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Inflation: The Supermarket Business Model is too Fragile to Shield Customers from Rising Food...

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By Lisa Jack Food prices, like almost everything else, are rising fast. There have recently been warnings of “apocalyptic” costs, and a declaration that the “era...
Ukraine war evidence of atrocities in Kyiv's suburbs strengthens case for a harder line against Russia

Ukraine War: Evidence of Atrocities in Kyiv’s Suburbs Strengthens Case for a Harder Line...

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By Dr Anastasiia Kudlenko When Ukraine learned on April 2 that the whole Kyiv region had been liberated from Russian troops, there was barely any...
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Ukraine War: What Are The Risks That Russia Will Turn To Its Nuclear Arsenal?

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Is Russia now led by someone who would contemplate using nuclear weapons without any great concern? Over Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has dropped some pretty big...
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Admiring Your Enemy to Lead Your Company to Victory

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By David De Cremer An often heard comment in the business world is that companies over-appreciate cognitive skills and as a result, their functioning is...
British Imperialism

British Imperialism, Religion, and the Politics of ‘Divide and Rule’ in the Indian-Subcontinent

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction Recently India’s Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi again brought the issues of India’s partition and tried to blame it on...

REVIVALISTICS: Why Should We Invest Time and Money in Reclaiming ‘Dead’ Languages?

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By Ghil‘ad Zuckermann This article introduces revivalistics, the new science behind language reclamation, revitalization and reinvigoration. It explores the various benefits of language revival. Revivalistics Revivalistics...
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The Metaverse: Three Legal Issues We Need to Address

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The “metaverse” seems to be the latest buzzword in tech. In general terms, the metaverse can be viewed as a form of cyberspace. Like...
Disparities

How We Should Talk about Racial Disparities

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By Natalie Spievack and Cameron Okeke Many 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have emphasized the role of historical and contemporary discrimination in creating and perpetuating disparities...

Turning Back Migrant Boats: What Does the International Law of the Sea Say?

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By Hayley Roberts The Home Office has unveiled plans to use “turnback” tactics in the English Channel, with the border force compelling small boats carrying migrants to...
2022 Headlines

Here are Some of the Political Events that Will Dominate Headlines in 2022

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By Thomas Klassen Last year started out hopeful with the emergence of COVID-19 vaccines, but quickly proved to be a challenging year for governments and...
Chronic Stress

A Voyage Into Premature Aging: The Role of Chronic Stress and its Principal Correlates

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By Prof. Simon L. Dolan and Prof. Mario Raich Introduction  The idea of stress and aging was born many years ago while one of the co-authors of...
Carbon-Free Transportation

Carbon-Free Transportation Saves Money

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By Dr. Daniel Sperling President Biden and the European Union are proposing to spend trillions of dollars to decarbonize our economy – with a special...
artists and cultural industries

How to Help Artists and Cultural Industries Recover from the COVID-19 Disaster

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By Louis-Etienne Dubois, David Gauntlett, and Ramona Pringle To say that 2020 has been rough for the cultural and creative industries is an understatement. More...
Social Media

Asian Pop Culture May be Trending, But so is Anti-Asian Racism and Discrimination

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By Katherine Lee From K-beauty to K-pop, Squid Game and Shang Chi, Asian pop culture is trending worldwide. Nancy Wang Yuen, a sociologist and author of Reel Inequality: Hollywood Actors...
Climate Change

Two Hundred Years Of Talking About Climate Change

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By Joseph Mazur Back in the 1970s, when I was a graduate student at MIT, there were a few weeks of cafeteria conversations among earth...
Post-9/11 War

Requiem for the Post-9/11 Wars, and those to Come

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock For days, international media have been promoting the 20-year anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. That day, I...
US withdraws from Afghanistan after 20 years of war

The US withdraws from Afghanistan after 20 years of war: 4 questions about this...

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By Mark R. Jacobson Mark R. Jacobson, a foreign policy expert at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, served in Afghanistan as a reserve officer...
Tokyo Olympics

The Olympics strive for political neutrality. So, how will they deal with surging athlete...

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By Dr. Michelle O’Shea, Dr. Daryl Adair, Hazel Maxwell, and Dr. Megan Stronach The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has long tried to insulate itself from...
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Tokyo Olympics: no spectators is bad for business, but hosting could still bring long-term...

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By Mike Duigan Japanese Olympics minister Tamayo Marukawa has confirmed that, due to COVID, no spectators will be allowed to attend Tokyo 2020. This comes after initial announcements in...
Human innovation

Human Uniqueness At The Dawn Of Intelligent Machines

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By Mario Raich, Simon L. Dolan, Dr. Dave Ulrich and Claudio Cisullo Every generation wants to improve on the previous generation; however, this generation risks...

How Cryptocurrency Can Help Non-profits and Investors Thrive in the ‘New Normal’

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By Thomas Cauley A decade ago nonprofit leaders were talking about the ways donors could change the world through social media. Today we’re talking about cryptocurrency. The...

COVID-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a...

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By Ian Goldin Despite the tragic deaths, suffering and sadness that it has caused, the pandemic could go down in history as the event that rescued...

As more climate migrants cross borders seeking refuge, laws will need to adapt

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By Katharine M. Donato, Amanda Carrico, and Jonathan M. Gilligan Climate change is upending people’s lives around the world, but when droughts, floods or sea level rise...

Nigeria’s Twitter ban could backfire, hurting the economy and democracy

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By Jeff Conroy-Krutz Nigeria’s decision to suspend Twitter indefinitely could backfire for the government and cost the country economically in terms of new investments into...

What moments of uncertainty mean for war – and peace – between global rivals

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By Douglas B. Atkinson The coronavirus pandemic has inflamed existing tensions between China and the US. China blamed the US for spreading the virus across international...
Adrian Zenz

Playing Genocide Politics: The Zenz-Xinjiang Case

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By Dr Dan Steinbock Recently, the Trump and Biden administrations have initiated a genocide case against China. Like during the Cold War, some European leaders...

Ethiopia’s blockchain deal is a watershed moment – for the technology, and for Africa

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By Iwa Salami At the launch of bitcoin in 2009 the size of the potential of the underlying technology, the blockchain, was not fully appreciated. What has not...
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Is this the end of trickle-down economics?

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By Graham Vanbergen The global pandemic has changed everything, highlighting the failures of economic policy that has dominated the Western world for the last 50...

Happiness Is A Place Between Too Little And Too Much

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By Danny Dorling and Annika Koljonen School meals are never termed “free” in Finland; they are simply called “lunch”. Alongside Sweden; Finland is one of...
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Flawed human information processing, magic pipers and our conscience

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By Bernard Yeung Fierce competition between dominant countries leads to accusatory narratives, creating intense but dysfunctional crowd emotions. Flawed human behaviour allows a big gap...
UK

Are Inflation Alarm Bells Ringing True?

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By Graham Vanbergen There are numerous reports in the US, EU and UK about the spectre of rising inflation, with world renowned economists disagreeing...
Investor

Bitcoin: why a wave of huge companies like Tesla rushing to invest could derail...

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By Gavin Brown After Tesla announced it has invested US$1.5 billion in bitcoin and expects to start accepting the cryptocurrency as a payment for its electric vehicles...
Vaccine Nationalism Is a Multilateral, Neocolonial Failure

Vaccine Nationalism Is a Multilateral, Neocolonial Failure

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By Dr. Dan Steinbock In the coming months, vaccine nationalism is likely to compound COVID-19 economic damage and penalize more lives. It reflects the utter...
memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

Myanmar: memes and mantras of a new generation of democracy protesters

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By Richard Dolan What do the internet memes Doge and Cheems, the Hollywood film franchise The Hunger Games, and a sachet of instant tea have in common? They...

ICC debacles – and the Philippines

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By Dr Dan Steinbock  After the Philippine withdrawal from the ICC, the battlelines against the Duterte government are politicized – and messy. In the first half...

Decentralised finance calls into question whether the crypto industry can ever be regulated

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By Dr Iwa Salami As stock markets around the world struggle through the pandemic, Bitcoin has seen a steady rise in its price. The...
Post-inauguration

Post-inauguration, restoring the soul of Biden’s America must be truly inclusive

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By Daniel McNeil Over the past few months, I’ve been editing a book about soulful beliefs, practices and feelings that overflow from their religious and...

The Dark Forces behind American Insurrectionists

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By Dr Dan Steinbock On January 6, 2021, a mob of white supremacists stormed the U.S. Capitol, presumably to overturn Trump's defeat. Their final goal...

Make drones sound less annoying by factoring in humans at the design stage

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By Dr Antonio J Torija Martinez These days almost everyone has either flown a drone or listened to the nasty whining sound they produce. Although...

The Most Comprehensive Predictions Guide to 2021

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By Graham Vanbergen The year 2020 will inevitably be etched into our memories no matter how forgettable we want it to be. It was a...

How to cook Christmas dinner in the most environmentally friendly way possible

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By Dr Ximena Schmidt, Dr Christian Reynolds and Sarah Bridle By now, most of us are aware that much of the food we eat, in...

Why another lockdown might be needed in February 2021

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By Dr Peter Sivey and Dr James Gaughan England recently emerged from a four-week lockdown into a series of tiered restrictions, and there is good...

How green is your Christmas tree?

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By Professor Ian D. Rotherham There’s no way around the fact that Christmas has a large carbon footprint, from the travelling we do to the presents...

3 reasons for information exhaustion – and what to do about it

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By Mark Satta An endless flow of information is coming at us constantly: It might be an article a friend shared on Facebook with a...

Keeping Resilience in VUCA era: The Organization Should Learn from the Water’s Wisdom

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By Weixu Ding and Jianhua Mao The COVID-19 outbreak started at the end of 2019 that has hurt the world's economy, cultural exchanges, people's healthy...

Pandemic Debt and the Battle over MMT

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By Graham Vanbergen Some governments around the world are making a strategic economic gamble to solve the problem of managing unsustainable debt. In a world...

COVID-19 vaccines are coming – how will we know they work and are safe?

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By Adam Kleczkowski Pfizer and BioNTech have just released interim results of their COVID-19 vaccine trial. Although it is not the only vaccine in the late stages of...

As the world watches US election, the appeal of America is diminished

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By Liam Kennedy A US presidential election always draws intense worldwide interest, in part due to the spectacle, but also because the leadership of the...

Agile Anarchy is the Name of the Future

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By Guido Stein and Alberto Barrachina To build agile organizations you must understand human relationships 1. Change> Transform Your Approach to Transformation This technical note explores some...

The Rise of the Chinese Economy and Growing Concerns in the United States

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By Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction The article discusses recent global economic changes and will largely focus on two of the worlds’ largest economies, namely China and...

Nobel peace prize: hunger is a weapon of war but the World Food Programme...

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By awarding the 2020 Nobel peace prize to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), the Nobel committee said that it wanted to “turn the eyes of...

Coronavirus culture: the questions social scientists are asking about our new day-to-day life

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By Alan Bradshaw Scientific analysis of COVID-19 is dominated by medical and pharmaceutical questions of vaccines and risk minimisation. But meanwhile, social scientists must track the emerging social...

The New Global COVID-19 Threat: Misguided Policies, Virulent Strains, New Waves, and Lost Years

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By Dan Steinbock              As the COVID-19 epicenter has moved from the Americas to India and poorer economies and G20 countries remain severely affected, the...

Technology to Fracture Global Trade and Relations

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By Graham Vanbergen The article "Data Overtakes Oil as Leading (Geopolitical) Global Commodity" published three years ago became the subject of much debate and deliberation....

Venezuela – A Tribute for Her Endless Pursuit of Democracy

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By Peter Koenig Venezuela is again the shining light of Democracy – pushing ahead with the 6 December 2020 National Assembly (NA) elections – despite...

9 reasons you can be optimistic that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be widely...

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By William Petri As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021. I...

Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president?

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By Bryan Cranston Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election — the first woman of colour to...

How the shadow of slavery still hangs over global finance

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By Philip Roscoe When the infamous Zong trial began in 1783, it laid bare the toxic relationship between finance and slavery. It was an unusual and distressing...

Belarus – A Color Revolution of a Different Shade?

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By Peter Koenig Belarus in turmoil, after an election where the incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko – 25 years already in power (in office since 1994)...

The Structural Changes in a Post-Pandemic Global Finance

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By Chan Kung and Wei Hongxu In many ways, COVID-19 has had a huge impact on the world. Under the presence of increased global trade...

Conspiracy Theory – What Is It?

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By Peter Koenig Being blamed for disseminating “conspiracy theories” and therefore being a conspiracy theorist, is an extraordinarily and smart tactic used by the true...

Approaching Global Shock Waves

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By Graham Vanbergen The Covid-19 pandemic has reached every one of us and is a history-defining moment. It will act as a brake on unsustainable...

The Challenges and Importance of Institutions Building in the Developing Countries

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui There has been on-going debate about the utility of the ‘free market’ system versus ‘government intervention’ in promoting development policies and...

The Covid-19 Global Pandemic: How Africa Should Respond

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By Mills Soko and Mzukisi Qobo   Global Context The coronavirus global pandemic has caused significant harm to the global economy.  With two-thirds of the world’s population located in developing...

Corporate Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Test

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By Kalyah Ford and Renée Karibi-Whyte As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts hundreds of thousands of lives and the very fabric of society globally, corporate philanthropy is playing a...

“The COVID-19 Crisis” as an Opportunity for Introspection: A Multi-level Reflection on Values, Needs,...

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By Simon L. Dolan, Mario Raich, Anat Garti and Avishai Landau The current period of misery and even despair surround us. It is perhaps an opportune moment to reflect on...

Anti-Asian racism during coronavirus: How the language of disease produces hate and violence

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By Paula Larsson Self-isolation. Quaratine. Lockdown. The outbreak of COVID-19 and its subsequent dissemination across the globe has left a shock wave of disbelief and confusion...

The Climate Crisis Dilemma

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By Graham Vanbergen The climate crisis is now changing global finance – Graham Vanbergen asks the question do we want to pay for it now...

As COVID-19 Goes Global, New Risks Increase

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By Dan Steinbock In addition to the Chinese mainland, the struggle against the new cases and outbreak clusters of the COVID-19 is shifting to countries...

China’s Pioneering Effort to Contain Virus Outbreak Economic and Human Costs of the New...

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By Dan Steinbock Chinese government has used strong measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. The human costs and economic impact...

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