Insight briefs

Global Context

“In the next round of globalization, it will be countries with the best talent, not those with the lowest wages, that will have the upper hand.” Source: http://fortune.com/2019/01/17/globalization-trade-cheap-labor-mckinsey/ @FortuneMagazine @McKinsey_MGI

State softpower: Islam is used as a trans-national ideology by muslim-majority countries a) because it is an ideology that resonates with muslims, and b) because all other ideologies have either lost their currency or are not transnational (socialism, communism, nationalism). Source: Brookings Events, January 8, 2019 “Islam as Statecraft”.