While the West takes time out, the rest of the world is in transition
Shada Islam
Domestic quarrels and a distaste for global engagement may be the hallmarks of Donald Trump’s erratic presidency of the United States, but the world is moving on. On 14 May Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated as French President, raising hopes of a re-energised European Union. On the same day in Beijing Chinese President Xi Jinping showcased his ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI), an ambitious vision of a refashioned, interdependent and closely connected world.
The technological evolution has not only caught up with the biological but, unfortunately, spiralled out of control
Prof. Mihail Konstantinov
In 1932 the famous novel Brave New World by English author Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) was published, preceding another dystopian and equally celebrated work by yet another Englishman – 1984 by Eric Blair, better known as George Orwell. The story is set in the 26th century when society is shaped by artificial reproduction, eugenics and hypnopedia.
Prof. Uffe Ostergaard
I adore Europe and I feel European but I am forced to concede the obvious - many Europeans think differently. The very fact that there is not a common European identity hampers the process of finding joint solutions to problems and crises. Instead, conflicts are born. We went through four different crises recently.