WEF 2022: The World Is No Longer Flat

This week, a colourful cabal of cognoscenti gathered in Davos to offer diverse takes on the world’s most pressing issues.

Paolo Sironi, IBM: 2022 Global Outlook for Banking and Financial Markets

In the third year of a global pandemic, the financial services industry appears to be acclimating to a new reality.

Ursula von der Leyen’s Speech to Davos 2022 In Full

This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addressed Davos 2022

In the Face of Grim Challenges, Uzbekistan Forges Ahead on Privatisation

Despite a pandemic, a European war involving its closest trading partner and the growing threat of a global recession, Uzbekistan

The Fog of War: The Tragic Triumph of Hope Over Experience – The Folly of Great Powers

Wars of conquest seldom end well for the would-be conqueror even if waged against a weaker neighbour. Somehow, those to

Liberalism and Its Discontents: Francis Fukuyama on the Future of History

Poor Francis. History didn’t end after all. Neither did liberalism triumph over the forces of evil. Possibly one of the

Plus ça Change: Mired in Multiple Crises, Lebanon Votes for Continuity

In a scathing indictment of the country’s political elite, Lebanon tumbled some 25 places on the annual United Nations World

Crypto Jitters: Unhinged Stablecoins Add Volatility to an Already Unstable Market

The dig is impossible to resist. On Thursday, tether – the world’s biggest ‘stablecoin’ – briefly became untethered from its

Brain Capital: An Emerging Investment Opportunity

To solve existential brain challenges spanning neurology, mental health, psychiatry education, workforce development, and neuroscience, we need a fresh approach

Power Meets Pluck: Paranoid and Haunted, President Putin Sees Nazis Everywhere

In President Vladimir Putin’s book everybody not excitedly cheering his ‘special military operation’ to liberate Ukraine is a Nazi. If

The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity – A Non-Linear Anarchist Reading of World History

It’s an ideology that inspires fear and loathing in equal measure. Anarchism or the conviction that the state – and

Crash by Stealth: Investors Head for the Hills to Find a Valley of Tears

In a bear market, nobody can hear you scream. Equity markets are suffering a crash by stealth with reality nibbling