Russia from the Fur Trade to Carbon Aristocracy

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By Alexander Etkind Russia’s geographical space was largely shaped by the fur trade. Oil and gas have been found in those very spaces that the...

How Will China Rebalance?

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By Michael Pettis China urgently needs to rebalance its economy, but how it chooses to do so should not be constrained by undue focus on...

Rio 2016 and the (Broken) Promises of the Olympic Games

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By Simon Darnell and Rob Millington  The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro were to catalyse and signify Brazil’s final transition into a modern, developed...

China and Europe: Reconnecting Across a New Silk Road

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by Xiangming Chen and Julia Mardeusz Since 2013, economic and trade relations between China and Europe have grown significantly. In this article, the authors look...

Neoliberal Globalization, Masculinity and Gender Justice

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By Raewyn Connell A relatively new field of social research has documented the diversity of masculinities in the world. Globalization is not a separate issue...

Coaching: A Tailored Approach to Talent Development

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A growing number of organisations are cultivating in-house coaching programs to achieve their talent-development goals. According to the 2012 International Coach Federation Global Coaching...

What the Iran Nuclear Deal Means – and What it Doesn’t

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By Scott Lucas Iran and the 5+1/E3+3 Powers (US, Britain, France, Germany, China, and Russia) have at last completed a comprehensive nuclear agreement after years...

Containing the Coronavirus: Chinese Lessons

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By Dan Steinbock Despite containment in China, international response against the coronavirus has been lagging. So, what can be learned from the Chinese experience?   As the...

Open Heartbleed Surgery – Securing Against Further Vulnerabilities

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By David SandinDavid Sandin, product manager at Clavister looks at the implications of the Heartbleed bug and the use of open-source code libraries in...

Winning the Talent War in Emerging Markets: Women are the Answer

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By Sylvia Ann Hewlett and Ripa Rashid As global companies try to harness the growth and possibilities of emerging markets, the extraordinary energy, ambition and...