Tag: covid-19

How not to fight extremism in America

By Khaled Diab A sudden lurch from ignoring or underplaying the threat of right-wing extremism in America to treating white crusaders like jihadis and QAnon like al-Qaeda will set off the insurgency timebomb rather than defuse it. New Jersey National…

Ancient Egypt: A pyramid scheme that worked

By Khaled Diab Spanning some three millennia of recorded history, Ancient Egyptians built a state to last. What was behind this success and what can we learn from it? Quite a few surprising lessons, in fact. Image: Gaurav D Lathiya,…

Lost in ‘know-ware’ land

By Christian Nielsen It is the cypher of the age, the new C-word that the know-ware machine must not detect lest it conjures up undesirable meanings, and undesirable consequences. Friday 2 October 2020 There are so many powerful things going…

Belgium’s endless identity crisis

As it stumbles from one political crisis to the next, Belgium faces a profound existential threat. But can the slow disintegration of the Belgian state be reversed and, if so, how?   Friday 25 September 2020 Back in 2011, Belgium…

Billionaires and the welfare of nations

By Khaled Diab The super rich are leaving only the scraps for everyone else to fight over, which is fuelling a mounting wave of intolerance as minorities and migrants are scapegoated for falling wellbeing. For the welfare of all, we…