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To live long and happily, the Japanese ask four questions

What’s your reason for getting up in the morning? Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help

CPI announces new design for investment in renewable energy

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) Energy Finance just announced their new investment design aiming at facilitating cheaper long-term capital to finance wind and solar energy projects

When ASEAN was formed 50 years ago, there were two driving forces. One was to make economic gains through better trade among member states, and the second was to form an alliance against the spread of communism in the region, led by the then Soviet Union and Mao’s China. Today the Soviet Union has ceased to exist, and communism is dead. China is not interested in exporting ideology, but in expanding trade in the region. The inevitable question is, “Will economic gains create sticky-enough glue to hold countries in the bloc together as they tread unchartered territories, and respond to a surging China and a waning and unsure US?”

The geopolitical landscape of Asia Pacific is changing dramatically. Here’s how

Two important events are having a significant influence on existing security arrangements in Asia Pacific

The main emerging challenge here is that as China becomes so deeply involved financially in other countries it risks being entangled in local politics. It will be increasingly unable to remain neutral, especially in countries with relatively weak states and strong sectarian differences. This could produce problems. Controversy has already emerged in countries ranging from Zambia to Pakistan and Sri Lanka over China’s investments, and we can expect this to intensify as the country builds its own global financial architecture.

What does the future of Europe-Asia cooperation look like?

For the first time in centuries, Eurasia is again becoming the most dynamic region in the world

Let’s say no town is nearby and no innocent civilians are affected in this scenario. There’s still a prior question of whether that enemy building is a legal target in the first place. If it’s only a propaganda machine and a bank for terrorists, yes, it certainly plays a crucial role in enabling militants. But being crucial doesn’t make something a legal target. The Laws of Armed Conflict prohibit the targeting of media and financiers, allowing only people and objects directly participating in hostilities as targets.

Why cyberattacks could be war crimes

Cyberattacks are the new normal, but, when they come from abroad, they can raise panic about an invisible cyberwar. If international conflicts are unavoidable, isn’t a cyberwar better than a physical war with bombs and bullets?


These countries have the most positive influence on the world

By: EBR | Monday, July 17, 2017

UN to partner with 11 global banks to encourage climate transparency in financial markets

By: EBR | Monday, July 17, 2017

Brazil: A fallen hero and the start of a new era?

By: EBR | Friday, July 14, 2017

Peace is the ultimate goal of conflict – and cooperation is the key

By: EBR | Friday, July 14, 2017

10 astounding facts to help you understand China today

By: EBR | Friday, July 07, 2017

How the US and China compare on action against climate change

By: EBR | Friday, June 30, 2017

The numbers that make China the world’s largest sharing economy

By: EBR | Friday, June 30, 2017

Forget driverless cars: sailorless ships are about to make waves

By: EBR | Friday, June 23, 2017

China’s poaching of Taiwan’s diplomatic allies

By: N. Peter Kramer | Monday, June 19, 2017

Our oceans are in crisis – here are 5 things we can do to save them

By: EBR | Monday, June 12, 2017

The global dimensions of the Qatar crisis

By: EBR | Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Climate action: how can we revive the ’Spirit of Paris’?

By: EBR | Friday, June 02, 2017

The US has ditched the Paris climate agreement - what does this mean for the rest of the world?

By: EBR | Friday, June 02, 2017

Trump’s new world order

By: EBR | Friday, June 02, 2017

The world’s most powerful languages

By: EBR | Thursday, June 01, 2017

Summertime signals warmer EU-Asia ties

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 30, 2017

5 things you need to know about the global pension crisis

By: EBR | Monday, May 29, 2017

Taiwan not invited for 70th World Health Assembly

By: EBR | Friday, May 19, 2017

What is Islamic finance?

By: EBR | Thursday, May 18, 2017

China’s Belt and Road blueprint augurs changed global order

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 16, 2017

1,000 global leaders just met in South Africa. Here’s what happened

By: EBR | Friday, May 12, 2017

Photography exhibition launch “Leave No One Behind: World Health Security Needs Taiwan, Taiwan Needs the WHO”

By: EBR | Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Health leadership in a multipolar world: A view from Europe

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Space debris: the junk of global concern

By: EBR | Tuesday, May 09, 2017

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If violent extremist groups recognise the power and potential of young people, why don’t those combatting them? Fien De Baere from the organisation Search for Common Ground lays out four tips to help young people avoid violence


Trust in the age of AI: We need cybersecurity by design

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Editor’s Column

Lies, cheating and German carmakers

By: N. Peter Kramer

The full extent of lies and cheating that enabled automobile manufacturers to sell diesel vehicles that were anything but ‘clean’ is coming to light


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