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By: Maria Lohmann (Guest Writer) With Brexit looming around the corner, France and Germany will soon be left with the responsibility of filling the power...

A Future in Standby for Brazil

In 1941, Stephan Zweig, a prominent Austrian writer of the 20th century, wrote extensively about the “Country of the Future”. He referred himself to...

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: An Economic Perspective

While the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh may have been fought militarily, the form the war took was decisively shaped by economics. Namely, because of economics,...

China’s AI-led powerhouse

Amongst the many technological changes shaping the future of the global economy, Artificial Intelligence (AI) developments are presenting the most exciting innovations. From grading...

The Failing Marriage of Convenience

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End-to-end (E2E) encryption-the highest publicly available standard for securing digital communications-is under threat from governments concerned about its implications for public safety and security....

‘‘Francly’’ Speaking: The Stakes of the New West African Monetary ECO-System

Since the middle of the last decade, public debate in the West African region, namely in the francophone countries, has been dominated by the...

Eurobonds: How They (Un)bond the Euro Area Member States

The idea of a joint debt mechanism emerged once more in the EU, propelled by the same “spendthrift” states and opposed by the same...

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