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An African Model for Agricultural Food Security: Why the Failed Policies of Structural Adjustment Offer a Unique Opportunity for “Smart Subsidization”

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
*This article is based on Story 28 “Can Smarter Carrots Save Soil?” of “40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World” by Howard G. Buffett It would be reckless to assert that individual citizens of developing countries ... Read More »

Impact Investing: A Game-Changer for Development?

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Economics and Finance, Global Development
Since the term was coined seven years ago, the concept of “impact investing” has gained considerable traction among investors and philanthropists alike. Impact investments, made with ... Read More »

European defence future in dual-use technologies investment

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Leadership, Security/Intelligence
Edoardo Camilli, Director of the “International Security Observer”, argues the future of European defence should be based on investment in dual-use technologies The conomic and financial crisis has had a deep impact on ... Read More »

Challenges against opportunities in European defence

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Leadership, Security/Intelligence
Karlijn Jans, EU Policy Advisor at TNO Brussels, weighs challenges against opportunities in her  on European defence. Signs of economic and financial recovery are being noticed throughout the European markets and ... Read More »

“Why not a EuroDrone?”

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Leadership, Security/Intelligence
Fabrizio Gualdesi outlines the economic and practical advantages and challenges to a common European Drone program. It goes without saying that drones are not the latest toys for grown ups but the next big business of ... Read More »

EU member states must urgently coordinate European defence policy

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Leadership, Security/Intelligence
Barend Tensen argues EU member states must urgently coordinate European defence policy, to meet both moral and self-defence responsibilities Democracy support and support for the rule of law are moral obligations for ... Read More »

EU must seize 2014’s momentum for a Defence Reform

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Leadership, Security/Intelligence
Håvard Sandvik urges the EU to seize 2014’s momentum for a Defence Reform.   “F*** the EU”. This exasperated statement by US Assistant Secretary of State Nuland reinforces one hard-to-miss fact: If Europe doesn’t get ... Read More »

Cyberspace remains shrouded in a fog of war

Posted on [created] by c.alexandropoulos in Security/Intelligence
Policy analyst Jeoffrey Houvenaeghel argues that cyberspace remains shrouded in a fog of war, and calls for holistic strategies to clear the way.   Shamoon, the computer virus that rapidly crippled over 30,000 computers ... Read More »

Managing Natural Disasters, Protecting Endangered Species, And Enhancing Our Knowledge: Proof That Drones Can Do Good

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Politics and Society
On January 23, 2009, three days after his historic inauguration, President Barack Obama ordered his first tactical strike via an Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV)—better known as a drone. Since then, drone strikes have ... Read More »

Can Putin Resurrect Russia and Reassert it as a Global Power?

Posted on [created] by Blog Manager in Grand Strategy, Politics and Society
Following the end of World War II, the Soviet Union under Russia’s control was considered the major power in Europe and Asia, rivaled in economic and military strength by only the U.S. However, since the Soviet Union’s ... Read More »

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