Until now, the struggle between autocrats and revolutionaries has been confined within national boundaries. But as the trend shifts towards a pooling of autocratic regimes’ resources, any future confrontation must be regional.
Counter-terrorism regulation is having a
corrosive effect on charity banking worldwide. International banks, under
punitive US anti-terrorism laws, are increasingly terrified. And the real
losers are Muslims.
International media talk constantly of Huthi forces, but in
reality the main military force in Yemen is now that of ex-president Saleh who,
wherever he is, is doing what he promised: destroying as much as he possibly
Last weekend two
generations of international feminists met at a conference in Berlin designed
to prompt fresh thinking on Marxist feminist theory and inspire the renewal of
a socialist feminist movement.
The risk to Europe is a perpetuation of crisis by
implacable erosion, and with this the abdication of political institutions from
protecting the interests of citizens that they are responsible for and to.
After Tony Curzon Price argued that Greece was not playing chicken and James Galbraith retorted that it's not even playing a game, an applied game theorist reminds us of the logic, in Greece's game, of claiming you're not playing one.
Social scientists have a
very specific contribution to deliver in a democratic public space, as openDemocracy’s
articles daily testify. The articles by leading global sociologists published
this week in openMovements are, we believe, exemplary.
Palestinians, who wins the election makes no difference. In the West Bank and
Gaza the mood moves between indifference and the sense that all the parties are
hostile towards them in one way or another.