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...
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...

Five Things That Explain Donald Trump’s Stunning Presidential Election Victory

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By Anthony J. Gaughan A populist wave that began with Brexit in June reached the United States in stunning fashion on Tuesday night. In one...

Community Resistance In A Neoliberal Post-Truth Era: Is Self Care Becoming A Radical Political...

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 By Ornette D Clennon In this article the author traces the colonial origins of “post-truth” politics, and ponders whether we are witnessing the final iteration...

A Wake-up Call for the Corporate World

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By Christoph Burger, Antony Froggatt, Catherine Mitchell, and Jens Weinmann New regulations and opportunities in the decentralized energy market can be good for the planet and business.   January 2020 was...

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...
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 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...

Long Decisions Exploring New Ways to Decide What to Do

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By Michael Mainelli and Robert Ghanea-Hercock Today, with a smart phone, any individual on the planet has access to the power of most recorded knowledge....

“Comfort Women” and History

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By Dan Steinbock Empirical evidence for the truth-seeking rationale for freedom of expression – the assertion that truth prevails in a free marketplace of ideas...

The Bilderbergers in Switzerland

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By Peter Koenig The 67th Bilderberg Meeting will take place in Montreux, Switzerland from 30 May – 2 June 2019, where the about 130 invitees...

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 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...

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...

We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

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By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race,...

Russian ‘Cyberattacking’ – When the Most Flagrant Lie Becomes the Truth

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By Peter Koenig  Democracy, what was left of it, has been gradually eviscerated throughout the world by Washington and its handlers. The New Future over...

The Crisis of Trust in Democracy and Globalisation

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By Graham Vanbergen Crimes of the rich and powerful elite have led to a global crisis of trust. In this article, the author elaborates on...

United Nations – Celebrating 70 Years of Human Rights – And Condoning 70 Years...

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By Peter Koenig On 14 of May 1948 – Israel declared unilaterally her independence in a foreign land, called Palestine, supported by a UN Resolution sponsored...

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...

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...
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...
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...

Cheap and Clean: Attitudes to Energy in a USA Concerned with Climate Change

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By Stephen Ansolabehere and David Konisky In light of the recent agreement between the US and China to cut greenhouse gas emissions, US climate policy...

Is a Languages Strategy Essential for Britain’s Economy to Prosper Post Brexit?

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By Gabrielle Hogan-Brun Britain hopes to draw on the trade relationships of the former Commonwealth to grow its economy post Brexit. Could this place too...

Trump’s Next Target: World Trade Organization

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By Dan Steinbock   In the past few months, the Trump White House has started trade wars against its major trade partners, particularly China, and...

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...

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...

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...

North Korea – an Agent of Peace?

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By Peter Koenig   The false alarm on a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii last Saturday from North Korea did not help the Peace Talks which...

Financialisation, Neoliberalism and Economic Crises in the Advanced Economies

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By Dr Kalim Siddiqui Financialised capitalism emerged in the advanced economies during the last four decades. It has opened wider avenues to wealth formation and speculation,...

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...

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...

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...

The Future of Film

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By Holly Willis Cinema, the primary vehicle for storytelling in the 20th century, is in the midst of exciting transformation as the tools, practices, venues...

Brexit and Immigration: The Looming Labour Market Crisis

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By Erica Consterdine With Brexit little more than a year away, one of the most pressing issues remains unresolved – immigration. Policymakers are grappling with how...

2019 Scorecard: The Trump Effect on Future International Business Disputes

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By Charles H. Camp and Kiran Nasir Gore President Trump is now three-fourths through his initial term as U.S. President. Between the U.S. House of...

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...
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...
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...

China Looks West: What Is at Stake in Beijing’s “New Silk Road” Project

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Flynt Leverett, Hillary Mann Leverett and Wu Bingbing Not even two years into what will almost certainly be a ten-year tenure as China’s president, Xi...

A Change Must Come: Race and Reform in Workplace Law

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By Phillis H. Rambsy  Racial minorities seeking legal recourse for racial discrimination in the workplace often find that, if the law offers any remedies at all,...

The Rise Of The Imagination Economy

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By Mark Purdy, Athena Peppes and Suning An The physical constraints of distance and geography shape how we live, work, produce and consume. But advances...

The Plight of Children in a Neoliberal World

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By Peter Koenig The NYT wrote yesterday, Christmas Day, that an 8-year old Guatemalan boy died in US Border Control custody. The circumstances are not...

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...

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...

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...

The Internet in China: How the Network is Shaping the PRC’s Economic and Social...

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By Eric Harwit Chinese e-commerce and communications companies are playing leading roles in the nation’s continued Internet development. These corporations are expanding their roles in...

The Coming War on China

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By John Pilger When I first went to Hiroshima in 1967, the shadow on the steps was still there. It was an almost perfect impression...

London, Manchester, Paris et al – State Terror on its own Citizens – Again...

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By Peter Koenig Are you still fantasising about justice, equality, and liberty? Peter Koenig elaborates on the understated claims of “False Flags”, the horrors of...

Water is Life – They are Stealing our Livelihood and We aren’t Even Noticing

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By Peter Koenig Today, 22 March 2018, marks World Water Day. It is also the week, when the 8th World Water Forum (WWF-8) convenes, 18...

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...

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...

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...

Life After Trump

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By Boris Kagarlitsky Trump’s election is not just a separate random episode of current politics. It is also not an indicator of American exceptionalism. It...

Che – Viva! Hasta la Victoria Siempre!

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By Peter Koenig Moral consciousness is rising and the world owes it to the people who are standing up for the poor and powerless despite...

Be a Fool! It’s What Crisis Leadership Really Needs

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By David De Cremer It’s hard to see a crisis coming. Crisis situations usually arrive at moments we do not expect it and as a...

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...
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...
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...

Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: Finding an Optimal Level?

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By Won-Yong Oh, Loren Falkenberg, and Jim Dewald There has been an increase in the number of women serving on boards. Today, everyone talks about...

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...

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...
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...

The Iran Sanctions Act by US Congress – Versus the Multilateral Iran Accord

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By Dan Steinbock In a broad interview with Iran’s leading international news agency and international daily, Dr. Steinbock takes a critical look at the at...

United Airlines, Artificial Intelligence, and Donald Trump: Reawakening Values in the Era of Fake...

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By Avi Liran and Simon L. Dolan Society has evolved and not all aspects of our lives were able to cope up with the changes...

Dogged by Charges of Racism Where is Trump’s Concern for American Workers?

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By Kim Petersen Hillary Clinton described half of Donald Trump’s base as “deplorables” holding racist attitudes. Indeed, many of Trump’s policies do negatively target people...

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...

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...

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...

Perceived as Normal

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By Jean Halley and Amy Eshleman To be perceived as normal means to have power and privilege. Queer and feminist movements help us to see...

GLOOM vs. BLOOM OF THE FUTURE OF WORK: Can We Chart A Positive Roadmap?

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By Mario Raich, Simon Dolan, Dave Ulrich, and Claudio Cisullo As the digital era is continuously in its process to ripen, discussions of destructive unforeseen...

Venezuela – Towards an Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Government of Venezuela called an international Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, 14-16 June, 2018 – to debate the current foreign injected economic...

Covid 19 & the Forgotten Working Class

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By Jack Rasmus We hear a lot these days about providing benefits and income for the tens of millions of workers who are being laid off,...

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...
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...
Work life (work-life) balance concept. Life coach (career manager) give advice about work-life balance, wide composition.

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...

Cosmopolitan Conceptions? Biopolitics and Emiratisation in Dubai’s IVF “Reprohub”

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By Marcia C. Inhorn Despite the political tumult in the Arab world, Dubai continues to draw medical tourists from around the globe, including infertile “reprotravellers”...

Jerusalem – The Straw that Breaks the Empire’s Back?

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By Peter Koenig   When President Trump on 6 December 2017 declared unilaterally Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to where the US Embassy shall...

Global Economy on the Brink as Davos Crowd Parties On

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By Dr. Jack Rasmus At Davos, Switzerland every year the global capitalist elite gather to party…and to prepare for the year ahead. This year more than...

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...

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...
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...

Will Africa Feed China? “Begging with a Golden Bowl” Food Security and Commercial...

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By Deborah Brautigam In this excerpt from her book, ‘Will Africa Feed China?’, the author discusses China-Cameroon agricultural development and investment. On November 17, 2005, Yang...

Tourism and the Modern World

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By Eric G. E. Zuelow Tourism is among the largest industries in the world and many people assume that humans engaged in leisure travel from...

Cyber Racism and What Can Be Learnt from Australia

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By Andrew Jakubowicz Cyber racism has become a widely recognised scourge of the Internet, interacting with violent radicalisation and cyber bullying to make the worldwide...

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...

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...

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...

International Law in a Multipolar World

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By Charles Camp And Theresa Bowman From a bipolar world marked by the Cold War between the two major powers, the United States and the...

Unelectability, Sovereignty and Occupy

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By Thomas Swann Highly popular candidates such as Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn were deemed unelectable. In being described as unelectable, these politicians are being...

Internalised Racism in a World Filled with Color: The Case of Yellow-on-Yellow Racism

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Racism has been in debate for so long, whether it actually exists, is justified or just downright play. However, in a world full of...

Capitalism in Intensive Care

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By Graham Vanbergen As the COVID crisis grips the world economy, Graham Vanbergen concludes that capitalism itself has suffered a near-fatal heart attack and that 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...
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...
AI Surveillance

Watched Over by Machines: AI and Surveillance at Work

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By Andreas Deppeler The recent transitions towards having company personnel working at home while remaining digitally connected have sometimes been portrayed as furthering the ideal...

Deconstructing And Dismantling The Rape Culture In India

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By Parul Verma   Since the post-colonial era, India has witnessed a history of sexual assault, molestation, rape and violence against its women. On the rise...

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...

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...
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...

How the EDGE Business Certification for Gender Equality is a Game Changer for Business...

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By Aniela Unguresan The achievement of gender equality in the workplace will improve culture, behaviours, profitability and productivity. Globally women generate 37% of global GDP...

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