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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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Nancy Pelosi and her dual approaches

Hanif Ghaffari In her remarks, the United States House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, asserted that Trump’s border wall campaign has nothing to do with border security. She said it’s one of the US President’s plans for energizing his conservative base, and in this way, he aims to distract the …

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The current situation in Syria

Giancarlo Elia Valori Syria is the great rotating platform of the Middle East. Paraphrasing the statement by Mackinder, the well-known British geopolitician of the early twentieth century, “who  rules Syria commands the Middle East, who rules the Middle East controls Europe and Africa”. This is the profound meaning …

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The Turkey-US Crisis

The refusal of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to receive visiting US National Security Advisor John Bolton — who left for home with his head bowed in humiliation — raises many questions about the unexpected crisis that has erupted in American-Turkish relations. How serious is it? What steps …

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