Essays & Reviews

The Security and Sustainability Guide

This section consists of written contributions by members of the SSG team. We aim to put into focus issues that desire more attention. Many of the subjects covered here are inspired by the work and publications of the organizations listed in the SSG. Our goal will be to highlight insights from those important contributions to the public body of knowledge regarding the condition of our planet and humanity as a whole. 

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Evolving Meanings of the War for Ukraine: Winning, Losing, Fearing, Needing

May 5, 2022
 Introduction   The war for Ukraine has made the transition to the next global ‘normal’ overwhelmingly intense, chronologically unpredictable, and massively costly. Never before has a significant coun...

Our Common Agenda: Review of Five UN75 Reports

October 20, 2021
Reviewed Reports: Our Common Agenda: Report of the Secretary General (UN, Sept 2021, 84p)Our Future Agenda: A Vision and Plan for Next and Future Generations (UN, Sept 2021, 54p)Shaping Our Futur...

Report on Global Reports, 2020-2021: The Whale and the Minnows

June 3, 2021
Global Sustainability Reports As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes in some countries, while spreading in others, vaccines are becoming available, although distribution is still problematic in many locatio...

Essay: COVID-19: A Pandemic of Assassinated Assumptions: A Perfect Storm for Leaders

December 27, 2020
First published Dec. 14th 2020. Provocation The global pandemic was declared by the WHO on 11 March, signalling that COVID-19 had or was about to reach all shores. Since then, the initial virus and in...

COVID-19 – What Experts Expect & Propose

October 10, 2020
Published 1 Aug, 2020. 1st update 11 Sept, 2020. 2nd Update 10 Oct,2020. Download as PDF here The COVID-19 pandemic has already changed our world and is still underway with no end in sight.  The crisi...

Scientists Reporting: Top 25 Recent Online Reports on the Global Environmental Emergency

September 6, 2019
  The information revolution in recent decades has produced floods of knowledge, opinion, disinformation, and entertainments in many new formats.  Who should we consider for evidence-based thinking ab...

Book Review: Come On! A Report to the Club of Rome: New Frontiers

May 1, 2018
The full Review has been published in Cadmus Journal Vol. 3, Issue 4 and is available here: Book Review of Come On! (May 2018) Introduction Come On! Capitalism, Short-termism, Population and the Destr...

Foresight’s FOUR Frames

October 1, 2017
The full Essay has been published in Cadmus Journal Vol. 3, Issue 3  (p. 113-121) and is available here: Foresight’s FOUR Frames (October 2017) Abstract Strategic Foresight is usually understood to be...

Book Review – Global Systems Change: Six Linked Perspectives

September 1, 2017
The full Review has been published in Cadmus Journal Vol. 3, Issue 3  (p. 164-174) and is available here: Global Systems Change: Six Linked Perspectives! (October 2017) Introduction Change is everywhe...

Greening Capitalism, Quietly: Seven Types of Organizations Driving the “Necessary Revolution”

May 1, 2017
The full report is available here: Greening Capitalism Final, May 2017, 46 p.Greening Capitalism, Quietly: Seven Types of Organizations Driving the “Necessary Revolution” First published in CADMUS, 3:...

Book Review: The Art of Leading Collectively

August 1, 2016
Conflicts, misunderstandings, failures, and hidden agendas are part of the journey, she warns, and sustainability is not one single issue, but a complex of issues. But “collective leadership for susta...

Book Review: An Introduction to Ecological Economics

January 1, 2015
As we rush headlong into the Anthropocene age, when humans dominate and disrupt the earth and its natural systems, governance of evolution becomes increasingly imperative. “Sustainable development” of...