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  • Any loose statements Trump might have made during his two-hour private meeting with Putin may never be known or verified. Contrary to widespread fears among Western observers and Trump’s own statements in the run-up to the meeting, details regarding Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the Western sanctions were conspicuously absent from the carefully crafted statements at the press conference. When answering journalists’ questions, it was interestingly Putin who chose to address the Crimea issue.
  • Greece is approaching the end of an odyssey. After eight drama-filled years, it is now barely six weeks until the debt-burdened country exits its third and final international bailout programme. Renaissance, rebirth, recovery are mots du jour as the historic date nears. And relief is etched on the faces of officials in Brussels.
  • The era of hard-talking, tyrannical managers is over – both on and off the pitch. “Football, which I love and work in, is really bad at talking,” says Caulfield. “It does instructing and telling off but it doesn’t do talking and listening and empathy that well. It sounds a bit fluffy but that’s the world in which we now live, and the world in which these players have grown up.” Southgate, he says, realised early in his coaching career that instilling fear wasn’t going to work. “We all need a telling-off now and then – and he’s good at that, by the way – but you’ll get far more from putting your faith in people than you will anything else. People had this lazy opinion that he’s too ‘nice’ and they see kindness as weakness, but it’s the most unbelievable strength if you use it in the right way.”
  • A woman who is 40 years old today can expect to live another 45 years, on average, while 5% will live to see their 100th birthday. The average 40-year-old man will live another 42. For many people, most of those years will be healthy enough to continue work that doesn’t involve intense physical labor. So why are we still packing all of our career and family obligations into a few frantic decades?
  • The global community very much exists. At the same time, there is no automatic mechanism to deploy it. It largely happens on a voluntary basis. But when it happens, it is a powerful and wonderful thing to see in action.

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Analyses

When your “One-China policy” is challenged

It is no news that China bullies Taiwan. But China’s recent coercion of foreign companies is news, and should be a wake-up call for countries to think about whether their own “One-China policy” has been infringed

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5 facts about global military spending

Since its founding in 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has convened members at important moments to reinforce partnership and address critical issues

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What do Americans think about immigration?

Immigration may be at the center of the American political debate, but a new Harvard University study shows Americans are missing a crucial piece of information

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NATO’s Relevance

Whatever President Trump says and thinks about the relevance of NATO, so far the alliance has coped with crises and criticism

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Events

"Going back... to our maritime roots"

It gives us great pleasure to announce that NAVIGATOR SHIPPING CONSULTANTS will proudly host the NAVIGATOR– ‘The Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ on the occasion of the 18th NAVIGATOR FORUM, which will be held at Chios Island on 21st, 22nd & 23rd September 2018

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ALL DOSSIERS

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2018

Political, economic and social fractures risk dividing us, by fostering intolerance, indecision and inaction. The Davos meeting will call for leaders to work together in more than 400 session in order to create a shared narrative that will improve the state of the world

With the presence of the European Institutions and the International Rating Agencies in the Capital Link Forum

The Institutions underlined that after years of recession, Greece is slowly returning to a period of economic growth and aims to position itself as an attractive investment and business destination

Management - Power, Strategy and Communications Essentials by Radu Magdin

Radu, who spent 5 years in Brussels (2007-2012) with the European Parliament, EurActiv and Google, is a NATO Emerging Leader with the Atlantic Council of the US (2014), a Forbes Romania Trendsetter (2014) and a Warsaw Security Summit Leader (2015)

Sustainable Investment Forum

The Sustainable Investment Forum – the largest finance-focused event took place during New York Climate Week, was back for its second edition on 19 September 2017

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Editor’s Column

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