Horizon 2030: Will Emerging Risks Unravel Our Global Systems?

Horizon 2030: Will Emerging Risks Unravel Our Global Systems? Mathew Maavak[1] This peer-reviewed article first appeared in the Salus Journal (Publisher: Charles Sturt University, Australia) in April 2021. Salus Journal. 9,1. 2-17 ABSTRACT Various scholars and institutions regard global social instability as the greatest threat facing this decade. The catalyst has been postulated to be a Second Great Depression which, in turn, will have profound implications for global security and national integrity. This paper, written from a broad systems perspective, illustrates how emerging risks are getting more complex and intertwined; blurring boundaries between the economic, environmental, geopolitical, societal and technological…

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De facto Globalism

A connected world where individuals and companies are inter linked, international organizations work together for the benefit of all, share knowledge, culture, engage in trade and diplomatic relations and stand for each other at the time of any hardship is known as globalization. United Nations of Organization (UNO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), European Union (EU), African Union, Arab League, South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) are such international political and economic collaborations. Yet there is a misconception looming or debate going on whether globalization has failed or not. At this juncture the fabulous brain…

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Politics and Economies of Emotions: Identity (Shite), Religious Nationalism and Globalization

Farhan Raza  ……Destiny of Islam becomes alive after every living Karbla‚ (Dr. Mohammad Iqbal) ‚Think not of those who are slain in the way of Allah as Dead. Nay, they live, finding their sustenance in the Presence of their Lord’ (3: 169), as it has been cited in different chapters about martyrdom in the Holy Quran. The term martyrdom means that the believers who sacrifice their lives in the holy war or in the name of the Lord/ God/ Allah on the battlefield fighting against evil/chaos/Infidels and further believed that they do not die the mortal death but rather enter paradise directly…

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