The Ukraine War Is Reshaping Development

However the conflict in Eastern Europe unfolds, it seems clear that countries will have to give national security a far more prominent position in their development agendas. This means not only increasing defense spending, but also diversifying energy and food sources – and preparing for global economic fragmentation. Read More Here

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The Hidden Threat To Globalisation

Differences between support for globalization among high-skilled and low-skilled workers—and gaps in the optimism the two groups feel about their prospects for upward mobility—have grown in poor countries as well as rich ones. As a result, overall backing for economic integration is eroding. Read More Here

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