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 ”People were asking where this phenomenon had come from but, in truth, there is nothing new about the Caliphate or their ideology.” Norell, who is also a Senior Fellow at the European Foundation for Democracy, explained his theory why Europe and the international community had appeared to be slow to react to the threat posed by IS and the Caliphate. He said, ”The difference is that they had a strategy and we didn’t. This partly explains the lack of a pushback against them from the start. By the time we woke up to the threat it was almost too late.” The book, he said, seeks to show that this not a new phenomenon and that there have been several earlier attempts to renew the idea of the Caliphate.

IS ideology ”lives on” despite its military demise

A leading political scientist has warned that while Islamic State may seen to have been defeated militarily, the ideology it is promoting will not be eradicated so easily

Characteristic-based trust is the trust we have in people mostly because they represent some sort of similarity to us, or show admirable features or values that warrant trust. For example, you are more likely to trust someone from the area where you grew up than someone from elsewhere; you might also trust someone with a similar taste in music, or who simply embodies what you value in life.

The rise of Bitcoin doesn’t mean the end of banks. Here’s why

A common idea about the blockchain, the technology that powers Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is that it can “create trust”, or allow two parties to make a transaction “without relying on trust”

Capitalism is losing support. It is time for a new deal

The financial crisis has led many to question the legitimacy of capitalism. The verdict, 10 years on, has not been favourable

President Trump has also taken decisive action to ensure the safety and security of the American people, at home and abroad. He has stood without apology with the men and women of law enforcement. We’re securing our borders, enforcing our laws and taking the gang members, drug dealers and violent criminals off our streets. President Trump has putting the veterans first. He signed bills to restore accountability to the Department of Veterans Affairs and give veterans access to the world-class care they deserve.

Donald Trump, we the people or enemy of the media?

On November 8, Donald Trump won a historic victory. He celebrated the one-year anniversary of his election victory, sharing a message on twitter

Climate Action has reached out to Ministers from all over the world for opinion articles on policy interventions, including Nicolas Hulot, the French Environment Minister, Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing in Finland, Claire Perry, UK Minister for Climate Change and Industry, Catherine McKenna, and Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Canada.

Climate Action publication launched in Bonn

On Monday, the 11th edition of the Climate Action publication was launched, where the world’s leading sustainability thinkers and policymakers provide detailed insights on the pathway to a low-carbon economy


International Mayors work together at climate talks to fight air pollution

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Russian most priced economic asset at the centre of an increasingly bitter ”bidding war.”

By: EBR | Friday, November 10, 2017

What is the COP23 climate meeting?

By: EBR | Thursday, November 09, 2017

Reimagining China and Asia

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 08, 2017

The dawn of the “Xi Jinping Era”

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 07, 2017

Why I won’t buy a house in any major city – and neither should you

By: EBR | Friday, November 03, 2017

As Trump embarks on Asia trip, it’s Europe that is really pivoting to Asia

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 25, 2017

EU-India relations come full-circle

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Ending inequality between countries: not by trade alone

By: EBR | Thursday, October 12, 2017

The next ten years of BRICS - will the relationship last?

By: EBR | Friday, October 06, 2017

Going cashless: is India ready for digital?

By: EBR | Monday, October 02, 2017

Public and private finance leaders discussed low carbon investment in New York

By: EBR | Friday, September 22, 2017

Has President Trump changed his mind on the Paris Agreement?

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The UN has a 17-step plan to save the world

By: EBR | Friday, September 08, 2017

The role of carbon pricing, taxing & trading in emissions reduction

By: EBR | Friday, September 01, 2017

Trump and Twitter - what’s next?

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Watch the world’s greatest cities rise and fall over the past 4,000 years

By: EBR | Friday, August 25, 2017

CPI announces new design for investment in renewable energy

By: EBR | Wednesday, August 09, 2017

The destruction of an economy: What went wrong in Venezuela

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 08, 2017

To live long and happily, the Japanese ask four questions

By: EBR | Tuesday, August 08, 2017

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

By: EBR | Friday, August 04, 2017

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

By: EBR | Friday, August 04, 2017

Why cyberattacks could be war crimes

By: EBR | Thursday, July 20, 2017

These countries have the most positive influence on the world

By: EBR | Monday, July 17, 2017

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Is the age of management over?

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Editor’s Column

Eurozone banking supervision shows a growing audit gap

By: N. Peter Kramer

The supreme audit institutions of five European countries (Germany, Cyprus, Finland, Austria and the Netherlands) conclude in a joint report that there is a growing audit gap in the public supervision of banks in the eurozone


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