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...

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...
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...

“Anti-Americanism” in the Philippines. President Duterte’s Subaltern Counter-Hegemony

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By E. San Juan Jr.   Guerilla Incursions from the Boondocks “A howling wilderness” was what General Jacob Smith ordered his troops to make of Samar, Philippines....
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...

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...

The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the...

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By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian...
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...
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 Women Leaders Build Careers They Thrive In

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By Christie Hunter Arscott and Lauren Noël Early career women understand that building a career and life they thrive in is no small feat. Instead,...

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...

Tokyo 2020 in the Face of Hardship

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By Robert Hunziker The Tokyo 2020 Olympics reflects a sense of optimism to the world community and has become a centerpiece of the Abe administration’s...
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...

“Empowering Women Makes Economic Sense”

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Interview with James Zhan Foreign investment holds enormous potential for women’s empowerment through the creation of formal jobs and business linkages – and this is...

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...

Nuclear Power and Public Fear in the Era of Climate Change

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By Scott Montgomery To discuss nuclear power requires discussion of public anxiety, particularly fear of radiation. Such fear exaggerates levels of actual risk and poses...

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...
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...

What Do We Know About Mass Shootings?

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By Frederic Lemieux In this article, the author examines key elements defining mass shootings and the evolution of definitions over time. The article also scrutinises...

The Rise of the Petroyuan and the Slow Erosion of Dollar Hegemony

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett For seventy years, one of the critical foundations of American power has been the dollar’s standing as the...

Cuba – “The Equilibrium of the World” – and Economy of Resistance

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By Peter Koenig The Forth International Conference for “The Equilibrium of the World” took place in Havana., Cuba from 28 to 31 January 2019. The Conference,...

America’s Shale Revolution and the Dangerous Myth of Energy Independence

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By Flynt Leverett and Hillary Mann Leverett Proponents of energy independence enshrine America’s so-called “shale revolution” as a geopolitical game changer, enabling the United States...

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...

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...

Democracy in Exile and the Curse of Totalitarianism

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By Henry Giroux With his white supremacist ideology and racist contempt for Muslims on full display, President Trump has issued an executive order banning all...

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,...

Wikipedia as Illustration of the Truth-Seeking Rationale for Freedom of Expression

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

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...

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)...
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...

The Dark Plight of Immigrants in the Racist Era of Trump

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By Alvaro Huerta This essay argues that President Donald J. Trump represents an existential threat to immigrants in the United States. Trump’s immigration rhetoric and...

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...

Hate Crime Laws Are a Form of Discrimination

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By James Jacobs In a hierarchy of victims, where do murdered police officers belong? The move to conceptualise attacks on police as hate crime is...

Donald Trump and the World: Five Challenges

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By Simon Reich The election is finally over. It has resulted in the most stunning political upset in the modern era. But that is really...

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...

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...

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...

La Rinconada – The Devil’s Paradise

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By Peter Koenig La Rinconada, 5,000 to 5,400m above sea level, corrugated iron shacks, glued to the hills of the surrounding mountains, home to some...

Know Your History! Why Historical Awareness Makes You a Better Leader

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By David De Cremer The truism that you learn from the past can be applied in almost all aspects of life, even in business so...

Sound as Popular Culture

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By Jens Gerrit Papenburg and Holger Schulze Sound is a subject through which popular culture can be analysed in an innovative way. From the roar...

Japan’s “Comfort Women” Asian Protests and Imperial Japan’s Sexual Slavery

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By Dan Steinbock   Recently, another Philippine statue commemorating Filipino “comfort women” has been removed. As international pressure is rising, it is time for Abe...

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...
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...

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...

US-China History and Where We Are Today

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By Ann Lee The direction of US-China relations under the Trump Administration has been a popular topic of speculation. While forecasts are by definition a...
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...

Brexit – How the British People were Hacked

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By Graham Vanbergen In today’s context, social engineering has now moved on – dramatically. It refers to the manipulation of people into performing actions they wouldn't normally...

WHY DO I LIVE HERE?: On Muslim youth growing up on the front lines...

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By Reva Jaffe Walter Denmark has some of the most restrictive immigration and refugee policies in Europe. Muslim youth are at the front lines of...

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...

“Without Haste But Without Pause”: Cuba-US Relations in the Age of Obama

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By John M. Kirk and Stephen Kimber This article analyses the significance of the March 2016 visit to Cuba by President Barack Obama, assesses changes...

After the Election: Don’t Panic, Think!

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By Diana Johnstone In 2016, the fundamentally undemocratic U.S. two-party system presented the public with the two most hated candidates in history. The choice was...
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...
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...
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...

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...

Weaponising the World Bank and IMF – PressTV Interview

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By Peter Koenig Are these so-called financial institutions guilty of that, and how do they do it? – If so, this would  point to the...

Trump’s War on Dangerous Memory and Critical Thought

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By Henry A. Giroux Trump’s election has unleashed a brand of savage capitalism that not only has and will continue to have horrible consequences, but...

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...

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...

“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...

Why is Gentrification so Gay?

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By Dana Collins What exactly does “gay” have to do with gentrification? Looking at a case study of gay urban community in a global South...

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...

Yemen – Appeal to President Putin

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By Peter Koenig Dear President Putin, Yemen, a peaceful and extremely poor country is being slaughtered, literally slaughtered by the Saudis, with the full weapons, funding...

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...

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....

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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Venezuela in “Misery” – Lies and Deceit by the Media Open Letter to the...

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By Peter Koenig To the Editor in CHIEF NYT - 18 May 2019 Venezuela’s Collapse Is the Worst Outside of War in Decades, Economists Say   Subtitle: Butchers have stopped...

Venezuela – The Bachelet Lie

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By Peter Koenig When reading the Bachelet Report on Human Rights, following HR High Commissioner’s 3 day visit to Venezuela, published on Venezuela’s National Holiday,...

Loss and Damage of Climate Change – from Managing Risks to the Politics of...

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By Swenja Surminski With the passing of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, efforts to fight the changing climate’s causes and consequences have received increased...

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...

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...

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...
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...

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...

Has the Time Come for Hong Kong to Legalise Same-Sex Marriage?

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By Dr. Karen Lee Three controversial bills which would allow gay citizens to marry and adopt are going through Taiwan’s legislative process will, if passed,...

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...
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...

The Rise of the Corporatocracy

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By Graham Vanbergen Transnational corporations are wreaking havoc on financial, economic, social and ecological systems in a creeping colonisation of public life where just 147...
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...
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...

The Story of Trump’s Perilous Iran Escalation

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By Dan Steinbock                                                           The Trump assassination of major general Qasem Soleimani reflects regime change efforts - withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal, new...

A 100% Renewables Future: Green Utopia or Planetary Disaster?

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By Steffen Böhm Recent studies suggest that the global advocacy on converting to 100% renewable energy generation by 2050 is feasible. However, as people ignore...

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...

Neither Wanting Nor Seeking Truth

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By Bruce Fein The media brims with false, misleading or distorted news. But it is not primarily their fault. Their largely segmented audiences covet...

North Korea – UN Security Council’s – 15 : 0; – Choking a Country...

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By Peter Koenig   The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is being choked into submission if not starvation by the UN Security Council, by a...

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...

North Korea – Killer Sanctions Imposed by the Foremost Institution of Peace and Justice...

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By Peter Koenig The United Nations was created to safeguard peace, justice, and security at a time when the “world was in ruins”. In this...

Abstract Submissions Are Now Accepted for Presentation at Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference

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Curious2020 – Future Insight Conference – science for a better tomorrow. Abstracts are now accepted for presentation at one of the world’s most renowned...

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...

The Rise of Shenzhen and BYD – How a Chinese Corporate Pioneer is Leading...

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By Taylor Ogan and Xiangming Chen While the world is focusing on if the Chinese government can be a trusted and reliable leader in dealing...

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...

Communities, Not Countries, are Best Equipped to Fix the World’s Economic Woes

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By Peter Block As anxieties about an economically unstable future grow globally, there is an alternative mindset much closer to home–literally just around the corner,...

Trump’s Other Wall

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By Jack Rasmus Trump brags about the ‘wall of money’ now flowing into the US from abroad–from Europe, Asia, emerging market economies–as the global economy...

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...
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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...

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