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BRICS expansion: another sign of the world's de-westernisation?

February 7, 2024

Gender Impact Assessment: a policy tool to advance gender equality

July 27, 2023

Why the Aid Effectiveness Principles are important for development

July 19, 2023

How China is reshaping UN development work

July 14, 2023

Small green firms beat big polluters in clean shipping negotiations

July 12, 2023
June 5, 2023

EU-China relations: a growing global rivalry

James F. Downes James F. Downes, Mathew Wong and Man Hoo So argue that the European Union-China relationship has evolved considerably over recent years into a growing global rivalry in 2023. The EU has become more interventionist towards China, but there exist large divisions within the core EU institutions and member states towards relations with China Read more
April 28, 2023

National legislators in global governance: there’s more going on than you think

Philipp Bien When we consider national parliaments, we think of the domestic arena. However, there are rarely observed foreign dimensions to the work of national legislators. Philipp Bien, Meray Maddah and Thomas Malang argue that, through fora like the Inter-Parliamentary Union, national legislators have become an important group in international politics Read more
April 20, 2023

It’s time to rethink emergency medical aid in armed conflict

Michael Walsh ​​​Michael Walsh​​ argues that only ecosystem disruptors​​​ can realise the full potential of emergency medical teams. A radical reimagining of current structures would save lives and alleviate suffering in armed conflicts and other insecure environments​​ Read more
February 24, 2023

Five futures for digital advocacy organisations

Nina Hall Digital advocacy organisations have pioneered new strategies to mobilise people rapidly, and shape public opinion. But increasingly, they face challenges from new technologies, and complex relationships with NGOs. Nina Hall and Paola Pierri outline five potential futures for these organisations Read more
October 27, 2022

Complex laws are the price of inclusive democracy

Steffen Hurka Why are laws often so hard to understand? Steffen Hurka argues that the complexity of laws increases when political conflict becomes more intense and when decision-making becomes more inclusive. Democracies aim for compromise and the balancing of interests, and complex laws are the inevitable consequence Read more

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