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  • Mag 15 2018

    China Is Rising… and Everyone Should Take Note

    China is a force to be reckoned with. Not only should the US take notice, but the rest of the developed world should do too. A recent issue of Foreign Affairs, “Letting Go: Trump, America, and the World,” questions the extent to which the United States under President Donald Trump has abandoned its de facto post-World War II leadership of the liberal internationa...

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  • Mag 15 2018

    Will the CIA Nominee Stand Up Against Torture?

    Gina Haspel has done nothing to demonstrate her independence and moral fiber, but only a professional capability and a willingness to obey orders. Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Central Intelligence Agency, compromised her integrity in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9 with her fumbled answers concerning torture. Despite persistent quest...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Initial Coin Offerings: Can Regulators Curb the Risks?

    With huge sums being raised by ICOs and the danger of scams proliferating, regulators are seeking ways to create the right framework for supervision. For tech startups hungry for capital, an initial coin offering (ICO) seems to offer a dream: It lets them raise millions of dollars online with just an idea for a product or service to be delivered in the future. For investors, the allure is the a...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Italy from an international point of view

    Italy’s economy has been underperforming due to a wide array of structural problems within the system. Italy is the third largest economy in the eurozone, and its nominal GDP represents the 12th largest in the world. However, Italy’s economy is smaller than it was in 2008 and is still grappling with many shortcomings that drag down its capability. Regardless what coalition or p...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Africa Opens Up Borders to Free Trade

    The creation of a continental free trade area across the African continent poses unique conflict of interest challenges for the signatories. In March, African leaders descended upon Kigali, Rwanda, the Land of a Thousand Hills’ capital, to ink an agreement that is meant to smoothen the rough terrain of intra-African trade. Nearly 50 years after independence movements swept across Africa,...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    Trump’s Trade War Is About Trump, Not China

    ose China tariffs aren’t surprising. What’s bizarre are the people praising Trump’s recklessness and reviving his political fortunes. By slapping tariffs on Chinese imports, Donald Trump has once again proven to be the Disrupter-in-Chief. This week alone, he’s brought John Bolton in as national security advisor over the objections of every sane person in the un...

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  • Apr 27 2018

    What Brands Can Learn from Starbucks’ Crisis Response

    The arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia coffee shop should be treated as a broad-based wake-up call for Starbucks — and for other brands as well, experts say. The recent arrest of two black men at a Starbucks location in Philadelphia’s affluent Rittenhouse Square location has become a new moment of reckoning in America’s struggles with racial bias. The two men came to...

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Midterm Elections 2018: The War for America’s Soul

Even as pundits predict and pontificate, the midterm elections are only yet another battle for the commanding heights of America’s torn soul. In Silicon Valley, the sun is shining and it does...

The Student Debt Crisis: Could It Slow the US Economy?

rowing student loan debt is “changing the culture of America,” says one expert, and it impacts the economic choices we make all the way through retirement. That rising student debt is o...

Europe Is Caught in a Wheel of Xenophobia

The assimilation policy of integration, actively practiced across Europe, is one of the main prerequisites of xenophobia. The latest measurements in Europe show that after a sharp spike in xenophob...