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,…
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…
Belgium has long been written off as a dysfunctional and failing state, yet its response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been surprisingly functional and successful. This highlights how effective healthcare acts as society’s immune system. Wednesday 6 May 2020 With its chronic, record-breaking inability to…
With greater freedom has come greater unhappiness in Tunisia. Behind this apparent paradox is economic hardship and nostalgia for a past that never was.
Hopes are devaluation will resolve Egypt’s dollar crisis, but the situation could spin out of control without a global currency for international trade
Despite the crisis in traditional media, the Brussels press corps continues to survive and thrive, but not without difficulties.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the clash of civilizations theory, but Samuel P Huntington was wrong.
Why is there no prominent far-right party in Spain? Well, there is and there isn’t.
On KALW’s weekly media round table, Khaled Diab took part in a radio debate on the rise of far-right politics on both sides of the Atlantic.
Big corporations are using the banking crisis as an excuse for exploiting cheap labour. Is it time for a global minimum wage?