Articles & Contributions from Members & Partners


Scotland voting on more than independence

“Weak social mood” across Europe is having an impact on Scotland’s referendum debate, says consultant Peter Atwater, author of Moods and Markets Peter AtwaterAs a socionomist and a researcher in confidence-driven decision-making, I have been watching the polls in Scotland closely. Changes in confidence alter our preferences, decisions, and actions, and history shows a strong…


New life in the old city of Kabul

Training in traditional crafts and literacyAfghanistan was once a great centre of civlisation at the heart of the Silk Road, before decades of conflict almost destroyed its wonderful artistic heritage.  Today a unique project in the Old City of Kabul is reviving Afghanistan’s architectural and artistic traditions and you can read more about it and…


Ukraine Conflict

Global affairs analyst Marco Vincenzino, a member of our International Advisory Council, explains why the Ukraine crisis marks the start of a new “Cold Peace” between East and West Marco VincenzinoAs the Ukraine conflict inched towards a ceasefire, NATO leaders emerged from a historic summit with a renewed sense of purpose, and also an element…

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