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Who is to be Blame for the Arms Build-Up in Asia-Pacific?

Qurat Al Ain Hafeez Maritime disputes have appeared as one of the absolute security concern in the Asia-Pacific region. They act as a driving factor for the major power of the region, while formulating their strategic policies towards their neighbors. Over the past several decades the maritime security …

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The neo-Ottoman issue

Giancarlo Elia Valori Turkey is currently pursuing the following aims: 1) ​​becoming a Eurasian regional power; 2) later uniting all Turkmen ethnic groups from Anatolia to Xinjiang; 3) finally becoming a leading country in the Sunni Muslim world.   With specific reference to the first aim, the relationship between …

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Will the world have to choose between US and China?

Andrei Kodmostev As the US-China trade war heats up, more and more experts tend to believe that the world may be heading into a breakup again, just like it did during the years of the Cold War. This time – into two conflicting trade and economic camps, pro-US …

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Skills for the future: Learning to learn through technology is the new skills visa

Srinias Reddy Digital technologies – such as artificial intelligence, 3D printing, cognitive computing, big data, automation, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics and blockchain – are affecting many occupations, both jobs and tasks. The types of skills being demanded by employers are also changing, causing disruption in the …

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Asia must prepare today for tomorrow’s jobs

Yasuki Swada Technology optimists argue that progress creates many more jobs than it destroys. They say fears over job losses are as misplaced as Luddite worries in the 19th century over the loss of jobs like horse and buggy driver or loom weaver. More recently,  the introduction of …

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Risks to Global Businesses from New Era of Epidemics Rival Climate Change

The World Economic Forum, in collaboration with the Harvard Global Health Institute, today released a white paper that details why and how the business community should contribute more to manage the threat and impact of infectious disease on societies. Outbreak Readiness and Business Impact: Protecting Lives and Livelihoods …

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Rising geopolitical and geo-economic tensions are the most urgent risk in 2019

The world’s ability to foster collective action in the face of urgent major crises has reached crisis levels, with worsening international relations hindering action across a growing array of serious challenges. Meanwhile, a darkening economic outlook, in part caused by geopolitical tensions, looks set to further reduce the …

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Shaping the new world order: The battle for human rights

Dr. James Dorsey China is leading the charge in a bid to undermine accepted concepts of human rights accountability and justice. The Chinese effort backed by autocrats elsewhere has turned human rights into an underrated, yet crucial battleground in the shaping of a new world order. China is …

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Possible International “Package Solution” Formats on the Balkans Issue

Ekaterina Entina and Dejan Novakovic Presently, an extremely unstable situation has developed in the Balkans, with a potentially adverse effect both on the Balkan countries and on the system of international relations as a whole. Intraregional actors are not able to cope with problems that have befallen them. …

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