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Onlookers watch the Rio Games’ opening ceremony from the city’s favelas.

Rio 2016 and the (Broken) Promises of the Olympic Games

September 23, 2016

By Simon Darnell and Rob Millington  The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were to catalyse and signify Brazil’s final transition into a modern, developed

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Assad’s Death Warrant

September 19, 2016

World Politics

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What does the EU Stand for: Globalisation or Universalism?

September 23, 2016

By William Hawes The EU now stands for globalisation and all its discontents. The dreary, neoliberal perspective of leaders must be replaced for Europe to

International Relations

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Is the Russian Economy Finally Tilting East?

September 2, 2016

By Vladimir Popov It may well be that in the next decades, with the benefit of hindsight, it will be only too obvious how Russia had sidestepped its Asian

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Race and Imperialism

August 5, 2016

Global Capital Markets

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Usury in the 21st Century

June 28, 2016

By Richard Westra Neoliberal deregulation commencing in the closing decades of the 20th century put into play a global financial system which operates as a

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US Election

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What if Clinton Wins: US Presidential Election 2016

August 18, 2016

By Dan Steinbock According to polls, the race to the White House is over. Clinton has won, Trump has lost. If that proves the case, US economic erosion will

China

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China’s Devastating Floods: From Adaptation to Mitigation

July 28, 2016

By Dan Steinbock     After weeks of torrential rain across central and southern China, the mainland has suffered from a series of devastating floods. As

Governance & Regulation

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Why Have Politicians Abandoned Economic and Financial Policies to Non-Elected Bankers?

June 6, 2016

By Rodrigue Tremblay Since 1999, non-elected bankers have been in charge of economic policy in the US and other countries, with questionable results. Are we on

Business & Innovation

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The Rise of Uber and the Sharing Economy

September 13, 2016

By Jared Meyer The sharing economy clearly benefits workers and consumers. So why does opposition to innovative business models persist? The answer: entrenched

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The Brand Trump

April 25, 2016

Climate Change & Society

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From the “Tragedy of the Commons” to the Tragedy of Enclosures

August 2, 2016

By Olivier De Schutter and Katharina Pistor If the enclosures movement that swept through England in the 18th century was the general rehearsal, the play has

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Xenophobia in the UK

July 13, 2016

Asia

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Japan’s Impending Monetary Exhaustion

September 23, 2016

By Dan Steinbock Japan’s monetary gamble and Abenomics are approaching the end of the road. Neither Brussels nor Washington is immune to the adverse

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