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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

How can India rebrand itself from an outsourcing destination to a centre of technological innovation?

This is how India can become the next Silicon Valley

By: EBR | Friday, October 4, 2019

India has long branded itself as the world’s leading outsourcing destination for global companies, particularly for those in the technology sector - but in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the time is ripe for the world’s most populous country to reinvent itself

China’s integration into an increasingly globalized economy, notably through its accession to the World Trade Organization in 2001, has proven to be a major source of growth and development for the Chinese economy.

US-China Relations: A structural Clash

By: EBR | Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, if not from the birth of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) itself, relations with United States have proven to be a central factor in China’s strategic calculus and a major driver of Chinese foreign policy

"Joe Biden and his son are corrupt, but the fake news doesn’t want to report because they’re Democrats".

Impeachment insanity

By: EBR | Thursday, September 26, 2019

President Donald Trump calls the Democrats impeachment inquiry as a continuation of their ‘witch hunt’ against him

"There has never been a better time to mobilize technology and human capabilities to solve global challenges”

We Have the Climate Solutions – Now We Need the Partnerships

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The World Economic Forum’s third annual Sustainable Development Impact Summit opened in New York City with an affirmation that the world has the science, data, know-how and public awareness to solve the challenge of climate change – what is needed now is intensified collaboration and communication to implement and scale solutions

Cities are home to 54% of the global population and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) say they consume approximately 70% of energy and 75% of global carbon emissions.

Climate change: won or lost in cities or by cities?

By: EBR | Friday, September 20, 2019

Extinction Rebellion disrupted London and brought many transport routes to a standstill on Easter Weekend in 2019. A key demand for the direct action group was for the government to declare a climate emergency

In meetings with the European delegates, speakers highlighted the need to think globally from day one, while emphasizing responsibility to the local community. In the close-knit world of Israeli tech, even global companies give back.

From Israel’s ’start-up nation’, 4 lessons in innovation

By: EBR | Friday, September 20, 2019

Only a short flight separates Tel Aviv from many European capitals, but the seaside city’s leadership on innovation and its bustling start-up culture can make it seem worlds away. Ranked sixth in the world by Start-Up Genome’s Start-Up Ecosystem Rankings in 2019, Israel has been recognized internationally as the start-up nation, punching above its weight for a country with a population of only 8 million

The costs of climate change on people and the economy are clear. The toll on human life is irrefutable. The question is, how will the world respond: will we delay and pay more or plan ahead and prosper?

If we fight climate change properly, it could inject $7 trillion into the economy

By: EBR | Friday, September 20, 2019

The costs of climate change on people and the economy are clear. The question is, how will the world respond? Will we delay and pay more or plan ahead and prosper?

The THE says: "Overall, China’s universities have improved in the areas of citation impact, share of international staff and share of international co-authorship over the past year, driven by higher levels of funding."

These are the best universities in the world

By: EBR | Friday, September 20, 2019

So vital is education to the future of society, billionaire Jack Ma has just stepped down from Alibaba to focus on it. But does it matter where you go to be educated?

Foreign policy remains a daily activity for President Trump, such as the negotiations with North Korea on phasing out of nuclear armament, the Trade War with China on tariffs, the implementation of the Middle East plan, and also the problems about limitations of the nuclear capabilities with Iran.

President Trump: “Politics is the craziest business.”

By: EBR | Thursday, September 19, 2019

Recently President Trump and his Vice-President Pence started their campaign for reelection in 2020. The campaign tour seems to be a great success. The audience comes to the stadiums in large numbers and is enthusiastic. Trump talks for more than an hour about domestic and foreign politics. And Democrats are criticised

Various cultural, economic and social factors, including shame and fear of retaliation from their partners, contribute to women’s reluctance to denounce these acts.

Domestic Violence in the Middle East

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 18, 2019

There cannot be true development in the Middle East without progress on women’s rights

We all held our breath, until Netanyahu appeared in what looked like a press conference, but actually turned out to be a campaign event, augmented by the presence of all the Likkud ministers, who had no clue of what Netanyahu was about to say but who nevertheless acted like cheerleaders.

Israelis go to the polls next week. Can Netanyahu hold on?

By: EBR | Monday, September 16, 2019

If there was a need for more proof that elections have become candidate-centered rather than issues-centered, then the Israeli elections next Tuesday are a case in point

Lagarde was a powerful advocate of the Argentina program. As the executive board of the IMF received only one candidate to replace Lagarde as managing director it has no choice other than to appoint the EU’s choice.

Argentina: Heading for Financial and Political Mayhem

By: EBR | Friday, September 13, 2019

Argentina’s voters, foreign institutional investors and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) never seem to learn from previous calamities.Argentina never learns. Yet again, the country’s economy is in a mess and is destined to head for disaster. Yet again, the recent crop of Argentina’s corrupt politicians is set to return to power.It is as if Argentina’s voters, foreign institutional investors and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) never seem to learn from previous calamities

For many people, democracy is a broad concept that includes all political systems where power rests in “the people”—as opposed to a king or a dictator or the ruling elite.

Governance Vs. Democracy

By: EBR | Friday, September 13, 2019

Why U.S. foreign policy should focus on “good governance” instead of “democracy.”The world is in turmoil and one of the biggest questions on the global agenda is the future of democracy.One could fill a bookshelf with volumes written in the past five years about reversals and declines of democratic rule, even in the United States and Europe as well as beyond.The 2019 annual report from Freedom House records a 13th consecutive year of decline in the global health of democracy

In 2016, Indonesia lost 1 million hectares of forests. But in 2017, that rate dropped by 60 percent to a loss of 400,000 hectares.

Indonesia sets global example on fighting forest fires

By: EBR | Friday, September 13, 2019

The warning signs are visible on the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo. It’s the heart of the dry season, and drought — accentuated by a moderate El Nino — is sparking fears of a repeat of 2015, when the climate pattern that leads to above-normal sea-level temperatures in the equatorial Pacific Ocean contributed to devastating fires

The war — never the choice of the Afghan people — has done great harm to our people for all sorts of different local, national, regional and international reasons. Widespread corruption, the massive arming of militias, the fueling of war by neighboring countries, the civilian losses and night raids and deterioration of security have all undermined our children’s education, our women’s ability to work and our ability to provide basic social services to the neediest part of the population.

9/11: The day that changed the world

By: EBR | Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that the U.S. conducted after 9/11 had serious consequences for the rule of law in the world.Any anniversary of a major catastrophe brings back strong feelings and sad memories.Such is the case of the 9/11 attacks on New York’s World Trade Center, a tragedy that had long-lasting effects. New York, and the world, has not been the same since the events of September 11, 2001

"When our students demonstrated these unique antibodies, I was called in," tells biochemist Serge Muyldermans. “Of course, there was still a long way to go, but we saw immediately that we really found something very promising."

Fighting dreaded diseases with camel blood brought a huge successto a Belgian biotech company: sold for €3.9 billion!

By: EBR | Tuesday, September 10, 2019

A bit of camel blood from the fridge in a lab of a Brussels university (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, VUB) became the basis for a breakthrough: exactly 30 years ago, Brussels’ scientists discovered that it contained miniscule antibodies, which are now called Nanobodies®. In 2018 the spin-off of the invention, the Belgian biotech company Ablynx, was sold to the French company Sanofi for € 3.9 billion

Supporting growth and integration through the AfCFTA will be one of the key issues up for discussion at the World Economic Forum on Africa because trade is crucial to development.

How Africa can secure its long-term economic growth

By: EBR | Friday, September 6, 2019

In recent weeks we have seen investors discarding riskier assets for perceived safe havens, such as government bonds, due to escalating trade tensions between China and the United States, slowing global growth and volatile commodity markets

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