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Called “Climathon”, the initiative gives people the chance to work directly with their local towns and cities in addressing climate change.

Finding answers to the challenges of climate change

The public has been urged to get involved in a citizen-led movement designed to tackle the climate emergency

"If we don’t make a deal, we’re going to substantially raise those tariffs," the president said.

Trump says US could ’substantially’ raise China tariffs if deal isn’t reached

By: EBR | Wednesday, November 13, 2019

President Donald Trump on Tuesday vacillated between optimism toward trade negotiations with China and renewed escalation threats, sowing uncertainty about the fate of an interim trade agreement between the largest economies

The EU has repeatedly warned Turkey to stop exploratory drilling activities in what Cyprus says are its territorial waters, to no avail, and last month EU foreign ministers asked officials to create a sanctions framework.

EU takes step closer to Turkey drilling sanctions

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The EU on Monday (11 November) moved a step closer to imposing sanctions over Turkey’s drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus by formally adopting a legal framework to target those involved

Preparing workers for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is among policymakers’ top concerns and one of the pillars of the Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report looks at how prepared workforces are.

These are the world’s best MBAs

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 12, 2019

American institutions continue to dominate lists of the top MBAs, with Chicago’s Booth School of Business coming first in the latest round-up

Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu had said last week Turkey would begin to send foreign Islamic State militants back to their home countries starting on Monday, even if the nations the fighters came from had revoked their citizenship.

Turkey starts ‘sending home’ detained foreign fighters

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Turkey said on Monday (11 November) it had deported two captives from Islamic State, a German and an American, starting a programme to repatriate detainees that has caused friction with its NATO allies since it launched an offensive in northern Syria

Baghdadi’s death on October 26, less than three miles from the Turkish border in northwest Syria, triggered allegations that the terrorist leader “enjoyed some tacit Turkish protection.

Erdogan and ISIS

By: EBR | Monday, November 11, 2019

Trump should not fall for the Turkish president’s public relations stunts


Relations between Europe and Asia have picked up momentum. Outgoing EU Foreign and Security Policy chief Federica Mogherini and Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom have done much to boost Europe’s profile on Asia’s crowded stage.

If they stopped fixating on America, Europe and Asia could do much more together

By: EBR | Tuesday, November 5, 2019

In Brussels, Beijing and Bangkok, concerns over ‘America First’ policies dominate. The unease is understandable. Stable and predictable ties with Washington are equally vital for both Europe and Asia

In the half-century since people visited the Moon, NASA has continued to push the boundaries of knowledge to deliver on the promise of American ingenuity and leadership in space.

Journey to the future of space

By: EBR | Thursday, October 31, 2019

America has big plans for the future of space. President Trump recently announced this with great pride

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), economic growth is expected to fall to a rate of 3% this year — the worst figure since the global financial crisis in 2007.

These 8 countries will dominate global growth in 2024, says the IMF

By: EBR | Thursday, October 31, 2019

Global economic growth will increasingly slow down in the coming years, according to IMF projections analyzed by Bloomberg

WIth 32 seats (up from 10), the Quebec nationalists are now a strong regional force in national politics, a party whose only mission is to protect what public opinion in the province of Quebec sees as its interests.

Trudeau Survives, But …

By: EBR | Friday, October 25, 2019

The elections have made Canadian politics more complex: It is now chess — not checkers

 “Our public discourse is both ill-informed and compulsive.” The discussion following Turkey’s offensive in northeastern Syria is a perfect illustration.

Is Europe Endangered by Its Impotence in Syria?

By: EBR | Thursday, October 24, 2019

A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world

The success of India’s moves to prevent other countries—or companies—from criticizing it is linked to the size and power of its market. Or at least that’s the lesson India can draw from China.

Is India Becoming More Like China?

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

New Delhi is weighing retaliation against Kuala Lumpur and Ankara after recent criticism over Kashmir

Trump provides a choice between the comfort of so-called fake news, which pleases voters unwilling to inform themselves immensely. Time and again, they are baited by Trump playing to their instincts, not their intellect.

Trump: A Loser?

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Trump is like the Phantom Menace: He should be gone, but he keeps coming back

The Global Competitiveness Report 2019 is a much-needed economic compass, building on 40 years of experience of benchmarking the drivers of long-term competitiveness and integrating the latest learnings about the factors of future productivity

5 trends in the global economy – and their implications for economic policymakers

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Global imperative ... the transition to a greener and more equal economy is within our grasp.

No country is immune from disaster displacement. The IDMC has recorded it in 190 countries and in 2018, with more than a million displaced people, the US was behind only India, China and the Philippines.

The world is facing more disasters. This is how data can help us reduce that risk

By: EBR | Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Risk is an everyday feature of our lives. How we react to it, who pays and who benefits, reveals much about our societies and their values

Justin Trudeau says he remains the best option for Canadians who want a progressive government, but he can no longer campaign as an outsider on a promise of change.

Get Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a second term in office or are his days numbered?

By: EBR | Monday, October 14, 2019

Canadians will be going to the polls on October 21, to decide whether to give Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a second term in office

In 2017, Taiwan’s police agency made 130 requests to other countries seeking information or assistance in investigations, but received responses in only 46 cases. This demonstrates that only by participating in INTERPOL will Taiwan be able to surmount political interference and acquire timely and complete criminal information, safeguard border security, enforce law and order, and engage in closer cooperation with police agencies worldwide to combat cross-border crime.

Taiwan cannot be absent from the global fight against transnational crime

By: EBR | Thursday, October 10, 2019

The World Drug Report 2018 published by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) pointed out that North America, East Asia and Southeast Asia are key regions in the production and consumption of amphetamine

It should also be emphasized that a censure based purely on national security concerns has potential bipartisan appeal. Not only is it subsequently harder to run on “America First” once you have been censured for profound neglect of this most critical of presidential duties, it is also emphasizes a key reason for impeachment (to avoid ongoing risks to the nation’s security).

Censuring Trump in the Age of Disinformation

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Why censuring Trump matters and what it accomplishes

The four industrial revolutions overlay and sometimes we move back to previous inventions, like the sail in ocean shipping.

Fourth Industrial Revolution: What’s Next?

By: EBR | Friday, October 4, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is the accelerated development and convergence of the physical, digital and biological spheres

By targeting each customer as a single market, super apps build a business model that is transforming lives in emerging markets.

Super Apps: How to Create a Mass Market of One

By: EBR | Friday, October 4, 2019

For the average smartphone user in China, it is hard to imagine life without the country’s super apps, the juggernauts of the mobile realm that offer online messaging, social media, marketplaces and services under one umbrella

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The Brexit negotiations near to an end…

N. Peter KramerBy: N. Peter Kramer

On Sunday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told his cabinet that while he could see a ‘pathway’ to a deal, there was ‘still a significant amount of work’ needed to get there

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