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Major fall in global food prices for July, but future supply worries remain

Food prices dropped significantly in July, marking the fifth consecutive monthly decline since hitting record highs earlier in the year in the wake of the war in Ukraine, the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) reported on Friday. The UN agency has published its latest eagerly awaited Food Price …

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Climate Change and its Effects on Europe

Arshad Khan f one thinks Putin has become a headache, then the future of Europe under the forecast climate change regime is pneumonia. According to this scenario, ice melt from Greenland and the Arctic will raise sea levels around Florida.  Aside from greater and wider coastal flooding, this …

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Nature-based solutions generate greener urban renewal

Caleb Davies While nature is good for the body and mind, nature-based solutions are being adopted into urban renewal projects to mitigate the effects of climate change and create healthier communities. Long lockdowns during the coronavirus pandemic offered us a reminder of the restorative power of nature for …

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Financial education gaps are primary barrier to retail investing in capital markets

New research from the World Economic Forum finds that 40% of non-investors have chosen not to invest because they do not know how or find it too confusing. Furthermore, roughly 70% of people would be more likely to invest, or invest more, with expanded financial education Done in …

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The Assembly Lines of Grand Eurasia

The changing landscape of the global economy in recent years is increasingly characterized by a more active role of developing economies in building their own platforms for economic cooperation. In the process of assembling these platforms for the Global South one of the key issues is the algorithm …

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BRICS – How Will the Organisation Get a ‘Second Wind’?

BRICS, which was rapidly gaining momentum in the first decade of its operation, has, expectedly, over the past few years faced a certain crisis in its development (this crisis is understood not as a decline, but as a turning point, a transitional situation). At the level of official …

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How Russia’s Policy in the Middle East and North Africa is Changing After February 24

Ivan Bocharov U.S. President Joe Biden has now visited the Middle East, and this week, President of Russia Vladimir Putin also pays a visit to Iran, where he is expected to hold trilateral meetings with President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi and President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan on …

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A Friendship Higher Than Alliance

Kirill Babaev The day of July 16 marks the 21st anniversary of the Treaty of Good-Neighbourliness and Friendly Cooperation between the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China. Within the contemporary framework of the Russia–China partnership, the treaty has been dubbed the “document of the century” and, …

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The End of History, Delayed: The EU’s Role in Defining the Post-War Order

Maria Alesina While the world is following the dramatic unfolding of the Russian aggression against Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Europe needs to start elaborating its vision for the post-war world. While a new Yalta might be needed, we all should realise that a peaceful world order has …

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