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No Gloating on First Anniversary of DC Riots: Misguided Republican Anger at a Beneficial Electoral System

She called it a “beautiful sight to behold” when student protesters stormed the building that houses the Hong Kong Legislative

Industry’s Most Exciting Space: Untold Billions Showered on Battery and Electric Vehicle Technology and Production

Earlier this week, the first lithium-ion battery cell rolled off the assembly line of Europe’s newest so-called gigafactory – a

Former Student Protest Leader Claims Presidency in Chile

A land of geographical and political extremes, Chile seems to have rejected moderation and elevated a former student protest leader

Too Much of a Good Thing: Inflation Spike Puzzles ECB – Engage or Ignore?

For years on end, central bankers in Europe and the United States have tempted providence to deliver a modicum of

The Fallacy of ‘Chinese Characteristics’: Critique of Liberal Democracy Misplaced and Premature

Amongst political philosophers, it has of late become fashionable to hail China as a model of effective governance. The country’s

Brand-Power is Real — but the Goalposts Won’t Stop Moving

From the upstarts to the everlasting, branding and marketing drive sales.   That goes beyond mere recognition, and requires a

Uncertainty and Pessimism Surround Emergence of the Omicron Variant

The Omicron variant will either be a major development in the Covid-19 crisis… or a blip on the ever-changing, post-pandemic

Energy Sector Grapples with Hydra-Headed Problems of Global Supply and Demand

At the recent COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow, government officials and leaders of international organisations put the spotlight on the

Inflation, Used Cars, Silicon Chips and Supply-Demand: Links in a Worrying Chain

Chips — no, not the potato or chocolate kind, the electronic ones – are a driving force behind a spike

WHO lists 9th COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use with aim to increase access to vaccination in lower-income countries

Today, the World Health Organization issued an emergency use listing (EUL) for NVX-CoV2373, expanding the basket of WHO-validated vaccines against

WTO: Merchandise trade volume declined in Q3 while trade values continued to rise

The volume of world merchandise trade fell 0.8% in the third quarter of 2021 after four consecutive quarters of strong

European Commission ensures another acceleration of deliveries of vaccine doses to Member States

The Commission has today agreed with BioNtech-Pfizer to accelerate the delivery of its mRNA vaccine to Member States, starting in

The World Bank: Global Community Steps Up with $93 Billion Support Package to Boost Resilient Recovery in World’s Poorest Countries

$23.5 billion in donor contributions to IDA, World Bank fund for the poor The World Bank today announced a $93 billion replenishment package of the International

IFC: A Cool Way to Cut Costs and Climate Impact

At a bustling distribution center in India’s southern state of Karnataka, employees of the country’s largest online grocer, BigBasket, sort

European Council: Council approves conclusions on new plan to safeguard Europe’s food supply

Farming ministers today approved conclusions on a plan to protect the EU’s food supply system against future threats. The contingency plan

Investing 1 dollar per person per year could save 7 million lives in low- and lower-middle-income countries

A new WHO report shows that close to 7 million deaths could be prevented by 2030 if low- and lower-middle-income

More than half a billion people pushed or pushed further into extreme poverty due to health care costs

COVID-19 pandemic disrupts health services worldwide New evidence compiled by the World Health Organization and the World Bank shows that

IMF: Rethinking Multilateralism for a Pandemic Era

Incremental change within existing mechanisms has failed; we need a fundamental reset We are nowhere near the end of the