Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger

Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger

Joel Kotkin is the presidential fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University. Hügo Krüger is a structural engineer with working experience in the nuclear, concrete, and oil and gas industry.

The New Great Game

The New Great Game

Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine will be remembered as one of the great crimes of the 21st century. The ensuing humanitarian crisis has already caused more than two million refugees to flee their homeland. With the imposition of sanctions, policymakers will have to weigh their political options as a

Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
9 min read
Politics
Winners and Losers: The Global Economy After COVID

Winners and Losers: The Global Economy After COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the world economy in ways that will be debated by pundits and future historians for decades to come. Yet, as hard as it is to predict a disrupted future accurately, the pandemic (not to mention its probable successors) looks likely to produce clear economic winners

Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
10 min read
COVID-19
COVID-19 and the Ongoing Global Workplace Revolution

COVID-19 and the Ongoing Global Workplace Revolution

For most of the recent past, economic geography has shifted to ever-larger cities across the globe. By the end of the last decade, many were convinced that we were entering a supreme era of the glittering, high-rise “superstar” city that would inevitably swallow all the best bits of the economy,

Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
12 min read
COVID-19
The Coming Post-COVID Global Order

The Coming Post-COVID Global Order

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated economics in the West, but the harshest impacts may yet be felt in the developing world. After decades of improvement in poorer countries, a regression threatens that could usher in, both economically and politically, a neo-feudal future, leaving billions stranded permanently in poverty. If this

Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
Joel Kotkin and Hügo Krüger
10 min read
Africa