It’s impossible to say what will happen between the UK and the rest of Europe. But it is possible to say what _should_ happen.
Banging on about Europe has once again become a vote winner in the UK and a “Brexit” is more likely than ever. If David Cameron wins next year’s elections, he will have to face an inconvenient promise.
What measures can fix youth unemployment? Some simple solutions will do – as long as we correct a big mistake from the past.
For too long, the emergence of a European public has been viewed skeptically. New technologies, however, let us increasingly cross national borders, and soon we are going to read German papers in French.
A European identity cannot be based on an integrated European culture. It can only survive as a way of solving problems.
A common European identity is a fact, not fiction. Politicians underestimate popular support for the EU, and surrender the arena to right-wing Eurosceptics.
Equality is not only a human right but a smart economic measure for a poverty-stricken continent. A Four Point Plan for Africa:
Africa's economic growth has sparked a fierce battle for influence between archenemies.
Africa needs a new generation of leaders, if it wants to transform its current economic growth into a long-run Golden Age rather than a short-term illusion.
Africa needs strong and effective national courts to come to terms with its conflict-ridden history. But the spectres of the past linger on and continue to divide the continent.
The ship of global governance is weak and leaky. It desperately needs fixing if it wants to stand a chance in the troubled waters that lie ahead.
Energy is key in the global struggle for power. Depleting our natural resources will precipitate our downfall.
The power of the nation-state is in freefall. The new balance of power is not written in the stars but in the history books.
While the “pay now or pay more later” logic may not appeal to the “climate justice” sentiments voiced at the last climate summit, it could help to motivate the actions needed to satisfy its goals.
Ignoring the history of emissions would be a mistake. But allowing economic concerns to swamp moral ones is an even bigger one.
By searching for climate governance only in the international arena, we risk missing the signs that can lead us in new, and potentially much more productive, directions.
The UN’s all-encompassing climate track yields little. What we need are smaller and more flexible “climate clubs”.
Our current patent system cannot be fixed; it must be abolished if we want to safeguard innovation and human development.
Software patents hinder innovation and foster litigation. If patent trolls continue to use them to their benefit, innovative companies like Facebook won’t stand a chance.
Patent trolls have broken the patent system. Six proposals for a reboot:
The basic flaw of our patent system is that no one is measuring patent quality. Large businesses take advantage of this and thereby destroy small businesses and innovation