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19 June 2014

Fears and Received Ideas

A demographic apocalypse? It seems that previous studies were based on wrong predictions. It is a fact that the number of people on the planet has increased dramatically, from 2.5 billion in 1950 to ...

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19 June 2014

Soft Power

"Attract and co-opt rather than coerce", this is the key of soft power. This concept developed by Joseph Nye at Harvard University rests on three resources: Culture, Political Values and ...

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23 May 2014

How to Feed the Planet

The Food and Agriculture Organization entitled its report " How to feed the World in 2050 ". The FAO considers that by 2050 the global population will be 9.1 billion people, about one ...

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23 May 2014

The Sign of a Deep Malaise

Economic crisis, financial problems, but also social isolation are the main ills pushing more and more farmers around the world to commit suicide. Taking France as an example, a country that is ...

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7 May 2014

The Debt Burden

Many International Organisations are sounding the alarm about the huge public debt of the major advanced economies. Since the global financial crisis of 2008- 2009 public debt has increased ...

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7 May 2014

A Challenging Equation

Europe has set the course by requiring the Member States to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020. But that is probably easier said than done. The financial cost of the Energy ...

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17 April 2014

On the Top Step of the Podium

India remains the world's largest arms buyer. The country increased its imports by 111% in the past five years. According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) India ...

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17 April 2014

A Decent Life

There is no doubt, according to official data, that India has made enormous progress by halving its poverty rate from 45% of the population in 1994 to 22% in 2012. However 270 million still live in ...

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28 March 2014

What about Corporate Fraud ?

One in three organisations reports being hit by economic crime, such as fraud, cybercrime, IP infringement or corruption. And the PWC survey on global economic crime underlines that the highest ...

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28 March 2014

A Slow, but steady, decline

Europe's high-tech industry continues its slow decline. Yet, technology plays a key role at all levels of the development of industry and services. A study by the firm A.T. Kearney paints a ...

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