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WEEKLY SELECTION2021-11-10T13:57:12+01:00
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Each week a selection of 5 op. eds. and articles to better make sense of today’s world.

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22 April 2022|

Developing countries are facing a deadly perfect storm - rich economies can and must avert this disaster. Decision making bias can undermine confidence in ESG investing - we can and must go beyond flawed mental models. How ’nature-positive’ solutions can and must be used to tackle the climate crisis. When it comes to productivity, looking at the science might [...]

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15 April 2022|

How social media has undermined our societies, and why things must change if they are to be conserved. Ominous signs of shifts towards extreme nationalism in multiple guises are ubiquitous. Why international debt re-structuring is the only option to stave off a debt disaster in emerging and developing economies. Why it is so unlikely that the siloviki will support a regime [...]

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8 April 2022|

Global order will not be determined through European conflicts, but by the contest in Asia. Capitalism will not survive unless it becomes more equitable. Containing global warming to 1.5 C will not be possible without widespread and profound emission reductions – now! How the democratic system in Hungary was unpicked, stitch by stitch. How neuro-ergonomic ploys and toys can [...]

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1 April 2022|

How war-induced food inflation disproportionately impacts the poor. How IT handed a disproportionate military advantage to a small Ukrainian assault force. How tech could help in the ever-worsening supply chain crisis. Should we be wary of Twitter experts? Why less really can be more when it comes to ‘stuff’.

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25 March 2022|

What’s happening in Ukraine is inextricably related to what’s going (gone) on internally in Russia over many years. Why increased poverty and food insecurity (particularly in poorer countries) is becoming an external consequence of the war. How the war has changed the world. If the world is to have a chance in the face of climate change, internal policy [...]

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18 March 2022|

Why it matters that Putin is a spy not a soldier. Why further de-globalization risks being the fallout from the financial ‘war’ being waged on Russia. How literature and history can help us better understand the momentous events of today. How climate policy and energy security policy are coalescing in Europe. How10 innovative technologies could shape the future of [...]

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11 March 2022|

Financial analysts are underestimating the risk of ‘unintentional escalation’ in Ukraine - any hope of avoiding it necessitates a prompt response and some very hard choices for the West. Will the West choose to crack down on tax evasion and dark money? Activists in Brazil are determined that potentially catastrophic policy choices for the Amazon forest won’t slip through unnoticed. How ad [...]

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4 March 2022|

Putin will stop at nothing. Endgame scenarios from a Western perspective plus one from Russia. Why TikTok suits the chaos of war and helps hinder the truth. How youth activism plans to wrench up the tension of climate politics to a new level - before it’s too late.

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25 February 2022|

The change wrought on Europe by the Russian invasion of Ukraine will be profound and long-lived. How exactly the offensive will play out is difficult to predict but large scale civilian bloodshed and an ensuing refugee crisis is possible, if not likely. The regulatory system must change to encourage a more 'nature positive' economy. What the pandemic has changed [...]

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