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Technological changes and social contracts Op-Eds

Technological changes and social contracts

Talk delivered at World Policy Conference by Tobby Simon . Social contracts have been the basis of how we construct societies. Every couple of...

The year of the rooster Op-Eds

The year of the rooster

Liberal democracies must examine their own glass houses to see how the liberal order has produced too many losers, too many corporate robber barons,...

UN condemns Israel, again Analyses & Assessments

UN condemns Israel, again

On 24th Jan 16, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would build 2,500 more homes in Jewish settlements "in response to housing needs". It...

US backing out of TPP Analyses & Assessments

US backing out of TPP

President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. The trade pact was, former President...

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) decapitated Op-Eds

Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) decapitated

On 24 Jan 16, in one of his first executive orders, President Donald Trump formally pulled out the US from negotiations in the Trans-Pacific...

Russian view on Trump Analyses & Assessments

Russian view on Trump

Russia is giving Donald Trump the kind of fawning television coverage usually reserved for Vladimir Putin. Inside the Kremlin, the initial euphoria...

Gambia Op-Eds

Gambia

On 19 Jan 17, it was announced that President-elect of Gambia, Adama Barrow would be sworn-in, at the country’s embassy at Dakar, in neighboring...

Russia and the us presidential election Op-Eds

Russia and the us presidential election

On Friday (06 Jan17), US President-elect Donald Trump is finally expected to attend the intelligence briefing, on alleged Russian interference in the...

Chelsea Manning Op-Eds

Chelsea Manning

On 18 Jan 17, President Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who was otherwise scheduled to serve 35 years, till 2045. US Private Bradley...

China’s free trade agenda Analyses & Assessments

China’s free trade agenda

U.S. Treasury Secretary nominee Steven Mnuchin said during his Senate confirmation hearing he’s willing to label China as a currency manipulator if...

Legal status for robots Op-Eds

Legal status for robots

On 11 Jan 16, it was reported that the European Parliament is preparing to vote, on the first set of comprehensive rules, regarding how humans should...

The other Brexiteers Op-Eds

The other Brexiteers

On the 10th of January 2017, Both Northern Ireland and Scotland made symbolic gestures towards a year of forced unity amongst the countries within...

NATO set to extend its Afghan support Op-Eds

NATO set to extend its Afghan support

NATO allies are likely to formally extend their support for Afghan forces after President Barack Obama decided to keep thousands more U.S. troops in...

China starts major trial of state-run digital currency Fake News

China starts major trial of state-run digital currency

Reports claim that American chains Starbucks, McDonald’s and Subway were named on the People’s Bank of China (PBOC)’s list of firms that will test...