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When mobilized, civil society - sometimes called the “third sector” (after government and commerce) - has the power to influence the actions of elected policy-makers and businesses. But the nature of civil society - what it is and what it does - is evolving, in response to both technological developments and more nuanced changes within societies.

Who and what is ’civil society’?

It is a phrase that is much bandied about in media and by politicians but if you were to stop and ask a casual passer-by what is meant by “civil society” it is unlikely many people could give an in-depth answer

As a young lawyer working for the Solicitor General of the United States, Roger Fisher, author of the best-selling negotiation book Getting to Yes, won eight straight cases before the Supreme Court. His boss then advised him that while the government wanted to win each case, it wasn’t in the interest of the republic for the government to win every case.

Why negotiators should lose sometimes

Lose a battle to win the war

Emmanuel Macron’s U.S. state visit on April 23-25 will showcase the very personal relationship the French president has managed to establish with Donald Trump since both assumed power.

Macron goes to Washington

The French president has his work cut out in persuading Trump to appreciate the benefits of multilateralism and the transatlantic relationship

We are witnessing the emergence of innovative technological trends such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, robotics, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and others with applications as diverse as the technologies themselves.

India’s opportunity and role in shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution

The world is on the brink of a new, all-encompassing revolution moving at exponential speed

Today’s society often doesn’t allow for this type of flexibility, thus we have to conform to today’s sleep/wake schedules. It is generally thought a continuous seven to nine-hour unbroken sleep is probably best for feeling refreshed. Such a schedule may not suit our circadian rhythms however, as we desynchronise with the external 24-hour light/dark cycle.

Sleeping in stages could be good for your health

Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night


This is the relationship between money and happiness

By: EBR | Friday, April 13, 2018

OECD study: Agro-food economy key to a brighter future for young people

By: EBR | Thursday, April 05, 2018

The free world shrinks?

By: EBR | Thursday, April 05, 2018

How the gig economy can transform farms in the developing world

By: EBR | Friday, March 23, 2018

EU invests largely in Taiwan’s energy projects. But (still) no Bilateral Investment Agreement

By: N. Peter Kramer | Wednesday, March 21, 2018

As Trump plays with the fire, EU should lead on global trade

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Czar Vladimir (Putin)

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gas and Gunboats Around Cyprus

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Gas and Gunboats Around Cyprus

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Ten Networking Strategies to a Seat on the Board

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 20, 2018

EU telecoms regulators examine whether app stores restrict internet access

By: EBR | Thursday, March 15, 2018

What you need to know about global arms sales in 6 charts

By: EBR | Thursday, March 15, 2018

Western Europe: The Fastest-Closing Gender Gap

By: EBR | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Trump and Putin Tear Up the Rulebooks

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Still don’t understand the blockchain? This explainer will help

By: EBR | Monday, March 12, 2018

Why Family Firms Lack Analyst Coverage

By: EBR | Monday, March 12, 2018

Why tech innovation isn’t the answer everyone thinks it is

By: EBR | Monday, March 12, 2018

Who want to combat online misinformation should take steps based on evidence and data

By: N. Peter Kramer | Thursday, March 08, 2018

Gender equality is on the global agenda but change is still too slow

By: EBR | Tuesday, March 06, 2018

Opportunities amidst Crisis in EU-Israel Ties

By: EBR | Friday, March 02, 2018

US Judge says scientists have ”not shown” link between glyphosate and cancer

By: EBR | Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tobacco illicit trade in Europe, Israel and Middle East: challenges and threats

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Fitbit analyzed data on 6 billion nights of sleep – with fascinating results

By: EBR | Friday, February 23, 2018

They talk of war but it’s their own citizens these ’strong’ men fear most

By: EBR | Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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Social Democrats sign up to new Merkel-led German government

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) decisively backed another coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives on Sunday (4 March), clearing the way for a new government in Europe’s largest economy after months of political uncertainty


The challenge to China’s New Silk Road

The Asia-Africa Growth Corridor (AAGC) is a collaborative vision shared by India and Japan to create a growth corridor and industrial network connecting Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa across the Indo-Pacific region

Editor’s Column

US sanctions against Russia are threatening European industrial giants

By: N. Peter Kramer

They are going, cap in hand, to President Donald Trump this week. First Emmanuel Macron, President of France, and later in the week Germany’s Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel


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