We have come to accept that terrorism is a fact of our times. What the most recent attack in Boston has shown is that the way to negate its impact is to stand united in combating it and to carry on.
End of EUphoria
The common sense approach to Europe’s crisis – getting profligate nations’ fiscal house in order – was clearly going to be difficult. But few questioned its effectiveness. So why has austerity seemed to make things worse?
The European crisis, while stemming from an international economic downturn, is unique to Europe. The very structure of the EU is fomenting a deficit in democracy that risks a disastrous outcome.
Over a decade of life in the eurozone has made some Germans nostalgic for the good old Deutschmark.
Now a new party has cropped up on the political scene, which is fed by the wistful desire to be free of Europe’s profligate economies.
Kim the bully
North Korea’s saber-rattling has alarmed some of its neighbors, but there is a chance that the new leader is merely using the same tactic employed successfully by his predecessors. How the US and China react will significantly impact the balance of power in Asia.
The North Korean government’s total control over its people has gone awry. While the hermit state’s population suffered from famine and food shortages, the government pursued a policy of military build-up and unpredictable posturing to obtain from the international community what it might not get otherwise.
The overuse of antibiotics has led to the increased resistance of pathogens. If this continues then we could be facing not only
a worldwide health problem, but also a threat to political security.
Obama’s healthcare policy, new government research programs and a general trend toward outsourcing research have all contributed to a shift in how the pharmaceutical industry conducts business.
Football is serious business for Qatar, because through the world’s most popular sport, as well as the TV station that will broadcast it, the emirate hopes to gain entrée and influence that it can leverage in more serious competitions – like the struggle for Syria.
A decade ago, Turkey was facing financial disaster. Today, the country is a model of economic dynamism and a beacon of political moderation for its Muslim neighbors. Now is the perfect time to jump start its relationship with the EU.
Since the end of colonialism half a century ago, newly independent African nations have struggled to find common ground; this despite the creation of international organizations meant to unify them.
Many companies are not only growing rapidly, they are also growing globally. These new “Global Challengers” give an indication of where the most dynamic economies in the world will be in the near future.
The inner workings of brain capital enterprises differ greatly from manufacturing companies or financial institutions, and they are rarely revealed. Here is an inside look at one of Europe’s most successful consulting firms.
Climate change has opened new frontiers in the wine industry. As traditional winegrowing regions become hotter and drier, the quality of the grapes grown there, and hence the wine, will inevitably be affected.