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Outsourcing Diplomacy: The Necessity of Unofficial Talks

As Ministries of Foreign Affairs (MFAs) around the world face important diplomatic challenges, they do so with one hand tied behind their backs. Whether due to limited resources, ideological...

On the Lack of Theory in Africa-China Analysis

Bhaso Ndzendze discusses the scarcity of simplistic hypothesis testing and model-building in studying the relations between China and African states and the unsubstantiated generalisation which stems...

A Gender Lens on The Future of Work

Abstract: Predicting the gender effects of the next phase of technological change is complex. Potential mass job displacement, as predicted by some of the most quoted analysts, could be expected...

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Shaping A New Era

Framing the Idea of the Fourth Industrial Revolution In January 2016, World Economic Forum Founder and Executive Chairman, Klaus Schwab, published a book titled The Fourth Industrial Revolution....

Foreword

Since the concept of the Fourth Industrial Revolution became common parlance in 2016, it has caught the attention of political leaders around the world and become an essential point of discussion in...

"We Need a Brand New Architecture To Cover The Whole Scope of Mobility"

Interview with Michael Doyle  Professor at Columbia University  Migration is polarizing societies around the globe and has become one of the most important political cleavages of our times...

"Space Provides The Required Magnitude of Perspective. It Unites Us Towards Common Goals"

Interview with Simonetta Di Pippo Director, United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs  2018 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first UNISPACE conference where 78 Member States met to...

Advancing Human-Rights-By-Design In The Dual-Use Technology Industry

It is no secret that technology companies have greased the wheels for human rights abuses around the world backed by a global web of private sector support and investment that has yielded significant...

The Ungovernability of Digital Hate Culture

Social media and the Internet play an important role in the proliferation of hateful and extreme speech. Looking to contemporary networks of digitally mediated extreme right-wing communication, this...

From the Archives: The Dangerous Rise of Populism - Global Attacks on Human Rights Values

This article originally appeared in the Journal of International Affairs' Special 70th Anniversary Issue in 2017. The global rise of populists poses a dangerous threat to human rights. Human rights...

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