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Alexander Likhotal

Likhotal, Alexander

Likhotal, Alexander

Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees

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Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy; Member, WAAS Board of Trustees

Alexander Likhotal is Professor at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, and the former President of Green Cross International. He holds doctorates in Political Science from the Moscow State Institute for International Relations (1975) and in History from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations, USSR Academy of Sciences (1987). In addition to an academic career as a Professor of Political Science and International Relations, he served as a European Security analyst for the Soviet Union leadership. In 1991, he was appointed Deputy Spokesman and Advisor to the President of the USSR, Mikhail Gorbachev. After Mr. Gorbachev's resignation, Professor Likhotal served as his advisor and spokesman at the Gorbachev Foundation.

 Becoming Vice President (1996), and President of Green Cross International (2000), he is actively involved in furthering sustainable development principles.

 He is also a member of the Club of Rome, a councilor at the World Future Council, member of the Board of Trustees of the World Academy of Art and Science, Board member of the World Culture Forum and serves as adviser to the Club of Madrid.

ARTICLES BY THIS AUTHOR

The World in Transit: Going Beyond Myopic Visions   ( Global Governance & Democracy ), ( New Paradigm ), ( Global Governance & Law )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The world has entered the new Axial Age. Numerous transformations are taking place in the models of social, economic, and political activity, in projections of power and authority. The political landscape and its relevant “content structures” (democracy and liberalism, right and left, globalisation and nationalism etc.) are acquiring new systemic qualities. If we want to avoid fighting with the ghosts of the past, it is necessary not only to take into...
Debugging Democracy   ( Global Governance & Democracy ), ( International Organizations ), ( Global Governance & Law )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Democracy was the most successful political idea of the 20th century. However since the beginning of the new century democracy has been clearly suffering from serious structural problems, rather than a few isolated ailments. Why has it run into trouble, can it be revived? In the consumption driven world people have started to be driven by the belief in economic prosperity as the guarantee of human freedom. As a result, human development and personal status...
From Reset to Reboot?   ( Global Governance & Democracy ), ( Global Governance & Law )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The Ukrainian crisis provoked a serious and dangerous deterioration of relations between Russia and the West. However the relations between Russia and the West should not be reduced to the current Ukrainian crisis. The rational interpretation requires getting rid of Cold war prejudices and facing the systemic disfunctionality of the current international system routed in the failure to adjust it to post Cold war realities. To “reboot” this dangerous system “...
New Paradigm Quest   ( New Paradigm )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Global economic growth has undoubtedly produced enormous benefits for hundreds of millions of people in both developed and developing countries. But we are heading fast into a perfect storm of connected environmental, economic and social challenges. The issues confronting the world community today are more intense and threatening than those we have faced in the past. They are on an unprecedented scale, with truly global implications; they are evolving fast;...
Environmental Acceptability as the driver of New Civilization   ( New Paradigm ), ( Sustainable Development )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract We are on a collision course with nature. And the underlying reason is that humans' creative capacity has largely bypassed their adaptive capacity. Due to existing trends in 10 years the world will be changed dramatically. These trends will change the social standards and human behaviour patterns; shift “centres of gravity” from the West to East, from the North to South, and from nation-states to private actors; spur deep reframing of global governance; force...
The Future of Water: Strategies to Meet the Challenge   ( Sustainable Development )
 Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Despite the UN’s adoption of a new economic and social right in 2010 - the Right to safe drinking water and sanitation - the deficit of fresh water is becoming increasingly severe and large-scale. The mounting water crisis and its geography make it clear that without resolute counter­action, many societies’ adaptive capacities within the coming decades will be overstretched. The scale and the global nature of the water crisis demand a new level of...