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The Outlook For The Global Economy

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By Graham Vanbergen It really would be nice to think that Putin’s attack on Ukraine will be short-lived and the world begins its recovery from the...
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Ukraine: Russian Opposition To The Invasion Is Giving Putin Cause For Alarm

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By Ben Noble Vladimir Putin’s military aggression against Ukraine is meeting more opposition from Ukrainians than he expected. The Russian president also saw widespread condemnation of his military’s...
Ukraine

Help Ukraine Today – Save Europe’s Future!

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On February 24, Russian troops invaded the territory of independent and free Ukraine and began bombing its cities. The attack took place in the...
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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...
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...
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...
Covid-19

COVID-19 Could Nudge Minds and Societies Towards Authoritarianism

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By Leor Zmigrod It is a little-known fact that humans have not one but two immune systems. The first, the biophysical immune system – the...
Decentralised Finance

Decentralised Finance and UNSDGs – How should regulators respond?

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By Dr Iwa Salami This article looks at what Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is and its potential to facilitate the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development...
Digital Payment

Is a Cashless Society Realistic? The Rural Challenge to the Post-Pandemic “New Normal”

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By Aaron van Klyton and Juan Fernando Tavera-Mesías Mobile banking and digital payments (“m-payments”) were already core features of government development policies aimed at beefing...
Dark Web Design

The Rise of Dark Web Design: How Sites Manipulate You into Clicking

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By Daniel Fitton The vast majority of websites you visit now greet you with a pop-up. This annoying impediment to your seamless web browsing is...
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...
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Forget Work-Life Balance – It’s All About Integration in the Age of COVID-19

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By Dr. Melissa Wheeler and Dr. Asanka Gunasekara It wasn’t the usual end to our staff meeting. This time, the head of our university department wrapped...
Paralympics

Tokyo 2020: Does the Paralympics Empower Disabled People?

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By Christopher Brown The Tokyo 2020 Paralympics are being used as a catalyst for a new global campaign aimed at removing discrimination faced by disabled people. Entitled...
Middle east

As Afghanistan falls, what does it mean for the Middle East?

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By Tony Walker In the 19th century, the phrase “The Great Game” was used to describe competition for power and influence in Afghanistan, and neighbouring...
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...

Sustainable Mobility after the Pandemic

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By Emma Saxena and Michael Palocz-Andresen The COVID-19 pandemic has caused changes in frame conditions that enabled individuals to create new environmental-friendly habits. These hold the potential to...

COVID vaccines: combining AstraZeneca and Pfizer may boost immunity – new study

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By Professor Tracy Hussell Late last year, I asked: is it safe to have more than one type of COVID-19 vaccine? A trial has now addressed that question,...

India’s pandemic exodus was a biological disaster and stranded migrant workers should be classified...

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By Malavika Rao On March 24, 2020, the Indian government announced a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. In the past year, various state governments have...

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...

When “A Little Corruption” In Mexico Goes Too Far

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By Duggan Flanakin “Corruption is not a disagreeable characteristic of the Mexican political system: it is the system.”Gabriel Zaid, La Economia Presidencial  “It is widely known,” Mexican journalist Ricardo Ravelo wrote in...
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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...

Superforcasters: What Pandemic Planners Can Learn From The World’s Best Predictors

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Experts got it catastrophically wrong, according to Dominic Cummings, UK prime minister Boris Johnson’s former chief adviser. Cummings has argued that the UK government’s official scientific...
Generation Z

Generation Z: when it comes to behaviour, not all digital natives look alike

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By Elodie Gentina and Emma Parry Gradually over the past few years, the once-ubiquitous discussions about millennials are being replaced by an interest in the...
Social media ‘likes’

Social media ‘likes’ change the way we feel about our memories – new research

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By David Beer and Benjamin Jacobsen Memories are often considered very personal and private. Yet, in the past few years, people have got used to...
trickle-down economics

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...
Trade Liberalisation

Trade Liberalisation, Comparative Advantage, and Economic Development: A Historical Perspective

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By Dr. Kalim Siddiqui I. Introduction This article critically analyses the theoretical and empirical basis of trade liberalisation and finds that the arguments of many mainstream...
Workplace Integration and Gender Attitudes

Workplace Integration and Gender Attitudes

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By Gordon B. Dahl, Andreas Kotsadam and Dan-Olof Rooth Women make up close to half of the labor force in most developed countries, yet occupational...
Multilingual conferences

Found in Translation: Multilingual conferences don’t need to face barriers to communication

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If you’ve ever been in the audience for a conference or symposium, it’s likely you introduced yourself to fellow attendees at a break in...

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...

What Are The World’s Most Traded Currencies?

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The forex market is a deceptively complex and busy entity, with an estimated 170 currencies available within the space. However, not all of these are...
Social Influencers

Ten Reasons Why Majority Of Millennial Wants To Be Social Influencers

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By Stella Lincoln Social media influencers have become significantly famous today. Here you become a blogger/influencer and have unique content; there, you gain thousands of...
digital health care

Good governance is the missing prescription for better digital health care

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By Linying Dong Recently Ontario released its Digital First for Health strategy — aiming to further digitize health care and end the problem of overcrowded hospitals and “hallway...
credit

Politicians challenge lenders over giving partial refunds

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Some of the UK’s largest lenders are under fire from politicians and financial experts over how they are giving compensation to their historic customers. In...
cryptocurrency

Why every celebrity is suddenly obsessed with bitcoin

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From A-list celebrities to social media personalities, the highly engaging nature of the bitcoin community is ever growing. It wasn’t until recent years that the...
mental health

‘The Anniversary Effect’: What one full year in lockdown has done to our psyche

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In every corner of the world, you are confronted with various media recapping the past year and dissecting exactly how the pandemic has radically...
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From Taylor Swift to BTS: Grammys 2021 Was a Much-needed Spectacle of Artistic Glory

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The 2021 Grammy Awards held last March 14 was, by all means, unconventionally spectacular on all accounts. From showcasing household names like Taylor Swift...
Denmark

Why Denmark dominates the World Happiness Report rankings year after year

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By Marie Helweg-Larsen This year’s World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has...
Tim Cook and Facebook

What You Need to Know About Tim Cook and Facebook

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"If a business is built on misleading users on data exploitation, on choices that are no choices at all, then it does not deserve...
Von der Leyen

Von der Leyen has violated one of the EU’s founding principles

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By Rainer Zitelmann European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has conceded that individual countries could have vaccinated their populations quicker had they acted alone rather than relying on the EU’s collective vaccine purchase and distribution program. She...
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...
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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...
Kren

Karen Connell: Elite Leadership in a Man’s World

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Karen Connell sits at the helm of one of the industry’s leading personal protection companies, Hunter Protection, an organisation she hopes will help to...

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...
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Growing up in lockdown: young people give their perspectives

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By Professor Barry Percy-Smith Throughout the pandemic, decisions made by adults have had a significant impact on all aspects of young people’s lives, yet...

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...

Coronavirus new variant – genomics researcher answers key questions

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By Lucy van Dorp A new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes COVID-19, is thought to be driving increased transmission of the disease in...

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...

Cannabis: the problem with defining products around THC content

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By Jessica Steinberg Cannabis policy is undergoing a global revolution. Around the world, laws are changing. In the US, there are now 15 states in which cannabis...

COVID vaccines are starting to arrive – here’s how everyone will get them

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By Sarah Schiffling and Dr Liz Breen The first batch of COVID vaccine has arrived in the UK, and the NHS has embarked on the largest...

What psychology can tell us about why some people don’t wear masks – and...

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By Helen Wall, Alex Balani and Derek Larkin While the world is eagerly waiting for COVID-19 vaccines to bring an end to the pandemic, wearing...

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...

COVID vaccines will be here soon – in the meantime, here’s how to stay...

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By Christian van Nieuwerburgh and Ana Paula Nacif With several COVID vaccines closing in on regulatory approval, we can start to imagine a future after...

Mass shootings in the US have risen sharply in 2020 – why?

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By Craig Jackson Despite the US response to the coronavirus pandemic using sporadic stay-at-home orders and lockdowns, as at November 26 2020 there have been...

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...

Lessons from around the world on fighting COVID’s second wave

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By Jimmy Whitworth As the northern hemisphere moves into winter, coronavirus rates are rising in parts of Europe and the USA. Experts are warning of...

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...

How coronavirus might have changed TV viewing habits for good – new research

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By Catherine Johnson and Lauren Dempsey As new social restrictions are imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, it will be no surprise if people...

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...

America’s first vampire was Black and revolutionary – it’s time to remember him

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By Sam George In April of 1819, a London periodical, the New Monthly Magazine, published The Vampyre: A Tale by Lord Byron. Notice of its publication...

US election 2020: how the rival candidates have used music in their campaigns

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By Adam Behr  A 74-year-old man dancing half-heartedly and without much rhythm to the Village People’s YMCA while a host of other people complain about...

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...

Open Letter to the Covid-Corrupted Media

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By Peter Koenig We, The People, are concerned about worldwide media reporting about covid. Are you, Western Media Moguls, realizing that there is hardly anything else...

Five innovations that could shape the future of rail travel

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By Saikat Dutta What will the future of public transport look like? The major projects being planned today, such as the UK’s HS2 high-speed rail...

6 Discussions To Have With Your Employees When Coming Back To Office

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By David Kelly The current COVID-19 situation drastically changed the way we perceive a traditional workplace and remote working. Due to government-imposed restrictions and measurements,...

COVID-19: Changes in Online Dating Business

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The world’s pandemic of COVID-19 has changed a lot in the lives of people in the last half a year. A lot of us...

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...

Yemen – Prisoner Swap and What May be Behind it.

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By Peter Koenig Background The fourth batch of Yemeni detainees has arrived the in Sana’a as part of the largest prisoner swap between the country’s warring...

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...

The Insanity of Sustainability

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By Peter Koenig “Only the Dead Have Seen the End of War” – Plato. This wisdom is as valid today as it was 2,500 years ago....

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....

Is a New Wave of Covid-Fascism Invading Europe?

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By Peter Koenig German Doctor, Co-founder of ACU - German Extra-Parliamentary Commission for (Covid) Investigation, Arrested - and Swiss Parliament extending the Swiss Covid Emergency...

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...

Global business travel will not be killed off by coronavirus – new research

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By Kieran Michael Conroy, Anthony McDonnell, and Stefan Jooss Global business travel has largely ground to a halt during the pandemic. Experts have been raising the alarm...

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...

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)...

Italy and France need more capitalism

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By Dr. Rainer Zitelmann The coronavirus pandemic is not the reason for France’s and Italy’s current poor economic health, it simply exposes pre-existing conditions that...

The Six Most Overrated Factors In Getting Rich

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By Dr. Rainer Zitelmann Oprah Winfrey came from a simple background, inherited nothing, didn’t study at an elite university, and probably only bought stocks long...

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...

Global Reshuffle – EU versus USA

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By Graham Vanbergen Suddenly, US assets are less attractive. Aggressive easing measures by the Federal Reserve has significantly diminished the USD’s rate advantage in an...

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...

Increased Digitalisation of Services Trade in Today’s Global Economic Paralysis

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By Sarita D. Jackson During the coronavirus pandemic, there has been an increased role of cross-border trade in services through digital technology. The digitalisation of...

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 Ongoing Lebanese Financial Crisis: Can There be Justice for Private Foreign Banking Customers?

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By Kiran Nasir Gore and Charles H. Camp In October 2019, Lebanon’s domestic financial crisis finally started to make international headlines. Mass protests erupted with a focus on...

On the Symphony of AI and Humans in the Work Context

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By David De Cremer “AI and human employees will form the teams of the future and will have to be led in such ways that...

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