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Time to rethink tourism, an economic lifeline for millions

Hopes that the tourism industry would rebound from the devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been dented by the wildfire spread of the Omicron variant. In an exclusive interview with UN News, Zoritsa Urosevic, Executive Director of the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), called for new ideas …

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A Significant Shift in Power Projection

By Amy Sherif The US Navy (USN) is adopting a new path, solidifying a strategic move towards Distributed Maritime Operations (DMO) to conduct enduring sea control and power projection missions.  The Navy is shifting into the building and maturing its Overmatch program and providing Joint All-Domain Command and …

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`Medicine from the Sky` Drone Delivery Programme Set for Take-off in Pradesh

Medicine from the Sky, a flagship initiative by the World Economic Forum, is to be launched in Arunachal Pradesh, north-east India, on Independence Day, 15 August. The aim is to document how health systems in remote parts of the state respond to the integration of drone-based supply chains. …

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Space – the greener frontier – is good for business

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) was established in 2021 to become the operational arm of the European Union’s space ambitions. That means they manage the commercialisation of applications coming from satellites such as mapping, navigation and science missions. We spoke with Rodrigo da Costa, …

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Russia-Maghreb: What Future?

Kester Klomegah The Maghreb region, with an estimated population of over 100 million people, has been an interesting geographical region for key global players due to its tremendous untapped natural resources. Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia established the Arab Maghreb Union in 1989 to promote cooperation and …

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Outlook 2022: Emerging markets

Andrew Rhymer Going into 2022, emerging markets are far better equipped to deal with Covid-19 than a year ago. Economic growth is slowing after the post-pandemic bounce amid a slowdown in China, and tighter monetary and fiscal policy elsewhere in emerging markets. If inflationary pressures ease, so should …

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Global Trends & New Revolutions of Small Medium Business Economies in 2022

When Godzilla dances on ant colonies: With no further proof required, across the world, nation-by-nation, the biggest tax-contributors and new jobs creators are really the small medium business sectors. Yet at the same time, despite lesser contributions to national taxes and low on new job creations the big business sectors …

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The Future of U.S. Trade Policy: An Emerging Bipartisan Consensus?

Biden officials have signaled acceptance of Trump-negotiated trade agreements and maintained tariffs and export controls targeting China—at least for now. Will this situation last? Activists Worry Anti-Trans Health Care Law Will Go Into Effect   The Biden administration has made major changes to foreign policy, but it has …

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Cooperation in culture is a priority for the BRICS alliance: Interview with Alena Peryshkina

Kester Klomegah In this interview, Alena Peryshkina, Co-Chair of the BRICS Civil Forum, Director of the AIDS Infoshare Foundation, Co-Chair of the BRICS and G20 CSOs Working Group,discusses some aspects of multicultural dimensions, especially the need to institutionalize cultural ties and further pointed to developing a mechanism for …

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